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 // 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.
John Patitucci: Brooklyn | 6 Jul 2015 // 8:30 AM
Bassist John Patitucci returns home with a new bass and a few friends to ostensibly explore the music that shaped his love of the instrument.
No Joy: More Faithful | 29 Jun 2015 // 9:10 PM
Shoegaze revivalists No Joy deliver their best work yet with the transcendent More Faithful.
Smokey: How Far Will You Go?: The S&M Recordings, 1973-81 | 23 Jun 2015 // 9:20 PM
How Far Will You Go? collects the proto-disco glam rock sides from these out and proud iconoclasts.
Giorgio Moroder: Deja Vu | 18 Jun 2015 // 9:30 PM
With his first solo album in 30 years, iconic electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder tries his hand at contemporary EDM with mixed results.
Pocket Panda: This Arrangement of Molecules | 17 Jun 2015 // 8:35 AM
A group of talented musicians, Pocket Panda rely too heavily on prevailing pop trends to manage any sort of lasting impact.