David Chiu

David Chiu is a freelance writer based in New York City. In addition to PopMatters, his writings have appeared in Pitchfork, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York, and other publications.

Features // 28 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Features

From Punk Fan to Rising Star: Jade Jackson Delivers Formidable Country Rock | 7 Jun 2017 // 5:40 AM

California country-rocker Jade Jackson tells PopMatters her story and talks about her debut album, Gilded, which was produced by Social Distortion's Mike Ness.

The Grace and Beauty of Roxy Music's 'Avalon' | 25 May 2017 // 10:00 PM

It's not often that great bands have the opportunity to end a career on a high note with their swansong song albums, but Roxy Music brilliantly did with Avalon.

//Columns

A Blockbuster Turns 30: Alan Light Talks About Prince and 'Purple Rain' | 5 Jan 2015 // 9:30 PM

Music journalist and author of Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain Alan Light talks with PopMatters about Prince's one-of-a-kind perfect album.

//Reviews

Ann Powers' 'Good Booty' and the Connection Between Eroticism and Popular Music | 16 Aug 2017 // 3:30 AM

This is how American music got its sexual groove on.

“All the News That Fits”: Rolling Stone Celebrates 50 Years | 9 Aug 2017 // 9:45 PM

As a teen with Rolling Stone you weren't just buying a magazine -- you were buying a piece of the hipness and cool that told people you were really serious about music and culture.

//Blogs

How a Song By Unknown Newcomer Adam Johnston Ended Up on Blondie's New Album | 27 Jul 2017 // 4:00 AM

Adam Johnston of An Unkindness wrote a song at 17 years old and posted it online. Two years later, magic happened.

Daryl Hall and John Oates Unleash the Hits at Madison Square Garden | 17 Mar 2016 // 4:30 AM

These days, it's kind of hip to be a Hall and Oates fan.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Hopscotch' is Anchored in Walter Matthau's Playful, Irascible Personality

// Short Ends and Leader

"With his novel, Hopscotch, Brian Garfield challenged himself to write a suspenseful spy tale in which nobody gets killed.

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