Dave Bloom
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Despite the profile picture, Dave Bloom is not much of a guitarist. He's a decent rock drummer, though, and sporadically writes about other people who hit things at http://drumtumblr.tumblr.com. He writes about music, culture, politics, librarianship, and other stuff at http://davebloom.tumblr.com.

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Reviews // 51 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Features

If You Had Ears, You Could Not Ignore It: Mainstream Responses to Punk | 15 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

When punk assailed pop in the late '70s, established artists faced a choice: respond with conviction or face irrelevance.

//Reviews

Darlene Love: Introducing Darlene Love | 27 Sep 2015 // 9:10 PM

One of pop's greatest voices walks back to the spotlight on an album produced by Steve Van Zandt with songs by Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, Jimmy Webb, Linda Perry, and others.

Richard Thompson: Still | 20 Jul 2015 // 9:10 PM

The Jeff Tweedy-produced Still may not surprise, but surprises aren't what Richard Thompson albums are about.

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15 Essential Scott Walker Songs | 28 Nov 2012 // 12:15 AM

As preparation for Scott Walker's first studio album since 2006, we review the essential tracks from his long, strange career.

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//Blogs

Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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