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 (email@example.com).
"I Always Considered Myself a Composer First:" An Interview with Franz Nicolay | 19 Feb 2013 // 5:10 PM
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.
Titus Andronicus vs. The Absurd Universe: An Interview with Patrick Stickles | 4 Feb 2013 // 9:15 PM
"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 ..."
Shock Top End of the World Party: 21 December 2012 - White Sulphur Springs, WV | 16 Jan 2013 // 1:30 AM
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.
The Demon Beat: Less Is Less | 25 Nov 2012 // 5:03 PM
The Demon Beat’s fourth LP refines the garage rock goodness offered on their earlier releases.
A Preview of the 2013 Twilight Americana Festival | 25 Apr 2013 // 4:00 AM
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.