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The New Brunswick Music Scene Archive Presents Fifth Annual Panel Discussion on October 24

October 7, 2019
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This year’s NBMSA panel will feature key participants from the New Brunswick music scene, with the goals of lively discussion among participants and audience engagement.

The New Brunswick Music Scene Archive (NBMSA), housed in Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives at Alexander Library, was founded in the fall of 2015. To mark its founding, the NBMSA held a public symposium featuring key participants from the New Brunswick music scene, with the goals of lively discussion among participants and audience engagement. Given the success of the inaugural panel, it has become an annual tradition for the NBMSA to present a variety of voices from the scene from over the past four decades.

This year’s NBMSA panel will be no exception. The panelists will be:

  • Jenni Chapman – Growing up down the road in Somerset allowed Jenni access to the New Brunswick music scene starting in the late 80s, in particular New Brunswick’s growing hardcore music scene. Jenni does not just represent the music fan, an often-overlooked stakeholder of a music scene; she also amassed a fascinating collection of artifacts from her time in the music scene that she recently donated to the NBMSA.
     
  • Brittney Dixon – Brittney founded her own booking and promotion agency, Brittney on Fire, through which she started out booking bands around New Brunswick. She is now located in Asbury Park and has worked at several locations, with a current focus on promoting through The Saint. Additionally, she has fronted three bands and her current project in the works will debut on November 23 at Tallie Fest in Asbury Park.
     
  • Patti Maloney – Patti has a long and storied music career in New Brunswick and beyond since the early 80s. Patti might be best known as a member of Glen Burtnik’s all-star band, Slaves of New Brunswick. She was also a member of Ordinary Madness, who went on to become the house band at the legendary China Club in New York City. Along with working at the fabled Melody Bar in New Brunswick, Patti co-managed the reinvention of another New Brunswick club, The Roxy. Patti is a Billboard-charting songwriter who most recently co-wrote a series of Shakespearean musicals for the Young People’s Theater Workshop.
     
  • Robin Renée – Singer, songwriter, and musician, Robin is an ever-experimenting artist who has been on a journey to explore spirituality through the medium of music. With numerous releases to her credit, she has created and works within her own genre, which she has named “Mantra-Pop.” Robin was the lead singer of the influential New Brunswick-based band Spy Gods.

The New Brunswick Music Scene Archive’s Fifth Annual Panel will be held on October 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Teleconference Lecture Hall on the fourth floor of Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick. The event is free and open to the public. Register for parking here and see the archive’s Facebook page for more information.

Contact Christie Lutz: christie.lutz@rutgers.edu