The Radar Report on XMU
If you like discovering new and unusual bands, then you should check out the Radar Report on XM’s indie channel, XMU (channel 43 on your XM dial). The Radar Report is an hour-long show that emerged from an email list launched in the ’90s to promote promising unsigned artists.
Not everything featured will be to your taste, most likely, but there’s enough diamonds in the rough to make it worthwhile. For example, last week’s show turned me on to Julia Othmer (listen to "Hey, Hey"); Plumerai ("Linear"); Matt Turk ("Broadway"); and Most Powerful Monks ("Our Love"). Not a bad hit rate for a 60-minute show.