Steven Johnson

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Steven grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne, raised on a wholesome musical diet of The Smiths, R.E.M. and The Stone Roses (radical, huh?). Three years at university in Sheffield saw him make his first tentative foray into the world of music journalism, writing for the student newspaper. It is possible he spent almost as much time inside The Leadmill as he did inside lecture halls. He pretty much decided to move to London one night in 1998 whilst watching Sparklehorse and Neutral Milk Hotel play a (literally life-changing) gig at the sadly defunct Newcastle Riverside, attracted by the bewilderingly heady prospect of being able to do this kind of thing ridiculously often. Which, once relocated in the capital, he promptly did. He continues to obsess over bands like Teenage Fanclub, Mercury Rev, Yo La Tengo, Low & Tindersticks, whereas more recent musical predilections include modern classical, esoteric electronica and contemporary jazz. Steven is on Twitter: @_SPJ_
Steven Johnson

Articles by Steven Johnson

Jarvis Cocker, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Piano Day… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Baloji – 137 Avenue Kaniama (Albums)
Turin Brakes @ Palladium, London (Live)
Lily Allen, Fever Ray, Django Django… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Yo La Tengo – There’s A Riot Going On (Albums)
Anna von Hausswolff, Turin Brakes, Sigrid… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
First Aid Kit @ Roundhouse, London (Live)
John Cale, The Hold Steady, Soccer Mommy… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Anna von Hausswolff – Dead Magic (Albums)
First Aid Kit, Ibeyi, Marlon Williams… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Nils Frahm @ Barbican, London (Live)
Nils Frahm, Kelela, Franz Ferdinand… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Iron And Wine @ Hammersmith Apollo, London (Live)
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet – Landfall (Albums)
Spotlight: Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson, 1969-2018 (Spotlights)
Alela Diane – Cusp (Albums)
Susanna – Go Dig My Grave (Albums)
Efrim Manuel Menuck – Pissing Stars (Albums)
Nils Frahm – All Melody (Albums)
The Go! Team – Semicircle (Albums)
The Charlatans @ Brixton Academy, London (Live)