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Sunday, February 17 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Jewish Punk: Oy Oy Oy Gevalt

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Although Jews played a leading role in the early punk scene, the last two decades have seen punk bands with a significant Jewish focus. Some invoke Jewish culture just for comic shtick, such as drinking Manischewitz out of a shofar, and others use punk rock as a familiar medium for expressing genuine Jewish identity and religious elements. We will trace the roots of Jews in punk and focus on punk bands whose Jewish identity is central to their music, like Yidcore, Moshiach Oi!, and The Groggers.

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Michael Croland

Michael Croland ran the blog heebnvegan (http://heebnvegan.blogspot.com) from 2005 to 2010, where he frequently wrote about Judaism, animal protection, and punk rock. He has also written for the Forward, New Voices, and the New Vilna Review. Croland has hosted a Jewish punk band at his apartment, been thanked in the liner notes to a Torah hardcore band's album, and received a signed kippah that was previously on top of one punk rocker's... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Oswego 15th floor conference center