'Robert Christgau: Rock 'n' Roll Animal'

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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

Updates:

Christgau is on NPR (see entry above) and his Consumer Guide is on MSN (see comment below)

Consumer Guide
http://music.msn.com/music/consumerguide

Christgau on NPR
http://www.npr.org/search.php?text=Christgau


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