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Vance Joy Shares “Mess Is Mine” Video Starring a Polar Bear

Okay, it isn’t a real polar bear but that’s not the point. Following Vance Joy‘s breakout EP from last year, God Loves You When You’re Dancing, the Australian singer-songwriter is poised to release his debut full-length album later this year, entitled Dream Your Life Away. The album will be released in September with pre-orders available […]

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Taylor Swift Announces The 1989 World Tour, Reveals Cities and Dates

Riding high off the successful debut of her latest album, pop star Taylor Swift has unveiled plans to visit her numerous fans around the globe in early 2015. Announced this morning, just a few hours after news broke that 1989 would be the first platinum album of 2014, Taylor Swift will embark on the 1989 […]

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UTG PHOTOS & REVIEW: Outside Lands 2014, Days Two & Three (8/9, 8/10)

Under The Gun Review co-owner and editor, Brian Lion, attended the Outside Lands Music & Arts festival in San Francisco, CA from August 8-10. The 7th annual Outside Lands Music & Arts festival took place from August 8-10 in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. Hosting upwards of 180k attendees, Outside Lands […]

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UTG LIST: 10 Must-See Undercard Acts at Outside Lands 2014

Northern California’s premier, eco-friendly music and arts festival is nigh! The unsurprisingly sold out Outside Lands is set to take place August 8-10 in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA, and Under the Gun Review will be on-site to cover all of its glorious offerings. We’ll cover Outside Lands’ various food, drink, […]

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San Francisco’s Outside Lands Reveals 2014 Lineup

There hasn’t been a day in the past couple of months where we didn’t post about a festival’s lineup. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s really beginning to feel that way. Luckily though, 2014 is a huge year for iconic festivals and nearly all that have been announced for 2014 have had […]

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Side Saddle Streams New Single, “Reverie”

If you recall our heartbreak over the loss of This Old Ghost late in 2013, the break-up was revealed with a side of bittersweet news. Frontman, Ian McGuinness, would continue working on his solo project, Side Saddle. McGuinness recently uploaded a brand new single to his Soundcloud that will be featured on his forthcoming EP, […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Starwalker detail self-titled debut

Comprised of Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air/Tommorow’s World) and Icelandic composer Bardi Johannsson (Bang Gang, Lady & Bird), Starwalker‘s name perfectly encapsulates their music—spacious, progressive, and absolutely out of this world. Red hot off the release of their new self-titled debut, the outfit’s head-turning brand of electropop is both pristine and powerful, certain to put longtime fans […]

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2015’s Most Underrated Films

It’s the time of year for countdowns and reflection, and in the world of entertainment much of that tends to concern the film industry. Often we see the best movies of the year coming out in November and December, so the days leading up to New Year’s become filled with discussions about which is best, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Flexes The Power Of Escapism (And The Light Side)

Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver Directed By: JJ Abrams I’m not going to sit here and reflect upon the personal relationship I had with the Star Wars franchise as a kid. We grow up, move on, get a job and the magic in life fades a little […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Grumsling Discuss Their Titular Character, Current Releases

Grumsling‘s more than just a rock band from California’s Bay Area. The brother duo, consisting of Matt and D.J. Lowe, create music entirely based around a narrative involving a character they’ve named their band after. For the most part, The Grumsling dictates the way the band operates and when, but the creativity and sounds they […]

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Why Choosing FYF Fest Is A No-Brainer

We are in the heart of festival season and if you think some of these lineups look exactly the same, do not adjust your TV sets or change your glasses prescription – they are. Chances are if you go to a number of major festivals a year, you are going to see certain acts multiple […]