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Wednesday, March 16 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Our Band Could Still Be Your Life

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2011 marks the tenth anniversary of Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991. The book is not only still in print, but is selling more than it did in the first few years of its publication. Members of some of today's most acclaimed bands and labels discuss not only the impact of the book on their careers but the enduring legacy of the American indie scene of the '80s, and how the infrastructure and philosophy does (and sometimes doesn't) live on in today's indie world.


Michael Azerrad

Music journalistYou and What ArmyMICHAEL AZERRAD is the author of Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 and is co-producer of the award-winning non-fiction film Kurt Cobain About a Son. He is also the editor of Bob Mould's upcoming autobiography... Read More →
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Jarrett Dougherty

Screaming Females LLCJARRET DOUGHERTY is a very pleasant young man who is well-liked and sociable. He enjoys hiking, perennial flowers, and knitted hats.
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Ahmed Gallab

SinkaneAHMED GALLAB is a multi-instrumentalist from Sudan by-way of the United States of America. He has played drum kit, bass and/or guitar in the bands Caribou, of Montreal and Born Ruffians. He also composes and records his own music (Under the name Sinkane). Currently he resides... Read More →
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Merrill Garbus

tUnE-yArDstUnE-yArDs is the singular musical project of New England native MERRILL GARBUS. Possessing an expansive sound that marries a coarse folk ingenuity with the bold pop sensibility of an R&B siren, BiRd-BrAiNs was assembled with a staunch DIY aesthetic. Recording herself using... Read More →
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Scott Plagenhoef

US Head of ProgrammingBeats MusicScott Plagenhoef is the VP, Editorial and Programming at Beats Music, leading the programmatic, personalization and algorithmic aspects of the app. Previously, he served as editor in chief at Pitchfork from 2004 to 2011. He has also written for Pitchfork... Read More →
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Mookie Singerman

FounderLovepump UnitedMOOKIE SINGERMAN is the co-founder of Lovepump United Records and a founding member of Relapse Records recording artists Genghis Tron. He now works in artist management for We Are Free, working with Yeasayer & Beach House and representing Pictureplane, Deradoorian... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B

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