Album Reviews

Rose Elinor Dougall
Stellular

Jan 23, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Stellular, the sophomore album by former Pipettes singer and Mark Ronson-collaborator Rose Elinor Dougall, comes a full seven years after her solo debut, Without Why.

Various Artists
Action Time Vision: A Story of UK Independent Punk 1976-1979

Jan 20, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Two days after Led Zeppelin's concert film The Song Remains the Same hit theaters, The Damned dropped U.K. punk's opening salvo with their debut single, "New Rose."

Foxygen
Hang

Jan 18, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

We've come a long way in the five short years since Foxygen's breakout release, Take the Kids Off Broadway: a gloriously all-over-the-place disc of psych-pop and endearingly lo-fi rock freak-outs. 

Classic Interviews

Jamie Lidell

Jamie Lidell
By Any Other Name

Apr 02, 2008 Spring 2008 - Flight of the Conchords

As the creative process tends to be an intensely private and solitary endeavor, it’s no wonder that many artists simply don’t have the ego strength or interpersonal skills to effectively communicate their vision without freaking out every time someone else leaves their fingerprints on it. Being a songwriter is one thing, but being a bandleader is something else altogether, and it’s up to every artist to strike the balance between stomping on every suggestion and letting collaborators run the show.

Comic Book Reviews

Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham
DC

Jan 11, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Picking up the reins on a comic title is never easy. But doing so after a groundbreaking run on a legendary icon of comics? That's a near-impossible task.

Interviews

2016 Artist Survey: Annelotte de Graaf of Amber Arcades

Jan 24, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, who records as Amber Arcades

2016 Artist Survey: Harry Burgess of Adult Jazz

Jan 23, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Harry Burgess of Adult Jazz.

Pleased to meet you

Terry

Nov 17, 2016 Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Relationships often can be strained for members of internationally touring bands. But for Melbourne, Australia, four-piece Terry, it's not a concern. That's because the band consists of two sets of couples-Amy Hill and Al Montfort and Xanthe Waite and Zephyr Pavey.

Lists

Under the Radar’s Top 25 Comic Books and Graphic Novels of 2016

Jan 18, 2017

Even if it goes down as a pretty wretched year for other reasons, 2016 was a phenomenal year for comics and graphic novels. Not only were books overwhelmingly stellar, but they were also tremendously diverse. From disquietingly violent thrillers (Kill or Be Killed, The Violent, and Deadly Class), to eminently engaging historical accounts (March and Tetris), to a surprising number of impressively introspective superhero sagas (Superman: American Alien and The Legend of Wonder Woman Volume 1: Origins), 2016 had it all.

As ranked by Under the Radar's core comic book contributors, our Best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of 2016 highlights nearly 40 gorgeous, powerful, and supremely notable books and series from over a half dozen publishers. Every single title, whether number one, number 25, or one of the many truly fantastic honorable mentions, deserves a read. By Zach Hollwedel

Blog

Under the Radar’s 15th Anniversary: Mercury Rev’s “All Is Dream”

Jan 23, 2017 By Stephen Mayne

Under the Radar's very first print issue came out in December 2001. In honor of our 15th Anniversary some of our writers are reflecting on some of their favorite albums (and movies and TV shows) from 2001.






Cinema Reviews

Paterson

Jan 23, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Scenes unfold like small poems in Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson.

DVD Reviews

Revenge of the Blood Beast (Il Lago Di Satana)
Studio: Raro Video

Jan 17, 2017 Web Exclusive

Philip’s only hope is to seek the help of an old drunk named Van Helsing – yes, he’s related to that Van Helsing – to exorcise a witch and save his beautiful wife.

Television Reviews

The Young Pope
HBO

Jan 13, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

What would it be like if a godless megalomaniac somehow managed to ascend to the top of the Catholic Church? HBO has a limited 10-episode series called The Young Pope that explores this premise and studies the man at the center of the ensuing religious storm.