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Rutledge Wood on Hosting Netflix’s Hit Game Show “Floor Is Lava”

Jul 10, 2020 Web Exclusive

What’s the difference between lava and magma?  Turns out magma doesn’t have it’s own #1 TV show.  Welcome to the world of Netflix’s Floor Is Lava. Filmed and in the can for more than a year, the show (which debuted June 19 and quickly vaulted to the platform’s top ranking) arrives at a time of social distancing and discord and saves the planet.  More

My Favorite Album: Whitney on the Music of Neil Young

Jul 09, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

To hear Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich discuss their favorite album is to also discuss Whitney’s latest album, Forever Turned Around. The Chicago-based duo at the center of the indie folk band are obsessed with all things Neil Young these days and that includes an inability to arrive at a single favorite album. More

My Favorite Album: Hayden Thorpe on Leonard Cohen’s “The Best of Leonard Cohen”

Jul 08, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

The reason I chose this record was because when I was in New York I saw his exhibition at the Jewish Museum. Which is just a genius installation. Within that was a series of around 300 self-portraits. I don’t think he started making self-portraits until the last 20 years of his life.  More

Anna Burch on “If You’re Dreaming”

Jul 07, 2020 Web Exclusive

Anna Burch spoke with Under the Radar during the height of pandemic stress about her new solo album, If You’re Dreaming. More

My Favorite Album: Topher Grace on John Williams’ “The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration”

Jul 06, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

Leave it to an actor to mention a favorite album so on the nose, but Topher Grace insists his love for John Williams’ music isn’t just about his craft. More

bdrmm on Their Debut Album “Bedroom”

Jul 03, 2020

One constant in this most surreal of times has been the influx of great records released so far in 2020. The latest of those is Bedroom, the debut LP from Hull, England-based five-piece bdrmmMore

Election 2020: Rob Anderson on Running for Congress in LA-03

Jul 02, 2020 Web Exclusive

Rob Anderson is a working-class Democratic candidate running in the Deep South against an incumbent Republican Congressman in an increasing dark red district. 

That should be the end of the story. But Rob Anderson is a bit of a renaissance man. He has lived all over the country, from California, New York, Maryland, and Florida, before settling down in southwest Louisiana. He’s a journeyman who just so happens to be running for Congress. He’s a writer, a painter, and a musician. He’s been a business owner. He now mostly works in construction and geotechnical drilling. Anderson is running a DIY, working-class campaign. He’s not a wealthy man masquerading as a working class candidate; he is a blue collar worker.  More

Election 2020: J.D. Scholten on Running for Congress in IA-04

Jul 01, 2020

J.D. Scholten didn’t get the chance to beat Steve King this year. He ran against him in 2018, and helped to begin to close the coffin on King’s vampiric political career more than any other Democrat had. He laid the groundwork for the Iowa Republican Party to throw King out on his racist, zombie ass. More

Paul Weller on Playing Live Aid, Britpop, and Releasing His New Album During the Pandemic

Jun 30, 2020 Web Exclusive

From collaborating with Oasis to playing Live Aid, it might seem like Paul Weller has seen and done it all in his near 50-year career. Yet the ever-debonair, silver-haired elder English rock statesman, with a penchant for blue-eyed soul and a fixation on The Beatles, currently faces an unprecedented predicament.  More