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.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
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.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
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.
Sunday, April 21 2013
He started out as a teenage drummer in punk bands, and is now using his lush sense of symphonic melodies to score films, TV shows, and create haunting music of his own. With his new album drawing raves, the one and only Ólafur Arnalds speaks to PopMatters ...
Tuesday, February 5 2013
Following an exhaustive trilogy of albums, Mark Oliver Everett opens up to his band on his new record, and details the highs and lows of his songwriting process in this in-depth interview ...
Tuesday, January 15 2013
Despite being comprised of members of the Decemberists, Dolorean, and Bearfoot, Black Prairie is not just a supergroup. Rather, they are five pedigreed musicians who fuse indie rock, folk, bluegrass, and gypsy music to create a sound all their own.
Tuesday, November 13 2012
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.
Tuesday, November 6 2012
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.
Wednesday, March 27 2013
After a long hiatus from Milwaukee, Leonard Cohen returned with a three-hour show that left little room for complaint.
Wednesday, February 13 2013
Despite jet lag, Erin McKeown rocked an intimate show at Madison, Wisconsin's High Noon Saloon with her new, explicitly political songs.
Monday, January 7 2013
In J. Jack Halberstam's latest work, Mama Monster videos appear alongside discussions of the healthy queerness of Finding Nemo, and the many problems inherent in gay marriage and Bridesmaids alike.
Sunday, November 18 2012
The crowd at Milwaukee's Turner Hall witnessed the kind of unique concert experience that only Amanda Palmer could provide.
Monday, October 22 2012
A lot of metafiction, a hefty dose of wit, and even some surprisingly tender language in unexpected places.
Tuesday, October 4 2011
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 ...
Tuesday, July 19 2011
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.