Greg M. Schwartz
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Contributing Editor

Greg M. Schwartz has covered music and pop culture for PopMatters since 2006. He focuses on events coverage with a preference for guitar-driven rock 'n' roll, but has eclectic tastes for the golden age of sound that is the 21st century music scene. He has a soft spot for music with a socially conscious flavor and is also an award-winning investigative reporter. Follow him on Twitter at @gms111, where he's always looking for tips on new bands or under the radar news items.

Features // 17 Articles
Reviews // 196 Articles
Blogs // 29 Articles

Keller Williams Huffs a Musical 'Vape' With His New Record | 1 Jun 2015 // 4:07 AM

Two decades into his career, Keller Williams still feels more like a summer tour pal that anyone can relate to, rather than a distant rock star.

Is There Anybody Out There? Looking for UFOs in the California Desert | 25 May 2015 // 9:00 PM

With his appearance at the Contact in the Desert conference this year, Jim Marrs continues to spread his unconventional views on what is really going on in the world.


Thievery Corporation Throws Down a Global Gauntlet at the LA Greek | 19 Oct 2015 // 5:59 AM

Thievery Corporation's ultra-eclectic mix of rock, reggae, acid jazz, dub, electronic, trip-hop, bossa nova and Indian music with frequently socio-political lyrics defies categorization and makes them one of the most original and subversive acts in music history.

Karl Denson and Ivan Neville Team Up to Help LA Get Down | 15 Oct 2015 // 5:30 AM

Like a Captain Kirk of the musical cosmos, fans can always count on Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe to seek bold new adventures in sonic space.


Incubus Flies High and Left of the Flock at the Santa Barbara Bowl | 9 Oct 2015 // 4:05 AM

Brandon Boyd’s wide-ranging metaphysical interests have long given Incubus a deeper thematic subtext than many of their alt-rock peers, so it’s no wonder the band is approaching their 25th anniversary next year.

Everyone Orchestra Lifts Up Denver for Labor Day Weekend | 8 Oct 2015 // 3:06 AM

Everyone Orchestra operates on a rotating basis with no two all-star band lineups ever repeated and an all-improv agenda conducted by conductor Butler, who will cue the band for different moods, key changes, tempo shifts, solos, etc.

//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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