Archive for May, 2016

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Element drops “Under The Flesh”

Element has found success with a handful of outright uplifting tracks this year, but the New York producer’s newest release is an audible journey that works toward its eventual triumph. Entitled “Under The Flesh,” the trap production that looks to reflect “the ongoing battle with ourselves everyday” slowly adds layers of keys and percussion before climaxing into a […]

UTG PREMIERE: Moments Till Fall – ‘Truth Favors The Brave’

Texas metal band Moments Till Fall have teamed with Under The Gun to premiere their heavy new album, Truth Favors The Brave, which is set to release this Friday, May 27 through Tragic Hero Records. Speaking to UTG about the band’s newest effort, vocalist Aric Brooks says, “Truth Favors The Brave is a record we […]

REVIEW: The Hotelier find peace from agony with ‘Goodness’

Artist: The Hotelier Album: Goodness Label: Tiny Engines Genre: Taoist Indie Rock, Emo, Pop-Punk Like many fans of The Hotelier, I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard their breakout sophomore record, Home, Like Noplace Is There. Alone in my freshman year dorm room on a Sunday night in February, I listened to […]

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Listen to Andrew Luce and Rory Fresco team up on “Clue”

Rory Fresco has had himself one hell of a year in 2016. When Kanye West released “Real Friends” on Soundcloud back in January, the 18-year-old Kansas City native’s “LOWKEY” automatically played after, and people were extremely into it. Since then, Fresco has secured a record deal with Epic Records and is preparing for his major […]

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Tomás Doncker supporting ‘The Mess We Made’ on Summer tour

Brooklyn-based Global Soul pioneer and True Groove founder Tomás Doncker has announced a run of performances to take place this Summer at various venues and festivals. Supporting his latest album, The Mess We Made, a powerful blues epic inspired by the Charleston Massacre, Doncker will be joined by the True Groove All-Stars for what they’re […]

REVIEW: Thrice return with powerhouse new record, ‘To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere’

Artist: Thrice Album: To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere Genre: Rock It’s been a while since we’ve heard any new music from Thrice, but they’ve welcomed us back with complete and utter ease in “Hurricane,” the first track off of the band’s ninth LP, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. With buzzed guitars […]

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The first look at 2017’s live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is here

Earlier this year, Disney dipped into its acclaimed vault of animated movies and came up with the charming and gorgeous live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. Today we got our first look at the next live-action remake of a Disney classic in the teaser for Beauty and the Beast. Operating under the assumption that pretty […]

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Lincoln Jesser releases ultra-smooth “Time Will Tell”

Los Angeles producer Lincoln Jesser has teamed up with Little Wolves vocalist Samuel Jacobs for a massive new single. Entitled “Time Will Tell,” the Spinnin’ Records backed release finds Jesser laying down a deep house cut that Jacob navigates with a performance powerful enough to consider radio-ready. According to Jesser, the track came to fruition […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ is the rare sequel that tries

Film: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Directed by: Nicholas Stoller Starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron Do sequels really need to exist? This thought kept bouncing around in my head before seeing Neighbors 2, a movie that more or less finds a legitimate reason to exist. As is with almost every second entry, the audience […]

REVIEW: Ariana Grande’s powerhouse vocals shine on ‘Dangerous Woman’

Artist: Ariana Grande Album: Dangerous Woman Genre: Pop Label: Republic Records Let me start this review by stating an extremely obvious fact: Ariana Grande has a damn good voice. It’s the kind of voice that comes along infrequently, the kind that makes you want to stand in your shower and belt as hard as you […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Nice Guys’ is a loopy, drunk masterpiece

Film: The Nice Guys Directed by: Shane Black Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Margaret Qualley Every Spring/Summer there seems to be a big studio movie that everyone exclaims is a masterpiece. Last year was Mad Max: Fury Road and that ended up being my favorite film of 2015. This year is The Nice Guys, a […]

LIVE REVIEW: Middle Of The Map Fest (05/04/16-05/07/16)

Almost annually, Under The Gun has had the opportunity to cover the yearly club festival in Kansas City called Middle Of The Map Fest. This festival has grown substantially over its five years of existence and brought names like Fun., Grizzly Bear, Of Montreal, and Two Door Cinema Club, as well as showcased some great […]