Blogging at the intersection of urban studies and popular music

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Teaching Musical Urbanism

Teaching Musical Urbanism

As you may know, this blog runs in tandem with a team-taught undergraduate seminar I teach at Vassar College with Hua Hsu.  We’re four weeks into the semester now, and I’m excited by the multidisciplinary group of students we have in the course.  In case you’re interested in what a course on musical urbanism looks...
haunting the urban: dubstep

haunting the urban: dubstep

First post draws on Bassweight, a new documentary about the dubstep scene coming out of South London. The film begins with a DJ leading the camera on a daytime tour of Croydon’s sidewalks, pointing out a nightclub here or there atop anonymous commercial buildings before ending up at (what else?) a record store. At some point...