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 // 532 Articles
Blogs // 178 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

Katy Perry: Witness | 14 Jun 2017 // 3:52 AM

Who's going to bear Witness? The listeners, of course, because this album, unfortunately, proves to be one hell of a burden.

Linklater's "Before" Trilogy Is About So Much More Than Romantic Love | 12 Jun 2017 // 4:30 AM

Across three films and 18 years, the characters of Jesse and Céline have endured in the hearts of cinephiles everywhere, but their journey remains more complex than you remembered.

//Blogs

Now Hear This!: Hoops | 7 Jun 2017 // 4:00 AM

The guitars ring with lo-fi charm and some would easily compare Hoops to the basement pop madness of Ariel Pink. This band has something to say and one of the catchiest albums of the year.

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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2'

// Moving Pixels

"Our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

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