Institute of Jazz Studies
The State University of New Jersey
The largest and most comprehensive library and archive of jazz and jazz-related materials in the world.

International Association for the Study of Popular Music—US branch
Texas A&M University
IASPM-US has been an important part of the popular music landscape since the 1980s and serves as a forum for a wide range of scholarly inquiries and approaches to popular music.

Center for American Music
University of Texas at Austin
The mission of the Center for American Music is to advance the teaching, scholarship, and performance of American music from all traditions, including concert, folk and popular musics.

Experience Music Project
Seattle, Washington
Experience Music Project (EMP) provides dynamic, multifaceted experiences featuring new and exciting explorations of  American popular music, which both entertain and engage visitors in the creative process.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Cleveland, Ohio
Since its opening in 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has established itself as the preeminent home for the celebration and study of rock and roll music. The exhibits, educational programs and performance events have made the Museum a mecca for fans, scholars and the artists themselves.

A Place Called Home (APCH)
Los Angeles, California
Berklee College of Music recently announced A Place Called Home among its Founding Partners and Charter Members of its City Music Network. The nationwide launch of this initiative on March 19, 2007 coincided with the recent grand re-opening of APCH’s music studio, which will serve as the program’s main classroom.

Sound Art
Los Angeles, California
Sound Art is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers contemporary musical training and exposure to popular musical studies for youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles.

Silverlake Conservatory of Music
Silverlake, California
The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a non-profit organization, created in 2001. It offers the people of Silverlake the opportunity to study music with exceptional teachers at a reasonable price and also grants scholarships to deserving children, providing free lessons and instruments.

Grand Performances Series at California Plaza
Los Angeles, California
Grand Performances presents free outdoor concerts and cultural events that showcase the best actors, dancers and musicians from around the world. Based at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles, this summer concert series enables entire families, seniors, schools, youth groups and others to enjoy the performing arts regardless of their financial ability.

Long Beach SoundWalk
SoundWalk is an annual art event produced by the Long Beach artist group, FLOOD, as a variation on the “ArtWalk” events that happen every 2nd Saturday in the Arts District of Long Beach. Outdoor sound installations add a layer to and perform in concert with the sounds of the city, thus altering and intermingling with  the ambience of their locations. Unlikely combinations of the ordinary and the extraordinary become chance encounters for the attending public.


Inland Emperor
Karen Tongson
Inland Emperor reflects upon the spaces, times and (sub?)cultures of the smoggy expanse we call the I.E., with new reviews of old places, queer reviews of straight places, old reflections on new places, queer reviews of queer places,  brown reviews of pale places, pale reviews of dark places, new reviews of new  places, and lots of other crap in between, both related and un.

Soul Sides
Oliver Wang
Something you can feel.

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The Battle of Los Angeles: The Cultural Politics of Chicana/o Music in the Greater Eastside
, Victor Viesca, American Quarterly, 2004
Around the World in L.A.: The Anomalies of Ozomatli, Josh Kun, Colorlines, October 31, 1998

Death of the Critic?: A Roundtable on the Future of Music Criticism in the Digital Age
Between Father and Son: Music and Creativity Across the Generations