What do LMU faculty do after class? Students, staff, and other faculty alike are invited to find out at Faculty Pub Night.
The final Pub Night of Spring 2014 -- in a special evening cosponsored by KXLU -- features Evelyn McDonnell, Assistant Professor of Journalism and New Media in the LMU English Department.
Professor McDonnell will be discussing her critically acclaimed book Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways.
Parts of The Runaways’s story are well known. The girl-punk answer to Led Zeppelin and the first of its kind, this raw all-girl, all-teenage rock band took its passionate, aggressive, libidinal rock music from starter stages in Los Angeles all the way to Japan over its four fast years of fame. But even though Joan Jett and Lita Ford would go on to have successful solo careers, The Runaways’s success fizzled out like a dud cherry bomb in the wake of narcotic abuse, clashing egos, and the dog-eat-dog undercurrents of Hollywood stardom.
All Pub Nights are free and open to the public. Pub refreshments and snacks will be served, KXLU DJs will be doing their thing, and copies of Queens of Noise will be available for sale and signing. The Pub Night will be followed with a surprise concert down on the bluff below the library.
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