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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

Sunday, May 8 2011

Everywhere She Goes: An Interview with Lissie

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

"Comfortable Just Being Me": An Interview with Teddy Thompson

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

You Only Live Once: An Interview With Nancy Sinatra

"When I die, I already know what my obituary will be, 'Frank’s daughter died with her boots on!' Ha.”


Tuesday, June 2 2009

Songwriting and Social Activism: An Interview With Nellie McKay

"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

A Haunted Aura: An Interview with Marianne Faithfull

"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."


Reviews

Friday, December 19 2014

Kate Miller-Heidke: O Vertigo!

The real attraction to a Miller-Heidke release lies in the pleasure given by her voice. She may sing about love and life and engage in some interesting wordplay, but her distinctive vocals and range merit the bulk of attention.


Wednesday, December 17 2014

Spank Rock: The Upside EP

“Do you want a spanking or do you want to go to bed?” This EP is meant for those who want it both ways.


Tuesday, December 9 2014

Various Artists: New Orleans Soul: The Original Sound of New Orleans Soul 1960-76

The Big Easy creations are grounded in luv, pronounced with a long sultry dipthong, doing somebody wrong for the right reasons and instrumental arrangements dipped in the sweat of sex.


Sunday, November 30 2014

Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin

So if you want the Leonard Cohen experience, but cannot afford the $100-plus tab for the ticket, this is the next best thing


Monday, November 17 2014

Robin Gibb: 50 St. Catherine's Drive

Like George Harrison, whose career and influence only grew after his death, Gibb’s final efforts reveal that he too deserves a re-evaluation of his solo offerings.


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Karen Dalton: 1966 [22.Jan.12]
The Unthanks: Last [17.Apr.11]
Ron Isley: Mr. I [27.Jan.11]
Phoebe Snow: Live [15.Feb.09]
Taj Mahal: Maestro [22.Jan.09]
DeLeon/DeLeon [9.Dec.08]
Lucinda Williams [7.Jul.08]
Geoff Muldaur [14.May.08]
Bananarama: Drama [14.May.06]
Mark Kozelek [16.Jun.05]
Laura Cantrell [15.Jun.05]
Jimmy Webb [21.May.05]
Matisyahu [7.Feb.05]
Balfa Toujours [22.Nov.04]

Blogs

Thursday, May 5 2011

A Happy Family from the Land of Oz


Wednesday, April 6 2011

We Are All One

P.T.Anderson's ode to being alone.


Wiseguy, Huh? (Mixed Media) [20.Mar.11]
Loretta Lynn Shines on "Fist City" (Mixed Media) [18.Feb.11]
Paul Thorn Can Lift You Up (Mixed Media) [30.Jan.11]
The Guilty Pleasure of Matt Morris (Mixed Media) [5.Jan.11]
Nellie McKay on the Radio (Mixed Media) [18.Oct.10]
The Queen Is Gone, But Not Forgotten (Mixed Media) [30.Sep.10]
Summertime in All of Its Glory (Mixed Media) [3.Sep.10]
The Most Beautiful Sound in the World (Mixed Media) [1.Sep.10]
The Dark Side of the Boat (Mixed Media) [25.Aug.10]
Peyton Place Redux (Mixed Media) [11.Aug.10]
Joe and Vicki Price Got the Blues (Mixed Media) [22.Jul.10]
Janis Joplin: The Woodstock Experience (Consuming Consumables) [10.Dec.09]
Wanderlust Festival Day 3 (Notes from the Road) [9.Aug.09]
LISTEN - Sugar Hill Records: A Retrospective (Consuming Consumables) [7.Dec.06]
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