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Album Reviews

Lived Here For a While

Good Looks
Lived Here For a While

Jun 12, 2024 Web Exclusive

The Austin-based and Tyler Jordan-led Good Looks uncorks a doozy of a sophomore album on Lived Here For a While.

Get Your Wings (50th Anniversary Limited Edition LP)

Aerosmith
Get Your Wings (50th Anniversary Limited Edition LP)

Jun 11, 2024 Web Exclusive

Reissued on vinyl for its 50th anniversary, Get Your Wings proves to be Aerosmith’s first defining work.

Gravity Stairs

Crowded House
Gravity Stairs

Jun 10, 2024 Web Exclusive

Most of Gravity Stairs revels in a certain slowness; however, amid the lightness, there are plenty of revelatory moments to be found.

Classic Interviews

Jens Lekman

Jens Lekman
Mission Accomplished

Feb 17, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

In 2014, Jens Lekman was an artist in crisis. He had spent the year working on a nearly-finished album that “sounded like crap,” he had a wicked case of writer’s block, and he was starting to doubt that he even should be making music at all. He decided to throw the songs away and start over.

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 Silence of the Choir

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr
The Silence of the Choir

Jun 10, 2024

With The Silence of the Choir, Senagalese writer Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, won the 2018 World Literature Prize. Now translated from the French and released by Europa Editions, the book is a harrowing tale of immigration told from multiple perspectives across time in a small town in Sicily.

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

NorthSide Festival, Aarhus, Denmark, June 6-8, 2024

NorthSide Festival, Aarhus, Denmark, June 6-8, 2024

Jun 10, 2024 By Laura Studarus

The 2024 edition of NorthSide Festival took place in Aarhus last weekend (June 6-8) and Under the Radar photographer Laura Studarus captured the highlights

Blog

Gene Clark – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of 1974’s “No Other”

Gene Clark – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of 1974’s “No Other”

May 24, 2024 By Mark Lager

Gene Clark was born (and is buried) in Tipton, Missouri and like the land in the center of the country he was deeply conflicted so he left home behind, moving to L.A. so he could become a singer/songwriter.




Cinema Reviews

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

May 13, 2024 Web Exclusive

Wes Ball’s directorial effort brings this feature to a new level just as formidable as its previous entries.

Television Reviews

How Music Got Free

How Music Got Free
Paramount+, June 11, 2024

Jun 11, 2024 Web Exclusive

Based on the 2015 book of the same name by Stephen Witt, the grammatically incorrect How Music Got Free is in two 42-minute parts, highlighting the outright thieves who changed how consumers access music.