Sound Affects

April 2010

Verse-Chorus-Verse: Los Lobos - “La Guacamaya”

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


CONTEST: Win Tickets to Yuri’s Night Bay Area on April 10th with Common, the Black Keys, N*E*R*D…

Simply send an email to contests@popmatters.com with your name, email address and city/state and we will select a winner each day this


Answering Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” Call

After months of being exposed to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” (a song that contains what I consider the single most annoying hook of 2009) via


Florence Welsh Brings Art Rock Back to the Masses

In the last year, UK listeners have been inundated with the sound of the nasal-grazing, strawberry vixen, Florence Welsh – or as she is more popularly


Should John Bush Return to Anthrax?

The band's longtime vocalist has hinted at a possible reunion. Will this lead to a new era of success for Anthrax, or will the confusion and uncertainty of the past seven years continue?


March 2010

20 Questions: Russell Taylor

Gymnast, actor, writer, violinist, and (oh yeah!) soul music singer-songwriter, Russell Taylor shares his renaissance qualities with PopMatters in this latest edition of 20 Questions.


Ladies and Gentlemen, Hide Your Drugs - The Return of the Libertines

Cue the jokes about scandalous riders: The Libertines are back, reuniting for this summer’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. Ever since the Libertines split, the


Which Artists from the ‘90s and the ‘00s Deserve Induction into the Rock Hall of Fame?

You winced — didn’t you? — when ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this month. Or were you cringing when the


The Posthumous Sales Bump

Analyzing the phenomenon of the inevitable spike in album sales and interest of an artist after they die.


Notes Toward “Two Women Named ‘Jones’: An Exegesis.”

1.0 Mention that I was up late when I came up with these ideas, kind of a disclaimer. (“Dreamin’ when I wrote this / So sue me


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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