Academics will gather outside Nashville on Oct. 13 to discuss pop
stars the Spice Girls, Madonna and TLC, rappers
Puff Daddy and the Fugees, punks the Make-Up and
Black Flag and others. The presentations are part of the annual
U.S. meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular
Music. The conference (www.mtsu.edu/~pfischer/) is open to the public.
Three SonicNet and Addicted To Noise contributors Chris
Nelson, Kembrew McLeod and Cynthia Fuchs will be among the panelists
addressing rock criticism, women in rock and music censorship.