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.
Titus Andronicus: A Most Lamentable Tragedy | 29 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM
Titus Andronicus deliver a massive, sprawling opus dealing with lead vocalist Patrick Stickles’ mental health issues that is often as frustrating, and satisfying, as the disorder itself.
The Internet: Ego Death (take 2) | 29 Jul 2015 // 9:15 PM
Rising from the ashes of Odd Future, the Internet delivers the former collective’s first post-dissolution masterpiece.
Cold Cave: Full Cold Moon | 28 Jul 2015 // 9:10 PM
This vinyl reissue of a year’s worth of singles serves as an ideal introduction to Cold Cave’s icy aesthetic.
Miles Davis: Miles Davis at Newport: 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 | 23 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM
With the fourth installment in the so-called bootleg series, the evolution of Miles Davis is on full display. To say these recordings are essential to understanding the artist’s progression would be an understatement.
Kool Keith: Total Orgasm | 22 Jul 2015 // 9:05 PM
A master provocateur, Kool Keith unleashes three discs' worth of the scatological, pornographic and often just plain absurd.