Album Reviews


Mar 22, 2017 Web Exclusive

The difference a couple of years can make. Sun Structures, the 2014 debut album by the English band Temples, often took its cues from '60s psychedelic rock while at times brushing shoulders stylistically with contemporaries like The Last Shadow Puppets.

Middle Kids
Middle Kids EP

Mar 22, 2017 Web Exclusive

Australian trio Middle Kids blazed out of the gates with debut single, "Edge of Town," which ticked up millions of streams before the band had even played a show. 

Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales
Room 29

Mar 21, 2017 Web Exclusive

Situated on a hillside overlooking Sunset Boulevard, Chateau Marmont has long been a preferred hideaway for Hollywood high society. It's a hotel with a thousand tales, both sordid and scintillating, where the walls and décor breathe cinematic history.

Classic Interviews

Back to the Future Screenwriter Bob Gale

Back to the Future Screenwriter Bob Gale
The Future Is Now

Oct 21, 2015 Web Exclusive

When Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis met as film students at USC, a wildly successful writer-director team was formed. The two began working in TV out of school, eventually moving into film with movies such as Used Cars1941, and I Wanna Hold Your Hand before penning their biggest hit with 1985’s time travel classic, Back to the Future.

Comic Book Reviews

Head Lopper (Issue 5)

Mar 21, 2017 Web Exclusive

Fans of fantasy adventure comics should rejoice as Andrew MacLean's Head Lopper has returned. The story follows Norgal, the titular 'lopper and his mouthy trophy-head, Agatha Blue Witch.

Book Reviews

Ari Väntänen
Hanoi Rocks – All Those Wasted Years

Mar 20, 2017 Web Exclusive

A big, beautiful book for a beautiful band who should've been bigger, All Those Wasted Years is the tale of how this determined gang of stylish rockers took on the world.


Winning to Lose: The Indie Rock Revolution a Decade and a Half Later

Mar 20, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

In 2001, when Under the Radar's first issue was released, the music industry had reached a transitional moment. In January, Apple introduced its iTunes program to the world, laying the groundwork to forever change how listeners interfaced with their music.

The Flaming Lips: The Under the Radar Cover Story

Mar 17, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

January of 2016 officially marked 30 years since The Flaming Lips' first full-length album, a tripped-out set of woozy psychedelic sing-alongs titled Hear It Is.


Ranked: 2017 Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films

Feb 24, 2017

The 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony will happen on Sunday, February 26th. As in years past, we've taken a look at this year's short film competitions. The Academy defines a short film as an original motion picture running 40 minutes or less, and excludes all advertisments, unaired or unsold television episodes, or credit sequences from feature-length films. Our critic, Shawn Hazelett, watched and ranked all of this year's Oscar-nominated shorts. Today, he looks at this year's live action category.  

Want to judge for yourself? Click here to find a list of theaters and showtimes for this year's Oscar-nominated shorts.


SXSW Film 2017: Final Words

Mar 20, 2017 By Stephen Mayne

It’s all over and it makes me want to cry. Or it might if I were awake enough for the tears to come.

Cinema Reviews

All Nighter

Mar 17, 2017 Fall 2001 - Grandaddy

J.K. Simmons is able to skate through this comedy-mystery by being effortlessly intimidating.

Television Reviews

24: Legacy

Feb 03, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Fox's first reboot of 24, 2014's Live Another Day, was a success because it really was that: a reboot, with a shortened season, a relocation to England, and a good blend of old (including Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer) and newactually new, rather than simply renamed and recastcharacters. A tired series was reinvigorated, fans took interest again and lessons were learnt, right?