Christian John Wikane
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PopMatters Contributing Editor

Christian John Wikane is a NYC-based journalist and music essayist. He's a Contributing Editor for PopMatters, where he's interviewed artists ranging from Paul McCartney to Janelle Monae. For the past three years, he's penned liner notes for more than 100 CD re-issues by legends of R&B, rock, pop, dance, and jazz. Since 2008, he's produced and hosted Three of Hearts: A Benefit for The Family Center at Joe's Pub. He is the author of the five-part oral history Casablanca Records: Play It Again (PopMatters, 2009). Follow him on Twitter @CJWikaneNYC. 

Features // 68 Articles
Reviews // 141 Articles
Blogs // 51 Articles

Coming Back to 'Coming Home': An Interview with Johnny Mathis and Thom Bell | 1 Mar 2015 // 9:20 PM

PopMatters' exclusive interview with Johnny Mathis and Thom Bell celebrates the legacy of a pop music masterpiece, I'm Coming Home (1973).

"Music Is More Than Just Notes": An Interview with Mino Cinélu | 17 Feb 2015 // 9:20 PM

How does Mino Cinélu tell stories with percussion? Just ask Sting, Kate Bush, or Herbie Hancock.


Sarah Dash Birthday Celebration: 23 August 2015 - New York | 17 Sep 2015 // 5:00 AM

From singing on Keith Richards’ new album to leading Broadway and R&B legends on "Lady Marmalade", Sarah Dash had a lot to celebrate during her birthday bash at 54 Below.

Melba Moore Honors Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and More at New York Show | 5 May 2015 // 6:00 AM

In her sold-out return to the Metropolitan Room, Melba Moore honored legendary ladies of song.


David Bronson - "Task" (video) (Premiere) | 24 Jun 2015 // 3:00 AM

As David Bronson prepares for his appearance at Joe's Pub in New York City, his song "Task" takes flight in a paper world created by Johannes Labusch.

David Bronson - "Song of Life" (video) (Premiere) | 8 Apr 2015 // 3:00 AM

What is the meaning of life? David Bronson's collaboration with photographer Ben Goldstein on "Song of Life" just might have the answer.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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