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Feb 03, 2021

Yup, we’re back! Every week, in partnership with Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. This week, we have comedic and musical genius, Reggie Watts. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Yumi Zouma, Hayden Thorpe, Cate Le Bon, Flying Lotus, and More

Plus Ezra Furman, Cherry Glazerr, Bill Callahan, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 24, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. Last week we only had a Top 7 instead of our usual Top 10 and this week it’s only a little better with a Top 8. More

Cherry Glazerr Share “Daddi (Reggie Watts Remix)”

Stuffed & Ready Out Now via Secretly Canadian

May 22, 2019

Los Angeles-based band Cherry Glazerr released a new album, Stuffed & Ready, back in February via Secretly Canadian. Now they have shared a remix of the Blonde Redhead-sounding “Daddi” (which was one of our Songs of the Week) by musician/comedian Reggie Watts. More

David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption Features Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Plus Reggie Watts, The Kills, Laura Marling, and Twin Peaks Collaborators

May 30, 2017

David Lynch is very much back in the public eye with the recent return of his iconic early ‘90s TV show Twin Peaks. Now he has announced another installment of his Festival of Disruption, which last year featured St. Vincent, Sky Ferreira, Xiu Xiu, and more. More

Sep 22, 2016

Tegan and Sara released a new album, Love You to Death, back in June via Warner Bros. They’ve promised the share videos for each of the album’s 10 tracks and now the Quin sisters have shared a video for “Stop Desire.” The very colorful clip features lots of sexually suggestive imagery and an appearance from comedian Reggie Watts. More

Amanda Palmer Shares Parody Dance Song with Reggie Watts, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, and More

"On the Door" Also Features Neil Gaiman, Ben Folds, Craig Ferguson, Eugene Mirman, and More

Sep 02, 2016

It sure is fun to be an Amanda Palmer fan. If she’s not covering David Bowie with a string quartet, then she’s releasing an album with her formerly estranged father or performing Prince’s Purple Rain in its entirety on New Year’s Eve. More

Dec 12, 2014

The one-man music and comedy sensation known as Reggie Watts has officially signed on to become the new bandleader for next iteration of the CBS’ Late Late Show. More

Sep 10, 2014

Current and previous Under the Radar cover artists Future Islands, The National, and The Flaming Lips are all slated to appear on the new season of IFC show Comedy Bang! Bang. More

LCD Soundsystem to Release Entire Farewell Concert on Vinyl

For Record Store Day on April 19, Followed By Wide Release May 20

Feb 27, 2014

LCD Soundsystem‘s final concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC was documented a few years ago in the film Shut Up and Play the Hits. Now, the entire unabridged performance is being released in a 5-LP vinyl box set for Record Store Day, April 19. More

Under the Radar’s November/December Issue, Featuring HAIM on the Cover, is on Newsstands Now

Also Features Interviews with Cut Copy, Cocteau Twins on Blue Bell Knoll, Cillian Murphy vs. Nils Frahm, Anna Calvi, Luke Temple, Willis Earl Beal, Glasser, Courtney Barnett, Midlake, Mac DeMarco vs. Beach Fossils, Dan Harmon, and more

Nov 19, 2013

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the November/December 2013 issue, which is on newsstands now and will be out until late December/early January. It features HAIM on the cover as well as interviews with Cut Copy, Cocteau Twins on Blue Bell Knoll, Cillian Murphy vs. Nils Frahm, Anna Calvi, Luke Temple, Willis Earl Beal, Glasser, Yuck, Midlake, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Deltron 3030, Courtney Barnett, Mac DeMarco vs. Beach Fossils, Dan Harmon, and much more. More

Check Out Photos from Day One of Outside Lands 2012 Including Beck and Reggie Watts

Plus Andrew Bird, Justice, Sharon Van Etten, Washed Out, White Denim, and more

Aug 13, 2012

Check out photos from Day One of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 10, 2012. The gallery includes photos of Andrw Bird,Beck, Die Antwoord, Fitz & The Tantrums, Jusice, Reggie Watts, Sharon Van Etten, Washed Out and White Denim. More

Jun 05, 2012

Making some rounds promoting his recently released comedy album A Live At Central Park, as well as his upcoming house band duties on the new IFC talk show Comedy Bang! Bang!, Reggie Watts stopped by the offices of Chicago’s A.V. Club to take part in their ongoing “Undercover” series. More

Watch: Reggie Watts Plays “Conan”

Performs “Diametrical Oppositionalism”

May 10, 2012

Leading up to the premiere of his new concert/stand-up special this week Reggie Watts made his quarterly visit to the set of Conan last night, where the singer/comedian proceeded to perform “Diametrical Oppositionalism,” a schizophrenic piece of work that attempts to squeeze more genres than previously thought possible into an single song.


May 08, 2012

Next month IFC will add another piece to its growing list of excellent, original programming in the form of a late-night talk show hosted by comedian Scott Aukerman called Comedy Bang! Bang! More

Apr 25, 2012

Multi-talented comedian, improvsior, musician, and beatboxer Reggie Watts has announced that he will be starring in a new television special “Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park” that will air on Comedy Central this Friday, May 11 at 1 a.m. ET. More

Reggie Watts Announces Tour

Releases Original "Score" to Ridley Scott's Legend

Mar 28, 2012

Entertainment extraordinaire Reggie Watts has announced that he will be taking his one-man beatboxing, soul-singing, comedy stand-up act on the road for a headlining tour this coming May. More

Reggie Watts – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 02, 2012

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the first of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we’re letting you know about each artist playing. Today we’re spotlighting Reggie Watts. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more. More

Feb 24, 2012

With upcoming performances at Radio City Music Hall and this year’s SXSW Festival, musician/comedian/beatboxer/improvisor Reggie Watts has unveiled a trippy black and white video for his new freestyling track, “Kinect The Dots.” More

News Roundup: Play Basketball with Arcade Fire, Sing Along With David Lynch, Waiting for Tom Waits

Also: New Music from Wavves, Electrelane on Black Cab and Zola Jesus on Daytrotter

Aug 17, 2011

So much news, so little time! Here is a roundup of all the entertainment stories that we didn’t have time to post this week. More

Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival 2011 Lineup Announced

M83, Lykke Li, Odd Future, Reggie Watts, Passion Pit, and More

Aug 02, 2011

Today Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival announced the lineup for this year’s event, taking place November 4 - 6. More

Reggie Watts Announces U.S. Tour

Also interviewed in our Music vs. Comedy Issue

May 24, 2011

Comedian, musician, beatboxer, and improvisor Reggie Watts, who just so happens to be featured in our Music vs. Comedy issue, has announced that he will be embarking on a national headlining tour this coming August. More

Eagle and Talon Recruit a New Member: Reggie Watts

Release Video Showcasing New Line-Up

Feb 18, 2011

Reggie Watts has officially crossed over to the musical world. We have the details, plus the art-pop outfit’s latest video featuring the comedian. More


Reggie Watts

The Entertainer

May 26, 2011

The late Andy Kaufman once bristled at the suggestion that he was a comedian, contending that comedians told jokes while he was simply an entertainer, an artist who would use whatever he had—songs, props, characters—to make you laugh. As the 2006 winner of “The Andy Kaufman Award,” Reggie Watts is also an entertainer for whom the word “comedian” seems insufficient. More