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Sunland #6: Breeding Ground w/ Nate Mendel

August 6, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Holland and Sundance Books for our sixth event in our Sunland Series – a salon-style discussion series that focuses on different topics within music and culture – a.k.a. one of our favorite programs! This next one features Nate Mendel from Sunny Day Real Estate and Foo Fighters. HUGE!

Sunland #6: Breeding Ground: From Basement to Big Time

Nate will talk about his own journey from picking up instruments as a kid, to finding his way in hardcore/DIY/all-ages scenes driven by punk ethics, to “making it” on different levels (including getting signed, releasing successful records, to getting to play on the largest stages to the biggest audiences in the world). How did his small town and DIY scene shape him, or continue to shape him? What’s changed (or stayed the same) now that he plays in a hugely successful outfit? What excites him musically or otherwise? We’ll also explore hurdles and obstacles faced, moments of happiness or hardship along the way, and projects or experiences he’s particularly proud of. We’ll also delve into what it’s like to be one of the few that climbed the musical ranks and get to make a living doing what they love. What has success enabled for them? What has it inhibited?

Join us for this excellent discussion on Thursday, August 6 at 6pm at Sundance Books. As always, it’s free and all-ages. See you there!



August 6, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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