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 // 728 Articles
Blogs // 31 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

Ron Sexsmith: The Last Rider | 17 Apr 2017 // 9:30 PM

Sexsmith pens songs that are smart without being smarmy, clever without being cynical, and earnest without being shallow.

Laura Marling: Semper Femina | 14 Apr 2017 // 3:49 AM

This is art, not philosophy where the truth of beauty makes one slobber, not just salivate. Desire is too intense for good manners.

//Blogs

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.

Wiley - "Step 2001" (prod. by Zomby) (audio) | 1 Sep 2015 // 9:42 AM

British hip-hop master Wiley and UK electronic musician Zomby join forces on "Step 2001".

//Mixed media