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."
Thursday, April 23 2015
The music sounds old, as if it was meant to be played on a 78 rpm turntable, but without the scratchiness.
Tuesday, April 21 2015
Forty four tracks from Lee’s radio show that she never recorded later and have, for the most part, not been heard since they originally aired.
Wednesday, April 15 2015
This re-release provides evidence that Bettye LaVette should have been famous decades earlier.
Monday, April 6 2015
Perhaps this is the true ruffian’s misfortune: one mellows with age. Hubbard tries to pretend otherwise by snarling and playing blues licks.
Monday, March 23 2015
The assortment of different tunes here suggests McKay understands the complexity of the past and reveals her empathy for a more hopeful time when love and peace were fresh thoughts rather than a debased slogan.
Monday, June 11 2012
Wednesday, July 6 2011
Thursday, May 5 2011
Wednesday, April 6 2011
P.T.Anderson's ode to being alone.