Still like that old time rock and roll: Tribute bands and historical consciousness in popular music

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Abstract

This paper integrates ethnographic description of several tribute band performances and a critical reading of popular music discourse in order to explain historical consciousness and examine the role that tribute bands are playing in its development. Tribute bands both construct and partake in this new attitude that treats the events of the popular music past with historical respect and legitimacy. Focusing on rock music as a case study, this paper provides an example of how events from the past can be re-made and re-configured into "history."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-81
Number of pages21
JournalEthnomusicology
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Music

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