Jun 10, 2014 Web Exclusive

When I first spoke with Willis Earl Beal last summer, I was immediately struck by how unguarded he was in venting his frustration and disenchantment with the music industry. He didn't want to promote his new album,Nobody Knows, and he seemed to resent the need to sell his work as a product at all.  More

Jun 05, 2014 Spring 2007 - Feist

For Throwback Thursdays we will be posting classic interviews from the Under the Radar print archives to our website. For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2007 article on Vampire Weekend, the band's first interview for a nationally distributed print magazine.  More

Jun 04, 2014 Web Exclusive

Last month, Slowdive performed live again for the first time since 1994. The five original members—singers and guitarists Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell, guitarist Christian Savill, bassist Nick Chaplin, and drummer Simon Scotthave reformed their classic shoegaze group for a series of festival gigs around the world after Spain's Primavera Sound festival asked them to reunite. More

May 28, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

He fearlessly stares down sociopathic killers and hordes of zombies every week as the crossbow-wielding, motorcycle-riding Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, but Norman Reedus readily admits that what really makes him nervous is the idea of talking to legendary Dinosaur Jr. frontman J MascisMore

May 14, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

It's been 20 years since Nina Persson first emerged as the frontwoman for the Swedish five-piece The Cardigans. Now, after six Cardigans albums and two with her own A Camp project, Persson is finally stepping out on her own.  More

May 13, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

"Less bearded music." That's how Nina Persson, Swedish born frontwoman for both The Cardigans and A Camp, describes her debut solo album, Animal Heart. For Persson, releasing music for the first time under her own name has given her freedom to move in a different direction. More

May 07, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

Almost four years after releasing her debut solo album Without Why, U.K. musical artist and former member of The Pipettes Rose Elinor Dougall will release her new sophomore full-length in 2014. More

May 06, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

With her smoky eye shadow and dark, side-swept hair, Rose Elinor Dougall has the amazing ability to look like a steely femme fatale, only to have the whole façade crumble with one of her frequent self-deprecating laughs. More

May 05, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia

Joseph Mount, frontman of the English four-piece Metronomy, isn't an Aquarius, despite what the title "I'm Aquarius," the first single from his band's fourth album, Love Letters, might imply. More