Jonathan Frahm is a journalist and author from the San Francisco Bay Area who currently resides in Tucson, AZ. Since Jonathan laid his hat in Tucson, he has come to hold a tremendous appreciation for its burgeoning music and arts scene. This passion has acted as the trampoline that jettisoned him into the position he is now, dishing out articles on scintillating music for PopMatters, For Folk's Sake (where he is North American Editor), and other publications.
Tatiana DeMaria reworks her punk band TAT's "Anxiety" into a searing, reflective acoustic number that's made all the more powerful by an intimate new performance video.
London singer-songwriter Francesca Louise's debut EP, Melancholic Antidote, is glistening folk-pop that reflects on love and life goals.
Pacific reggae artist Kolohe Kai fuses pop and R&B elements into "Catching Lightning", a breezy new love song that's perfect for summer.
Americana's Noah Guthrie debuts the bittersweet, nostalgic lyric video for his latest single, "That's All", and talks with PopMatters about how he creates the music that resonates with so many.
Radiator King's "Madame Marie" is an understated Americana anthem that looks back on the wonders of childhood.
Danielle Ponder and Karate Boogaloo join forces for "Look Around", a harrowing slice of classic soul that observes the present state of the world.
VEAUX's "Tell Me That You Love Me" Examines Life as a Black Man in a Conservative Community (premiere)
VEAUX's Aaron Wagner wrote their latest single, "Tell Me That You Love Me", as a direct response to his experiences growing up as a Black liberal in a white conservative town.
Victoria Bailey emerges with "Skid Row", a country romp that's an ode to an LA honky-tonk and the classic California Bakersfield sound.
Emerging "surf alternative R&B" trio We the Commas' feel-good, soulful single feels "Custom Made" for summer.
Simon Lunche's "Red Delicious" is soulful, seductive pop that expresses a yearning, desperate love.
Nu Deco Ensemble and Kishi Bashi team up for a gorgeous live performance of "I Am the Antichrist to You", which has been given an orchestral renovation.
Rising pop artist ARI turns to elements of rock to develop her new single, "Cold War", a song that examines her own struggles with bringing her worlds together.
Electropop artist MIREI's rendition of Sade's R&B classic "No Ordinary Love" is a reminder of the love that exists between all of us, even in times of uncertainty and disconsolation.
Australia's Wesley Dean meshes elements of pop and Americana into a compassionate, confident anthem about self-love and discovery on "Magik".
Americana's the Danberrys explode in a burst of commanding, bluesy folk-rock on "Undertow", which reflects on a toxic relationship.
Inspired by Townes Van Zandt and Bach, Texas' Anthony Garcia strikes a captivating line between Americana and classical on "The Wind".
In light of the recent US Supreme Court decision on DACA, Pan-Americana group LADAMA premiere "Inmigrante" to honor immigrants.
Paula Boggs and her Seattle "soulgrass" sextet examine love's vulnerability in their new-fangled folk tale, "A Finer Thread".
On "Silver Lining", Kev Choice is joined by a collective of Bay Area rappers to reflect on positive efforts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Country artist Willie Jones' "Trainwreck" is an accessible summertime breakup tune that coolly meshes elements of the genre's past, present, and future.
John Prine's former guitarist and musical director, Jason Wilber steps out with a new album, Time Traveler, featuring irreverent, pensive, and worldly folk music.