Rob Harvilla: 60 Songs that Explain the '90s

Wed May 29 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm UTC-04:00

Bram & Bluma Appel Salon | Toronto

Toronto Public Library
Publisher/HostToronto Public Library
Rob Harvilla: 60 Songs that Explain the '90s
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Music critic Rob Harvilla visits the Appel Salon to discuss his new book, 60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s, with host Elamin Abdelmahmoud.
About this Event

Writer and podcaster Rob Harvilla visits the Appel Salon to regale music lovers with tales from his new book 60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s, a companion to the #1 music podcast on Spotify.

The 1990s were a chaotic and gritty and utterly magical time for music, a confounding barrage of genres and lifestyles and superstars, from grunge to hip-hop, from sumptuous R&B to rambunctious ska-punk, from Axl to Kurt to Missy to Santana to Tupac to Britney. In 60 Songs that Explain the ‘90s, Ringer music critic Rob Harvilla reimagines all the earwormy, iconic hits Gen Xers pine for with vivid historical storytelling, sharp critical analysis, rampant loopiness, and wryly personal ruminations.

Rob Harvilla will be interviewed by CBC Radio's Elamin Abdelmahmoud about the bizarre, joyous, and inescapable songs from a decade we both regret entirely and miss desperately.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.

Ticket registration for this event is required: Free tickets for this event will be available to book via Eventbrite beginning on May 8 at 9:00am ET.

About this event’s guests:

Rob Harvilla

Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Read more:

60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s

Son of Elsewhere

The Podcast:

60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s

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This event is part of our signature Salon Series, where we host local and international authors, artists and thinkers in conversation about their new books and big ideas.

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Note: This is an in-person event at The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, the premiere event space for Toronto Public Library's cultural and heritage programming located on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street).

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a bar with a selection of beer and wine, as well as snacks, available to purchase (only debit and credit cards accepted).

Reminder! We oversell these events to make sure that the most people have an opportunity to attend. Tickets are only guaranteed until 15 minutes before the show starts, at which point we will start opening up available spots to the rush line.

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Accessibility at Toronto Public Library:

Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email [email protected].

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Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Canada

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