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 // 20 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 239 Articles
Blogs // 31 Articles
//Features

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.

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.

//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

DeadPhish Orchestra Soars Over the Hills and Far Away in the Bay | 19 Mar 2017 // 11:00 PM

There’s only band that actively seeks to mix Phish and the Grateful Dead together like Reese's Pieces and that’s the DeadPhish Orchestra.

Hot Tuna Sizzles Back at Hallowed Ground in San Francisco | 7 Mar 2017 // 5:39 AM

The melodic syncopation ideas are a big part of what made Jefferson Airplane stand out from the pack in the ‘60s and have continued to power Hot Tuna through the decades.

//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

'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

// Moving Pixels

"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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