Robert Loss has been publishing music criticism since 2009. His main venue for this writing has been PopMatters, where he's written the column "Ties That Bind" since 2012. Additional writing has appeared in Public Books, Ghettoblaster, Heavy Feather Review, and Bookslut. He's currently writing a book about the new in popular music since the turn of the twenty-first century, in which the likes of Bob Dylan, Janelle Monae, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Guy Debord, Arthur Danto, Talib Kweli, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, and Boris Groys all have something to say. Read here for more information about that projekt.
SELECT PUBLICATIONS and LINKS
"Scenes of Love and Theft: Bob Dylan, Piracy, and Cultures of Transgression," a review of Elijah Wald's Dylan Goes Electric! and Stephen Witt's How Music Got Free. Los Angeles Review of Books. July 1 2015. Online.
"Nothing Has Been Done Before" (review of Greil Marcus' The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs) (PublicBooks)
"Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Cleveland, OH, Oct. 8, 2012" (GB, link defunct, click here to read)
"Rocket to Nowhere: A Proto-punk Dream" (PM, profile of Mike Rep)
"Ugly Stick: Cowtown Punk" (GB, link defunct, click here to read)