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Trax from the Stax: Britpop with Shane Brown

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 1/17/2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 In the mid-1990s, “grunge rock” was taking over the world. But in England, a handful of rebellious bands came together to reclaim the UK airwaves with a sound that was anything BUT grunge. Unashamedly upbeat, audaciously anti-cool, and uniquely and unapologetically British, the press dubbed the movement “Britpop.” And for a fleeting moment before it all self-destructed, it was the most exciting music in the world – except the U.S., where much of the scene went unnoticed. American fans would seek kinship in the chatrooms and websites of the early internet, including one founded by Dispatch/Argus columnist Shane Brown. Join him as we discuss the highs, lows, and lesser-known bands of the Cool Britannia 90’s.

Trax from the Stax is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Location: Norman J Kelinson Room
Other Information:
 music program
Contact: Lucas Berns