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Friday, October 18 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dancing About Architecture: A Night of Music Writers

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"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." —Attributed to either Laurie Anderson, Steve Martin, Frank Zappa, Martin Mull, Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk, Clara Schumann, Miles Davis, or George Carlin. But it doesn't really matter who said it. We still need people writing about music. Much more so than dancing about architecture. Tonight you can hear some of the best, sharing some of their latest. With Sam Barry, Rachel Frankel, Joel Selvin, Emma Silvers, and Denise Sullivan. Hosted by Gabe Meline, with live music from Dawn Riding. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Gabe Meline

Gabe Meline is KQED Arts' Senior Editor. He entered journalism at age 15 making photocopied zines, and has since earned awards from the Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Online Journalism Awards, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Denise Sullivan

Denise Sullivan is an author, journalist, cultural worker, literary organizer, and longtime guest curator for Litquake. A former member of the Modern Times Bookstore Collective, and co-founder of the United Booksellers, she is the SF Lives columnist at the San Francisco Examiner and... Read More →
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Dawn Riding

Dawn Riding is a folk group based in Oakland, CA. Their debut album “Last Spring” is full of tough folk songs for relentless romantics. With Sarah Rose Janko (vocals, acoustic guitar), Hall McCann (vocals, electric guitar), Jasmyn Wong (drums). 
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Rachel Frankel

Rachel Frankel is an author, illustrator, and designer who also sings and plays guitar in the band Phosphene. She lives in Portland, OR.
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Joel Selvin

Joel Selvin has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since shortly after the Civil War. His writing has appeared in magazines and other publications around the world you would have thought knew better. People have actually read some of his books.
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Emma Silvers

Emma Silvers is a Bay Area journalist who covers music, pop culture, and assorted local oddities. She currently profiles artists for Pitchfork and reviews drinking establishments for the San Francisco Chronicle. She was previously the music editor at KQED, SF Weekly, and the San Francisco... Read More →
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Sam Barry

Sam Barry is the author of How to Play the Harmonica and Other Life Lessons and co-authored Write That Book Already! The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now with his late wife, Kathi Kamen Goldmark. He is editor of and a contributor to Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Make-Out Room