Jonathan Sanders writes from Tell City, Indiana, where he lives with his wife Aimee. A 2008 graduate of Ball State's Journalism school with degrees in Magazine Writing / Design and History, Sanders has written extensively for Stereo Subversion, among other online publications. He currently edits "Hear! Hear!", a pop-music centered online blog, and writes for PopMatters and Pajamas Media. He has a voracious appetite for new music, and bristles at the thought that some still believe good music died with [insert band name here.]
Truth Is Always the Same: An Interview with Gogol Bordello | 12 Jun 2014 // 8:14 PM
While some may find it easy to classify them as "gypsy punk", Gogol Bordello's worldview is actually much more expansive than that.
You Can't Make Old Friends: An Interview with Dolly Parton | 19 May 2014 // 8:14 PM
On the occasion of the release of Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton talks to PopMatters about her songwriting process, her legacy, and the stories behind her strongest collection of songs in years.
Barenaked Ladies + Ben Folds Five + Guster: 6 July 2013 - Cincinnati, OH | 15 Jul 2013 // 11:00 PM
Having successfully found the space they so avidly looked for, Ben Folds Five are back to show us you really can go home again. Their live set seamlessly blends classics with their new songs, showing there's plenty more hit material to mine with this threesome.
Azita: Disturbing the Air | 22 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM
Though she is unlikely to ever fully relinquish her “acquired taste” label, let’s be honest: none of Azita's dedicated listeners truly want her to.
FRAME-BY-FRAME: Breaking Bad S05E10/11 - “Buried / Confessions” | 30 Aug 2013 // 3:00 AM
In a final season where the ultimate end-game is up for grabs, every character's motivations are up for dissection. Whether anyone can have the ending he seeks, however, remains the ultimate question.
Frame-By-Frame: Breaking Bad S5E9 - Blood Money | 13 Aug 2013 // 3:00 AM
I've been saying it for years and tonight it held true: Introduce a DEA brother-in-law during season one and eventually you'll get a big boom. In "Blood Money", Dean Norris proves he's easily Bryan Cranston's acting equal.