John is a Michigan-based musician and writer. He currently reviews music for PopMatters and Spectrum Culture, while also working his way through his ever-expanding record collection at www.tumblr.com/blog/vinylcompulsion. @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.
Jay Willie Blues Band: Johnny's Juke Joint | 24 Nov 2015 // 7:00 AM
Jay Willie Blues Band's sounds exactly as its name implies. How you feel about this will determine your overall enjoyment of the album.
The Nightowls: Fame Sessions | 23 Nov 2015 // 7:00 AM
For their latest, Austin’s the Nightowls head straight to the source to create an album worthy of inclusion alongside the many classics to have come out of the legendary Fame studios.
Various Artists: To Love the Bee Gees: A Tribute to the Brothers Gibb | 22 Nov 2015 // 8:20 PM
Fifteen stylistically diverse artists take on the equally stylistically diverse Brothers Gibb with largely satisfying results.
Julia Kent: Asperities | 16 Nov 2015 // 8:30 PM
Avant garde cellist and composer Julia Kent returns with an album of devastating beauty and insurmountable dread.
Bobby Womack: The Preacher | 16 Nov 2015 // 8:05 PM
By collecting the late Bobby Womack’s first five albums in one place, The Preacher follows the soul great’s evolution from influenced to influence.