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.
Eyeless in Gaza: Picture the Day (A Career Retrospective 1981-2016) | 27 Oct 2016 // 9:20 PM
This career-spanning anthology reveals not only Eyeless in Gaza’s import to the development of synthpop but also their ongoing commitment to exploring and even breaking the boundaries of that genre in consistently rewarding ways.
Luke Winslow-King: I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always | 26 Oct 2016 // 9:10 PM
A break-up album that covers both a map of the heart and America’s musical heartland.