Corey Beasley
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Corey Beasley is a staff writer at PopMatters and Cokemachineglow. He graduated from George Mason University with an MFA in Creative Writing in 2011. He lives in Brooklyn. You can contact him at coreylaynebeasley_at_gmail_dotcom, but he will only read your promo email if you open by naming your favorite Fugazi song (it can't be "Waiting Room").

Features // 18 Articles
Columns // 5 Articles
Reviews // 84 Articles
Blogs // 45 Articles
News // 1 Articles

Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis Talks Self-Acceptance, Feminism, and Inclusivity in Rock Music | 21 Apr 2015 // 8:09 PM

Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz talks with PopMatters about a growing progressive movement in rock music, her new record, and more.

The Best Indie Rock of 2014 | 1 Dec 2014 // 8:20 PM

Some of the heavy hitters may not have made the cut for the best indie rock of 2014, but newer acts did more than just fill the vacuum left by the usual suspects.


The Indie Rock Trends of 2012 | 12 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM

This year saw a number of interesting developments in the indie rock world, all reflective of the genre's ever-expanding palate.

Pussy Riot, Paul Ryan, and Protest Music in 2012 America | 16 Sep 2012 // 5:15 PM

With a high-stakes presidential election around the corner, many people have wondered what's happened to protest music in America. From Pussy Riot to Paul Ryan, taking stock might not be as simple as it was a few decades ago.


Modest Mouse's Webster Hall Show Could Have Done With More of the Early Stuff | 1 Apr 2015 // 3:30 AM

These indie giants' recent two-night run at New York City's Webster Hall answers the question: what kind of band is Modest Mouse in 2015?

Taylor Swift: 1989 | 30 Oct 2014 // 8:06 PM

A 40-foot Taylor Swift stomps through Manhattan in chelsea boots and a pencil skirt, bodegas and halal carts crumbling under her heels, waving one enormous pinky finger to Jay and Beyoncé as they cower in their Tribeca penthouse.


Wry Climate - "Fire Escape Games" (MP3) (Premiere) | 19 Nov 2013 // 3:32 AM

New York shoegazers Wry Climate premiere new track "Fire Escape Games" on PopMatters.

Waxahatchee + Screaming Females + Tenement: 16 September 2013 - New York | 4 Oct 2013 // 7:00 AM

On a joint tour, Waxahatchee and Screaming Females prove why they're two of the best rock acts in the world right now.


Sweetgreen's Sweetlife Food & Music Festival 2012 on Saturday | 24 Apr 2012 // 7:00 AM

Sweetlife has its eye on the future of summer festival culture.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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