Steven Spoerl
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Steven is a writer, musician, and filmmaker from Wisconsin who has spent his fair share of time in the entertainment trenches. He frequently contributes reviews and interviews to Playground Misnomer, which can be accessed here: You can follow him on Twitter: @unbusyinwi.

Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 228 Articles
Blogs // 4 Articles

Just Stay Alive: An Interview With John Darnielle of Mountain Goats | 9 Oct 2012 // 5:12 PM

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, named by several as one of the greatest contemporary songwriters, reveals what happens behind the scenes for the new release Transcendental Youth, among many other topics.

Turning Black Tables: An Interview with Other Lives | 1 Aug 2012 // 5:02 PM

The buzzed about Other Lives are somewhat Americana, somewhat space-bound, and all sorts of acclaimed. Sitting down with PopMatters, Jesse Tabish opens up about songwriting, incessant touring, and new-found fame.


Apricot Rail: Quarrels | 4 Aug 2013 // 5:06 PM

After a four-year absence, Apricot Rail have returned with Quarrels, a satisfying second effort.

Escondido: The Ghost of Escondido | 25 Jul 2013 // 12:30 AM

A gorgeous record full of underpinnings that are quintessentially Nashville that nonetheless just barely misses a certain mark.


Masochist: An Interview with Devin | 8 Nov 2012 // 12:30 AM

Devin Therriault opens up about rock 'n' roll, the Strokes, and the case for MySpace's continued relevance.

Steady As He Goes: An Interview with Brendan Benson | 28 Jun 2012 // 4:30 AM

Brendan Benson is a musician a lot of history behind him and was more than willing to speak to PopMatters about his roots and his early influences, and how they progressed:

//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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