Jan. 20: UND scholars to talk “Punk Rock in the Trump Era”

On Saturday, Jan. 20, four current and former UND faculty will discuss Punk Music and Donald Trump at Ojata Records (corner of University Ave. and Washington St.) in Grand Forks.

Bill Caraher (History), Christopher Gable (Music), and Brian James Schill (School of Medicine) will engage in a conversation moderated by Bret Weber (Social Work) on what, if anything, punk music contributes to the debate about American politics in the 21st Century.

Also performing will be the bands June Panic and the Semaphores and Mistaken Thieves.

The event doubles as a book release party of sorts as each of the scholars are promoting (new) books: Schill recently published the literary history of punk and postpunk music Lusty Scripts (Indiana UP, 2017); Weber is co-author of The Bakken (The Digital Press at UND, 2017) with Caraher, who also published Punk Archaeology on DP@UND in 2014; and Gable is the author of The Words and Music of Sting (Praeger, 2008) and The Words and Music of Sheryl Crow (Praeger, 2016).

The event begins around 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. More information is available here.