Based in Chicago, Chris is also the author/publisher of Live Fix Blog (www.livefixblog.com), a merging of his Popmatters and other music-based writings (reviews, interviews, features) exploring fan behavior, social media, community and artist performance in live concert culture.
Tuesday, May 18 2010
On Tour with a Teacher, taking advice from fans on sound checks, and having one of his songs be a theme for the 2010 Olympics, Matisyahu is ready to follow his muse more than ever ...
Monday, May 17 2010
In their first collaboration, KRS-One and Buckshot educate the next generation of hip-hop artists and fans alike by bringing the heart back to hip-hop.
Monday, November 30 2009
Rising Afropop titans Fool's Gold are bringing a unique cultural heritage to rock music: singing in Hebrew, changing their lineup with virtually every performance, and having one hell of a time shattering conventions ...
Friday, August 21 2009
FM Supreme may be young, but she's well on her way toward creating awareness and building momentum for social and personal action using hip-hop, spoken word, and youth activism.
Wednesday, April 15 2009
When Danny Swain finally got a record deal and it didn't play out as expected, he just kept doing what he's always done, which means he's still working hard for you to hear him.
Tuesday, August 3 2010
Chicago-based hip-hop group St. Bagu is bustin' through Lines one righteous rhyme at a time.
Friday, April 9 2010
Etc.'s Chicago house beats and electro melodies can groove a crowd or lift up a head-phoned listener late at night.
Monday, February 15 2010
Catania's continued coverage of the brave new world of social networking at the BlogWorld and New Media Expo gives us an inside look at the technological movement that has irrevocably changed our lives.
Friday, February 12 2010
Catania goes inside the brave new world of social networking and new media at the Blogworld and New Media Expo in Las Vegas, giving us a look into the technological movement that has irrevocably changed our lives.
Friday, January 8 2010
All the buildup and excitement surrounding Ultraviolet made her show at the House of Blues in Chicago a celebratory homecoming. But something else was revealed too.
Thursday, March 17 2011
Wednesday, December 8 2010
Music fan fantasies are complex. They can help us cope with life, or they can keep us from facing reality. But what happens when we do get the chance to live out our rock star dreams?