Apr 18, 2007

Under The Radar Magazine

Do you still read magazines in this wired age? I do. Its nice to sit in a comfortable chair and read well informed articles. Well my subscription to Under The Radar is treasured and I always look forward to it arriving in the mail. Issue 17 just arrived and there is plenty of goodness. Yes that's the lovely Feist on the cover and as you can see there is plenty to read inside. Articles on Bright Eyes, Interpol, Jarvis Cocker, Dntel amongst others. There is a great interview between Irish actor Cillian Murphy (a big Indie music fan) and Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew. Exciting news is that Kevin Drew has a solo record coming out later this year. But It's no stripped back acoustic effort, its full on BSS style goodness. There are CD reviews of new releases by Bright Eyes, Bill Callahan, Frog Eyes, Kings of Leon, The National, Voxtrot, Wilco plus many others.
If you subscribe you also receive a free CD.
This is not a paid announcement, It's just my favourite mag.

Amie St is a great idea. This site is an independent music store where you can buy music. All music is DRM-free and free of cost to start. The price is determined by a community responsive model so the more times an album/track is bought the more it costs. Anyway check it out.

Splendour in the Grass 2007 lineup was announced today. Tickets go on sale Monday May 14 at $185!!!!!! Seems pretty expensive when for my money the only must see act is The Hold Steady. Although The Shins and Dirty Three are always excellent value. For my taste it seems a little too UK-centric.

Saturday August 4th
Kaiser Chiefs
Tilly and the Wall
The Hold Steady
Hot Chip
Lily Allen
The Cat Empire

Sunday August 5th
Arctic Monkeys
Bloc Party
Hilltop Hoods
The Shins
Dirty Three
Josh Pyke

Only 3 days until WILCO.
MP3: What Light (live)
MP3: Impossible Germany (live)


  • At April 18, 2007 , Anonymous Ro said...

    i still buy mags when i have the money. the decent ones are quite pricey tho, especially design ones.

    Yes! the Hold Steady and Hot Chip are coming back.

  • At April 18, 2007 , Anonymous James said...

    I used to buy mags on film & music but yeah, online reading has become quite prolific over the past few years so I tend to stick to the newer sources.

    That said, I still read book biographies on musicians and film makers and occasionally read articles in various mags at Borders.

  • At April 19, 2007 , Anonymous anne said...

    Under the Radar and FILTER are my must read music mags. Not only do they have innovative layouts graphic-wise and brilliant photographs; they have a great sense of music taste. Can't wait for this issue to come out.

    That does seem pricey, but it seems like you're getting a lot of big name bands: Arctic Monkeys, Shins, Bloc Party and Kaiser Chiefs.


  • At April 24, 2007 , Anonymous matt said...

    It's a struggle to find good music mags lately. True Mess & Noise is excellent, Plan B's good, the Wire's dense but great, and Skyscraper and XLR8R have their moments, but all too often just when you start to love a mag they fall over.

    Anyway, thanks for the recommendation.


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