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

Big Thief, Aldous Harding, Saint Etienne… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Preview: London Festivals 2019 (Previews)
Philip Glass – The Bowie Symphonies @ Royal Festival Hall, London (Reviews)
Beirut @ Hammersmith Apollo, London (Live)
These New Puritans, Soap&Skin, Marissa Nadler… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Beirut, Robyn, Sleeper… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Midori Takada & Lafawndah, Steve Gunn, Hannah Peel… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Africa Express: The Circus @ Wanstead Flats, London (Live)
Africa Express, Doves, Sauna Youth… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Lambchop – This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You) (Albums)
Vampire Weekend, Charlotte Adigéry & Sarah Davachi…This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Oneohtrix Point Never @ Roundhouse, London (Live)
Blick Bassy, You Tell Me & Ibibio Sound Machine… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Howe Gelb – Gathered (Albums)
Oneohtrix Point Never, Kristin Hersh, Gemma Ray… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Solange – When I Get Home (Albums)
Late Junction Festival, The Twilight Sad, Snapped Ankles… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Yo La Tengo @ EartH, London (Live)
Nitin Sawhney, Kathryn Joseph, Kel Assouf… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Yo La Tengo, Poppy Ackroyd, Neneh Cherry… This Week In Gigs (Previews)
Interview: Mercury Rev’s Grasshopper – “We really wanted that southern gothic feel that Bobbie Gentry had.” (Interviews)