Steven Horowitz has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Iowa, where he continues to teach a three-credit online course on “Rock and Roll in America”. He has written for many different popular and academic publications including American Music, Paste and the Icon. Horowitz is a firm believer in Paul Goodman’s neofunctional perspective on culture and that Sam Cooke was right, a change is gonna come.
Monday, May 9 2011
The Rock Island native got huge in Europe before starting a glorious iTunes-assisted crossover to America, and speaks to PopMatters about what it all means ...
Friday, February 11 2011
With the release of his acclaimed new album Bella, Teddy Thompson talks to PopMatters about the joys of Tom Jones and why he never wants to be compared to Michael Bublé ...
Thursday, October 15 2009
"When I die, I already know what my obituary will be, 'Frank’s daughter died with her boots on!' Ha.”
Wednesday, June 3 2009
"If you keep your opinions and knowledge to yourself, it doesn’t change anything." McKay talks to PopMatters about her current projects, social activism, and philosophy of life in general.
Thursday, April 9 2009
"I consider myself an artist and suffering has nothing to do with it. Look, I know there are some terrible things happening in the world. That doesn‘t make the world a better place."
Wednesday, May 15 2013
She’s dreaming about flying away before the sun rises, being a passenger in time, and traveling to a new place, and such, because no matter where she is or goes, she is already centered -- or left of centered in that blood-pumping organ Stewart calls her “red, red heart".
Tuesday, May 14 2013
Musgraves knows we live at the corner of Is that Right Avenue and Strange Days Boulevard. It’s funny until it ain’t.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
Merritt and Dinnerstein may or may not be cool, but the music is purposely cold.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
These songs are just the tip of the iceberg -- almost every song Hardin wrote during his approximately 10 years of recording was a gem.
Monday, April 22 2013
Turner is a romantic. He wants to fight battles of good versus evil where there is a strong sense of morality. That’s not a bad thing. It makes for some really strong, anthemic music.
Monday, June 11 2012
Wednesday, July 6 2011
Thursday, May 5 2011
Wednesday, April 6 2011
P.T.Anderson's ode to being alone.