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 // 664 Articles
Blogs // 30 Articles

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 ...


Shawn Colvin: Uncoverfed | 5 Oct 2015 // 9:10 PM

Colvin seems satisfied just to find material that lets her pass for the older but wiser girl. She’s no sheboopi.

Samantha Fish: Wild Heart | 30 Sep 2015 // 9:05 PM

Fish proclaims her independence and need for no one else. Of course, nothing in life is quite as simple as the volume of guitar riffs reveal. Sexual desire can get in the way of pride.


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

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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