Ann Powers with Riz Rollins
This evening finds Town Hall’s roaming stage near its original home and ours, on Capitol Hill, as acclaimed journalist, author, and NPR critic Ann Powers returns to her onetime home city to discuss her newest music book, Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music (Dey Street).
“With precision and wit, and across multiple musical genres, Powers contextualizes the complicated interplay of gender, sex, and race inherent in popular music within and against the backdrop of America’s puritanical founding.” — Library Journal.
“A revelatory road trip through the erotic fever dreams of American culture . . . tells the whole epic saga of how music became the confessional where we go to share our deepest secrets and desires . . . Only Ann Powers could make this story so head-spinning—and often heartbreaking.” — Rob Sheffield.
Esteemed Seattle musical figure Riz Rollins, aka DJ Riz, will be on hand to moderate and help make this an even more pleasurable evening.
Co-presented with TOWN HALL SEATTLE INSIDE/OUT Art & Culture Series.