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."
Monday, September 15 2014
By time a song ends, one has undergone the journey from ignorance to familiarity accompanied by a sense of Déjà vu as if one already knew what one never has known.
Tuesday, September 9 2014
He tells you about a "Brand New Dance" that’s sweeping the nation. The craze is just getting out of bed, standing up, and confronting death. He's not just being funny
Tuesday, September 2 2014
What may seem like improvisation becomes a particular point or a place and moves according to mathematically defined circumstances.
Tuesday, August 26 2014
When May rants about a "Wild Woman", we know that it's the woman that lives inside her. She ferociously attacks the lyrics, growling and stuttering as needed.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
They say that misery loves company, which is why blues music remains so popular.
Monday, June 11 2012
Wednesday, July 6 2011
Thursday, May 5 2011
Wednesday, April 6 2011
P.T.Anderson's ode to being alone.