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Thursday, April 9 2009

Queering Madonna & stardom: As contradictory as Uncle Tom, except in reverse

Madonna was as contradictory as Uncle Tom, except in reverse. She claimed to challenge the institution and dominance of the church while worshiping at the mantle of capitalism and white supremacy in ways that only reinforced the nexus of gender, race and class oppression and mutual exploitation.


Wednesday, February 4 2009

Buddy Guy colors his legacy in blues


Tuesday, January 27 2009

John Zorn by John Brackett

One must be willing to risk being consumed by the dark, cabalistic world Zorn has created around his art.


Wednesday, January 21 2009

Heltah Skeltah: Da Incredible Rap Team

Clever punchlines and witty criticisms only get Ruck and Rock so far on this disappointing third album from Heltah Skeltah.


Thursday, November 13 2008

Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo: Songs of Wood & Steel

This album is a worthy experiment that needs more work.


Thursday, October 9 2008

Blues Child: An Interview With Eli Cook

PopMatters talks with 21-year-old bluesman Eli Cook about cranking it up, turning it down, and balancing the expectations of different crowds.


Wednesday, August 27 2008

Bluesman watermelon slim paints a different picture


Thursday, July 10 2008

Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara: Soul Science

Cross-cultural fusion albums are sometimes criticised for their falseness, but there’s no sense of falseness here, no condescension, simply a set of songs that couldn’t be made in any other way.


Sunday, June 29 2008

20 Questions: Deborah Bonham

Sweetly soulful and powerful (think Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin), blues-rock singer-songwriter Deborah Bonham chats with PopMatters 20 Questions about Paul Rodgers, a beautiful ex-racehorse named Jack, and other inspirations in her life and music.


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Brian Grosz: Bedlam Nights (Capsule Reviews) [3.Feb.08]
Admiring Oliver Sacks (Sources Say) [19.Oct.07]
Extra Golden: Hera Ma Nono (Reviews) [7.Oct.07]
Hillstomp: After Two but Before Five (Capsule Reviews) [26.Aug.07]
Like a Boyd on a Wire (Features) [1.Aug.07]
Glint: Mode to Joy (Reviews) [18.Jun.07]
Benni Hemm Hemm: Kajak (Reviews) [3.Jun.07]
Lonely Avenue by Alex Halberstadt (Reviews) [12.Apr.07]
In Memoriam: Joe Strummer (Reviews) [22.Mar.07]
Damiera: M(US)IC (Capsule Reviews) [5.Mar.07]
Oasis: Stop the Clocks (Reviews) [28.Nov.06]
Oasis: Don’t Believe the Truth (Reviews) [26.May.05]
Chuck Berry: Blues (Reviews) [14.Jan.04]
Madonna: Music (Reviews) [19.Sep.00]
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