Steve Horowitz
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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.

Features // 18 Articles
Reviews // 753 Articles
Blogs // 32 Articles
//Features

Everywhere She Goes: An Interview with Lissie | 8 May 2011 // 5:00 PM

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 ...

"Comfortable Just Being Me": An Interview with Teddy Thompson | 10 Feb 2011 // 4:00 PM

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 ...

//Reviews

JD McPherson: Undivided Heart and Soul | 17 Oct 2017 // 9:15 PM

McPherson has shaken things up a bit. His music is less genre bound than his past endeavors. Heck, some of this record resembles the work of '60s girl groups or even '70s New Wave pop.

Jerry Yester: Pass Your Light Around | 17 Oct 2017 // 2:56 AM

The songs reflect the '70s, the time from which they emerged. This music recalls the soft pop of that era.

//Blogs

Dan Reeder - "Nobody Wants to Be You" (audio) (premiere) | 18 Oct 2017 // 4:15 AM

Dan Reeder's "Nobody Wants to Be You" could be the soundtrack to a 1950s film noir, but one in which you never see the femme fatale.

Johnnyswim Takes Atlanta | 29 Dec 2016 // 4:00 AM

The singers and instrumentalists used the acoustics of the room to create overtones and play with the reverberations they initially created.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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