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: http://www.playgroundmisnomer.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @unbusyinwi.
Tuesday, October 9 2012
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.
Wednesday, August 1 2012
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.
Sunday, August 4 2013
After a four-year absence, Apricot Rail have returned with Quarrels, a satisfying second effort.
Thursday, July 25 2013
A gorgeous record full of underpinnings that are quintessentially Nashville that nonetheless just barely misses a certain mark.
Friday, July 12 2013
Sun Songs is a record that invites you to cast aside expectations and live in the moment. It's also just a few hairs shy of absolute brilliance.
Sunday, June 30 2013
April Fool's Day 2013 in Chicago didn't belong to practical jokes; it belonged to Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.
Thursday, June 27 2013
Howls of Joy is celebratory in tone but there's a dark undercurrent that suggests an awareness of tough times both behind and ahead.
Thursday, November 8 2012
Devin Therriault opens up about rock 'n' roll, the Strokes, and the case for MySpace's continued relevance.
Thursday, June 28 2012
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:
Sunday, June 24 2012
Van Rivers, a noted Fever Ray collaborator, takes a song off of Man Without Country's most recent LP and works new magic on it.
Monday, April 23 2012
Robert Francis premieres the beautiful acoustic clip for "Dangerous Neighborhood", off of his upcoming Strangers in the First Place, exclusively for PopMatters.