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 // 10:00 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.
Foxygen: Hang | 19 Jan 2017 // 8:30 PM
With full orchestra in tow, Foxygen’s Sam France and Jonathan Rado deliver an absurdly overblown, gloriously over-the-top album celebrating all of pop's excesses without the slightest hint of ironic detachment.
Public Image Ltd.: Metal Box / Album | 17 Jan 2017 // 8:20 PM
This pair of massive reissues offers all of the Public Image Ltd. you could ever want and more.
Paul and the Tall Trees: Our Love in the Light | 11 Jan 2017 // 8:05 PM
Staten Island native and former touring guitarist for Charles Bradley steps out on his own with a soulful, vocally idiosyncratic debut.
The Doors: London Fog 1966 | 8 Jan 2017 // 8:20 PM
These newly rediscovered tapes represent the earliest known live recordings of the Doors, something that unfortunately quickly becomes all too evident.
Childish Gambino: Awaken, My Love! | 19 Dec 2016 // 8:30 PM
Ditching the rap game in favor of a heavy P-Funk vibe, Childish Gambino returns with one of his strongest overall efforts yet.