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.
Offa Rex: The Queen of Hearts | 17 Jul 2017 // 9:30 PM
Think of Offa Rex as the Decemberists and UK singer Olivia Chaney jumping into a wormhole to come out the other side as Fairport Convention. It works magically in every way.
Various Artists: American Epic - The Collection | 14 Jul 2017 // 3:18 AM
Think of American Epic: The Collection as a newly definitive survey that captures the fullness of rural American music recorded during the 1920s.