Here’s the assignment:
Presentation (30% of grade)
You will individually prepare and present on a music scene not covered in either my book or Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life. You may pick a scene from any point in time, but you must email me as soon as possible for my approval. If a scene is chosen more than once, the first emailer will get it. I will notify the other student to make another selection.
Your presentation will be 5 – 10 minutes in length. You will describe the scene, in terms of its bands, musical styles, and culture, and will cover significant bands and influences to other bands that came out of that city. You may use whatever presentation media/approaches you’d like including actively engaging discussion, power point, Youtube, whatever…bring in your guitar and play if you want to—just make it compelling.
Here are the chosen scenes so far:
Blues/rock 1960s; Punk 1970s
1950s/early 1960s…some popular band came from there…I’ve heard
Female bands, 1970s; Hair metal, 1970s/1980s
Orange County, CA
New York City