Aug 12, 2010 By Kathryn Calder Web Exclusive

When I was around five or six years old, my family and I would go up to my maternal grandparents' house on the weekends to visit. It was in the country and so we really had to entertain ourselves. My brother and I would hang around and play this game we called Knight Rider, which was (very) loosely based on the TV show of the same name starring Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) and his rad, black, talking car named KITT. More

Aug 09, 2010 By Michael Benjamin Lerner Web Exclusive

The Sandlot was my favorite movie as a youngster, and continues to be my favorite movie to this day. I guess I was watching it at a time in my life when I was playing baseball myself, and having lots of sleepovers in the backyards of friends' houses in the summer, and just feeling so carefree and happy. More

Jun 04, 2010 By Laura Studarus Web Exclusive

By now, you’ve had plenty of time to delve into the void and unearth your fair share of alternate universe band names. Did you guess all ours? To refresh your memory, Under the Radar staffers fearlessly entered a parallel universe (and dusted off our reference books) to retrieve our favorite bands' alternate names. Check out the original post here. Check out the answers and winners to our contest. More

May 13, 2010 By Laura Studarus Web Exclusive

Under the Radar staffers fearlessly entered a parallel universe and (and dusted off our reference books) to retrieve our favorite bands' alternate names. Can you guess who these groups really are? We've come up with a thesaurus-aided list of alternate universe names for some of the bands. Guess the real names and suggest your own alternate names for your chance to win a two-year subscription and an Under the Radar messenger bag from JanSport. More

Mar 21, 2010 By Mike Hilleary Web Exclusive

Because sleep is a terrible thing to waste and early morning flight departures have no remorse, the last notes on this year’s SXSW will try to be as brief as possible, opting for a more straight forward focus: the bands and artists that should be on your must listen list if they aren’t already. More

Mar 20, 2010 By Mike Hilleary

Somewhere along the line during your stay at SXSW, there’s going to be a point where things will get overwhelming. More

Mar 19, 2010 By Mike Hilleary Web Exclusive

Despite being surrounded by so much abundant musical entertainment, events intended to be a source of enjoyment and relaxation, there’s certainly an underlying stress of work among a lot of SXSW’s attendees. More

Mar 18, 2010 By Mike Hilleary Web Exclusive

The wristband that’s provided for anyone looking to attend the nighttime showcase portion of SXSW is made with a special kind of hologram plastic... More

Feb 23, 2010 By Findlay Brown Web Exclusive

British singer/songwriter Findlay Brown has just finished a west coast tour in support of his second album, Love Will Find You (Verve). Brown chronicled the short tour, which included opening slots for Nouvelle Vague, for this tour diary. Be prepared for bed bugs, '80s covers, gang fights, and much more! More