Discussing “Ravers, Roadies and other Rabble Rousers in Musicland” at the 10th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair are (from left to right) John Borack, Surf Beat: Rock ‘N Roll’s Forgotten Revolution author Kent Crowley, Simon Reynolds and moderator Nic Adler owner of the Roxy Theater and Producer of Sunset Strip Music Festival. (Photo copyright 2011, Chris Reay of Reay Design Studios)
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Kent Crowley, author of Surf Beat, will be participating in the panel titled Rockers, Ravers, Roadies and other Rabble Rousers in Musicland
12:15-1:15pm with book signing afterwards hosted by Rarebird Lit.
A fascinating look at the past, present and future of music/popular culture and how it continues to evolve and move forward (and backward!).
John Borack (John Lennon: Life is What Happens)
Kent Crowley (Surf Beat: Rock ‘N Roll’s Forgotten Revolution)
Simon Reynolds (Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past)
Moderated by Nic Adler (owner of the Roxy Theater and Producer of Sunset Strip Music Festival)
Surf Beat: Rock’n'Roll’s Forgotten Revolution (Backbeat Books) by Kent Crowley is the first book to tell the story of the birth of surf music, and its persistent survival and reinvention in the face of decades of dismissal as a mere cultural aberration.
Read free excerpt.