Evan Sawdey
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PopMatters Interviews Editor

Evan Sawdey started contributing to PopMatters in late 2005, and has also had his work featured in publications such as SLUG Magazine, The Metro (U.K.), Soundvenue Magazine (Denmark), the Daily Dot, and many more. Evan has been a guest on HuffPost Live, RevotTV's "Revolt Live!", and WNYC's Soundcheck (an NPR affiliate), was the Executive Producer for the Good With Words: A Tribute to Benjamin Durdle album (available for free), and wrote the liner notes for the 2011 re-release of Andre Cymone's hit 1985 album A.C. (Big Break Records), the 2012 re-release of 'Til Tuesday's 1985 debut Voices Carry (Hot Shot Records), and many others. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. You can follow him @SawdEye should you be so inclined.

Features // 91 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 501 Articles
Blogs // 162 Articles

Running From Sane: An Interview with Adult Swim's Jason DeMarco | 13 Oct 2015 // 8:02 PM

Jason DeMarco is the man behind Adult Swim's Singles Program, was instrumental in getting Run the Jewels together, and still geeks out over Slayer. DangerDoom's album just turned 10, Singles Program 2015 just finished, and DeMarco looks back on all of it with PopMatters.

"The Cracks Are There But the Light Shines Through": An Interview with Langhorne Slim | 8 Sep 2015 // 8:25 PM

Langhorne Slim has been touring and recording his entire adult life, but sobriety, surviving a rough breakup, and living in a big pink house have informed what may be his most acclaimed album yet.


The 24-hour News Cycle Rhetoric Yields to Something Far More Human in 'The Promise: President Obama' | 17 Oct 2010 // 4:00 PM

This book works because it doesn't skimp on details: the reason behind every major Obama Year One decision is explained, and the result is fascinating. If only Alter toned down the declarative statements...


The Doobie Brothers: The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1983 | 22 Oct 2015 // 8:15 PM

Sure, the Doobie Brothers story is really about two separate bands, but let's be honest: it truly is hard to have a bad time when listening to the Doobies.

Inventions: Blanket Waves | 21 Oct 2015 // 8:20 PM

While Eluvium's sound used to have a cathartic bent to it, Matthew Cooper has been increasingly pushing his sound into intellectual territory.


20 Questions: !!! | 23 Nov 2015 // 3:00 AM

Coming off of the best album of their career only two years ago, dance-rock kingpins !!! up their game with monkeys, Can concerts, and a PSA about drinking too much coffee.

20 Questions: Brothertiger | 18 Nov 2015 // 4:00 AM

He may be one of the crown princes of chillwave, but Brotheriger's John Jagos keeps it casual, saying "I like wearing a baseball hat when I travel; I'm not sure why, but it just feels right."

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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