Mixed Media

June 2011

CONTEST: Sara Bareilles Headlines the New Backstage Pass Artist Series

POPMATTERS SPONSOR Tone® is turning up their Backstage Pass Artist Series by teaming with Grammy-nominated artist Sara Bareilles. From live chats and an online tour


Marshall Jefferson - “Move Your Body” - 25 Years of House

Released on the seminal Trax Records in 1986, Marshall Jefferson’s pivotal “Move Your Body” single was a smash success and helped put Chicago’s dance


May 2011

Can Viral Videos Be Art?

Is there such a thing as a highbrow viral video? We'll Never Know the Difference.


‘New Year Baby’ Airs This Week on the World Channel

“I was born on the Cambodian New Year in a refugee camp,” narrates Socheata Poeuv. “But my parents never told me much more than that,


Late Spring 2011 New Music Playlist

Reason for hope that the world didn't end...


The Wild Swans Set to Release First Album in 21 Years

The Wild Swans are one of those bands whose legend is several times bigger than its discography. In 1982 the Liverpudlian band, led by singer Paul


Fitz and the Tantrums Update

What a year it’s been for Fitz and the Tantrums. Since the PopMatters interview last Memorial Day weekend in the basement of a small


Wet Hair - “Labor of Love” (video)

The lonely organ and the disembodied voice have been staples of independent music since Suicide, but rarely have a group sounded so dandy about his


Crowded House’s Neil Finn Forms New Band, Pajama Club, With Wife Sharon

The band release Australian and American tour dates as well as new track "From a Friend to a Friend".


April 2011

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'SUPERHOTLine Miami' Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

// Moving Pixels

"SUPERHOTLine Miami provides a perfect case study in how slow-motion affects the pace and tone of a game.

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