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NYC's Indie Rock Scene Spawned A Post-9/11 Rock 'N' Roll Renaissance

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The Strokes live at Stubb's on March 14, 2006 before the SXSW Festival in Austin.

A wave of uncertainty in America after the events of September 11, 2001, coincided with a time in New York City when rock 'n' roll was struggling to find its place. The years following led to a rebirth of the rock genre as we know it.

Music journalist Lizzy Goodman makes this case in her book, "Meet Me In The Bathroom," named for a song by The Strokes, from the band's sophomore album, "Room on Fire."

Goodman, an insider in NYC's rock 'n' roll scene, compiles interviews with over 150 musicians, journalists and industry icons in a compelling oral history. She highlights personal stories from artists like Ryan Adams and bands like Interpol, LCD Soundsystem, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as the genre evolved over the first decade of the 21st century.

How did the Internet and technology affect the business model of rock 'n' roll? What changed in the new millennium for modern music?  

Guest: Lizzy Goodman, music journalist and author of "Meet Me In The Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011" 

Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.