Berlin’s newest festival, Tempelhof Sounds, begins with plenty of love and grace, as several UK, German, and even Belarusan bands take over a delectable presummer evening.
A true legend of the 20th century, Judy Garland was born 100 years today. We offer a playlist of her best work with some of the greatest moments in film and music history.
In 2022, most fans seek from Avril Lavigne what they sought in 2002: a place to air their angst and grievances, no longer teenagers but likely now disillusioned millennials.
Open Mike Eagle’s podcast What Had Happened Was is an enchanting and illuminating appreciation of hip-hop. This passionate, energetic, and prolific man talks with PopMatters.
Swedish synthpop revolutionary Jonna Lee revives her iamamiwhoami moniker and takes on time to give us her forceful folk album, Be Here Soon.
Singer-songwriter and This Is Us star Mandy Moore discusses making music, babies, and unforgettable TV magic as she and her husband Taylor Goldsmith hit the road.
Boy George is an essential figure in queer pop culture because his work strove to counter the prevailing conversation about queerness in the 1980s.
A 14-year-old at his first rock concert stares down a stampede of 15,000 drug-addled maniacs fleeing clouds of choking tear gas in an effort to see Rush play.
From sampling to Snoop Dogg’s Tha Snoopadelics, jazz trumpeter Josef Leimberg now lets spiritual jazz inspire him for his forthcoming album, The Archer.
PopMatters takes a deep dive into Radiohead’s first musically important album, The Bends, where the group’s experimental inclinations initially took flight.