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.
Eleni Mandell: Dark Lights Up | 6 Oct 2015 // 9:05 PM
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Eleni Mandel returns with yet another winning collection of jazz-tinged pop and impeccable lyricism.
Jeff Beck: Live + | 4 Oct 2015 // 9:05 PM
Former guitar god Jeff Beck returns with yet another live album full of the expected, augmented by two studio tracks that defy conventional logic in their abject atrociousness.
Turnpike Troubadours: Turnpike Troubadours | 1 Oct 2015 // 9:10 PM
The red dirt stalwarts return with a rollicking collection of songs featuring a bigger, brawnier sound and further lyrical brilliance from Evan Felker.
Little Howlin' Wolf: Cool Truth and the Guardian | 1 Oct 2015 // 9:05 PM
Virtually defying classification, the music of Little Howlin’ Wolf is an out-there collection of sounds and styles, all emanating from a single, swirling mind.
Jean-Paul Sartre Experience: I Like Rain: The Story of the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience | 28 Sep 2015 // 9:10 PM
Compiling everything they recorded, I Like Rain makes a case for the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience’s influence and continued relevance.