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Album Reviews

Disneyland In Dagenham

Scott Lavene
Disneyland In Dagenham

May 29, 2024 Web Exclusive

Scott Lavene scored a screamer with breakthrough single “Waitrose Has Run Out of Lobsters” in the spring of 2023.

Queen Rock Montreal

Queen
Queen Rock Montreal

May 28, 2024 Web Exclusive

By 1981, Queen was at the height of its powers and the top of its game. This show, recorded at the time for a concert film, is a wonderful document of the band in all its spectacular glory.

Frog in Boiling Water

DIIV
Frog in Boiling Water

May 24, 2024 Web Exclusive

DIIV’s sound has evolved the way organisms on earth did—like an aquatic creature growing legs and skin and ascending out of the water and onto hard earth.

Comic Book Reviews

Home to Stay!: The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories

Home to Stay!: The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories
Fantagraphics

May 02, 2023 Web Exclusive

In 1952 EC publisher Bill Gaines received a hilarious letter from Ray Bradbury gently requesting $50 in payment for the rights to his two stories “The Rocket Man” and “Kaleidoscope.”

Book Reviews

The Ballad of Speedball Baby: A Memoir

Ali Smith
The Ballad of Speedball Baby: A Memoir

Apr 29, 2024

You might not remember Speedball Baby. But bassist Ali Smith’s memoir is engaging in a way that few typical rock and roll stories are.

Interviews

Sitting Down With The Cast Of “The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed”

Sitting Down With The Cast Of “The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed”

May 12, 2024 Web Exclusive

The cast of The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed sits down for a discussion about the indie comedy’s commitment to authenticity.

Self-Portrait: Aidan Moffat of Arab Strap

Self-Portrait: Aidan Moffat of Arab Strap

May 10, 2024 Web Exclusive

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature, we ask musicians to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Aidan Moffat of the Scottish duo Arab Strap.

Pleased to meet you

Sunday (1994) on Love, Dark Humor, and Leaps of Faith

Apr 30, 2024 Web Exclusive

Sunday (1994) recently made waves with their stunning debut single, “Tired Boy.” Not only does the single resonate like a lost classic, but the band also arrived with a fully formed visual aesthetic.

Lists

Under the Radar’s Top 40 TV Shows of 2023

Jan 29, 2024

Last year was a challenging one for the entertainment industry with the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild strikes. While this double blow—albeit for good causes—had detrimental snowball effects on the industry, there was still a solid grip of high quality material that made it to the not-so-small screen airwaves and streamers. Award-winning series like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Barry took their last bows, and we’re still waiting for a trifecta from Vince Gilligan to round out Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, but there was plenty to keep viewers glued to the tube. From superheroes to science fiction, political intrigue to teenage hijinks and dramatized jury service to historical dramas, we continue to be spoiled for choice. It was a battle for Under the Radar’s top television shows of 2023, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to 40 solid watches.

Live reviews

TwoGether Land Festival, Dallas, Texas, US, May 25-26, 2024

TwoGether Land Festival, Dallas, Texas, US, May 25-26, 2024

May 30, 2024 By Candace McDuffie

The very first TwoGether Land Festival took place in Dallas, Texas last weekend and was a resounding success.

Blog

Gene Clark – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of 1974’s “No Other”

Gene Clark – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of 1974’s “No Other”

May 24, 2024 By Mark Lager

Gene Clark was born (and is buried) in Tipton, Missouri and like the land in the center of the country he was deeply conflicted so he left home behind, moving to L.A. so he could become a singer/songwriter.