Funded primarily by the Stanford University Libraries, Dreams of a City also received support from the Office of the Provost, the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Haas Center for Public Service, the James Irvine Foundation Multicultural Grant, the Bing Teaching Initiative, the Black Student Union and Undergraduate Research Opportunities. Foundation and corporate funders who provided support include the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Romic Environmental Technologies Corp., the Black Fund of the Peninsula Community Foundation, Cisco Systems and the Community Foundation of Santa Clara County. SR
That’s evident in the diverse alumni of Gilman’s scene. Queercore groups like Tribe 8 and Pansy Division; feminist bands Spitboy and the Yeastie Girlz; black performers like the Beatnigs’ Michael Franti or Special Forces’ Orlando all weigh in. Stylistically, too, the music ranges from the Beatles-inspired harmonies of Sweet Baby to the nascent emo of Jawbreaker and the hardcore nihilism of Christ on Parade. Billie Joe, singer for one of the poppiest bands on the planet, saves his strongest words of enthusiasm for apocalyptic doom-punk overlords Neurosis.