Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari as David Bowie. Shot for our “Music vs. Comedy” issue.

Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari as David Bowie. Shot for our “Music vs. Comedy” issue.

Aziz Ansari is taking his act on the road. The Parks and Recreation comedian will be doing a new stand-up show that he calls “Modern Romance.” (via Aziz Ansari Announces North American Tour Dates | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

Aziz Ansari is taking his act on the road. The Parks and Recreation comedian will be doing a new stand-up show that he calls “Modern Romance.” (via Aziz Ansari Announces North American Tour Dates | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

As reported yesterday, this year’s Bonnaroo Festival has announced its scheduled line-up of artists through a special Spotify playlist. Spanning 81 tracks, the list of performers includes Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Beach Boys, The Shins, St. Vincent, EMA, tUnE-yArDs, SBTRKT, The Antlers, Battles, The War on Drugs, Feist, Aziz Ansari, The Roots, The Joy Formidable, Here We Go Magic, Ben Folds Five, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Foster the People, Kurt Vile, and many, many others. (via Bonnaroo Announces Line-up | Under The Radar)

As reported yesterday, this year’s Bonnaroo Festival has announced its scheduled line-up of artists through a special Spotify playlist. Spanning 81 tracks, the list of performers includes Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Beach Boys, The Shins, St. Vincent, EMA, tUnE-yArDs, SBTRKT, The Antlers, Battles, The War on Drugs, Feist, Aziz Ansari, The Roots, The Joy Formidable, Here We Go Magic, Ben Folds Five, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Foster the People, Kurt Vile, and many, many others. (via Bonnaroo Announces Line-up | Under The Radar)

Last week we released our 10th Anniversary Issue. The 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview. The jam-packed issue has extra pages with tons of exclusive interviews and unpublished photos—which makes this issue a must-have.
Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Under the Radar’s New 10th Anniversary Issue:Find out who would win an arm wrestling match between Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom.Discover what Paul Rudd and Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy have in common, via a joint interview.See alternate cover photos of Feist, The National, Aziz Ansari, She & Him, Death Cab for Cutie, and more.Read Chris Walla's exclusive firsthand take on social media's place in the music world.Find out how your band can remain creatively viable beyond a 10-year period.Hear what Broadcast's James Cargill has planned for future releases from the band.Discover what The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne thinks of being labeled an acid-taking weirdo.View previously unseen exclusive photos of Beck, Air, Beirut, Cat Power, The Decemberists, Florence and the Machine, Metric's Emily Haines, She & Him, Tegan & Sara, and Sufjan Stevens.Read what friends have to say in memory of Elliott Smith, plus unreleased photos from his last photo shoot.Catch up with new interviews on early Under the Radar cover stars such as Grandaddy, Broken Social Scene,Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Rilo Kiley, and more.About Under the Radar: Under the Radar is an internationally distributed indie music print magazine and website that’s independently published by husband-and-wife team Mark and Wendy Redfern. It is based in Los Angeles. The 10th Anniversary Issue is available on newsstands this week and online now by subscription.


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Last week we released our 10th Anniversary Issue. The 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview. The jam-packed issue has extra pages with tons of exclusive interviews and unpublished photos—which makes this issue a must-have.


Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Under the Radar’s New 10th Anniversary Issue:

Find out who would win an arm wrestling match between Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom.

Discover what Paul Rudd and Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy have in common, via a joint interview.

See alternate cover photos of FeistThe NationalAziz AnsariShe & HimDeath Cab for Cutie, and more.

Read Chris Walla's exclusive firsthand take on social media's place in the music world.

Find out how your band can remain creatively viable beyond a 10-year period.

Hear what Broadcast's James Cargill has planned for future releases from the band.

Discover what The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne thinks of being labeled an acid-taking weirdo.

View previously unseen exclusive photos of BeckAirBeirutCat PowerThe DecemberistsFlorence and the MachineMetric's Emily Haines, She & HimTegan & Sara, and Sufjan Stevens.

Read what friends have to say in memory of Elliott Smith, plus unreleased photos from his last photo shoot.

Catch up with new interviews on early Under the Radar cover stars such as GrandaddyBroken Social Scene,Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubRilo Kiley, and more.

About Under the Radar: Under the Radar is an internationally distributed indie music print magazine and website that’s independently published by husband-and-wife team Mark and Wendy Redfern. It is based in Los Angeles. The 10th Anniversary Issue is available on newsstands this week and online now by subscription.

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#36 - Music vs. Comedy
Under the Radar has a special Music vs. Comedyissue that streets this week. In this issue indie rock musicians and comedians interview each other.Aziz Ansari (NBC’s Parks & Recreation) appears on the cover as David Bowie and for the issue he talked to both Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. Other such music vs. comedy interview matchups include The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne vs. David Cross (IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Arrested Development), Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam vs. Nick Offerman (NBC’sParks & Recreation), Loney Dear’s Emil Svanängen vs. Ty Burrell (ABC’s Modern Family), and St. Vincent’s Annie Clark vs. Patton Oswalt(Ratatouille).
“Quick problem. I thought you were a professional figure skater, so I prepared a bunch of figure skating questions.” – Aziz Ansari to Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick
“I’m a very intermediate sax player, but now that Rob Lowe is on my show, I had to cop to him. Like, ‘Dude your ridiculous fake sax playing [in St. Elmo’s Fire] inspired me to pick up a horn.’” – Nick Offerman
Ty Burrell: “In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that, at the moment, I’m wearing a wristband…from the Australian Open and nothing else.”
Loney Dear’s Emil Svanängen: “I will hereby take my pants off then.”
Other comedians interviewed in the issue include Carrie Brownstein (IFC’s Portlandia), Donald Glover(NBC’s Community), Ed Helms (NBC’s The Office, The Hangover Part II), Ellie Kemper (NBC’s The Office, Bridesmaids), Danny Pudi (NBC’s Community), Henry Rollins (Black Flag frontman and comedian), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up, Paper Heart), Reggie Watts (Conan), and more.
“When you have Ken Jeong naked next to you when you’re doing a scene, it’s pretty easy to stay loose.” – Danny Pudi
“I think that music at inappropriate times with inappropriate volumes can be the funniest thing ever.” – Ed Helms
“I ended up majoring in English, which I’m not particularly fluent in.” – Ellie Kemper
Many of the articles feature hilarious photo-shoots with comedians dressed as iconic musicians: Aziz Ansari as David Bowie, LL Cool J, Nilsson, and Bruce Springsteen; Ty Burrell as Joni Mitchell; David Cross as The Who’s Keith Moon; Nick Offerman as Willie Nelson; Patton Oswalt as Prince; and Charlyne Yi as Elton John.
The issue also includes interviews with some exciting new artists in the “Pleased to Meet You” section: James Blake, Cat’s Eyes, EMA, Memoryhouse, The Stepkids, Still Corners.
“The Horrors sound the way they do because of personality clashes, five people in a room arguing, and that’s the way it works best. Cat’s Eyes sounds the way it does because of two people very much in agreement.” - The Horrors’ Faris Badwan on his Cat’s Eyes project.
“I would do a kindergarten class in Berkeley, and then I’d go to Emeryville, which is essentially West Oakland, and try and control a room full of teenagers with tats and grills.” – EMA’s Erika M. Anderson on her days as a substitute teacher
“I’m more worried about the way [hype] changes what’s important to me than what a guy says on a blog.” – James Blake
The issue also includes coverage of SXSW and Coachella; and 150+ reviews of albums, books, comic books, DVDs, films, TV shows, and video games including releases by: Adventure, Johan Agebjorn, Africa HiTech, Alexander, An Horse, The Antlers, About Group, Architecture in Helsinki, Arctic Monkeys, Art Brut, Augustana, Austra, Autechre, Bass Drum of Death, Battles, David Bazan, Beady Eye, The Bell Brigade, Bibio, Maggie Bjorklund, Black Lips, James Blake, Brown Recluse, Bill Callahan, Cat’s Eyes, The Cars, The Chemical Brothers, Cold Cave, Edwyn Collins, Crystal Stilts, Cults, Dag for Dag, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Death Cab for Cutie, Dengue Fever, Elbow, The Elected, EMA, Explosions in the Sky, The Feelies, The Felice Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Foster the People, Friendly Fires, Fredrik, Gang Gang Dance, Generationals, Glasvegas, The Globes, Hauschka, The Head and the Heart, Helvetia, The High Llamas, Holy Ghost!, Iggy Pop, I’m From Barcelona, Jessica 6, Joan As Police Woman, Joan of Arc, Jonny, The Joy Formidable, Booker T. Jones, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ladytron, Sondre Lerche, Love, Low, Nick Lowe, Julian Lynch, Magnetic Man, Maritime, Mazes, Cass McCombs, Moby, My Morning Jacket, Thurston Moore, Peter Murphy, NODZZZ, Agnes Obel, of Montreal, Oh Land, Okkervil River, Roy Orbison, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Panda Bear, People Like Us, Ponytail, Prefuse 73, Queen, Quintron, Radiohead, The Raveonettes, Gruff Rhys, Ringo Deathstarr, The Rosebuds, Royal Bangs, Raphael Saadiq, The Sea and Cake, Secret Cities, Seapony, Sloan, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Sounds, Southeast Engine, The Strokes, Thao & Mirah, Timber Timbre, Times New Viking, Tindersticks, Alexander Tucker, TV on the Radio, Vetiver, Vivian Girls, Loudon Wainwright III, Wild Beasts, The Wooden Birds, Woods, Young Windows, Zomes, and more.
Under the Radar is distributed across the USA and Canada on newsstands, in independent record and book stores, and at such chains as Borders, Barnes & Noble, Hastings, and Books-A-Million. Click here for an interactive map of U.S. stores that carry Under the Radar, just enter your zipcode to find a store near you. And click here for an interactive mao of Canadian stores that carry Under the Radar.
More pull quotes from the issue:
“I want to be able to shoot laser beams out of my hands at people. That’s the kind of stuff that you think all bands should do, but they don’t, and I can’t understand why most bands don’t want to do it.” – Wayne Coyne
“I think that should be a mantra for every artist. We can do whatever the fuck we want, and why wouldn’t we?” – David Cross
“Any comedian who tells you how dark and dangerous they are, they’re not dark and dangerous.” – Patton Oswalt
 “I could write 10 tone poems and turn it in, but [my label] probably wouldn’t be that happy with me.” – St. Vincent’s Annie Clark
“I wanted [our new album] to come with shoes, where the only time the music played was when you were stepping, so as you walked, you’d have to walk for like 16 miles to hear the whole record.” – TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek
“The next TV on the Radio [album] should come out in like the weirdest way, like an air freshener. When you spray it, you hear little bits of the song.” – Aziz Ansari to TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek
“You used to have to beg and be the busboy to do standup. I got on Community because people saw my videos on YouTube, which were free.” – Donald Glover
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#36 - Music vs. Comedy

Under the Radar has a special Music vs. Comedyissue that streets this week. In this issue indie rock musicians and comedians interview each other.Aziz Ansari (NBC’s Parks & Recreation) appears on the cover as David Bowie and for the issue he talked to both Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. Other such music vs. comedy interview matchups include The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne vs. David Cross (IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd MargaretArrested Development), Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam vs. Nick Offerman (NBC’sParks & Recreation), Loney Dear’s Emil Svanängen vs. Ty Burrell (ABC’s Modern Family), and St. Vincent’s Annie Clark vs. Patton Oswalt(Ratatouille).

“Quick problem. I thought you were a professional figure skater, so I prepared a bunch of figure skating questions.” – Aziz Ansari to Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick

“I’m a very intermediate sax player, but now that Rob Lowe is on my show, I had to cop to him. Like, ‘Dude your ridiculous fake sax playing [in St. Elmo’s Fire] inspired me to pick up a horn.’” – Nick Offerman

Ty Burrell: “In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that, at the moment, I’m wearing a wristband…from the Australian Open and nothing else.”

Loney Dear’s Emil Svanängen: “I will hereby take my pants off then.”

Other comedians interviewed in the issue include Carrie Brownstein (IFC’s Portlandia), Donald Glover(NBC’s Community), Ed Helms (NBC’s The OfficeThe Hangover Part II), Ellie Kemper (NBC’s The OfficeBridesmaids), Danny Pudi (NBC’s Community), Henry Rollins (Black Flag frontman and comedian), Charlyne Yi (Knocked UpPaper Heart), Reggie Watts (Conan), and more.

“When you have Ken Jeong naked next to you when you’re doing a scene, it’s pretty easy to stay loose.” – Danny Pudi

“I think that music at inappropriate times with inappropriate volumes can be the funniest thing ever.” – Ed Helms

“I ended up majoring in English, which I’m not particularly fluent in.” – Ellie Kemper

Many of the articles feature hilarious photo-shoots with comedians dressed as iconic musicians: Aziz Ansari as David Bowie, LL Cool J, Nilsson, and Bruce Springsteen; Ty Burrell as Joni Mitchell; David Cross as The Who’s Keith Moon; Nick Offerman as Willie Nelson; Patton Oswalt as Prince; and Charlyne Yi as Elton John.

The issue also includes interviews with some exciting new artists in the “Pleased to Meet You” section: James BlakeCat’s EyesEMAMemoryhouseThe StepkidsStill Corners.

“The Horrors sound the way they do because of personality clashes, five people in a room arguing, and that’s the way it works best. Cat’s Eyes sounds the way it does because of two people very much in agreement.” - The Horrors’ Faris Badwan on his Cat’s Eyes project.

“I would do a kindergarten class in Berkeley, and then I’d go to Emeryville, which is essentially West Oakland, and try and control a room full of teenagers with tats and grills.” – EMA’s Erika M. Anderson on her days as a substitute teacher

“I’m more worried about the way [hype] changes what’s important to me than what a guy says on a blog.” – James Blake

The issue also includes coverage of SXSW and Coachella; and 150+ reviews of albums, books, comic books, DVDs, films, TV shows, and video games including releases by: Adventure, Johan Agebjorn, Africa HiTech, Alexander, An Horse, The Antlers, About Group, Architecture in Helsinki, Arctic Monkeys, Art Brut, Augustana, Austra, Autechre, Bass Drum of Death, Battles, David Bazan, Beady Eye, The Bell Brigade, Bibio, Maggie Bjorklund, Black Lips, James Blake, Brown Recluse, Bill Callahan, Cat’s Eyes, The Cars, The Chemical Brothers, Cold Cave, Edwyn Collins, Crystal Stilts, Cults, Dag for Dag, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Death Cab for Cutie, Dengue Fever, Elbow, The Elected, EMA, Explosions in the Sky, The Feelies, The Felice Brothers, Fleet Foxes, Foster the People, Friendly Fires, Fredrik, Gang Gang Dance, Generationals, Glasvegas, The Globes, Hauschka, The Head and the Heart, Helvetia, The High Llamas, Holy Ghost!, Iggy Pop, I’m From Barcelona, Jessica 6, Joan As Police Woman, Joan of Arc, Jonny, The Joy Formidable, Booker T. Jones, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ladytron, Sondre Lerche, Love, Low, Nick Lowe, Julian Lynch, Magnetic Man, Maritime, Mazes, Cass McCombs, Moby, My Morning Jacket, Thurston Moore, Peter Murphy, NODZZZ, Agnes Obel, of Montreal, Oh Land, Okkervil River, Roy Orbison, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Panda Bear, People Like Us, Ponytail, Prefuse 73, Queen, Quintron, Radiohead, The Raveonettes, Gruff Rhys, Ringo Deathstarr, The Rosebuds, Royal Bangs, Raphael Saadiq, The Sea and Cake, Secret Cities, Seapony, Sloan, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Sounds, Southeast Engine, The Strokes, Thao & Mirah, Timber Timbre, Times New Viking, Tindersticks, Alexander Tucker, TV on the Radio, Vetiver, Vivian Girls, Loudon Wainwright III, Wild Beasts, The Wooden Birds, Woods, Young Windows, Zomes, and more.

Under the Radar is distributed across the USA and Canada on newsstands, in independent record and book stores, and at such chains as Borders, Barnes & Noble, Hastings, and Books-A-Million. Click here for an interactive map of U.S. stores that carry Under the Radar, just enter your zipcode to find a store near you. And click here for an interactive mao of Canadian stores that carry Under the Radar.

More pull quotes from the issue:

“I want to be able to shoot laser beams out of my hands at people. That’s the kind of stuff that you think all bands should do, but they don’t, and I can’t understand why most bands don’t want to do it.” – Wayne Coyne

“I think that should be a mantra for every artist. We can do whatever the fuck we want, and why wouldn’t we?” – David Cross

“Any comedian who tells you how dark and dangerous they are, they’re not dark and dangerous.” – Patton Oswalt

 “I could write 10 tone poems and turn it in, but [my label] probably wouldn’t be that happy with me.” – St. Vincent’s Annie Clark

“I wanted [our new album] to come with shoes, where the only time the music played was when you were stepping, so as you walked, you’d have to walk for like 16 miles to hear the whole record.” – TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek

“The next TV on the Radio [album] should come out in like the weirdest way, like an air freshener. When you spray it, you hear little bits of the song.” – Aziz Ansari to TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek

“You used to have to beg and be the busboy to do standup. I got on Community because people saw my videos on YouTube, which were free.” – Donald Glover

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Garfunkel and Oates
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Codes and Keys
Eye Contact
Gloss Drop
Loud Planes Fly Low 
Pala
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Issue #26 Spring 2009 - Bat For Lashes

Detection:
 Depeche Mode • The Lonely Island • Flight of the Conchords • Marianne Faithfull • Phoenix • Akron/Family • Art Brut’s Eddie Argos on DC Comics • Fever Ray • Pink Mountaintops • The Veils • Black Moth Super Rainbow • Self-Portraits by Jason Lytle • Nina Persson • Peter Bjorn and John • Emily Haines • Retro: How Hollywood Got the Future So, So Wrong • Aziz Ansari 
Pleased to Meet You:
 Telekinesis • Suckers • Papercuts • Here We Go Magic • Harlem Shakes • Empire of the Sun • De Rosa • Findlay Brown • Faunts 
Main Features:
Doves • Real and Pure: 20 Years of Merge Records • Camera Obscura • Bat For Lashes (cover story)
Plus:
Over 140 CDs, DVDs, Books, Films, TV Shows, Video Games, and Comic Books reviewed!
Buy Back Issue
Interviews
Findlay BrownHarlem ShakesSuckersTelekinesis
Reviews
Dark Days/Light YearsEating UsFlower PlayStation 3It’s FrighteningLowside of the RoadMoon Nintendo DSRose CityVeckatimest

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Issue #26 Spring 2009 - Bat For Lashes

Detection:

 Depeche Mode • The Lonely Island • Flight of the Conchords • Marianne Faithfull • Phoenix • Akron/Family • Art Brut’s Eddie Argos on DC Comics • Fever Ray • Pink Mountaintops • The Veils • Black Moth Super Rainbow • Self-Portraits by Jason Lytle • Nina Persson • Peter Bjorn and John • Emily Haines • Retro: How Hollywood Got the Future So, So Wrong • Aziz Ansari 

Pleased to Meet You:

 Telekinesis • Suckers • Papercuts • Here We Go Magic • Harlem Shakes • Empire of the Sun • De Rosa • Findlay Brown • Faunts 

Main Features:

Doves • Real and Pure: 20 Years of Merge Records • Camera Obscura • Bat For Lashes (cover story)

Plus:

Over 140 CDs, DVDs, Books, Films, TV Shows, Video Games, and Comic Books reviewed!

Buy Back Issue

Interviews

Findlay Brown
Harlem Shakes
Suckers
Telekinesis

Reviews

Dark Days/Light Years
Eating Us
Flower PlayStation 3
It’s Frightening
Lowside of the Road
Moon Nintendo DS
Rose City
Veckatimest

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My point is that sometimes a periodical comes out that is so epic content-wise that you simply must have the hard copy and for a while pretend the internet doesn’t fucking exist. Wait, no. TWO copies; one to carry around and muss up, the other to keep and cherish and never look at. Case in point? Under the Rader, Issue #36, Music vs. Comedy.

Punchline Magazine Blog » Exclusive: Aziz Ansari as David Bowie; Patton Oswalt as Prince in indie music mag - Comedy Blog, Comedy News, and all things in Stand Up Comedy.

Punchline gives a sneak preview of our new issue. 

In the Music Vs. Comedy edition of indie music magazine Under The Radar— on stands Tuesday — the hipster editors came up with an amazing idea: Have musicians and comedians interview each other and then photograph said comedians as iconic rock stars and musicians. We’re for it!