Michael Metivier has lived and worked everywhere from New Orleans to Chicago to New York to Boston. He currently lives in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, with his bride-to-be and two hilarious guinea pigs. He records and performs original songs under the name "Oweihops".
My Michael | 5 Jul 2009 // 4:00 PM
As an adult, I haven’t the foggiest idea of what a “King of Pop” is or does, but as a six-year-old, I was pretty sure Michael Jackson invented music.
Pearl Jam's "Ten", Eighteen Years Later | 2 Apr 2009 // 4:00 PM
Over the years, Sony Legacy has re-released countless albums, but rarely has it honored a record whose importance with regards to legacy has been debated since day one as Pearl Jam’s debut.
The Lemonheads: It's A Shame About Ray: Collector's Edition | 27 Mar 2008 // 4:59 PM
This 1992 classic, a commercial smash and artistic peak for the Lemonheads, wants another bit part in your life. A walk-on would be fine.
Best Singer/Songwriter Albums of 2006 | 19 Dec 2006 // 2:01 PM
Dry lyrical wit, verbal playfulness, and somber epiphanies for the reluctantly mature: they're all part of Michael Metivier's best singer/songwriter albums of the year.
Trouser Snakes on a Tour Plane: A Long Journey with Journey | 29 Aug 2006 // 7:00 PM
Love or loathe them, Journey's songs are etched into our collective subconscious, and deeper than most of us would like to admit.
All City, All the Time //26.Sep.05
My Backyard: An Interview With Nora O'Connor //31.Dec.94
United Bible Studies: The Jonah | 9 Sep 2009 // 3:56 PM
Sometimes, the blend of trad and psych can seem either too precious or too studied, but overall, The Jonah rings true.
16 Horsepower: Secret South | 8 Sep 2009 // 4:00 PM
Reissue of 16 Horsepower's long-out-of-print third album. It's not their best, but certainly worthy.
Cub Country: Stretch That Skull Cover and Smile | 24 Aug 2009 // 3:58 PM
Jeremy Chatelain writes and sings some fine melodies, high and lonesome, calm and mellow, and there isn’t a moment on the album that rings hollow or false.
The Dry Spells: Too Soon For Flowers | 19 Aug 2009 // 3:59 PM
Mystical, ethereal Californian folk-rock in the vein to make Mama Nicks proud.
Sarah Jarosz: Song Up In Her Head | 20 Jul 2009 // 4:00 PM
A captivating and assured debut by an 18-year-old bluegrass soon-to-be star.