Join us in welcoming Chris Morris, Los Angeles-based writer and DJ, in conversation with Robert Kraft, award-winning songwriter, film composer and former president of Fox music on Thursday, March 10th at 7pm. They will discuss Morris’ recent book, “Los Lobos: Dream in Blue.” As the first full-length critical biography on this unique band, the book traces the entire arc of Los Lobos’ career.
Chris Morris is a Los Angeles-based writer and DJ, and a contributing writer at Variety. He was music editor of The Hollywood Reporter, a senior writer for Billboard, and a DJ at both the legendary Los Angeles station Indie 103.1 and Scion Radio. Morris was also the longtime music critic at Los Angeles CityBeat and the Los Angeles Reader. His writing has appeared in theLos Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, Mojo, LA Weekly, the Chicago Reader, and other publications. He was a contributing writer for the Grammy Museum. He received a 2005 Grammy Award nomination for his notes for Rhino Records’ punk rock boxed set No Thanks: The ‘70s Punk Rebellion.
Los Lobos: Dream in Blue (2015) was launched late last year with a special event featuring Morris and the band at the Grammy Museum in LA. Giving one of the longest-lived and most-honored American rock bands its due, Los Lobos celebrates the expansive reach and creative experimentalism that few other bands can match.
“Los Lobos is a slice of pure East L.A.that I never even knew existed. Chris Morris is a wildass ethnomusicologist, social critic, raconteur, and L.A. music bon vivant for the new millennium. Viva Chris – El Gato de East Los” — James Ellroy