Dissonant Identities: The Rock 'n' Roll Scene in Austin, Texas

Dissonant Identities The Rock n Roll Scene in Austin Texas Music of the bars and clubs of Austin Texas has long been recognized as defining one of a dozen or musical scenes across the country In Dissonant Identities Barry Shank himself a musician who playe

  • Title: Dissonant Identities: The Rock 'n' Roll Scene in Austin, Texas
  • Author: Barry Shank
  • ISBN: 9780819562760
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • Music of the bars and clubs of Austin, Texas has long been recognized as defining one of a dozen or musical scenes across the country In Dissonant Identities, Barry Shank, himself a musician who played and lived in the Texas capital, studies the history of its popular music, its cultural and economic context, and also the broader ramifications of that music as a signMusic of the bars and clubs of Austin, Texas has long been recognized as defining one of a dozen or musical scenes across the country In Dissonant Identities, Barry Shank, himself a musician who played and lived in the Texas capital, studies the history of its popular music, its cultural and economic context, and also the broader ramifications of that music as a signifying practice capable of transforming identities.While his focus is primarily on progressive country and rock, Shank also writes about traditional country, blues, rock, disco, ethnic, and folk musics Using empirical detail and an expansive theoretical framework, he shows how Austin became the site for a productive contestation between two forces the fierce desire to remake oneself through musical practice, and the equally powerful struggle to affirm the value of that practice in the complexly structured late capitalist marketplace.

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    One Reply to “Dissonant Identities: The Rock 'n' Roll Scene in Austin, Texas”

    1. Just got this one in the mail from paperbackswap. I put it on my wish list on the recommendation of a good friend and I am really looking forward to getting into it. I heard the snapshot of early 80's Austin is great. Updates to follow.

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