We’ve got a special guest episode featuring Dr. Matthew Smith-Lahrman for you this week! Matt is a rock ‘n roll guru and professor at Dixie State University, and he joins us to talk about the sociology of rock music. Tune in to learn about how rock music has evolved, its role in the social construction of reality, and his favorite band, The Meat Puppets. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and give us a rating if you haven’t already. Mahalo!
Music, rock, religion, social construction, reality
- You can find our guest, Matt Smith-Lahrman’s personal websites here:
- Matt’s book on the Meat Puppets, titled, “The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!”
- Matt’s dissertation, “Selling-out: Constructing Authenticity and Success in Chicago’s Indie Rock Scene”
- For those who are not familiar with Howard “Howie” Becker, check out his Wikipedia page!
- The three books Matt recommended to those interested in the sociology of rock music and the social construction of reality are:
- Matt’s fav band is The Meat Puppets
- Here’s a trailer to a Babymetal concert for your viewing and listening pleasure