John is a Michigan-based musician and writer. He currently writes for PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, Freeform Noise and Cover Me, among others. Follow him at @john_r_paul
Colleen Green Is Having Fun Behind Those Dark Glasses | 25 May 2015 // 11:00 PM
Colleen Green used to hide behind her sunglasses; now they're just a part of who she is. She tells PopMatters about their origin and the one song she refuses to play live.
'Everything Explained That Is Explainable' Contains the Intrigue of a Thriller | 25 Oct 2016 // 9:15 PM
This is the story of not only the modern accumulation and dispensing of knowledge, but also of early marketing and public manipulation through the impressive power of persuasion.
Joe Lovano Quartet: Classic! Live at Newport | 13 Oct 2016 // 3:31 AM
With Classic! Live at Newport, several generations of jazz luminaries shine on the historic Newport Jazz Festival stage.
Acid Arab: Musique de France | 10 Oct 2016 // 9:20 PM
Parisian electronic music crew Acid Arab embark on a transcultural sonic journey that seeks to resolve the political and ideological differences in which many on the continent are currently embroiled.
Mike & Rich: Expert Knob Twiddlers | 6 Oct 2016 // 9:15 PM
The classic pairing of µ-Ziq and Aphex Twin, aka Mike Paradinas and Richard James, back in print for the first time in years, points the way to an imagined musical future that never was.
Ambition, Folksy Charm, and an Alligator: 'Carrying Albert Home' | 6 Oct 2016 // 3:30 AM
Homer Hickman's story offers a light-hearted, ultimately feel good series of stories that are more often than not as amusing as they are poignant.