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Based in Chicago, Chris is also the author/publisher of Live Fix Blog (, a merging of his Popmatters and other music-based writings (reviews, interviews, features) exploring fan behavior, social media, community and artist performance in live concert culture.


Monday, May 17 2010

Seeing the Light: An Interview with Matisyahu

On Tour with a Teacher, taking advice from fans on sound checks, and having one of his songs be a theme for the 2010 Olympics, Matisyahu is ready to follow his muse more than ever ...

Sunday, May 16 2010

Survivors: An Interview with KRS-One and Buckshot

In their first collaboration, KRS-One and Buckshot educate the next generation of hip-hop artists and fans alike by bringing the heart back to hip-hop.

Sunday, November 29 2009

The World Is All There Is: An Interview with Fool's Gold

Rising Afropop titans Fool's Gold are bringing a unique cultural heritage to rock music: singing in Hebrew, changing their lineup with virtually every performance, and having one hell of a time shattering conventions ...

Thursday, August 20 2009

FM Supreme [Chicago, IL]

FM Supreme may be young, but she's well on her way toward creating awareness and building momentum for social and personal action using hip-hop, spoken word, and youth activism.

Tuesday, April 14 2009

Flavor for Your Ear, Eventually: An Interview with Danny!

When Danny Swain finally got a record deal and it didn't play out as expected, he just kept doing what he's always done, which means he's still working hard for you to hear him.


Monday, August 2 2010

St. Bagu: Lines

Chicago-based hip-hop group St. Bagu is bustin' through Lines one righteous rhyme at a time.

Thursday, April 8 2010

Radius: Etc.

Etc.'s Chicago house beats and electro melodies can groove a crowd or lift up a head-phoned listener late at night.

Sunday, February 14 2010

BlogWorld and New Media Expo: 15 October 2009 - Las Vegas, NV

Catania's continued coverage of the brave new world of social networking at the BlogWorld and New Media Expo gives us an inside look at the technological movement that has irrevocably changed our lives.

Thursday, February 11 2010

Blogworld and New Media Expo: 15 October 2009 - Las Vegas, NV

Catania goes inside the brave new world of social networking and new media at the Blogworld and New Media Expo in Las Vegas, giving us a look into the technological movement that has irrevocably changed our lives.

Thursday, January 7 2010

Kid Sister: 25 November 2009 - Chicago

All the buildup and excitement surrounding Ultraviolet made her show at the House of Blues in Chicago a celebratory homecoming. But something else was revealed too.

Lollapalooza [27.Aug.08]
DJ Rekha [29.Apr.08]
Mac Lethal: 11:11 [10.Jan.08]
P.O.D.: Testify [2.Jan.07]


Wednesday, December 8 2010

Music Fans Live the Dream at Rock 'N Roll Fantasy Camp

Music fan fantasies are complex. They can help us cope with life, or they can keep us from facing reality. But what happens when we do get the chance to live out our rock star dreams?

Tuesday, September 21 2010

Radiohead Fans Make Live in Praha DVD

The Rock and Awe of Surprise Concerts (Mixed Media) [8.Jul.10]
Prince Tribute at BET Awards (Mixed Media) [6.Jul.10]
K'naan + Wale: 11.April.2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [27.Apr.10]
St. Vincent: 18.Feb.2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [1.Mar.10]
Cold War Kids: 30.January.2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [3.Feb.10]
Dam-Funk - "Purple" (video) (Mixed Media) [17.May.09]
Various Artists - Rmxxology (Consuming Consumables) [25.Nov.08]
Smashing Pumpkins Call in Sick (Notes from the Road) [22.Nov.08]
Interview with Secret Machines in Chicago (Notes from the Road) [12.Nov.08]
Interview with Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler (Notes from the Road) [1.Sep.08]
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