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UTG PHOTOS: Ghost in Grand Rapids, MI (5/20/16)

On May 20, theatrical rock superstars Ghost came through The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI with special guests Pinkish Black and one of the most unique stage performances I have encountered in a long time. Much of the crowd arrived in face paint and outfits—from nuns to ghouls, and even impersonators of Papa Emeritus […]

UTG PHOTOS: We Came As Romans, Miss May I in Grand Rapids, MI (04/15/16)

Before shipping out on the Bands vs. Food Tour, We Came As Romans made a pit stop at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI with Miss May I, Sworn In and Wilson for a performance that we nearly missed due some soul-crushing Michigan road construction. It’s always a joyous, warm feeling when Spring comes to […]

UTG PHOTOS: Goldfish in Grand Rapids, MI (04/10/16)

On April 10, the multi-talented duo Goldfish made a stop at The Stache in Grand Rapids, MI for an EDM performance unlike anything I have experienced so far. With local supporting acts Vantage and Stay At Home Dabs, I’m starting to wonder why anyone in Grand Rapids even bothers going out to the bars with […]

UTG PHOTOS: Zeds Dead in Big Rapids, MI (04/08/16)

The time has come once again for Turn Up The Good at Ferris State University! Once a year the students in the Music Industry Management Program host an EDM-based concert for the community and this year they really outdid themselves. In the past, we were entertained by artists such as Griz and The Glitch Mob; […]

UTG PHOTOS: Asking Alexandria in Grand Rapids, MI (03/09/16)

Asking Alexandria made a midweek stop at The Intersection with supporting acts Seraphim, The Broken Scene and Elan Vital. This show may have fallen in the middle of the week but the Grand Rapids music scene forever remains loyal and showed up with a lot of anticipation and energy. Following one of our first nice Spring […]

UTG PHOTOS: Snails with Must Die! in Grand Rapids, MI (03/05/16)

Snails came trailing through The Intersection on March 5 for the Enter Slugz City Tour and we were fortunate enough to receive a last-second call to cover the show. After one of the most anxious, hour-and-a-half drives of my life, I arrived at the venue shortly after Grimebag stepped off stage. Must Die! had already […]

UTG PHOTOS: Mija in Grand Rapids, MI (2/25/16)

On February 25, Mija phased through The Stache in Grand Rapids, MI with VANTAGE and Attak in a blur of lasers, smoke and bass. The venue was packed before the show even began; everyone came to party. Equipped with glowing everything, the crowd was happy to show me why they believed Mija to be one […]

UTG TV: Crucible, Ghost Key, Toothgrinder at The Loft in Lansing, MI

On January 8, Crucible rolled through The Loft in Lansing, MI for the first stop on their mini tour with Ghost Key and Toothgrinder. Crucible, the heavy metal side project made up of members from We Came As Romans, Taproot, and Assassins made their first appearance at the end of last year with the release […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Funk Volume Tour in Grand Rapids, MI (10/6/15)

Caution! The Funk Volume Tour is coming to a city near you. On October 6 the Funk Volume Tour stormed through The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI with a powerful message and an impressive crowd for a Tuesday night. This was the first time I had been able to catch almost all of the Funk Volume […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Fronzilla, Palisades & More in Grand Rapids, MI (9/28/15)

On September 28, Fronzilla rolled through The Stache in Grand Rapids, MI alongside It Lives, It Breathes, Whitney Peyton, and Palisades to support his debut rap album, Party People’s Anthem, available now through Razor & Tie Records. The mysterious “Stache” has become an ongoing topic of conversation for newcomers each time I visit The Intersection. […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Pop Evil CD Release Show in Grand Rapids, MI (8/21/15)

­­On August 21, in one of the wildest release shows in Grand Rapids history, superstars Pop Evil returned to The Intersection with an entourage of media coverage to support the release of their new album Up, available now through eOne Music. Mayor George Hartwell declared it ‘Pop Evil Day’ for the city and a handful […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Bled Fest in Howell, MI (5/23/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer, Benjamin Howell, to cover Big Love’s Education Festival on May 23, 2015 in Howell, MI. Scattered throughout the Hartland Performing Arts Center in Howell, MI is one of the most exciting and engaging annual music festivals Michigan has to offer. With over 70 bands playing in a ten-hour period […]