Synopsis: The New Brunswick Music Scene Archive in Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, will kick off Hub City Sounds’ ROCK New Brunswick music festival weekend with a free panel discussion on Friday, September 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Alexander Library.
Start Time: Friday, September 8, 2017 7:00 PM
End Time: Friday, September 8, 2017 9:00 PM
Location: Alexander Library
Address: 169 College Avenue
Campus: College Avenue
Room: 4th floor
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Dennis Diken, Sharief Hobley, Bob Makin, Audrey Rose, Andrew Spina
Sponsor: Special Collections and University Archives
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Christie Lutz
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-6148
Additional Information: • Dennis Diken, the cofounder and drummer of the Carteret, New Jersey, band The Smithereens, who played numerous times in New Brunswick before they shot to international fame in the 1980s. Diken is also a record producer that has worked with Ben E. King, Mary Weiss of The Shangri-Las, Dave Amels, and R. Stevie Moore. He also fills in occasionally as a DJ on WFMU. • Sharief Hobley, a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer who has worked with Alicia Keys, John Legend, Kanye West, Cee-Lo Green, and others. Hobley is also the guitarist and singer of his soul band, Sharief in Burgundy. • Bob Makin, a reporter who has been covering music and more throughout New Jersey for 36 years, most notably through his column, Makin Waves. His current work can be found at • Audrey Rose, the lead vocalist and keyboardist of the New Brunswick-based band The Wichts, who ran the Blueberry Patch performance space in New Brunswick. Rose is also a poet and has produced music as a solo artist. • Andrew Spina, the owner Spina Records, which is the only record store in New Brunswick. Spina Records specializes in selling and buying used and new vinyl records.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public