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 is the co-founder and host of The Chartographers, a podcast for pop music nerds, and has hosted PopTalk for PopMatters. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. You can follow him @SawdEye should you be so inclined.

Features // 103 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 538 Articles
Blogs // 181 Articles
//Features

20 Questions: Doctors of Madness' Richard Strange | 13 Jun 2017 // 4:00 AM

The Sex Pistols once opened for them, and are cited as the missing link between glam and punk. At long last, their music is available again, and frontman/erstwhile Death Eater Richard Strange reflects on it all.

The Timid, the Tacky, and the Talented: The 59th Annual Grammy Awards | 13 Feb 2017 // 3:49 AM

"I thought it was her year," Adele told reporters backstage after upsetting Beyoncé. "What the fuck does she have to do to win Album of the Year?"

//Columns

The 24-hour News Cycle Rhetoric Yields to Something Far More Human in 'The Promise: President Obama' | 17 Oct 2010 // 5:00 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...

//Reviews

Pink: Beautiful Trauma | 17 Oct 2017 // 9:20 PM

Indulgence and cliché were never attributes we've used to describe peak-era Pink, but on this languid, ballad-heavy effort, they fit perfectly.

The Orchids: Who Needs Tomorrow... a 30 Year Retrospective | 2 Oct 2017 // 2:54 AM

Their influences were out in the open for all to see, but this Orchids retrospective sums up the sweet joy of these jangle-pop stalwarts.

//Blogs

Fave Five: Mike Scott of the Waterboys on Keith Richards | 25 Sep 2017 // 4:39 AM

The Waterboys ambitious new double-album culls a lot of inspirations, but Mike Scott is happy to expound upon one of the key ones: Keith Richards and his most badass moments.

20 Questions: Amadou & Miriam | 19 Sep 2017 // 4:00 AM

For their ninth studio album, acclaimed Malian duo Amadou & Miriam integrate synths into their sound while displaying an overt love of Pink Floyd.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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