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  • Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Part 4: DVDs and Blu-rays

    The solution to music pollution. Official website for the indie music magazine with web-exclusive interviews, photos, reviews, mp3s, videos, music news and more.

    The solution to music pollution. Official website for the indie music magazine with web-exclusive interviews, photos, reviews, mp3s, videos, music news and more.

  • Kurt Vile Announces New Year’s Eve Show and More Tour Dates via Funny Commercial

    Kurt Vile's last studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., came out last year via Matador. Now he has announced a fresh round of tour dates as well as a New Year's Eve show in Philadelphia.

    Kurt Vile's last studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., came out last year via Matador. Now he has announced a fresh round of tour dates as well as a New Year's Eve show in Philadelphia.

  • Shoegazing Legends Ride Are Working on a New Album

    British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring. In 2015 they also released Nowhere25, a 25th anniversary reissue of their 1990-released debut album Nowhere.

    British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring. In 2015 they also released Nowhere25, a 25th anniversary reissue of their 1990-released debut album Nowhere.

  • Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

    Anatomy of a Song grew out of Marc Myers’ regular columns for The Wall Street Journal where he interviews artists about their work, exploring the intimate details behind the creation of a classic song.

    Anatomy of a Song grew out of Marc Myers’ regular columns for The Wall Street Journal where he interviews artists about their work, exploring the intimate details behind the creation of a classic song.

  • 38. Lochlan Watt- How to get your music played on Triple J National Radio!

    38. Lochlan Watt- How to get your music played on Triple J National Radio!

  • Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016 Part 2: Board Games

    The solution to music pollution. Official website for the indie music magazine with web-exclusive interviews, photos, reviews, mp3s, videos, music news and more.

    The solution to music pollution. Official website for the indie music magazine with web-exclusive interviews, photos, reviews, mp3s, videos, music news and more.

  • Lambchop Announce 2017 Tour Dates

    Lambchop released their new album, FLOTUS, earlier this month via Merge.

    Lambchop released their new album, FLOTUS, earlier this month via Merge.

  • 98. Chris Gero - How to Attract & Secure Endorsements and Sponsorship Deals

    Today I have a great treat for you. My guest today is Chris Gero. Not only is Chris a great and very humble bloke, but he’s also the Vice President of Yamaha Corporation USA. So I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to speak with this guy and be able to share that conversation with you.

    Today I have a great treat for you. My guest today is Chris Gero. Not only is Chris a great and very humble bloke, but he’s also the Vice President of Yamaha Corporation USA. So I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to speak with this guy and be able to share that conversation with you.

  • Lion

    On its surface, Lion might seem standard, saccharine holiday fodder – a story of an impossible journey that promises to tug at audiences’ heartstrings and featuring A-List talent. From its opening shot, however, it’s clearly evident that the film is

    On its surface, Lion might seem standard, saccharine holiday fodder – a story of an impossible journey that promises to tug at audiences’ heartstrings and featuring A-List talent. From its opening shot, however, it’s clearly evident that the film is

  • Best New DIY & Indie Rock Music of 2016, Vol. III – Maps of Suburbia, Cheops’ Cave, Empire of Gold, The Modern Savage, La Historia

    Best New DIY & Indie Rock Music of 2016, Vol. III – Maps of Suburbia, Cheops’ Cave, Empire of Gold, The Modern Savage, La Historia 2016 Best New Releases September 14, 2016 Max Hammer 0 This is the third installment of Best New Indie and DIY Rock music of 2016, with installment IV already in the wor...

    Best New DIY & Indie Rock Music of 2016, Vol. III – Maps of Suburbia, Cheops’ Cave, Empire of Gold, The Modern Savage, La Historia 2016 Best New Releases September 14, 2016 Max Hammer 0 This is the third installment of Best New Indie and DIY Rock music of 2016, with installment IV already in the wor...

  • Thanksgiving Playlist with Drive-By Truckers, Tokyo Police Club, Sebadoh, The Strokes, Black Lips, Frank Zappa, Beck, Local H & More

    Thanksgiving Playlist with Drive-By Truckers, Tokyo Police Club, Sebadoh, The Strokes, Black Lips, Frank Zappa, Beck, Local H & More Spotify Playlist November 22, 2016 Rick Sosa 0 When you think about Thanksgiving, some of the things that come to mind are family, food, football, travel, drink, autum...

    Thanksgiving Playlist with Drive-By Truckers, Tokyo Police Club, Sebadoh, The Strokes, Black Lips, Frank Zappa, Beck, Local H & More Spotify Playlist November 22, 2016 Rick Sosa 0 When you think about Thanksgiving, some of the things that come to mind are family, food, football, travel, drink, autum...

  • 38. Lochlan Watt- How to get your music played on Triple J national radio

    38. Lochlan Watt- How to get your music played on Triple J national radio

  • 39. Rod Yates- How to get your band featured in Rolling Stone Magazine

    39. Rod Yates- How to get your band featured in Rolling Stone Magazine

  • 40. Gympie Muster Music Festival Special

    40. Gympie Muster Music Festival Special

  • Watch: Kate Bush Swimming in a Water Tank in Her “And Dream of Sheep (Live)” Video

    Kate Bush is releasing a new 3-CD live album, Before the Dawn, recorded during her Hammersmith Apollo residency in London in 2014, which were her first shows in 35 years.

    Kate Bush is releasing a new 3-CD live album, Before the Dawn, recorded during her Hammersmith Apollo residency in London in 2014, which were her first shows in 35 years.

  • Sharon Jones, Modern Soul Legend and Leader of The Dap-Kings, Has Died

    Modern soul legend Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings) has died at age 60.

    Modern soul legend Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings) has died at age 60.

  • Peter Clarke- What it was like breaking the US country scene with Keith Urban

    In this episode of Music Business facts Peter tells the story of the trials and tribulations of trying to break into the world's biggest music market and the subsequent success that followed.

    In this episode of Music Business facts Peter tells the story of the trials and tribulations of trying to break into the world's biggest music market and the subsequent success that followed.

  • 42. Expert Marketing strategies with Tim Reid

    Tim’s an authority on marketing as well as a bit of a celebrity in the podcasting world. He runs his own very informative marketing show called “Small Business Big Marketing, which I strongly suggest you go and check out.

    Tim’s an authority on marketing as well as a bit of a celebrity in the podcasting world. He runs his own very informative marketing show called “Small Business Big Marketing, which I strongly suggest you go and check out.

  • Blood on the Mountain

    Blood on the Mountain tells the roughly chronological story of corruption in the coal industry.

    Blood on the Mountain tells the roughly chronological story of corruption in the coal industry.

  • 43. Devin Townsend

  • Father John Misty Is Not Impressed That His Song Was Covered on “The Voice”

    Reality TV singing competition shows rarely feature contestants performing original songs and almost as rarely include them singing indie rock songs.

    Reality TV singing competition shows rarely feature contestants performing original songs and almost as rarely include them singing indie rock songs.

  • Fresh Indie Rock Tracks from Teleskopes, The Penthouse, Gabriel Lynch Band, Pete Lord, Lovelast, Blisss

    Fresh Indie Rock Tracks from Teleskopes, The Penthouse, Gabriel Lynch Band, Pete Lord, Lovelast, Blisss 2016 Bands to Watch November 14, 2016 Max Hammer 0 The latest fresh indie rock songs and releases that we are digging right now including standout tracks from the rising Los Angeles trio Teleskope...

    Fresh Indie Rock Tracks from Teleskopes, The Penthouse, Gabriel Lynch Band, Pete Lord, Lovelast, Blisss 2016 Bands to Watch November 14, 2016 Max Hammer 0 The latest fresh indie rock songs and releases that we are digging right now including standout tracks from the rising Los Angeles trio Teleskope...

  • 97. Stephen Green - Music Publicity and How to Succeed in Your Own Media Campaigns

    Stephen Green is managing director of the SGC Media Group which umbrellas music marketing companies SGC, Title Track, Music Send and Collision Course (Episode 67 with Tim Price). SGC Media Group brings radio, TV, print, online and socials together to offer forward-thinking strategy and execution for...

    Stephen Green is managing director of the SGC Media Group which umbrellas music marketing companies SGC, Title Track, Music Send and Collision Course (Episode 67 with Tim Price). SGC Media Group brings radio, TV, print, online and socials together to offer forward-thinking strategy and execution for...

  • Pretty Paper: A Christmas Tale

    Pretty Paper is a redemptive Christmas parable, a tale of hope and realizing forgotten dreams.

    Pretty Paper is a redemptive Christmas parable, a tale of hope and realizing forgotten dreams.

  • Watch Kate McKinnon Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as Hillary Clinton on “SNL” Opening

    To open last night's Saturday Night Live Kate McKinnon both commented on the election and paid tribute to Leonard Cohen by covering his most famous and beautiful song, "Hallelujah," while in character as Hillary Clinton.

    To open last night's Saturday Night Live Kate McKinnon both commented on the election and paid tribute to Leonard Cohen by covering his most famous and beautiful song, "Hallelujah," while in character as Hillary Clinton.