Sarah Zupko founded PopMatters, one of the largest independent cultural criticism magazines on the web, back in the Internet’s early days of 1999. Zupko is a former Executive Producer for Tribune Media Services, the media syndication arm of the Tribune Company, and a 10-year veteran of Tribune. Her other pursuits involve writing historical fiction and research in the fields of Slavic and German history, as well as general European cultural and intellectual history. Zupko studied musicology, film, and drama at the University of Chicago and media theory at the University of Texas, where she received her M.A.
Monday, January 27 2014
PopMatters is pleased to premiere Parker Millsap's self-titled album, the latest from the wise-beyond-his-years 20-year-old Americana songwriter.
Wednesday, February 13 2013
The UK's amazing electro-soulsters Stubborn Heart share with PopMatters an exclusive Valentine's Day mix for this most romantic of days.
Sunday, December 15 2002
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Sunday, September 23 2007
A rare lost gem thankfully resurrected, perfect for the headphones and the stereo stack.
Wednesday, September 5 2007
Monday, September 3 2007
Patrick Cleandenim loves Scott Walker. That much is clear from the rich, poppy orchestrations of his '60s gazing tunes.
Thursday, August 30 2007
Sultry, silly, soulful, playful, gender-bending, pop experimentalist... Heidi Mortenson is all this and more.
Wednesday, August 29 2007
This new pop collective from Cardiff, Wales has a deep, abiding love for the most sugary, candy-coated concoctions from the '60s.
Thursday, December 5 2013
New Orleans' funk ensemble Dumpstaphunk drops a new video for "Dancin to the Truth", a tune from their July 2013 release, Dirty Word.
Friday, October 4 2013
Australian singer-songwriter Paul Conrad constructs a full sound drawing from indie and classic rock, topped with a Thom Yorke-esque voice.
Thursday, October 3 2013
Denmark's Fallulah is a fast rising pop diva aiming squarely at Robyn's fanbase and international dancefloors. Watch her take off.
Monday, September 30 2013
In Texas, the surname Robison is songwriting gold as the family has spawned numerous notables such as Charlie, his brother Bruce and sister Robyn Ludwick.
Monday, June 24 2013
Watcha Clan respect no geographic borders, living grateful lives as perpetual musical nomads and explorers. That's plain to hear on this track from the new 'Ziggurat FM' EP from Piranha Musik. Join the journey.