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Laina Dawes

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019 | Laina Dawes (Author)

The Electric Theater with Clown

Published author, cultural commentator and professor Laina Dawes paired with the clown of Slipknot for an honest conversation about identity, adversity, and ultimately finding solace in music in what has become an especially uncertain world. Sharing their personal experiences, both good and bad, the duo find common ground in challenging the expectations and thriving outside of the confines of the general pubic considers typical. The highly personal conversation examines counter culture from an intellectual perch.

1hr 23mins

30 Sep 2020

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154 - Heart's All Gone feat. Laina Dawes

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The one about "Heart's All Gone." Featuring Laina Dawes. Laina shows up around 1:38:35. Learn more about Laina's book What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal here: https://www.facebook.com/whatareyoudoingherebook Check out more of Laina's work at https://writingisfighting.tumblr.com/

2hr 24mins

19 Jun 2020

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TMT 088: Laina Dawes

Talk Music Talk with boice

Journalist and music/cultural critic Laina Dawes' book What Are You Doing Here? explores the race and gender issues of African-American female fans of metal, hardcore and punk music. Subtitled "A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal", this is not only Laina's story but also of black musicians and their fans in a genre and culture that is primarily white and male.  Visit the book site: https://whatareyoudoingherebook.com/about   Visit the book Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/whatareyoudoingherebook   Purchase the book: http://www.bazillionpoints.com/shop/black-women-in-heavy-metal/ Subscribe to TMT on iTunes: http://bit.ly/TalkMusicTalk Or Stitcher Radio: http://bit.ly/TMTStitcher Or TuneIn Radio: http://bit.ly/TMTtunein If you enjoy the podcast, please take a moment to leave a review and/or rating.It Reviews and ratings help to improve TMT rankings and spread the word. Thanks! "Liz (The Talk Music Talk Theme)"-FULL VERSION Written and Composed on an iPad by boice. https://soundcloud.com/thisisboice/liz-talk-music-talk-theme

54mins

29 Jun 2016

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M4B 015: Special Guest Laina Dawes!

Metal For Brains

We talked about Laina's book "What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal" (Set for re-release in late 2017) and also the cancellation of Afropunk ATL!Song Credits:"Disciple" by Slayer,"Rats" by Old Man Gloom,"Cain Enabler" by Weedeater,"10,000 Years" by High On Fire

1hr 23mins

4 Oct 2015

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Curvy Metalhead Show Exclusive- Laina Dawes Cultural Critic And Music Journalist

The Curvy Metalhead Show

Laina Dawes is the author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points, 2012). What Are You Doing Here? is Laina’s first non-fiction book and the first non-fiction, general interest book to specifically focus on race, gender and identity in metal, hardcore and punk music cultures. She investigates how metal, hardcore and punk music and culture can serve as a liberating and empowering vehicle for Black women to express their individuality. Part memoir, the book includes interviews with Black women metal, punk and hardcore fans, musicians and industry workers about their experiences in the extreme music scenes.Source: http://www.soapboxinc.com/speakers/laina-dawes/

2hr 2mins

23 Apr 2015

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Dress Code Cracker Episode 20: Laina Dawes "Conservative with an Edge"

Dress Code Cracker: the podcast -- style and communication

Laina Dawes is the author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points, 2012).What Are You Doing Here? is Laina’s first non-fiction book and the first non-fiction, general interest book to specifically focus on race, gender and identity in metal, hardcore and punk music cultures.  Laina is also a freelance music and cultural critic whose writing can be found in print and online magazines, and she is currently a 2nd year graduate student at The New School for Social Research in New York City.  We talked about New York vs Toronto fashion (guess which city someone look at your outfit and say "B*tch have you lost your mind?!").... She talked a lot about how to integrate her love of metal with her appearance; also how navigate respectability politics her aversion to bright colours and her enduring love for Mary J. Blige.  Please refer to www.dresscodecracker.com for images of Laina, plus links to her writing and music recommendations!  Dress Code Cracker's intro and outro music is by Nameless Dread. 

57mins

9 Mar 2015

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PODCAST053 - Pre-Tour Hangout with Laina Dawes

Everything Went Black Podcast

I had the chance for a friendly chat with my friend, author Laina Dawes before embarking on the West Coast tour with Pelican.

3hr

9 Jun 2014

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PODCAST 049 - Laina Dawes

Everything Went Black Podcast

Author / journalist and heavy metal fan Laina Dawes stopped by to chat about here recent book "What are You Doing Here" a Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal".

1hr 15mins

28 Feb 2014

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Laina Dawes, “What are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal” (Bazillion Points, 2012)

New Books in Music

Extreme metal, punk, and hardcore. Slayer. Sick of it All. Cro-Mags. Decapitated. Behemoth. Musically aggressive rock bands with growling vocals and lyrics about annihilation, death, and dismemberment. A genre of music that, even more than more mainstream music genres, seems to be the province of (straight) white males. But wait. In What are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points, 2012), Laina Dawes examines an overlooked and numerically small segment of the extreme music scene: black women. Putting her sociological training to good use, Dawes presents a macro structural cultural analysis of race in North America (Dawes is Canadian) and how this plays out in the micro-arenas of high school community and heavy metal shows. Using in-depth interviews with a number of black women punk and metal artists including Skin, Sandra St. Victor, Militia Vox, Diamond Rowe, Urith Myree, Tamar-Kali, Ashley Greenwood, Yvonne Ducksworth, Camille Douglas, Alexis Brown, and others, Dawes highlights the self and societal contradictions of being black, female, and a fan of extreme music. Most significantly, the black friends of these women accuse them of not being black enough and their white metal friends (and strangers, for that matter) are dumbfounded about what a black woman might find interesting in this world of white males. The answer to both, writes Dawes, is easy: Metal fandom allows these women to be themselves, to be individuals, to escape the narrow confines of prescribed gender and race roles in North American society.Laina Dawes is a music and cultural critic and opinion writer, an active public speaker, and a contributor to CBC Radio. She is also a current affairs columnist for Afrotoronto.com and contributing editor for Blogher.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/music

1hr 4mins

25 Apr 2013

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Laina Dawes, “What are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal” (Bazillion Points, 2012)

New Books in American Studies

Extreme metal, punk, and hardcore. Slayer. Sick of it All. Cro-Mags. Decapitated. Behemoth. Musically aggressive rock bands with growling vocals and lyrics about annihilation, death, and dismemberment. A genre of music that, even more than more mainstream music genres, seems to be the province of (straight) white males. But wait. In What are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points, 2012), Laina Dawes examines an overlooked and numerically small segment of the extreme music scene: black women. Putting her sociological training to good use, Dawes presents a macro structural cultural analysis of race in North America (Dawes is Canadian) and how this plays out in the micro-arenas of high school community and heavy metal shows. Using in-depth interviews with a number of black women punk and metal artists including Skin, Sandra St. Victor, Militia Vox, Diamond Rowe, Urith Myree, Tamar-Kali, Ashley Greenwood, Yvonne Ducksworth, Camille Douglas, Alexis Brown, and others, Dawes highlights the self and societal contradictions of being black, female, and a fan of extreme music. Most significantly, the black friends of these women accuse them of not being black enough and their white metal friends (and strangers, for that matter) are dumbfounded about what a black woman might find interesting in this world of white males. The answer to both, writes Dawes, is easy: Metal fandom allows these women to be themselves, to be individuals, to escape the narrow confines of prescribed gender and race roles in North American society.Laina Dawes is a music and cultural critic and opinion writer, an active public speaker, and a contributor to CBC Radio. She is also a current affairs columnist for Afrotoronto.com and contributing editor for Blogher.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

1hr 4mins

25 Apr 2013

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