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“The Fracturing of the Genres” is the title of the final week’s videos – emphasizing that as the 1960’s comes to a close, “Rock” music begins to look a lot more like it does today – many different styles, sub-genres and vocabularies each having their distinct practitioners – and audiences. In this weeks videos we examined numerous genres and sub-genres: Soul and Funk, West Coast performance poetry and the jam-band, East Coast slice of gritty life “scenes” and minimal aesthetic, Female Leads (finally!) in collaborative groups, the craft of Pop songs, the Social Message song that is a commercial hit – and more. These are all now part of the popular music scene.
Identify two current/contemporary songs (released within the LAST 5 YEARS) that you think fall into a specific “sub-genre” of rock music. For each song, explain your “genre reasoning” (NOT Google’s) with specific musical examples found within the songs. Be sure that each song is not from the same “sub-genre”! (Minimum of 1 paragraph for each song)(2 paragraphs total). Please include:
Song Title, Artist, Release Date
Link to the song/piece you have chosen