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 // 734 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

Chuck Berry: Chuck | 7 Jun 2017 // 9:20 PM

The good news is that while the man was no longer a groundbreaking creator of a new musical style, he still could rock in creative and energetic ways.

Pokey LaFarge: Manic Revelations | 16 May 2017 // 2:40 AM

A vibrant and often brassy mix that would sound equally at home at a Harlem rent party as a small-town barn dance.

//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
//Blogs

The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

// Moving Pixels

"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

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