May 13, 2010 By Laura Studarus Web Exclusive

Under the Radar staffers fearlessly entered a parallel universe and (and dusted off our reference books) to retrieve our favorite bands' alternate names. Can you guess who these groups really are? We've come up with a thesaurus-aided list of alternate universe names for some of the bands. Guess the real names and suggest your own alternate names for your chance to win a two-year subscription and an Under the Radar messenger bag from JanSport. More

Mar 21, 2010 By Mike Hilleary Web Exclusive

Because sleep is a terrible thing to waste and early morning flight departures have no remorse, the last notes on this year’s SXSW will try to be as brief as possible, opting for a more straight forward focus: the bands and artists that should be on your must listen list if they aren’t already. More

Mar 20, 2010 By Mike Hilleary

Somewhere along the line during your stay at SXSW, there’s going to be a point where things will get overwhelming. More

Mar 19, 2010 By Mike Hilleary Web Exclusive

Despite being surrounded by so much abundant musical entertainment, events intended to be a source of enjoyment and relaxation, there’s certainly an underlying stress of work among a lot of SXSW’s attendees. More

Mar 18, 2010 By Mike Hilleary Web Exclusive

The wristband that’s provided for anyone looking to attend the nighttime showcase portion of SXSW is made with a special kind of hologram plastic... More

Feb 23, 2010 By Findlay Brown Web Exclusive

British singer/songwriter Findlay Brown has just finished a west coast tour in support of his second album, Love Will Find You (Verve). Brown chronicled the short tour, which included opening slots for Nouvelle Vague, for this tour diary. Be prepared for bed bugs, '80s covers, gang fights, and much more! More

Feb 16, 2010 By Leo Chadburn (aka Simon Bookish) Web Exclusive

Leo Chadburn is a classically-trained composer, vocalist, arranger, who goes under the name Simon Bookish and whose most recent album is 2008's Everything / Everything. Here he writes about one of his favorite albums of the last decade. More

Oct 10, 2009 By Stacie Leonard

This was my eighth ACL (Austin City Limits) Festival to attend (the idea was born in '02) and although I'm not one for reading festival "recap" posts, for those that missed this year's festivities here's a little summary of the day's events. Includes coverage of The Dead Weather, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, Girl Talk, Pearl Jam, The Dodos, The Walkmen, Passion Pit, Here We Go Magic, The B-52's, Ghostland Observatory, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Kings of Leon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Daniel Johnston, Blitzen Trapper, School of Seven Bells, and more. More

Sep 18, 2009 By Aaron Passman

The Beatles: Rock Band and the concurrent reissuing of the Fab Four's entire catalog is worth celebrating, but it also introduces the band to a new generation in a way that makes the music secondary to the medium. More