Album Reviews

Gorillaz
Humanz

Apr 28, 2017 Web Exclusive

There are many reasons why Gorillaz are a fascinating band, foremost of which is the way they skirt the question of identity. 

Mew
Visuals

Apr 27, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Danish trio Mew are hipsters outside the cool scene; prog-rockers more interested in creating epic, dreamy pop than singing about ancient monuments

BNQT
Volume 1

Apr 26, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Before listening to Volume 1, first banish all expectations as to what this so-called super-group might sound like. Trying to figure out what a band featuring members of Midlake, Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, Travis, and Grandaddy will sound like is enough to give you a popsicle headache. 

Classic Interviews

2014 Artist Survey: Hookworms

2014 Artist Survey: Hookworms
JW and MB on Time Travel, When They Were Sell Outs, the Artist That Most Got On Their Nerves in 2014, and Being in love with Scarlett Johansson

Feb 16, 2015 Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.

Comic Book Reviews

The Excavation
Fantagraphics

Apr 03, 2017 Web Exclusive

Max Andersson's The Excavation is a warped, dark, pseudo-nightmare unlike anything in recent memory. A man brings his girlfriend home to meet his family, only to find that his home is not where he remembers it. 

Book Reviews

William McKeen
Everybody Had an Ocean: Music and Mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles

Apr 26, 2017 Web Exclusive

With Everybody Had an Ocean, William McKeen attempts to chronicle the music and culture, with both its dizzying highs and depressing lows, that developed in Los Angeles in the 1960s.

Interviews

Tribeca 2017: Brian Shoaf and Zachary Quinto on “Aardvark”

Apr 28, 2017 Web Exclusive

Aardvark is the feature debut by director Brian Shoaf, who was trained as an actor before eventually stepping behind the camera. The film also stars Jenny Slate, Jon Hamm, and Sheila Vand, and made its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Tribeca 2017: Martin Landau, Paul Sorvino, and Howard Weiner on “The Last Poker Game”

Apr 27, 2017 Web Exclusive

The Last Poker Game is a strong showcase for its two stars, both elder statesmen of their craft and living, working legends of the screen. The film’s director, Howard Weiner, is a rookie filmmaker – at 72 years old.

Pleased to meet you

Watch: Fazerdaze - “Take It Slow” Video

Mar 31, 2017

Fazerdaze is the promising new bedroom recording project of New Zealand's Amelia Murray. She is releasing her debut album, Morningside, on the venerable Kiwi label Flying Nun on May 5. 

Lists

Tribeca Film Festival 2017: Ten Films We’re Looking Forward To Seeing

Apr 11, 2017

Since its inception in 2002, the Tribeca Film Festival has striven to redefine the festival experience and provide a platform for the international film community to spotlight many of its most promising new movies. In addition to the more than 100 features, shorts, and documentaries making their debut there, Tribeca ’17 features several special, once-in-a-lifetime screenings, including a back-to-back showing of The Godfather I & II followed by a Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and other members of the cast, and a 25th anniversary screening of Reservoir Dogs, after which Quentin Tarantino and others will be present to reflect on the making of their movie. This is also the inaugural year for Tribeca Games, a weekend-long festival celebrating video games and featuring keynote talks with creators such as Hideo Kojima and Ken Levine.

Our coverage of the festival will begin on April 20th, and we’ll be bringing you regular updates on what we’ve seen, who we’ve talked to, and what we’ve experienced at the downtown film fest. With 30 sceenings on our schedule and many more we’re desperately hoping to squeeze in, Tribeca is shaping up to be our year’s busiest and most exciting 10 days for movie-going.  

Without further buildup, here are ten films our Cinema Editor, Austin Trunick, is particularly looking forward to at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

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Blog

Soundtracking the Resistance - Vive la France?

Apr 28, 2017 By Stephen Mayne

This week we're talking French politics with Florent Vincelot from VedeTT, a band based out of Angers (a couple of hundred miles from Paris). If you're wondering why, the results from the first round of the French presidential election are in, and they bring seismic change.






Cinema Reviews

The Circle

Apr 28, 2017 Web Exclusive

The Circle is frustrating in spite of its inherently huggable cast, who are likability boiled down into a weaponized form.

DVD Reviews

The Founder
Studio: Lionsgate

Apr 26, 2017 Web Exclusive

The Founder may be an unflattering portrait about the rise of a fast food mogul, but the film itself is a surprisingly well-made film that brilliantly tells what is in essence a rather dull story of entrepreneurial success.

Television Reviews

American Gods
Starz, Sundays at 9 PM

Apr 28, 2017 Web Exclusive

It's the Old Gods versus New Gods in Starz's latest series. Adapted from Neil Gaiman's 2001 fantasy novel (and also recently introduced in comic book format by Dark Horse Comics), American Gods is a surefire hit-mysterious, bloody, and completely engrossing.