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Album Reviews

Blu Wav

Grandaddy
Blu Wav

Apr 12, 2024 Web Exclusive

Over the course of 30 plus years and six albums, Grandaddy have at various times taken the form of twisted guitar pop ensemble, searching lo-fi experimentalists, and lounge band from outer space.

Desertshore (2024 Reissue)

Nico
Desertshore (2024 Reissue)

Apr 11, 2024 Web Exclusive

The previous vinyl reissues of Nico’s landmark 1970 album, Desertshore (her third under her own name after a stint in The Velvet Underground that followed her debut single “I’m Not Sayin’”), left something to be desired both sonically and packaging-wise.

The Marble Index (2024 Reissue)

Nico
The Marble Index (2024 Reissue)

Apr 11, 2024 Web Exclusive

One can only imagine what it was like hearing Nico’s sophomore album, The Marble Index, in 1968, given how different it was, and still is, from anything else in the “pop” music landscape.

Classic Interviews

My Firsts: David Carriere and Marta Cikojevic of TOPS

My Firsts: David Carriere and Marta Cikojevic of TOPS
Canadian Idols

Apr 28, 2020 Web Exclusive

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 David Carriere and Marta Cikojevic of TOPS.

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

Grandview Drive

Tim Blackett
Grandview Drive

Apr 08, 2024

Grandview Drive, the debut effort from Tim Blackett, is a collection of 16 interconnected short stories that exude loneliness, isolation, and the often desolate nature of human experience.

Interviews

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.

Director Fernando Meirelles on ‘Sugar’

Director Fernando Meirelles on ‘Sugar’

Apr 10, 2024 Web Exclusive

The Brazilian auteur made his name co-directing the crime saga, City of God, with Sugar, now he’s working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including fellow Oscar nominee, Colin Farrell.

Pleased to meet you

Eaves Wilder on a Year of Growth and New Experiences

Feb 01, 2024 Web Exclusive

Emerging UK singer/songwriter Eaves Wilder had a memorable 2023. It was a year in which she grew as an artist and discovered what it takes to become a touring musician. Under the Radar sat down to have a chat with her just before Christmas, and we delved into her early musical influences and how they informed the music she writes today.

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

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2024, New South Wales, Australia, March 28 - April 1, 2024

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2024, New South Wales, Australia, March 28 - April 1, 2024

Apr 08, 2024 By Celine Teo-Blockey

The 35th anniversary of Byron Bay Bluesfest was a blast. Here’s a selection of Under the Radar’s highlights.

Blog

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Apr 10, 2024 By Mark Redfern

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