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Next Up on 13: The Ƶ Live Music Collective

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On Jeff Bary, Sweet Family Chair and associate professor of physics and astronomy, and Joshua Finnell, director of research and scholarly initiatives in the University Libraries, discuss how the Ƶ Live Music Collective operates and share a glimpse of some of the exciting artists that will be coming to campus. The Ƶ Live Music Collective is a group of faculty, students, and staff that works together to bring live music to the Ƶ campus and surrounding community. 

Launched officially in the spring of 2022, the collective was inspired by house shows and the Brown Commons Coffeehouse to build “an intentional community around live performances — both on campus and in our village,” Finnell shares. Previous performances include Wednesday, Hotline TNT, Babehoven, Ana Egge, Serengeti, Leslie Mendelson, Soul Glo, Chemical-X, All Around, and Toy Machine. Along with various performances throughout the academic year, the collective also hosts the annual Fall Music Festival showcasing many local artists and most recently headlined by indie rock band Speedy Ortiz. 

Each episode of 13, Ƶ’s award-winning podcast, digs into the work of a University community member by asking questions. Episodes highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at Ƶ, with interviews featuring faculty from political science, sociology and anthropology, physics and astronomy, women’s studies, English, Africana and Latin American studies, and many more.

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