Evan Minsker

writer, editor, journalist, broadcaster, critic, mentor, poet, creator, father, son, ex-news director at Pitchfork. subscribe to see/saw, my newsletter about punk records.
eminsker@gmail.com

recent work:


Power Trip returns, reshaped by loss [NPR Music]

pitchfork reviews of note:


Tyvek’s Overground
Ragana’s Desolation’s Flower (BNM)
Gee Tee’s Goodnight Neanderthal
Protomartyr’s Formal Growth in the Desert
Osees’ Intercepted Messages
Sick Thoughts’ Heaven Is No Fun
Phil & the Tiles’ “Nun’s Dream”
Chat Pile’s “grimace_smoking_weed.jpeg”
Low Life’s Downer Edn
Post Malone’s “Internet”
Baths’ “Dream Daddy”
Ramones’ End of the Century [Sunday Review]
The Stooges’ Live at Goose Lake
White Zombie box set
Jay Reatard’s Blood Visions
Eddy Current Suppression Ring’s All in Good Time
Chubby and the Gang’s The Mutt’s Nuts
The Armed’s ULTRAPOP (BNM)
Nina Hagen’s Nunsexmonkrock [Sunday Review]
Royal Headache’s High
Mikal Cronin’s MCII (BNM)

features and articles of note:

 
Mac DeMarco cover story from 2013
Cole Pulice “Rising” feature
John Mulaney on the music of his life
Joe Pera listening diary
John Wilson (of HBO’s How To) listening diary
Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh on the music of his life
Trombone Champ creator on his viral game
Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) listening diary
Tom Scharpling on the 24-hour Best Show marathon
Romero feature introducing the Melbourne power pop band
Jemina Pearl on the reunion of Be Your Own Pet
Japanese Breakfast on declining a “rock beef” with Machine Gun Kelly
James Murphy on ousting Jonathan Galkin from DFA Records

essays of note:


essay on Kid Rock’s arena opening concert in Detroit
essay about the late Daniel Johnston
essay about “Joe Pera Talks With You”
essay about the late Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead

wrestling writing:


Zack Sabre Jr on his relationship with music
Willow Nightingale (AEW) listening diary
Brody King on his cameo from I Think You Should Leave
essay about how retired wrestlers help me fall asleep
Lee Moriarty, AEW wrestler, on his music fandom
Dark Side of the Ring creators on the making of season 3
Action Bronson, HOOK, and Tony Khan on AEW licensing “The Chairman’s Intent”
Westside Gunn and Daniel Garcia on their AEW Buffalo moment

misc stuff of note:


pitchfork podcast chat about foo fighters
reviews of my favorite wrestling matches of 2020
pitchfork podcast chat about best rock albums of 2020
music video I directed for BCI’s “Alone at the Punching Bag”
mix featuring my favorite punk records of 2020
column about my favorite punk albums of 2019
stupid joke I made about Bono on Twitter
george clinton’s butthole story

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