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."
Wednesday, August 20 2014
They say that misery loves company, which is why blues music remains so popular.
Monday, August 18 2014
Thorn appreciates the little things in life one takes for granted: family, love, a good rock beat, etc.
Thursday, August 14 2014
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are the missing link between Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen. Rhino has released almost 18 hours of the act's best material
Wednesday, August 13 2014
The man warbles and slides around the words and delivers them with pizzazz. He always sounds like he’s singing right from the heart. Even when he’s joking, Shaver’s serious.
Monday, August 11 2014
Although over 30 releases already bear Van Ronk's name, including several wonderful live discs, Omnivore Records has issued a new one.
Monday, June 11 2012
Wednesday, July 6 2011
Thursday, May 5 2011
Wednesday, April 6 2011
P.T.Anderson's ode to being alone.