Thursday, January 2 2014
From the electro-dance of Daft Punk, Disclosure and Rudimental and the boundary-pushing R&B of Janelle Monae and John Newman to the warm sounds of Americana blossoming into the hippest sounds in American music and the always-compelling Kanye West, PopMatters counts down 2013's 75 best songs.
Tuesday, December 10 2013
Our list for 2013 is predictably diverse, ranging from progressive newgrass to tradition-minded country to old-time acoustic to California canyon rock to psych folk to singer-songwriter and all points between.
Thursday, August 29 2013
Check out the early word on a few of this September's most intriguing listens, including much anticipated material from Sebadoh, Neko Case, and Kathleen Hanna's the Julie Ruin.
Wednesday, June 1 2011
If only the creators of the Spiderman musical had chosen Elvis Costello instead of U2 to create Spidey's soundtrack... While we're at it, here are some ideas for Broadway's next pack of superhero shows.
Thursday, December 17 2009
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.
Sunday, April 26 2009
Violence in music begets violence in music: female artists reclaim the murder ballad.
Wednesday, September 4 2013
Neko Case's great new album continues to push her musical boundaries. But with her strong lyrical point of view and even stronger voice, pretty much anything she writes still sounds like a Neko Case song.
Sunday, August 5 2012
A weekend full of live music including performances by Neko Case, Aesop Rock, Major Lazer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Youth Lagoon, Thee Oh Sees, Doomtree, Father John Misty, John Maus, Porcelain Raft, Spaceghostpurrp, King Tuff, Blood Diamonds and more.
Thursday, May 28 2009
Live, the audience gets a glimpse at two very distinct sides of Neko Case; her vocals and their ability to chill to the bone and the woman who delivers them whose charms warm you right back up
Monday, March 2 2009
Beguiling beauty and powerful pipes can’t save Case’s latest from feeling like a disappointment.
Wednesday, January 17 2007
Wait, wasn't this released on DVD just a short while ago?
Friday, September 5 2014
The New Pornographers teamed with NPR for a unique performance at the Brill Building - the place that inspired the title of their newest album Brill Bruisers.
Wednesday, November 18 2009
Neko caps off a good year for her and Middle Cyclone with a visit the the Risible One:
Friday, June 12 2009
Neko Case dropped by The Tonight Show last night to play "This Tornado Loves You" off Middle Cyclone
Monday, March 30 2009
Neko Case's Sixth album, Middle Cyclone is almost a month old, but has quickly become one of her most important works in her distinguished career.
Friday, July 17 2009
On her most recent album, the shadowy "Middle Cyclone," Neko Case imprinted the style she has been honing over the previous two albums. As she