Erin Lyndal Martin is a poet, fiction writer, music journalist, and music promotional writer. She runs http://www.euterpesnotebook.com and can be reached on Twitter @erinlyndal.
"I Could See Where the River Was Flowing": An Interview with Josh Ritter | 4 Jun 2013 // 6:14 PM
After a devastating divorce, Josh Ritter wasn't sure how to proceed: write angry songs? Turn to drink? It was a dark period, but the striking Beast in Its Tracks is a powerful, rather hopeful document that has gained much notice, and Ritter speaks to PopMatters all about it.
Alabaster Queen: An Interview with Marissa Nadler | 29 May 2013 // 6:14 PM
She's been called "dream folk", and at one point even "Narco-folk", but Marissa Nadler simply continues doing what she's doing best: crafting the arc-based, personality-driven songs that have become her trademark, and also talks to PopMatters about that eternal debate of Joni Mitchell vs. Riot Grrrl, of course.
Vanessa Veselka on Giving a Voice, at Least a Little Bit, to a World that Has No Voice | 13 Nov 2012 // 5:15 PM
The world around us is the world of the book, says Vanessa Veselka. In Zazen, there's a highly fetishized identity politics world that someone is getting lost in.
Claire Vaye Watkins Walks the Tightrope Between Chaos and Control | 6 Nov 2012 // 5:10 PM
Claire Vaye Watkins' first short story collection, Battleborn is winning well-deserved rave reviews. Here, she discusses monkeys in chinaberry trees, Yo La Tengo, and what it's like to be a putter-inner.
Leonard Cohen: 14 March 2013 - Milwaukee | 27 Mar 2013 // 7:00 PM
After a long hiatus from Milwaukee, Leonard Cohen returned with a three-hour show that left little room for complaint.
Erin McKeown: 7 February 2013 - Madison, WI | 13 Feb 2013 // 6:00 PM
Despite jet lag, Erin McKeown rocked an intimate show at Madison, Wisconsin's High Noon Saloon with her new, explicitly political songs.
Infamous Love Songs: An Interview with Over the Rhine | 4 Oct 2011 // 3:00 AM
Their latest album was funded by their fans, Lucinda Williams stopped by to sing on a track, and the group's new record label is named after their dog. Welcome to the wonderful world of Over the Rhine ...
Nonsense With a Purpose: An Interview With Times New Viking | 19 Jul 2011 // 2:30 AM
On the verge of breaking through, Times New Viking sits down with PopMatters to talk about its new record, Dada art, and what it's like having played over 700 shows.