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Trashcan Sinatras

Oct 10, 2004 Web Exclusive

“Once we made the record…I was as surprised as anybody that it’s done as well.  I think if you look at the path that we followed – three albums, diminishing sales, record company dropping you, bankruptcy, it’s the sort of path that leads to a really, really awful fourth album.  I don’t know why we pulled it off.   But, I am kind of surprised when I think back that we made such a good record.” - Frank Reader More

Mark Farina

Dec 02, 2003 Web Exclusive

DJ Mark Farina came on the scene in the late ‘80s. He started spinning at age fifteen and soon made a name for himself in the local Chicago House scene, alongside such electronica legends as Derrick Carter and Cajmere. More

E of Eels

Oct 02, 2003 Web Exclusive

Eels’ E is one bad motherfucker. The guy is so tough that he had four releases come out last year (all great) and he still had time to try to get my ex-girlfriend’s phone number. Bastard. More

Elliott Smith

Mar 20, 2003 Spring 2003 - Elliott Smith

"This is the first interview I've done in a long time," mumbles a slouching Elliott Smith. "I wondered if I would talk about drug use. But I guess, why hide it? It's a lot easier to tell the truth usually." More


Mar 01, 2003 Spring 2003 - Elliott Smith

Alison Goldfrapp is a coy arctic fox of an interview subject. For instance, just check out her lackadaisical words regarding the video for “Train”. Not having seen the video prior to the interview, I had no idea what to expect. Having seen it, I’d like to go back and discuss the complete image reversal that would have placed the video on VH1 sexiest of all time list.  More

Lisa Germano

Mar 01, 2003 Spring 2003 - Elliott Smith

On page 94 of Under the Radar, Issue 4, there is an interview with Lisa Germano, accompanied by reviews of her new album Lullaby for Liquid Pig and her two self-released collections. Due to space constraints, we could only offer you the best excerpts of the interview we did with Germano at her West Hollywood apartment. Below is the full interview with Germano, as well as more pictures of her and her late cat. Miamo Tutti  – R.I.P. More

Sing Sing

Mar 01, 2003 Spring 2003 - Elliott Smith

Actually, most of our interview with Sing-Sing’s Emma Anderson and Lisa O’Neill made it into our article on them on page 78 of Issue 4 of Under the Radar, including pretty much all of Emma’s quotes about her days in Lush. Still here are a few little quotes that didn’t make it into the article, along with some full color photos from our shoot with the girls in a park next to LA’s famous Troubadour club. More

Absinthe Blind

Mar 01, 2003 Spring 2003 - Elliott Smith

The guys (and girl) of Absinthe Blind are the most humble group of musicians in the world. When you meet good people you can just feel it and every member of this Champagne-Urbana, Illinois quintet is someone you would gladly have sit at your dinner table. More

The Dears

Mar 01, 2003 Spring 2003 - Elliott Smith

Now that you’ve read our article on Montreal’s fabulous favorites The Dears, on page 18 of Issue 4 of Under the Radar, scroll below for more quotes from the band’s mastermind, (vocalist, songwriter, arranger, you name it), Murray Lightburn, and his main cohort, (and keyboardist/backing vocalist), Natalia Yanchak. More