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 // 19 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 222 Articles
Blogs // 31 Articles

Guns N' Roses Crush Coachella to Reclaim Rock Crown | 8 May 2016 // 9:30 PM

There’s a rejuvenating energy which can overcome the soul and truly make one feel 25 years younger. And then there’s the tunes. GNR wrote great songs and they continue to resonate with a timeless quality.

Ryan Bingham Conquers Fear and Loathing to Rock the American Dream | 1 Dec 2015 // 10:00 PM

Ryan Bingham’s disarming and humble take on socio-political affairs once again shows music's cathartic power to transcend difficult times.


"The Marketplace Is a Greater Democracy Than the Political Arena" | 9 Mar 2016 // 9:30 PM

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man may be the most important book of 2016, since reading it is like getting a top secret state department debriefing on world affairs.


Melvin Seals and JGB Keep the Flame Burning at Terrapin Crossroads | 24 Oct 2016 // 5:30 AM

There’s a spiritual sustenance of sorts in Garcia’s music that can be hard to put a finger on per se, but the continuing demand and praise for these celestial harmonics is empirical evidence of its existence.

A Ritual de lo Habitual in San Francisco With Jane's Addiction and Fishbone | 21 Oct 2016 // 4:00 AM

Jane's first two albums continue to represent a pinnacle of sorts for the classic trio of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll which few other bands have distilled in such a vibrant manner.


Chris Robinson Brotherhood Testifies for Rock Salvation in LA | 28 Jan 2016 // 7:56 AM

The former Black Crowes vocalist has achieved a rare feat with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, striking sonic gold with a second band after the dissolution of the one that made him a rock star.

Trey Anastasio Band Ignites in the City of Angels | 15 Jan 2016 // 1:35 AM

Trey Anastasio Band tours seem to give the red-headed virtuoso a way to stay musically active and keep his chops up while challenging himself in a different way.

//Mixed media

Oz Is Not As Down Under As Everyone Thinks It Is

// Re:Print

"Frank L. Baum's Oz isn't in the land of Aussies, as one might think, but in a far more magical setting.

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