|Trax from the Stax: Britpop with Shane Brown|
Event Type: Adult Programs|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
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
music programContact: Lucas Berns