Rock, Refrain and Remove: Hearing Place and Seeing Music in Brasília
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2012) Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 77-103

This article investigates relationships between rock music and the concept of place in the modernist, functionalist, planned city of Brasília, Brazil, known at times as 'Capital of Rock' and 'Capital of Hope'. With rock history in Brasília, the city's built ...

Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Clubs, by David Grazian
Popular Music (2006) Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 331-332

Blue Chicago is one of the better books on music I have read in recent years. It is well written, humorous, engaging and thought provoking. Part of what makes it good reading is the difficulty of the subject. Authenticity is ...