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.
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.
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.
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.
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.