Ed Whitelock is a professor of English at Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA, just 106 miles southwest of Philomath. He is co-author, with David Janssen, of Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World in American Popular Music (2009) from the PopMatters imprint of Soft Skull Press.
Plugging In and Loosening Up: An Interview With Richard Shindell | 24 Oct 2016 // 9:00 PM
Shindell is an influential figure in the Fast Folk genre, and with the release of his 10th album, spoke to PopMatters about the long and ultimately rewarding process of creating Careless.
Divine Resurrection: An Interview with Divine Weeks' Bill See | 19 May 2016 // 10:00 PM
One of the late '80s L.A. scene's most promising and uncompromising bands have reconvened to demonstrate their relevance to the here and now. Lead singer Bill See talks about avoiding nostalgia while remaining engaged in an ongoing spiritual and artistic quest.
What Is It About Teens Behind Closed Doors That Scares Us So? | 22 Mar 2017 // 9:00 PM
Jason Reid’s Get Out of My Room! takes us inside the private enclaves of the adolescent being, revealing both individual and collective anxieties and expectations.
Pere Ubu: Drive, He Said 1994-2002 | 24 May 2017 // 3:07 AM
The period covered by this box set is perhaps the least understood or appreciated among Pere Ubu’s many iterations, yet these might just be their most vibrantly subversive recordings.
Corin Ashley: Broken Biscuits | 16 May 2017 // 3:57 AM
An independent release filled with deep rewards for Anglophiles and power pop fans.