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 // 102 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 530 Articles
Blogs // 177 Articles
//Features

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?"

A Minute to Breathe: Interview With Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross | 17 Jan 2017 // 2:44 AM

"The last thing I wanted to do was make a song that was preachy about climate change," says Reznor, who with Ross tackles the world's biggest issues on their own terms.

//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

Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog | 4 May 2017 // 9:30 PM

Don't let its modest exterior fool you: DeMarco's latest has a rich emotional life that will reveal itself over time. This Old Dog indeed has some new tricks in it.

Martin Scorsese Gives His Own Voice to 'Silence' | 28 Mar 2017 // 4:30 AM

Martin Scorsese's quiet religious epic gives a definitive take on a book that thrives in its ambiguity.

//Blogs

Ruby Bones Share Stream of Their Self-Titled Debut (premiere) | 8 May 2017 // 6:37 AM

Out of the pastel ashes of party-rockers Boxed Wine comes Chris Nova's newest incarnation: a Springsteen-worshiping, Pixies-loving rock incarnation that feels like a blast from the past.

Mack Keane '2107' EP (premiere) | 2 May 2017 // 10:00 AM

You can hear a bit of Jamie Lidell and even Bruno Mars in Mack Keane's soul-pop sound, but it's clear from his debut effort he's carving out a sound all his own.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Pilot X Puts a Crimp on the Business in 'The Mysterious Airman'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Mystery writer Arthur B. Reeve's influence in this film doesn't follow convention -- it follows his invention.

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