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 // 227 Articles
Blogs // 31 Articles
//Features

Guns N' Roses Crush Coachella to Reclaim Rock Crown | 8 May 2016 // 8:30 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 // 9:00 PM

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

//Columns

"The Marketplace Is a Greater Democracy Than the Political Arena" | 9 Mar 2016 // 8:30 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

Grunge Fans Pay Homage to Temple of the Dog in San Francisco | 30 Nov 2016 // 4:30 AM

It’s moments like these where music fans can rightfully feel genuine hope for humanity at a time when the world seems to be going mad.

Phish and the Spiders From Mars Take Las Vegas | 29 Nov 2016 // 4:30 AM

Phish has personally transformed Halloween into the holy high holiday of the rock world due to their legendary musical costume performances...

//Blogs

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Testifies for Rock Salvation in LA | 28 Jan 2016 // 6:56 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 // 12:35 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

Emerging from My Hiatus from Big Budget Games

// Moving Pixels

"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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