The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
Artwork by Alex Nero; Design by The Art Dictator
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Saturday, April 24 • 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Bonus Beats 7

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For our breaks between the daytime sessions, members of our Programming Committee volunteered to curate/create short bits of "bonus beats" content.

For this break, we have:

1. "New Year’s Day (Live)," a 2020 music video by NYU Clive Davis Institute student Sabrina Song: "This piece is a live performance of my song "New Year's Day". It was written on January 1st, 2020, and was inspired by the overwhelming and conflicting feelings that come with every new year. There is so much unnecessary pressure to create new goals, reflect and improve, and I always find myself feeling stress rather than optimism. "New Year's Day" illustrates the constant state of uncertainty and flux that I feel as a young person, with the camera lens perspective representing the pressure I feel to be "logged on" and always active on social media."
2. Michelle Habell-Pallán interviewing punk rock artist Alice Bag about her song, "Sister Dynamite."

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Michelle Habell-Pallán

Professor of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; Director of the UW Certificate for Public Critical Race Scholarship; Director of the UW Honors Ecuador Study Abroad Program, University of Washington (UW)
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Alice Bag

L.A. punk icon Alice Bag introduces her video “Sister Dynamite” after a short conversation with Michelle Habell-Pallán. Bag’s  album, Sister Dynamite, is her third solo effort, making a thrilling return to the full-throttle punk that Bag pioneered with her legendary first-wave... Read More →
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Sabrina Song

Sabrina Song’s music is a blueprint for how to break and unbreak your own heart. Drawing from singer-songwriter and indie rock influences like HAIM, Carole King and Mitski, the 21-year-old creates introspective, cathartic indie pop. Sabrina is a Long Island native currently based... Read More →

Saturday April 24, 2021 2:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Both Room A+B