Chris Catania
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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.

Features // 17 Articles
Reviews // 52 Articles
Blogs // 25 Articles

Seeing the Light: An Interview with Matisyahu | 17 May 2010 // 4:00 PM

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 ...

Survivors: An Interview with KRS-One and Buckshot | 16 May 2010 // 4:00 PM

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.


St. Bagu: Lines | 2 Aug 2010 // 3:57 PM

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

Radius: Etc. | 8 Apr 2010 // 3:56 PM

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


Music Fans Live the Dream at Rock 'N Roll Fantasy Camp | 7 Dec 2010 // 11:00 PM

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?

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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