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A Tribute to Steve Albini

May 19, 2024

On Tuesday May 7th, we lost an American underground icon, legend, and all-around philosopher Steve Albini, who passed away in his long-time home of Chicago at the age of 61 from a heart attack.

Under the Radar Announces The ’90s Issue with The Cardigans and Thurston Moore on the Covers

Apr 19, 2024

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 72, The ’90s Issue, which features interviews with musicians and film directors known for their work in that decade and has The Cardigans and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth on the two covers. As well as articles on Britpop, shoegaze, and the TV show Twin Peaks (for which we spoke to much of the cast), the issue includes interviews with Garbage, The Cranberries, Pavement, Lisa Loeb, Supergrass, Spiritualized, Lush, Ride, Velocity Girl, Gus Van Sant, Penelope Spheeris, Terry Gilliam, Stereo MC’s, Semisonic, Blonde Redhead, Sleater-Kinney, and more.

Subscribe to the Last Great Indie Rock Print Magazine Left with 10% Off

Apr 10, 2024

Print isn’t dead, but it is on life support. Help support Under the Radar, the last great American indie rock print magazine still standing, and also save 10% off subscriptions.

GalaxyCon Richmond 2024

Apr 05, 2024

I have attended GalaxyCon Richmond for several years now, alongside my wife Wendy and our daughter Rose (now 11), and every year without fail William Shatner is there and each year he is one of the highlights of the event.

20% Off Subscriptions This Week as Under the Radar’s New Issue is Shipping Soon

Mar 11, 2024

Under the Radar’s new print issue (Issue 72) is shipping out soon and to encourage readers to subscribe or re-subscribe before it’s sent out, we are offering 20% off subscriptions this week. It saves us money if issues are sent directly from the printer, rather than after they’ve been sent to our headquarters, and so we are passing on those savings to you.

Bark Psychosis – Reflecting on the 30th Anniversary of “Hex”

Feb 23, 2024

Released on Valentine’s Day in 1994, Bark Psychosis’ Hex is an aptly named album as it casts a spellbinding hypnosis on the listener. Hex could be considered ahead of its time but more accurately it still sounds lost out of time.

Our Music Critic and Pleased to Meet You UK Editor Andy Von Pip on His Favorite Songs of 2023

Jan 31, 2024

So, this is my personal list of the Top 30 songs of 2023 based on Under the Radar’s Songs of the Week. Strangely, my overall favorite song, “Achtung” by Modern Woman, is a song I haven’t actually written about anywhere, but I love it.

Our Music Critic Matt the Raven Picks His Favorite Albums and Songs of 2023

Jan 31, 2024

This Spotify playlist contains the best 69 songs of 2023, IMHO, listed in order of greatness. It’s somewhat of a diversion from what you might expect given Under the Radar’s consensus Top 100 Albums of 2023.

I Watched 234 Films in 2023

Jan 16, 2024

In 2023 I set a goal of watching as many movies as possible, in particular a lot of classics I’d never seen before. While I fell far short of watching one film a day, I did manage to watch a total of 234 different films in 2023 (and a few I saw more than once). Partially inspired by British film director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Baby Driver), I decided to log every film I watched. At the end of each year Wright posts to Instagram a list of all the films he watched in the previous 12 months.