Phil Mason

Philip Mason is a journalist, cultural critic, occasional musician and all-round good guy. He resides in lovely Brighton on the south coast of the UK. Follow him on Twitter - PhilipM@WellKnownGun

Features // 15 Articles
Reviews // 4 Articles

Don't Want to Miss This Thing: An Interview with Aerosmith | 26 Feb 2015 // 2:28 AM

Aerosmith has released concert DVDs before, but with Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014, they are on the silver screen for one night only. Tom Hamilton tells us about the hits, the fits, and the pursuit of naughty bits.

Holidays in Hades: An Interview with the English Heretic | 13 Jan 2015 // 8:20 PM

PopMatters meets the founder of the occult-influenced UK project to talk about its fascinating new album/aural mausoleum The Underworld Service.


'Partrimilgrimage: The Alan Partridge Specials' Is Just About Worth the Journey | 1 May 2013 // 5:10 PM

Steve Coogan's spoof radio DJ's latest outing -- released ahead of a feature film this summer -- is as clever as always. But isn't the joke getting a little old, now?

Swans: 2 April 2013 - Brighton, UK | 10 Apr 2013 // 7:00 PM

In the three years since they reformed, Swans have developed into arguably the best band in the world. This gig on the south coast of the UK found them in devastating form.

//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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