Kiel Hauck
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PopMatters Events Editor

Kiel Hauck is an avid music lover, sports fan, and writer. He received his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and has spent seven years as a disk jockey. Over the past decade, he has been a contributor for Sphere of Hip Hop, Feed Magazine, and Christ and Pop Culture. Kiel currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with his imaginary pet, Hand Dog. You can follow him on Twitter.

Features // 10 Articles
Reviews // 51 Articles
Blogs // 13 Articles

Let's Start a Band: An Interview with Max Bemis of Perma | 10 Nov 2013 // 9:20 PM

Max Bemis' new project is a collaboration with his wife Sherri, who fronts Eisley. Bemis talks balancing his family life with his recording one and how marriage has changed his music, but not in the way you think.

The Best Pop-Punk of 2012 | 5 Dec 2012 // 5:10 PM

If last year was a reminder that “pop-punk’s not dead”, then 2012 was a celebration of the vitality and diversity of the genre.


Yellowcard: 14 September 2013 - Indianapolis, IN | 27 Sep 2013 // 12:00 AM

At its core, Ocean Avenue is about leaving home for the first time and the struggle to balance your life past with what lies ahead. It’s no surprise that this album proved to be the soundtrack for that period for so many of us.

Warped Tour 2013: The Best of the Rest | 6 Aug 2013 // 1:30 AM

While letlive. surely stand as a prime example of why Warped Tour is still a place where you’d want to spend a hot, sweaty summer day rocking out, they’re not the only ones worth mentioning on this year’s tour.


This Ain't No Place for Animals: An Interview with Trenton Woodley of Hands Like Houses | 24 Sep 2013 // 6:28 AM

"We hope that everyone who loved what we did before will love what we’re doing now. It's just a logical step in the journey for us."

Compromising Me: An Interview with William Beckett | 5 Sep 2013 // 4:00 AM

"I think it’s important to respect the past and honor what we accomplished and what that meant for so many people, including myself."

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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