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Dan Mistich
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Dan Mistich is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia. In his spare time, he enjoys playing trivia, reading and traveling (mostly by himself in a car with the radio turned up too loud). In addition to other scholarly works, Dan has published book reviews in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Rhetoric & Public Affairs and the Journal of Popular Culture. His twin brother, Dave Mistich, also writes for PopMatters. You can follow Dan on Twitter (@drmistich) or send him an email (


Tuesday, February 19 2013

"I Always Considered Myself a Composer First:" An Interview with Franz Nicolay

Multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay established a name for himself in bands like Hold Steady and Against Me!. Here, the self-professed auto-didact discusses Kickstarter campaigns, Springsteen, and his sideline stint as a writer.

Monday, February 4 2013

Titus Andronicus vs. The Absurd Universe: An Interview with Patrick Stickles

"After their critically acclaimed The Monitor helped break them into the mainstream, Titus Andronicus are back with a new disc that slightly alters course, and in his interview with PopMatters, Patrick Stickles talks about what he expects the reaction to the disc to be, whether punk is "anti-intellectual" music, and what he really thinks about Jersey Shore ..."


Wednesday, January 16 2013

Shock Top End of the World Party: 21 December 2012 - White Sulphur Springs, WV

The end of the Mayan calendar implored many of us to consider how we’d spend our last hours on Earth. Fortunately for the people that attended the end of the world party sponsored by Shock Top, they didn’t have to think about their answers too hard.

Sunday, November 25 2012

The Demon Beat: Less Is Less

The Demon Beat’s fourth LP refines the garage rock goodness offered on their earlier releases.

Tuesday, November 6 2012

Invisible Hand: Aja

If what’s included on Aja is a sign of things to come, expect the guys in Invisible Hand to be producing some infectious pop for wide audiences very soon.

Monday, October 29 2012

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Psychedelic Pill

Psychedelic Pill is an exercise in consistency, illustrating that delivering the formula that has always seemed to work for Young’s fans is safe but satisfying.

Sunday, October 28 2012

Andrew Bird: Hands of Glory

Hands of Glory might not stand alone as a release without the context provided by Break It Yourself, but it nevertheless serves as a testament to how capable and creative Bird can be when he’s dialed in.


Thursday, April 25 2013

A Preview of the 2013 Twilight Americana Festival

Adam Klein is committed. When I sat down to meet him for coffee to chat about this year’s Twilight Americana Festival held in Athens, GA (formerly named the Athens Americana Festival), the festival’s organizer had just been rear-ended in a car accident.

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