Gone are the days when your favorite bands were shrouded in mystery. Have a question? Just ask them on Twitter. How all this immediacy has affected contemporary fan communities is the subject of tonight’s reading and panel discussion Musical Fanthropology, Distance, and the Critical Gaze, which will explore the “changing meanings, technologies, intimacies, and authorities around pop devotion.” Daphne Carr, author of the 33 1/3 book on Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine, leads the talk with the Voice’s music editor Maura Johnston, author Laina Dawes (What Are You Doing Here? Black Women in Metal, Hardcore and Punk), and writer/filmmaker Raquel Cepeda.
Thu., April 28, 7 p.m., 2011