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Album Reviews

Eternal Ring

MILLY
Eternal Ring

Oct 07, 2022 Web Exclusive

Eternal Ring, the debut record from Los Angeles band MILLY has been a long time coming, with the band originating as a solo vehicle for frontman Brendan Dyer. Since linking up with his bass player and collaborator Yarden Erez, the band has entered a phase they have coined as “MILLY 2.0,” inaugurated with the release of their 2021 EP, Wish Goes On.

Blue Rev

Alvvays
Blue Rev

Oct 06, 2022 Web Exclusive

It’s always a little concerning when a critically lauded band pretty much disappear from view. But beloved Canadian indie-poppers Alvvays hadn’t expected their third album, Blue Rev, to take five years.

The Will to Live

Titus Andronicus
The Will to Live

Oct 05, 2022 Web Exclusive

In the 11 long years since their superlative calling card The Monitor, Patrick Stickles’ band Titus Andronicus have delivered a disparate clutch of albums, from the incredibly ambitious rock opera, 2015’s The Most Lamentable Tragedy to the raging, Bob Mould produced, An Obelisk from 2019.

Classic Interviews

Lucy Dacus on “Historian”

Lucy Dacus on “Historian”
Keeping a Record

Jun 07, 2018 Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

With over 2,000 handwritten pages, Lucy Dacus is currently on Journal #11. Since her days as a fifth-grader, the Richmond, Virginia-based singer/songwriter has spent countless hours diligently documenting the minutiae of her everyday life.

Comic Book Reviews

Keeping Two

Keeping Two
Fantagraphics

May 26, 2022 Web Exclusive

All the best things in life take time, and yet it’s natural to fear that same passing. In Keeping Two, the latest graphic novel from acclaimed cartoonist Jordan Crane, and an endeavour which has appropriately been in the offing for 20 years, time is less a linear pathway than a kaleidoscope of interconnected anxieties, hopes, and dreams.

Book Reviews

After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995

Mark A. Rodriguez
After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995

Sep 21, 2022 Web Exclusive

The fervor and obsession that drove Grateful Dead’s tape-trading community throughout the band’s lifetime gets a fascinatingly detailed focus in Mark A. Rodriguez’s After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995.

Interviews

Finn Jones Finds Meaningful Layers in The Visitor

Finn Jones Finds Meaningful Layers in The Visitor

Oct 03, 2022 Web Exclusive

Finn Jones discusses the rare authenticity found in his new horror film, The Visitor.

The End: Kurt Wagner of Lambchop

The End: Kurt Wagner of Lambchop

Sep 30, 2022 Web Exclusive

To end the week, we ask Kurt Wagner, the creative force behind Lambchop, some questions about endings and death. His approach to the task was quite different than any other artist who has taken part in our The End interview series over the years.

Pleased to meet you

Her Skin On “I Started A Garden”

Sep 30, 2022 Web Exclusive

Italian singer/songwriter Her Skin gives Under the Radar an exclusive track-by-track insight into her new album “I Started A Garden”

Lists

Star Trek TV Series Ranked from Best to Worst

Aug 07, 2022

A definitive ranking of every Star Trek series is an impossible task. Some segments of the fandom will always disagree with the ranking. To be clear, this is mySteve King’s definitive ranking. I’ve watched every episode of Star Trek more times than I can count. I’ve written one or two things about it, and although sci-fi fantasy fans are a persnickety bunch, I tend to take the Bradley Nowell (of Sublime) approach: “I feel like I’m stoned. I feel like watching Star Trek and eating Chinese food or something.” In other words, lighten up, nerds.

This list will fluctuate as new shows debut and others falter. But this is still Star Trek we’re talking about. It’s all excellent. It just varies in degrees. Future seasons may render some of these rankings irrelevant. But for now, it’s the way I see things and I’m kind of an expert on the subject. Prepare to be enraged or to agree with a very stable genius. By Steve King

Blog

Bruce Springsteen – Reflecting on the 40th Anniversary of “Nebraska”

Bruce Springsteen – Reflecting on the 40th Anniversary of “Nebraska”

Sep 30, 2022 By Austin Saalman

In the aftermath of 1980’s maximalist double LP The River, Bruce Springsteen, still another two years out from his official mainstream breakthrough, headed in the opposite sonic direction on 1982’s bleak Nebraska.