Robert Loss teaches writing and literature at Columbus College of Art and Design. His critical writing about music and comics has also appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Books, The Comics Journal and elsewhere. His short fiction has been published in Filigree and Mayday. His book of music criticism, Nothing Has Been Done Before: Seeking the New in 21st Century American Popular Music will be published this fall by Bloomsbury. Follow him on Twitter @RobertVLoss or visit his website RobertLoss.org.
The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli Talks About 'In Spades', Prince, and the Critical Beat | 2 Aug 2017 // 9:00 PM
Greg Dulli tells PopMatters that "nothing's excluded when it comes time to write a song... I am absolutely omnivorous."
Fade Into the Machine: Bon Iver's '22, A Million' | 4 Oct 2016 // 9:30 PM
Bon Iver's 22, A Million may be the first album that, truly, should be dedicated to Big Digital if not artificial intelligence.
The Next Hot Music Scene Can Be Found at Twin Peaks' Bang Bang Bar | 11 Sep 2017 // 10:00 PM
One of the most heartening and compelling aspects of David Lynch's approach to this new season of Twin Peaks is his widened musical palette.
Being Human: Rag'n'Bone Man and the Authenticities of Voice | 20 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM
Human fits alongside the works of Alabama Shakes and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, but can Rag'n'Bone Man's distinctive gospel-blues voice find a place on the American charts?
Bruce Springsteen: The Ties That Bind: The River Collection | 7 Dec 2015 // 9:30 PM
The Ties That Bind: The River Collection shows Springsteen and the band writing their second act, the one where they figured out how to grow up without losing touch with the energy and freedom of rock 'n' roll.
The Malefactors of Great Wealth: Today Is the Best Day of My Life | 2 Oct 2011 // 4:59 PM
Songwriter J.P. Olsen's magic far exceeds that of his hapless protagonist(s).