Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.
Special Beat Service: An Interview with the English Beat | 23 Aug 2012 // 5:12 PM
Though disappointed with UK football, English Beat frontman Dave Wakeling is excited about The Complete Beat , a five-disc box set. He chats about that, touring with the Clash, and the prevalence of reggae.
The Best Live Albums of 2009 | 16 Dec 2009 // 3:00 PM
This has been a year teeming with one of the most robust outputs of live recordings in recent memory.
Honey Ride Me a Goat: Udders | 11 Sep 2011 // 3:57 PM
Limited to only 500 copies by the Lexicon label, this is the definitive collection from the UK underground's hidden treasure.
Paterson & Pults: Grand Tetons | 24 Aug 2011 // 3:56 PM
Originally released in 1977, Grand Tetons is a lost treasure of private prexss psych-folk from Texas by one of the Lone Star State's most talented duos.
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin': The ??? on !!! | 29 Aug 2013 // 2:00 AM
Brooklyn dance rock veterans !!! are currently overseas on tour in support of their excellent new album THR!!!ER. PopMatters was able to catch up with the band to discuss the origins of the group's punctuation-friendly handle, diva vocals, Big Audio Dynamite, and the strength of the hottest !!! lineup to date.
Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison Legacy Edition | 15 Dec 2009 // 2:00 AM
Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison Legacy Edition - Sony Legacy [$39.98]