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My Firsts: Benjamin Woods of The GOLDEN DREGS

Feb 22, 2023

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Benjamin Woods, the main creative force behind England’s The GOLDEN DREGS. More

koleżanka on “Alone with the Sound the Mind Makes” and Her Musical Inspiration

Feb 17, 2023 Web Exclusive

Though koleżanka’s (aka Kristina Moore) second album for Bar/None has songs that contend with mental health issues (“Goliath,” “Mania”), Moore describes her time in COVID-19 lockdown and in working on the beginnings of Alone with the Sound the Mind Makes as a happy time. More

Samia on “Honey”

Feb 16, 2023 Web Exclusive

It’s 93° outside and tens of thousands of people are packed into Zilker Park in Austin, Texas for Austin City Limits Music Festival to see a laundry list of artists perform in and in spite of the heat. Samia Finnerty (who just goes by her first name) begins her afternoon set in a pair of brown cowboy boots, and spends the next 45 minutes spinning to her delighted audience. More

Shinedown’s Brent Smith On “A Symptom Of Being Human”

Feb 13, 2023 Web Exclusive

Shinedown’s Brent Smith talks to Under the Radar about new single “A Symptom Of Being Human” and gives us a behind the scenes look at the band’s previous video “Dead Don’t Die”. More

Pearla on “Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming” and the Rewards of Time Spent in Solitude

Feb 10, 2023 Web Exclusive

It is apparent after an initial listen through Pearla’s debut album, Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming (out today on Spacebomb), that the project’s alter ego, Nicole Rodriguez, is no stranger to the melding of words, melodies, and arrangements into intricately woven miniatures to be marveled at. Though her first album—the follow-up to the 2019 EP Quilting & Other Activities (released on EggHunt)—there is a depth of exploration of herself and the world around her that make it evident there is a much longer ramp to today than the typical “I started a band in college” crowd. More

FEWS on “Glass City”

Feb 09, 2023 Web Exclusive

FEWS discuss forthcoming third album, Glass City, which comes out in April. More

The Kinginging: Politics Editor Steve King Interviews Former Congressman Steve King of Iowa

Feb 07, 2023

Shep Smith once said, “Politics is weird… And creepy… And now, I know, lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality.” Well, get ready to go down the damn rabbit hole, baby! You need a little background on this one. This whole thing is a bit much. More

Basketball Legend Craig Hodges on Phil Jackson, Kyrie Irving, and Life After the NBA

Feb 02, 2023 Web Exclusive

Today, it’s widely acknowledged that the National Basketball Association (the NBA) is the most star-studded sports league in America, if not the world. From Julius “Dr. J” Erving to Magic Johnson and Larry Bird to Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Stephen Curry, the league is a veritable hotbed for big names. But one name many NBA fans—especially those now under, say, 30-years-old—who may not be as widely known is Craig Hodges. More

Italia 90 On “Living Human Treasure”

Jan 31, 2023 Web Exclusive

Italia 90 discuss their debut album “Living Human Treasure” and much more besides. More