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Album Reviews

Borderline Iconic

Linn Koch-Emmery
Borderline Iconic

May 23, 2024 Web Exclusive

Singer/songwriter Linn Koch-Emmery returns with Borderline Iconic, the much-anticipated follow-up to her Swedish Grammy-nominated debut album Being the Girl.

A Dream is All We Know

The Lemon Twigs
A Dream is All We Know

May 22, 2024 Web Exclusive

Perhaps the most divisive quality of The Lemon Twigs, the singular invention of Long Island brothers Michael and Brian D’Addario, is that their aesthetic doesn’t so much nod reverentially to the past as permanently reside there.

Gilded Sorrow

The Obsessed
Gilded Sorrow

May 21, 2024 Web Exclusive

For the uninitiated, Obsessed leader Scott “Wino” Weinrich is one of the architects and pioneers of what’s now called doom metal.

Classic Interviews

Wolf Parade on “Cry Cry Cry”

Wolf Parade on “Cry Cry Cry”
Fonder Hearts

Dec 21, 2017 Wolf Parade

A palpable disappointment coursed through the communities of contemporary rock enthusiasm when Wolf Parade decided to part ways in 2010 after their third album, Expo 86. They had romped around Canada’s unofficial eleventh province of boisterous progressive rock, swinging between the invigorating polarity of frontmen Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner.

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

Alt Alt Escape: Cubzoa @ St Nicholas Church, Brighton, UK, May 17, 2024

Alt Alt Escape: Cubzoa @ St Nicholas Church, Brighton, UK, May 17, 2024

May 22, 2024 By Nick Roseblade

The Alt Alt Escape is the latest alternative addition to The Great Escape, and this year’s event was a treasure trove of hidden gems.

Blog

A Tribute to Steve Albini

A Tribute to Steve Albini

May 19, 2024 By Matthew Berlyant

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.