These days it is hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. An artist can simultaneously be tagged with “indie, R&B, chamber pop, urban, synthpop”, and even some TMW acts chose about dozen genre tags when submitting their profiles. Are they all a strain of post-genre acts, existing beyond genres that seemed set in concrete as little as 15 years ago? That and many other questions were answerd yesterday, at the TMW Talk.
TMW’s Ingrid Kohtla will moderated a discussion between the renowned pop culture scholars: Simon Reynolds, the author of eight books about pop culture, Kieron Tyler, music journalist and former academic, and Kevin Cole, Senior Director of Programming at KEXP.