Colin McGuire
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PopMatters Music Reviews Editor

Colin McGuire is a columnist and a Music Reviews Editor here at PopMatters, as well as an award-winning blogger and copy editor for the Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Maryland. He has worked in newspapers for five years, writing columns, editing stories and trying to make sure the medium doesn't completely fall off the Earth anytime soon. You can follow him on Twitter @colinpadraic.

Features // 26 Articles
Columns // 94 Articles
Reviews // 100 Articles
Blogs // 27 Articles

Everything Is Easy: The Touring Lives of Third Eye Blind | 28 Jul 2015 // 10:00 PM

"I really, really look at the audience. I'm not one of those people who glosses over; I very directly, soberly engage. I'm going to look you in the eye. And you can just see this summer of America getting better."

Everclear's Art Alexakis Is the Man Who Broke His Own Heart | 11 May 2015 // 10:00 PM

Everclear's Art Alexakis reflects on his career in music as well as his band's "best-sounding" new album.


Covering Cover Songs | 4 May 2015 // 10:30 PM

Cover songs don't have to be all that bad. Just listen to what Becca Stevens and Jason Moran have been doing lately, and you'll see.

In Defense of Doing Away With Guilty Pleasures | 9 Mar 2015 // 9:29 PM

The CW's excellent Jane the Virgin reminds us there is no such thing as a true guilty pleasure.


Collective Soul: See What You Started By Continuing | 29 Sep 2015 // 9:20 PM

Collective Soul sound refreshed and reinvigorated with a set that stays true to who they are.

Motion City Sountrack: Panic Stations | 14 Sep 2015 // 9:20 PM

Cut in two weeks, Motion City Soundtrack get raw while taking essential leaps forward.


The Top 20 Jay-Z Songs to Date | 2 Jul 2013 // 1:00 AM

As Hov readies the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, it's time to take a look at the 20 best songs his career has offered so far.

Hey Marseilles Soft-Rocks SXSW | 18 Mar 2013 // 4:00 AM

If a dive bar, tiny stage, and light beer couldn't phase this Seattle septet, nothing could.

//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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