Reviews | Under the Radar - Music Magazine
Monday, September 21st, 2020  


Protean Threat

Castle Face

Sep 21, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Few bands can lay claim to the word prolific like John Dwyer’s Osees (formerly Oh Sees, Thee Oh Sees, OCS, Orange County Sound, etc.). The ever changeable psych-garage wizards have maintained a steady output of releases over the past two decades, with a new record coming out each fall like clockwork. More

Lovers Rock [NYFF 2020]

Studio: Amazon Studios/BBC
Directed by Steve McQueen

Sep 18, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

A love story at its core, Lovers Rock is an engrossing journey into exploring a culture through music, dialogue, and relationships. More

The B-52s: Live at the US Festival

Studio: Shout! Factory

Sep 18, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

Live at the US Festival captures footage of The B-52s’ performance, catching the band in early form and featuring all five founding members. More

Fenne Lily


Dead Oceans

Sep 18, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

BREACH, English singer/songwriter Fenne Lily’s sophomore record, and Dead Oceans debut, is a stark isolated reflection on her inner life. Written in voluntary isolation (pre-pandemic),  More

Sep 18, 2020 Live Web Exclusive

Under the Radar went to the 12th edition of Tallinn Music Week and discovered a wealth of untapped Eastern European talent More


Studio: Screen Media Films
Directed by Roger Michell

Sep 17, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Blackbird’s greatest success is the consistent, emotional tone that it sets right from the film’s opening. More

Sep 17, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The patient arc of Yo La Tengo is a model for justifying one’s own creative perseverance. For years they were a band that some thought were capable of doing great things one day, and then one day they started doing great things. More

Swans: Where Does A Body End?

Studio: MVD Visual

Sep 16, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

A comprehensive portrait of Michael Gira and his musical endeavors. More

Zakk Sabbath


Magnetic Eye

Sep 16, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Zakk Wylde is certainly a Black Sabbath devotee. He came to prominence playing lead guitar for Ozzy Osbourne in the late ’80s, riffing on Ozzy albums from 1988’s No Rest for the Wicked through 1995’s OzzmosisMore