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Verses From the Abstract: Fourth Quarter Flavors (Better Late Than Never)

Jan 19, 2021 By Dustin Krcatovich Web Exclusive

Conventional (or at least, capitalist) logic dictates that it’s insane to release your music during the holiday season, much less on an actual holiday. Unless you’re a megastar and/or releasing a Christmas album, you’re dooming yourself to get lost in the mix; besides which, all the year-end best lists are already written by then, right?  More

I’m Gonna Cross That River: Musicians We Lost in 2020

Jan 05, 2021 By Mark Moody

Certainly 2020 is a year best observed from the rear view mirror. If you’re reading this, you made it to the other side of what is hopefully the worst year in many of our lifetimes. More

Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 9: Music Reissues and Box Sets

Dec 24, 2020 By Mark Redfern Web Exclusive

For the ninth installment of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide we offer up a few music reissues and box sets (we are a music magazine and website after all). More

Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 8: Apparel, Technology, and More

Dec 24, 2020 By Mark Redfern and Wendy Lynch Redfern Web Exclusive

For the eighth installment of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide we present a smorgasbord of present ideas. There’s a little bit of apparel (some themed Christmas sweaters), a couple of tech items, some household items, a few amusing pins, and more. More

Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 7: Blu-rays and DVDs (Part Two)

Dec 23, 2020 By Mark Redfern and Mary Moore Mason Web Exclusive

This part two of our 2020 Blu-ray/DVD gift guide, it was too massive to fit in one post (check out part one here). More

Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 7: Blu-rays and DVDs (Part One)

Dec 23, 2020 By Mark Redfern and Austin Trunick

For the seventh installment of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide we present a multitude of DVDs and Blu-rays worth giving or picking up yourself to help get you through the long, cold, socially distant winter.   More

Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 6: Books and Graphic Novels

Dec 20, 2020 By Mark Redfern

Christmas might be almost upon us, but there’s still time to head out to your local bookstore (where it’s safe) or take advantage of two-day shipping online. For the sixth installment of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide we present some good reads that might be worth giving or picking up for yourself in the after Christmas sales. It’s split into various parts and includes books for film/TV buffs, music fans, kids and parents, as well as graphic novels and cook books. Included are three books written by Under the Radar writers! More

“Star Trek: Picard” Was the Best Show of 2020

Dec 18, 2020 By Steve King Web Exclusive

Greetings. If you haven’t seen Star Trek: Picard or Star Trek: Discovery this year, now might be the time to beam out if you don’t want to read any spoilers. Or not. Let’s practice Absolute Candor.  More

Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 5: Toys

Dec 14, 2020 By Mark Redfern and Austin Trunick

While 2020 has been a hard year for adults, it’s also been tough on the kids. Many have been stuck doing virtual learning since March, staring at their teacher and classmates on Zoom or Google Meet rather than interacting in person. While not all parents have the means to spoil their children this holiday season, if you do have the funds then go for it, our kids deserve it and earned it after this trying year. In part 5 of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide we present some toy gifts for kids. More