Imran Khan is a freelance writer who lives in Canada. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications at York University before studying Creative Writing at the University of Toronto for Continuing Studies. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications like Inside Entertainment, aRUDE and The Toronto Quarterly.
Curiouser and Curiouser: An Interview With Charlie Winston | 16 Mar 2015 // 10:00 PM
The British singer's latest LP, Curio City, finds all of his influences distilled down to a funk-strummed groove of pure pop magic.
What's He Banging on About?: An Interview with Rapper Bang On! | 11 Feb 2015 // 9:19 PM
The young MC Bang On! may play dumb, but he's sharp as a tack.
Lush Life: The Music of Brazil's Doris Monteiro | 6 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM
Doris Monteiro, Brazil's "Queen of Radio", offered in 1976 what was perhaps her finest musical declaration with Agora, a now obscure and luxurious treasure of Brazilian pop-delights.
The Fictions of Anxiety in 'The Last of Philip Banter' | 14 Jul 2015 // 9:20 PM
An examination of internalized fears, The Last of Philip Banter explores the social culture of the working-class through a careful dissection of mental illness.
Astrid Williamson: We Go to Dream | 17 Aug 2015 // 8:00 AM
On her sixth studio release, the Shetland-born singer delves even deeper into the reaches of ambient-pop.
Tarzan Meets Jane in the Urban Concrete Jungle of 'Wild Thing' | 17 Aug 2015 // 4:45 AM
From the wide range of ‘80s cheese to choose from, Wild Thing offers very little of the tang that makes the slightly better ‘80s schlock a little more fun to watch.
Speak of the Blue Devil: The Moody Grooves of Andy Kayes | 28 Jul 2015 // 4:00 AM
Andy Kayes' latest album of mercurial hip-hop finds the rapper putting the boom back in boom bap, one beat at a time.
MNSR Frites - 'The River Wandle' | 21 Jul 2015 // 6:05 AM
A set of chilled hip-hop funk, these are tunes designed for summer's lazy days.