John Paul
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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

Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 281 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

Heartache Is an Uphill Climb: An Interview With Tift Merritt | 31 Jan 2017 // 9:34 PM

Tift Merritt opens up on the joys of motherhood, life on the road with her new daughter in tow, and what the future might hold for them both.

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.

//Reviews

Béla Fleck: Juno Concerto | 22 Mar 2017 // 4:01 AM

For his second foray into classical composing, banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck enlists the help of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to bring to life the concerto inspired by his son, the titular Juno.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Loafer's Hollow | 20 Mar 2017 // 9:15 PM

For their latest avant rendering of jazz and culture in a broader sense, MOPDTK take on trad jazz in a decidedly non-traditional manner, using literary titans from Pynchon to Joyce to Vonnegut as source material.

//Blogs

Alexander Lynch - 'Love Lives' EP (premiere) | 14 Dec 2015 // 6:00 AM

Utilizing haunting space and texture to offset his emotive, melancholic crooning, Lynch wraps his vocals in a darkly cinematic sheen of electronics.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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