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 // 2 Articles
Reviews // 263 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

'Sekret Machines: Gods' Reiterates: All Religion Is UFO Religion | 23 Aug 2017 // 9:00 PM

With Tom DeLonge and co-author Peter Levenda playing “the role of an intellectual Indiana Jones”, Sekret Machines: Gods provides plenty of intriguing intel about the Phenomenon.

"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

Ravi Coltrane and SFJazz Honor John Coltrane with A Love Supreme | 12 Oct 2017 // 4:25 AM

Considering that Coltrane only played the classic composition in its entirety a single time (at a 1965 show in France), it’s a work of art that remains ripe for further interpretation.

Gov't Mule Rocks the Equinox with Revolutionary Fervor in Oakland | 11 Oct 2017 // 7:53 AM

Guitarist Warren Haynes always brings a fiery rock ‘n’ roll show to town, but he’s also carved out a well-earned reputation for delivering music that taps into the current cultural zeitgeist.

//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

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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