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Sunland: A Holland + Sundance Symposium

February 5, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Holland Project and Sundance Books and Music announce the launch of Sunland: A Holland + Sundance Symposium, a quarterly salon-style discussion series focused in 2014 on the theme “music.” The series kicks off on Wednesday, February 5at Sundance Books at 6pm with the topic, Tipping Points.

Each event will feature guest speakers, a moderator, and a lively discussion around the chosen theme and topic. A suggested (but not required) reading list will accompany each symposium to fuel the conversation. In addition to books, the list will often include relevant articles, films, and other materials. Participants can prepare for each symposium by reading selections from the list, or they can refer to the list afterward if they want to continue their exploration of a certain topic. The Sunland Symposium Series is designed, as the salons of yore, “to educate and to please.”

The inaugural event’s topic is Tipping Points, focusing on the 90s and the ushering in of the grunge and alternative scene that changed history. Special guest speakers include Megan Jasper of Seattle’s seminal record label Sub Pop Records and Eric Johnson, former roadie and tour manager for Soundgarden and Pearl Jam and currently for Neil Young (the godfather of grunge).  The event will be moderated by Clint Neuerburg, local musician, designer, and owner of his own label, Humaniterrorist Records.

Come down and hang with us! Details below.


WHAT: Sunland: A Holland/Sundance Symposium
WHEN: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 6 pm
WHERE: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno, NV 89502

TOPIC: Tipping Points
The point when something becomes something else. The beginning. The ushering in of a new genre, scene, technology that opens the floodgates. A look at what was in place that enabled/pushed/forced/supported something new to be born, and to take hold. How do specific things change everything?  We’ll use the 90′s as the main focal point to explore this theme.

Megan Jasper, Vice President, Sub Pop Records
Eric Johnson, Road Manager, Neil Young

Clint Neuerburg

Everybody Loves Our Town, by Mark Yarm
Girls to the Front, Sara Marcus
Heavier than Heaven, Charles Cross
Grunge is Dead, Greg Pato
Our Band Could be Your Life, Michael Azerrad (precursor)

OTHER (photo books, films & more)
Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs
Place/Date: Lance Mercer, Charles Peterson
Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music, Baumgarten
Screaming Life / Touch Me I’m Sick / Charles Peterson
Fuck Your Heroes, Glen E Friedman (precursor)
Rolling Stone’s: The 90s: Inside Stories from the Decade that Rocked
Films: Hype, The Year Punk Broke, Hit So Hard, Pearl Jam 20





February 5, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Sundance Books and Music
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