Erin Lyndal Martin

Erin Lyndal Martin is a poet, fiction writer, music journalist, and music promotional writer. She runs and can be reached on Twitter @erinlyndal.

Features // 26 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 61 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

"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.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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