Articles about Rock Music

Staging an International Rock Festival in Alberta: A Documentary Reconstruction of Edmonton’s Rock Cirkus
CAML Review (2017) Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 9-49

This paper, delivered in a shortened form at the CAML Conference in Calgary in June 2016, details the lead up to and production of the Edmonton Rock Cirkus in August 1979. It was the largest outdoor rock festival held in ...

Lou Reed's "Ostrich" Tuning as an Aesthetic Point of Articulation
Rock Music Studies (2016) Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 148-156

The author argues that an unusual guitar tuning known as "Ostrich" served as a point of articulation between the differing musical practices of Lou Reed and John Cale when they came together as the Velvet Underground. The implications of the ...

We Will Rock You
Music Teacher (2016) Vol. 95, No. 3, pp. 45-46