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7 pm 2011

Talk of the Stacks: Will Hermes

Will Hermes is a senior critic for Rolling Stone and a longtime contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered.” His writing about music and culture has appeared in SPIN Magazine, The New York Times, Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, and City Pages. He co-edited the book, SPIN: 20 Years of Alternative Music, and Tracks, a magazine for “grown-ass music geeks.” His newest work, Love Goes to Buildings on Fire, explores the vibrant music scene of New York City during the mid-1970s. The book moves panoramically from post-Dylan Greenwich Village, to the arson-scarred South Bronx barrios where salsa and hip-hop were created, to the lower Manhattan lofts where jazz and classical music were re-imagined, to ramshackle clubs like CBGB and the Galley where rock and dance music were born. Will Hermes was there and tells the full story of the era’s intersecting music scenes, covering Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Grandmaster Flash, Talking Heads and others.



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