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 // 213 Articles
Blogs // 31 Articles
//Features

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.

//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

Moe. Concocts Explosive Recreational Chemistry in Hollywood | 17 May 2016 // 5:30 AM

Some mainstream music fans don’t have the patience for such improv, but for the moe.rons, the psychedelic jamming is what it’s all about.

Umphrey's McGee Goes Full Metal Jacket in LA + Interview | 6 May 2016 // 4:09 AM

Umphrey's McGee slays LA with another marathon show and guest jam with Frank Zappa bassist Arthur Barrow.

//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

Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

// Moving Pixels

"Spirits of Xanadu wrings emotion and style out of its low fidelity graphics.

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