Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Josh Langhoff
Image: Josh Langhoff
PopMatters Associate Music Editor

Josh Langhoff is a church musician.  He’s written about music for The Village Voice, The Singles Jukebox, two EMP Pop Conferences, his church newsletter, his blogs Surfing in Babylon and The Flowtation Device, and the Burnside Writers Collective, where he also serves as music editor.


Wednesday, May 14 2014

EMP's Pop Conference Goes Mobile and Returns Home

In its 13th year, the Pop Conference offered more exciting ideas about music and mobility than you could shake a walking stick at.

Monday, December 12 2011

The Book of Mormon: Contemporary Christian Album of 2011

Contemporary Christian Music could take a page or two out of The Book of Mormon.


Thursday, October 16 2014

Noel Torres: La Balanza

When playing corridos, one must be absolutely modern. If you play them as hard as possible, that helps.

Tuesday, June 3 2014

Juanes: Loco De Amor

Colombian superstar unplugs again, but stuffs his songs with color and hooks, amor and innuendo.

Sunday, May 18 2014

Nena Guzman: La Iniciativa

Norteño pop singer restrains fiery band from crashing through studio walls.

Monday, March 24 2014

Los Buitres de Culiacan Sinaloa: Territorio Buitre

Smart-ass norteño punks hire a banda but don't let it play enough.

Sunday, March 16 2014

Various Artists: Las Bandas Románticas de América 2014

These two useful guides to regional Mexican radio hits should be way more entertaining.

TEEN: In Limbo [30.Aug.12]
Riz MC: MICroscope [14.Aug.12]
Batida: Batida [16.May.12]
Flexible Music: fm [10.Apr.12]
Field Music: Plumb [29.Feb.12]
Escort: Escort [7.Feb.12]
Graffiti6: Colours [29.Jan.12]
Ke$ha: Cannibal [7.Dec.10]
Goose: Synrise [18.Oct.10]


Wednesday, March 6 2013

Rakim's Top 5 Rhythmic Effects in "Follow the Leader"

Rakim packs a lot into 50 couplets; get in the flow and you can picture like a photo.

Now on PopMatters
PM Picks

© 1999-2014 All rights reserved.™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.