'Robert Christgau: Rock 'n' Roll Animal'
class=img_thumbleft>This hilarious documentary about the Pauline Kael of rock critics, reviewed here by Keith Harris, screens tonight at 7:00 p.m. for whatever you can pay at Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis (810 West Lake Sreet, 612.825.8949) before a rare screening of Barbara Kopple 's My Generation , a meaning-laden comparison of the '60s and '90s Woodstock festivals. Both films are a must for fans of popular music, not to mention fans of popular music criticism, and of the counterculture and left-wing political movements that rock criticism was once, and might still be, closely allied with. If you've never heard of Robert Christgau , read his last Consumer Guide , and check out his website and these other Christgau-related links:
Robert Christgau http://robertchristgau.com/
The Dean Is Dead http://www.gawker.com/news/village-voice/the-dean-is-dead-198022.php
X-ed Out: The Village Voice fires a famous music critic http://www.slate.com/id/2148997/
Can't Stop the Music: The 'Voice' invents rock criticism http://www.villagevoice.com/specials/0543,50thexgau,69321,31.html
Answers From the Dean: Online Exchange with Robert Christgau http://www.rockcritics.com/interview/robertchristgau.html
Christgau lists http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/christgau_p3.htm
Consumer Guide http://music.msn.com/music/consumerguide
Christgau on NPR http://www.npr.org/search.php?text=Christgau
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