Rock Meets Paper

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Musicians have always drawn inspiration from literary artists, and vice versa.  Over at Lit Hub, Tobias Carroll explores the increasingly literary side of contemporary rock festivals:

Perhaps the rise of literary events at music festivals is part of a broader move towards a growing sense of the multidisciplinary—consider Kanye West’s forays into the world of fashion, or the fact that Jim Jarmusch has, in recent years, tapped back into his musical side. Just as a growing music festival culture is bringing together disparate musicians in the same space for the same audiences, a relative porousness in the walls between creative disciplines is making it easier for those with an affinity for one to explore others within the same space.


Katie O'Brien is an English major at Cornell University, where she writes for kitsch magazine, DJs for a rock station, and complains about the cold. Find her on Twitter @abluekite. More from this author →