Guitars and Geeks: An Exploration of the Music and Culture of Geek Rock

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Guitars and Geeks: An Exploration of the Music and Culture of Geek Rock
Deadline 31 December 2012
Editors: Victoria Willis & Alex DiBlasi

This book seeks to explore the culture, music, and significance of geek rock. As a sub-genre of alternative music, geek rock has not only been neglected in current humanities scholarship, it has also been literally erased from the mainstream with the deletion of the “Geek Rock” Wikipedia page. We contend that not only is geek rock present and significant within music and culture, but that it transcends musical genre and social boundaries. Geek rock, as we define it, is determined more by subject matter than by sound. The purpose of this collection of essays is two-fold: to define and re-map geek rock on the musical landscape and to explore the musical and cultural significance geek rock. Continue reading