Just Off The Radar

GPB Statewide Saturday 11pm
  • Hosted by Joe Silva

Just Off the Radar, hosted by Joe Silva, is best described as "modern pop eclectica." The show takes a weekly look at modern pop music outside the mainstream. From folk to electronica to everything in between, Just Off the Radar presents a variety of contemporary music, with emphasis on the local Athens music scene. The program also includes some live in-studio guests and vintage cuts.

In this episode of Just Off The Radar, hear some of Kishi Bashi's new album Sonderlust, due out September 16, plus tracks from Joanna Gruesome, tacocat and more.  

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We catch up with singer/songwriter and former Georgia resident Matthew Sweet as he prepares to release his next studio album “Tomorrow Forever”

Exclusive interview with Pylon…post-punk legends from Athens, GA on the occasion of the release of their double album “Live.” Plus tracks from Russian Circles, The Orb and more. Get more Pylon in our live session with the Pylon Reenactment Society, too. You can follow the Just Off The Radar podcast on the NPR One app. 

Just Off The Radar: Nellie McKay Live

Aug 19, 2016

Recently we were lucky enough to have Nellie McKay record a few songs for us during her 2016 tour at Atlanta’s City Winery. And you can subscribe to the Just Off The Radar Podcast on Google Play or follow the show on the NPR One app. 

Just Off The Radar: New Dinosaur Jr.

Aug 15, 2016

Dig into some new Dinosaur Jr. (the whole band is back together), a track from Case/Lang/Veirs, a track off the new Pylon live album and more in this episode of Just Off The Radar. You can follow the Just Off The Radar podcast on the NPR One app.

Just Off The Radar: Angel Olsen ...And More

Aug 15, 2016

Thank heavens…a new Angel Olsen is forthcoming this year! As a preview we’ve got the latest single from her this week, along with tributes to Ralph Stanley and Scotty Moore, a throwback track from John Wesley Harding, and new BRONCHO. Subscribe to the Just Off The Radar podcast on Google Play or follow the show on the NPR One app. 

Andy Partridge Interview: Just Off The Radar

Jun 24, 2016

Pop maestro Andy Partridge, formerly of XTC, talks about the new book “Complicated Game: Inside The Songs Of XTC” that he co-authored with journalist Todd Bernhardt. Also music from Black Mountain,  Swedish Zappa style pop from Dungen and Wayne Coyne sans Flaming Lips. 

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Four Tet, Frankie Cosmos, New Move and More

Jun 7, 2016

Four Tet celebrates 1,000,000 listeners by releasing a track with one of the longest names we’ve ever heard, plus a #ThrowbackTrack from Dukes of the Stratosphere, and a farewell to Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete

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In this episode of Just Off The Radar, Joe Silva takes time to remember Ross Shapiro, one of the founding members of Athens band The Glands. Also, new music from Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann and a trip to the rhythmic otherworld of Flying Lotus. 

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Just Off The Radar Ep. #451-Synth Special

Apr 6, 2016

This week Joe Silva goes 99.99% electronic with an all synth playlist and a special interview with filmmaker Dave Spiers on his new documentary project Bright Sparks

“Wait Out” – Ghost Suns

Mike Mantione, frontman of Five Eight, stops by for an acoustic set featuring music off their new album, Weirdo Reborn.  

Track List“Comin On Too Strong” – Stupid Cupids“Time Tells Me” – Pony Time“For The Week” – Lily & Madeline“For Someone” – Flora Cash“What A Beautiful Place” – Catherine Howe“Drummer Divorce” – Five Eight“Hurt You” – Five Eight“Smoke” – Five Eight“L.A. Freeway” – Five Eight“Full Moon Hungry Sun” – Kane Strang“Juicy” – Radiation City“Ritual Spirit” – Massive Attack“L (Dusty Brown Remix)” – Tycho

Courtesy of the Artist

In this episode, music from Oh Rose!, Ty Segall Tiny Ruins and more.

Join host Joe Silva for new music from Neko, Massenger, Camper Van Beethoven, and more…

Just Off The Radar: Leslie Stein's Mixtape

Feb 22, 2016

New music this week selected by our latest guest, Comic book artist, Leslie Stein, calls in for an all new edition of the Just Off The Radar Mixtape.