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 // 21 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 246 Articles
Blogs // 31 Articles
//Features

Bureau of Sabotage Set to Rock for Resistance at Bicycle Day and Beyond | 17 Apr 2017 // 5:00 AM

Burbridge says fans can expect to see Bureau of Sabotage take risks as they seek to be fully in the moment, following in the tradition of the original Acid Test parties where the fledgling Grateful Dead weren’t even necessarily required to play.

Holly Bowling’s Tahoe Trip Leads to Terrapin Station and Beyond | 18 Jan 2017 // 9:00 PM

San Francisco pianist uses music of Phish and Grateful Dead as stepping stones to her own dream career.

//Columns

"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.

//Reviews

The Last Waltz 40 Tour Delivers Triumphant Finale in San Francisco | 19 May 2017 // 4:09 AM

The audience is deeply familiar with the songs. Yet throughout the two-set, nearly three-hour show it feels like there’s a collective vibe in the air of re-discovering the manner in which the material can move the soul.

Bureau of Sabotage Takes Fans for a Bicycle Day Trip in San Francisco | 15 May 2017 // 5:00 AM

A special rendition of “Dark Star” moves the Bureau of Sabotage into the vanguard of second generation bands keeping the flame for Grateful Dead music.

//Blogs

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
//Blogs

'Full Throttle: Remastered' Is Both Updated and Dated

// Moving Pixels

"Full Throttle: Remastered is a game made for people who don't mind pixel hunting -- like we used to play.

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