Articles about Authenticity

Authenticity and Artifice in Rock and Roll: "And I Guess That I Just Don't Care"
Rock Music Studies (2016) Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 131-147

Musicians, journalists and academics often hold up the Velvet Underground as the paragon of authenticity in rock music, and the band indeed portrayed itself this way from the outset. While much ink has been spilled explaining the original and authentic ...

In-between Performance and Mediatization: Authentication and (Re)-Live(d) Concert Experience
Rock Music Studies (2016) Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 41-61

As a moment of emotional and physical closeness between performers and audiences, the live concert experience represents a crucial element in the construction of authenticity in popular music. Allan Moore argues that the emphasis of research should shift from sources ...

'Hypocritical bullshit performed through gritted teeth': Authenticity discourses in Nickelback's album reviews in Finnish media
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 39-56

The Canadian band Nickelback has faced substantial negative feedback in the media. This article examines discourses constructed in the critiques of the band, focusing on the theme of authenticity, by analysing reviews of the band from Finnish media in the ...

Searching for a Cultural Home: Asian American Youth in the EDM Festival Scene
Dancecult (2015) Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 15-34

This article investigates the recent proliferation of Asian American participants in Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals with a particular focus on those organized by Insomniac Events in Southern California. As Insomniac's events aim to propagate an ethos of PLUR-Peace, Love, ...