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Cole Stryker covers music for PopMatters from New York.


Features

Monday, October 4 2010

We Dance to the Beat: A Brief Chat with Robyn

Taking a break from releasing relentless touring for her three (count 'em!) albums out this year, Robyn talks the about the current American reception to dance music, bringing people to tears, and the difficulties of getting into a bumblebee costume ...


Tuesday, September 9 2008

The Final Say: An Interview With Lackthereof

Danny Seim lives out his musical ideal, and he's even found an extra microphone.


Thursday, July 17 2008

Don't Forget Your Wellies: Glastonbury 2008

With only a flimsy $15 tent and wellington boots for protection, PopMatters’ Cole Stryker avoided Amy Winehouse’s punches, the mud, and John Mayer, at the annual global gathering that is the Glastonbury Festival.


Sunday, June 22 2008

The Gaudí, the Bands, and the (Not So) Muddy

You know there's a music festival in the city when fedoras and scarves outnumber baseball caps and gold chains.


Thursday, February 7 2008

Headshots 4 Jesus

In its quest to be seen as a legitimate way of life among a legion of detractors, the Christian Church has turned to alternative methods of getting its point across.


Reviews

Monday, November 23 2009

David Bazan: 13 October 2009 - Washington, DC

Bazan invites questions from the audience, and inevitably, one or two come from disappointed, even heartbroken fans who want to know for sure if Bazan's given up on God, or put another way, given up on them.


Sunday, November 22 2009

Future of the Left: 29 October 2009 - Washington, DC

Come on, people. Stop sleeping on one of the most invigorating bands to come down the pike in years.


Monday, November 16 2009

Broadcast + Atlas Sound: 17 October 2009 - Washington DC

Lovers of left-of-the-dial indie pop could have hardly conceived a better double bill in their dreams.


Tuesday, November 10 2009

Múm: 23 October 2009 - Washington, DC

It's impossible to watch Múm perform without a dumb smile on your face.


Tuesday, October 6 2009

The Breeders: 21 August 2009 - Washington DC

Anyone disappointed by the night's set list may as well just give up on life, because the best material from each album was represented, naturally weighted towards the older stuff.


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