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Monday, January 18th, 2021  
Khruangbin on “Mordechai”

Jan 14, 2021 Issue #67 - Phoebe Bridgers and Moses Sumney

There is a one-of-a-kind, universally intriguing musical product that is generated when Khruangbin’s guitarist Mark Speer, bassist Laura Lee Ochoa, and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson come together. A student of the world, Ochoa is a cultural anthropology enthusiast. It was her learning Thai that led to the band’s name, which loosely means “airplane.” More

Simon Raymonde on Lost Horizons’ New Album “In Quiet Moments”

Jan 11, 2021 Web Exclusive

Simon Raymonde has been a prominent figure in some of the most innovative music to emerge over the past four decades. Whether that be as a musician himself (as a member of Cocteau Twins), or in his guise as founder of highly respected independent label Bella Union. Here he talks about his new album with Lost Horizons (which is a duo with Richie Thomas). More

Jason Bentley on His New Podcast “The Backstory”

Jan 08, 2021 Web Exclusive

Musician and composer Terence Blanchard (BlackkKlansman, Malcolm X) and playwright-screenwriter Kemp Powers (Soul, Star Trek) worked together on the hotly-anticipated, Regina King-directed movie One Night In Miami—but the two mavericks had never met in person or really spoken to each other until The Backstory, the new podcast hosted by ex-KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic host, Jason Bentley.  More

Andy Bell of Ride on His Debut Solo Album “The View From Halfway Down”

Jan 06, 2021 Web Exclusive

Andy Bell has had an illustrious career over the past 30 years as a member of Ride, Oasis, Beady Eye, and Hurricane #1. Last year he released his debut solo album The View From Halfway Down, which turned out to be one of 2020's finest.  More

John Cameron Mitchell on “Hedwig,” New York City, Death, Love, and “New American Dream”

Jan 05, 2021 Web Exclusive

John Cameron Mitchell is a Renaissance man. The creative individual behind the indelible musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, is also a songwriter, actor, and writer. More

Neil Hannon on 30 Years of The Divine Comedy and the New Box Set

Dec 23, 2020 Web Exclusive

After 30 years in the game, The Divine Comedy’s louche mastermind Neil Hannon has marked the occasion with a sumptuous re-mastered 12 CD box set: Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time – Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy. Under the Radar caught up with him, and from his home in County Kildare, Ireland, he chatted about the box set, his career to date, his flirtation with mainstream pop superstardom…oh and that sitcom theme tune.     More

The Jerky Boys’ Johnny Brennan on Crank Calls, Howard Stern, Seth MacFarlane, and His New Record

Dec 23, 2020 Web Exclusive

We caught up with Johnny Brennan, creator of the comedy act The Jerky Boys, to talk about creating the idea, the many characters that appear in his skits, and what it was like making his first Jerky Boys album in two-plus decades, The Jerky Boys: Balloon Animals, which came out in November. More

Documentarian John Wilson on His HBO Show “How to With John Wilson”

Dec 22, 2020 Web Exclusive

If HBO’s How to With John Wilson isn’t your new favorite show, that’s probably because you haven’t seen it yet. We caught up with Wilson to ask him about the series, how his career led him to making it, how he finds his scenes, and much more. But beware, dear reader, there are some spoilers below. Thankfully HBO has already renewed How to With John Wilson for a second season.  More