Wavelength Speaker Series #1 – Author Talks by Liz Worth and Stuart Berman


  • Sunday, February 20, 2011

  • The Garrison
  • 3:00 PM
WL # 515

Wavelength Speaker Series
#1 with Liz Worth + Stuart Berman

Sunday, Feb. 20 @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.

4-6pm • PWYC

The inaugural Wavelength Speaker Series event, will feature presentations by two writers and music journalists, who will take you on a tour of local scene history and what it was like to make music in Toronto in other eras. You might call it “Toronto: Before Wavelength.” Liz Worth, author of Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond (Bongo Beat), will talk you through the ‘70s punk scene in Toronto: the bands, the people, the venues, and give you an insight into the minds of musicians of the time. Stuart Berman, associate editor of Eye Weekly, Pitchfork writer and author of This Book Is Broken: A Broken Social Scene Story (Anansi), will detail the ‘90s indie rock scene — those who were making things happen, the frustrations, the limitations, the forgotten heroes and under-appreciated gems.

 

Part of the Wavelength
Anniversary Festival “ELEVEN”

Toronto’s Wavelength music series celebrates its 11th Anniversary this February with the ELEVEN Festival, continuing the annual tradition of showcasing the most exciting underground music in the Toronto scene, as selected by the series’ discerning curators. Wavelength is dedicated to presenting concerts that focus on uniting the new and old schools of music, keeping abreast of what’s new and unique about music in Toronto and beyond while keeping a foot firmly rooted in the history of our music scene and our city. This year, the Wavelength Anniversary Festival line-up goes beyond just presenting live music, to going behind the scenes to connect music appreciators with the creation and production of independent music, and to educate audiences about our local music scene history. In the long-standing Wavelength spirit of accessibility, both events will feature a Pay What You Can (PWYC) admission.

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