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Album Reviews

Yale Bowl ’71

Yes
Yale Bowl ’71

Apr 24, 2024 Web Exclusive

Yes’ July 24, 1971 performance at Yale University’s Yale Bowl has been officially released as part of the deluxe editions of the reissue of The Yes Album, but it has never been released as a stand-alone record until now.

Waiting in the Sky (Before the Starman Came to Earth)

David Bowie
Waiting in the Sky (Before the Starman Came to Earth)

Apr 23, 2024 Web Exclusive

Released for Record Store Day 2024, Waiting in the Sky (Before the Starman Came to Earth) envisions an alternate The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars.

The Tortured Poets Department

Taylor Swift
The Tortured Poets Department

Apr 20, 2024 Web Exclusive

How does one approach reviewing a Taylor Swift album? Well, with great difficulty, especially when there are no advance review copies or streams. It gets even more complicated when, just two hours after the release of The Tortured Poets Department, Swift casually announces The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology, featuring 15 additional songs.

Classic Interviews

Pleased to Meet You Spotlight: Wolf Alice

Pleased to Meet You Spotlight: Wolf Alice
Call of the Wild

Aug 21, 2015 Wolf Alice

Going to school in London Ellie Rowsell knew she wanted to be in a band. Unfortunately none of the people she knew within her immediate social circle could even put a few chords together on guitar or play the drums.

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

Zip It Up!  The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974-1984

Edited and Annotated by Ira A Robbins
Zip It Up!  The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974-1984

Apr 15, 2024

Presented as a 440-page, large-format paperback and an ebook, Zip It Up! The Best of Trouser Press Magazine 1974-1984 offers some of the magazine’s best articles, fifty years from its start, as well as a detailed look at how Trouser Press formed and launched.

Interviews

Sam Evian on “Plunge”

Sam Evian on “Plunge”

Apr 24, 2024 Web Exclusive

Sitting amongst all his gear in what used to be a bare barn, Sam Evian is showing Under the Radar Flying Cloud Studios. Evian and his partner, Hannah Cohen, started building the recording studio (near Woodstock, NY) over four years ago after buying property in the Catskill Mountains. Moving away from Brooklyn gave Evian a new lease on life, and more space for his creative recording endeavors.

Cheekface on “It’s Sorted” and the State of Our Human Condition

Cheekface on “It’s Sorted” and the State of Our Human Condition

Apr 12, 2024 Web Exclusive

The ubiquitous Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson almost didn’t make the cut for one of the cleverest rhymes on the Los Angeles-based Cheekface’s fourth album, It’s Sorted.

Pleased to meet you

Maruja on “Connla’s Well”

Apr 24, 2024 Web Exclusive

Manchester four-piece Maruja discuss their new EP “Connla’s Well”, playing live and the importance of staying true to themselves

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

Festival Preview: Sharpe Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 25-27, 2024

Festival Preview: Sharpe Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 25-27, 2024

Apr 22, 2024 By James Thornhill

Under the Radar heads to Bratislava this week for the 2024 edition of Sharpe Festival. Here’s seven acts we’re most looking forward to seeing.

Blog

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

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

Apr 19, 2024 By Mark Redfern

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.