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."
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Epiphanies emerge and fade and come back again. The tempo stays steady and deliberate even when individual players pick up speed when adding baroque touches to the composition; an aural rendition of an optical illusion.
Monday, July 28 2014
McLagan has a pleasantly conversational voice. He’s a tasteful keyboard player. While he may not rock out, there’s a nice sashaying quality to the music.
Monday, July 21 2014
The Hollies were one of the most successful acts of the '60s, but are almost always relegated as a footnote.
Tuesday, July 8 2014
If this was the last day on Earth, Friedman would still go out and greet friends and celebrate the moment rather than cry in despair.
Monday, June 30 2014
Cartoonish in nature, like an exploding cigar joke. No matter how smart one thinks he or she is, one always laughs to the groove at the moment of detonation.
Monday, June 11 2012
Wednesday, July 6 2011
Thursday, May 5 2011
Wednesday, April 6 2011
P.T.Anderson's ode to being alone.