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
Heartache Is an Uphill Climb: An Interview With Tift Merritt | 31 Jan 2017 // 8:34 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 // 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.
'You Say You Want a Revolution'? Hell, Yeah! | 9 Feb 2017 // 2:30 AM
The images in You Say You Want a Revolution inspire, and the ideas behind them offer spark to ignite another, much needed cultural revolution.
The Mavericks: All Night Live, Vol. 1 | 6 Feb 2017 // 4:15 AM
All Night Live, Vol. 1 offers a wildly eclectic, highly enjoyable set of songs performed by the legendary group.
'Sounds of the Underground', Excavated | 31 Jan 2017 // 8:15 PM
Stephen Graham manages to distil the essence of underground and fringe music into identifiable and recognizable components of a larger, global movement.
Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Orchestra: Time/Life | 29 Jan 2017 // 8:05 PM
Released posthumously, these gorgeously lush recordings serve as a fine tribute to the late Charlie Haden.
Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression - Live at the Royal Albert Hall | 26 Jan 2017 // 3:05 AM
Half a century into an improbably long career, the original punk continues to deliver, offering up a DVD/CD combo of a riotous performance at the Royal Albert Hall.