John Paul
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John is a Michigan-based musician and writer. Follow him at @john_r_paul

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The Healing Power of Music: A Conversation with Linda Perhacs | 25 Sep 2017 // 10:00 PM

At 75, Linda Perhacs shows no signs of slowing down creatively, returning for her third album a mere three years after a more than 40-year absence.

Expect the Unexpected: A Conversation with Sparks | 12 Sep 2017 // 9:34 PM

For nearly half a century (and a new album to boot), the Mael brothers Ron and Russell have been confounding listeners' expectations with their ever-changing, stylistically broad brand of artfully rendered pop.


Jackie Shane: Any Other Way | 22 Oct 2017 // 9:30 PM

Numero Group gathers assorted singles, live recordings and generous liner notes to provide a more complete picture of revolutionary transsexual soul singer Jackie Shane, in the process producing a minor masterpiece of overlooked soul.

Aquaman, Blooperman, Plastic Man, Bee-Man, Fatman: 'Hero-A-Go-Go'! | 5 Oct 2017 // 5:00 AM

Former DC editor Michael Eury offers up a loving look at the age of high cultural camp in comics and more in this collection of campy curios.


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

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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