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Album Reviews

My Light, My Destroyer

Cassandra Jenkins
My Light, My Destroyer

Jul 12, 2024 Web Exclusive

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Cassandra Jenkins’ third album, My Light, My Destroyer, is an invitation to a world where the everyday and extraordinary intertwine.

L.A. Times

Travis
L.A. Times

Jul 11, 2024 Web Exclusive

Back in 1999, Travis’ seminal record, The Man Who, was an important album for me. I had recently graduated from university, traveled for a while and found myself back at home in Ireland in my mid-20s. The song “Driftwood” especially spoke to the slightly disoriented me.

Manic Manual Procedures

200 Stab Wounds
Manic Manual Procedures

Jul 10, 2024 Web Exclusive

Sometimes, a record comes along and completely wallops you upside the head, forcing you to pay attention. As you may have already guessed, this is most definitely one of those records.

Classic Interviews

Orville Peck on “Bronco”

Orville Peck on “Bronco”
Radical Self-Acceptance

Apr 07, 2022 Web Exclusive

Orville Peck’s Pony explored queerdom in country music in a fashion that inspired many to highlight the genre’s silenced chapters and marginalized voices. The masked wonder himself is also a walking paradox: his frilled guise actually allows him to sing songs as his truest, most candid self. Now signed to Sony Music, Peck’s three-chapter followup Bronco gives him means to carry out his artistic vision without restraint.

Comic Book Reviews

Mark Twain’s War Prayer

Mark Twain’s War Prayer
Fantagraphics

Jun 27, 2024 Web Exclusive

Legendary 92-year-old graphic and font designer Seymour Chwast takes a dazzling, multidisciplinary approach to Mark Twain’s 104-year-old prose poem in this slim but radical new book. Through drawing, pastel painting, type design, and computer color, Chwast breathes life into Twain’s savage rebuke of religion’s role in jingoism and violent patriotism.

Book Reviews

Desolation

Mark Morton
Desolation

Jul 01, 2024

Mark Morton is the guitarist/lyricist for metal pioneers Lamb of God, and Desolation is his story. In some ways, Morton’s tale is similar to many, but there are a few characteristics that set Desolation apart.

Interviews

What Happened at “The Bear” Season Three Press Conference

What Happened at “The Bear” Season Three Press Conference

Jul 08, 2024 Web Exclusive

​At a recent press conference for The Bear, executive producer and real-life chef Matty Matheson took center stage while the popular series’ cast proved they are just as in sync off camera as they are on camera.

Tomer Capone on Playing Frenchie in “The Boys”

Tomer Capone on Playing Frenchie in “The Boys”

Jun 13, 2024 Web Exclusive

We sat down with Tomer Capone to hear more about his creative background, the trust he feels playing Frenchie, and how The Boys is a “jackpot” for an actor.

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

Seven Music Documentary Films and Series From 2024 to Watch (and Three to Skip)

Jun 16, 2024

Music documentaries and series are a sure thing, or so it seems. 2024 has seen quite a few of them hit theatres and even more turn up on streamers. Among these are the high-profile ones such as the newly restored 1970 film, The Beatles: Let it Be and Frank Marshall’s The Beach Boys, not to mention Taylor Swift|The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version), all on Disney+. Lil Nas X released his interpretation of Madonna’s Truth or Dare with his behind-the-scenes tour film, Long Live Montero (HBO). There is also Eno, the groundbreaking generative documentary feature on Brian Eno. Just as fascinating as the biographical docs are topical ones such as the recently released How Music Got Free (Paramount+).

Coming soon is Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple (HBO), which shines a much deserved spotlight on the multi-hyphenate talent, and I Am: Celine Dion (Prime Movies), which shares the singer’s challenges with Moersch-Woltman Syndrome.

Whether or not you’re into the artists, subjects, or the music, there is a voyeuristic and vicarious thrill in watching musicians, both in their professional setting and personal lives. Music documentary films and series are often worth the time—except when they’re not. Here are seven must-watch music docs and series released in 2024, and three from this year that you can skip.—By Lily Moayeri

Live reviews

Glastonbury Festival 2024, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK, June 26-30, 2024

Glastonbury Festival 2024, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK, June 26-30, 2024

Jul 09, 2024 By Jimi Arundell

Glastonbury hosts the biggest music and arts festival on earth every year, and Under the Radar spent five days on Worthy Farm last month. Here’s a selection of highlights as witnessed by our intrepid reporter.

Blog

Help Fund Our Next Two Issues – Subscribe, Advertise, Buy Back Issues, and Support Us on Patreon

Help Fund Our Next Two Issues – Subscribe, Advertise, Buy Back Issues, and Support Us on Patreon

Jun 27, 2024 By Mark Redfern

Under the Radar’s next two print issues are shaping up nicely, but we need your help to fund them. It costs over $10,000 to print and ship each issue and while advertising from record labels gets us part of the way there, these days it’s not enough. If you’re a fan of our magazine there are four ways you could help: subscribe, advertise, buy back issues, or support us on Patreon.