Steven Horowitz has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Iowa, where he continues to teach a three-credit online course on “Rock and Roll in America”. He has written for many different popular and academic publications including American Music, Paste and the Icon. Horowitz is a firm believer in Paul Goodman’s neofunctional perspective on culture and that Sam Cooke was right, a change is gonna come.
Sunday, May 8 2011
The Rock Island native got huge in Europe before starting a glorious iTunes-assisted crossover to America, and speaks to PopMatters about what it all means ...
Thursday, February 10 2011
With the release of his acclaimed new album Bella, Teddy Thompson talks to PopMatters about the joys of Tom Jones and why he never wants to be compared to Michael Bublé ...
Wednesday, October 14 2009
"When I die, I already know what my obituary will be, 'Frank’s daughter died with her boots on!' Ha.”
Tuesday, June 2 2009
"If you keep your opinions and knowledge to yourself, it doesn’t change anything." McKay talks to PopMatters about her current projects, social activism, and philosophy of life in general.
Wednesday, April 8 2009
"I consider myself an artist and suffering has nothing to do with it. Look, I know there are some terrible things happening in the world. That doesn‘t make the world a better place."
Tuesday, December 10 2013
These days, as Los Lobos will tell you, the ‘hood is where you find it -- whether it be East L.A. or Manhattan’s City Winery.
Tuesday, November 12 2013
One cannot overstate the importance of that rhythm; makes one feel hongry, sexy and a little mean -- even when White’s singing about storms and kids, poverty and hard work and finding oneself hanging out in the graveyard.
Monday, November 4 2013
For those that do not bother to pay much attention to lyrics or melodic variation, this album will kick butt.
Sunday, October 27 2013
The best new soul singer in a good long while has emerged from the Yorkshire Dales. Get ready. It's John Newman's world, we just live in it.
Friday, October 25 2013
You might as well not even bring out the menu. Just shots and beers, please.
Monday, June 11 2012
Tuesday, July 5 2011
Thursday, May 5 2011
Wednesday, April 6 2011
P.T.Anderson's ode to being alone.