Sarah Zupko founded PopMatters, one of the largest independent cultural criticism magazines on the web, back in the Internet’s early days of 1999. Zupko is a former Executive Producer for Tribune Media Services, the media syndication arm of the Tribune Company, and a 10-year veteran of Tribune. Her other pursuits involve writing historical fiction and research in the fields of Slavic and German history, as well as general European cultural and intellectual history. Zupko studied musicology, film, and drama at the University of Chicago and media theory at the University of Texas, where she received her M.A.
Monday, January 27 2014
PopMatters is pleased to premiere Parker Millsap's self-titled album, the latest from the wise-beyond-his-years 20-year-old Americana songwriter.
Wednesday, February 13 2013
The UK's amazing electro-soulsters Stubborn Heart share with PopMatters an exclusive Valentine's Day mix for this most romantic of days.
Sunday, December 15 2002
Sunday, December 16 2001
Sunday, December 17 2000
Sunday, September 23 2007
A rare lost gem thankfully resurrected, perfect for the headphones and the stereo stack.
Wednesday, September 5 2007
Monday, September 3 2007
Patrick Cleandenim loves Scott Walker. That much is clear from the rich, poppy orchestrations of his '60s gazing tunes.
Thursday, August 30 2007
Sultry, silly, soulful, playful, gender-bending, pop experimentalist... Heidi Mortenson is all this and more.
Wednesday, August 29 2007
This new pop collective from Cardiff, Wales has a deep, abiding love for the most sugary, candy-coated concoctions from the '60s.
Thursday, April 9 2015
British neo-soul singer Jessie Ware performed "Say You Love Me" last night on The Late Late Show last night. The song is a gorgeous, R&B slow-burner that escalates to soaring pop anthem.
Thursday, March 12 2015
Steve Gunn and the Black Twig Pickers are one of the most interesting bluegrass/Americana offshoots in recent memory.
Thursday, November 6 2014
Neo-old-timey string band Old Crow Medicine Show released one of the best Americana albums of the year in Remedy.
Thursday, October 9 2014
Psychedelic soul band King Khan and the Shrines played an incindiery show on KEXP back in March and today the radio station has released the videos on YouTube.
Thursday, September 25 2014
Nashville's Marc Martel records a tribute to two of his favorite singers, Luciano Pavarotti and Freddie Mercury.