Album Reviews

Screaming Females
Rose Mountain

Mar 27, 2015 Web Exclusive

Screaming Females inevitably get compared to Sleater-Kinney. Both are power trios, both play loud, simple indie rock, and both are led by women who absolutely wail. 

Pelican
The Cliff EP

Mar 26, 2015 Web Exclusive

Given three remixes here, "The Cliff" began as an instrumental track on Pelican's 2013 post-metal must-have, Forever Becoming

Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly

Mar 25, 2015 Web Exclusive

Kendrick Lamar is not reluctant when it comes to being the voice of a generation. He may sound conflicted about his actions on record—insecure, remorseful, angry, pensive, probing—but he doesn't shirk the responsibility that comes with the power he has over his listeners.

Classic Interviews

Badly Drawn Boy

Badly Drawn Boy

Oct 01, 2006 Web Exclusive

More than just a cheeky reference to Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. album, Badly Drawn Boy’s Born in the U.K. is Damon Gough’s assessment of current world affairs as filtered through the eyes of a quintessentially British songwriter.

Comic Book Reviews

Plunder #1
Archaia

Feb 25, 2015 Web Exclusive

Writer Swifty Lang has a unique knack for splicing current global issues with classic horror fare. In Plunder, Lang revisits his specialty, this time melding Somali pirates with aliens on the high seas.

Book Reviews

Kim Gordon
Girl in a Band

Mar 23, 2015 Web Exclusive

Kim Gordon’s memoir, Girl In A Band, begins with the end of Sonic Youth, and right out of the gate, Gordon is giving fans and readers exactly what they came for.

Interviews

Laura Marling

Mar 25, 2015 Web Exclusive

When Laura Marling lived in L.A., a part of her died. Specifically, her ego. The British songwriter relocated to America soon after completing her fourth album, 2013's  Once I Was an Eagle (which became her third album to be nominated for a Mercury Prize). She moved in search of adventure—and got more than she bargained for. 

Tyler James Williams of “The Walking Dead” on Playing Noah

Mar 20, 2015 Web Exclusive

[Spoiler alert: If you haven't watched last week's episode, "Spend," which aired March 15, then read no further.Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has said that he works hard to give his characters a suitable end, leaving the most memorable (and most gruesome) deaths for the show's most significant characters.

Pleased to meet you

Pleased to Meet You Spotlight: Jacco Gardner

Mar 18, 2015 Web Exclusive

Psychedelic wunderkind Jacco Gardner is playing Under the Radar's SXSW day party at Flamingo Cantina this Thursday, March 19 at 2:25 PM. Get to know the Dutch singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Lists

Ranked: 2015 Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Films

Feb 21, 2015

The 87th Annual Academy Awards ceremony will happen on Sunday, February 22nd. This week 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. In this final installment, he'll look at this year's documentary category. 

Live reviews

SXSW 2015: Tuesday and Wednesday - The War on Drugs, Future Islands, Natalie Prass, Laura Marling

Mar 27, 2015 By Mark Redfern

SXSW 2015 had a more scaled back vibe than recent years. After SXSW 2014's tragic deaths due to a car slamming into a crowd of attendees and last year's over-capacity issues, as well as charges in recent years that the conference was becoming too commercialized and overtaken by huge artists, 2015 seemed like a breath-catching year.

Blog

SXSW 2015 Diary: Springtime Carnivore

Mar 27, 2015 By Greta Morgan

Greta Morgan (who records and performs as Springtime Carnivore) kept a diary of her SXSW 2015 experience. Springtime Carnivore's self-titled debut album is out now via Autumn Tone.







Cinema Reviews

Backcountry

Mar 27, 2015 Web Exclusive

Primed for a weekend of hiking and camping, Jenn and Alex set off into the Canadian wilds, only to find themselves stalked by a predatory black bear.

Television Reviews

Bloodline
Netflix

Mar 20, 2015 Web Exclusive

The first season of Netflix's new original series, Bloodline, debuts in full on the streaming giant today, and if the first three episodes are sufficient basis for judgment, then it should be an interesting, mostly successful mix of family and crime drama.