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UTG PREMIERE: WILD SUN – ‘Little Truths’

Dive into the soothing rock ‘n’ roll of WILD SUN with an exclusive premiere of the band’s brand new record, Little Truths. From the album’s opener, “Shy Hinges,” to the prolific number “Monterey,” the band takes the listener through a ride of rock-rooted alternative numbers, each as passionate as the one before it. WILD SUN […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Quaildogs – “Reunion”

Atlanta-based alternative country band Quaildogs are gearing up for the release of their debut LP, The Getting Old Factory, which is due out Sept. 15. In anticipation of next week’s release, Under The Gun has the exclusive stream of a compelling track off the record — “Reunion.” The song delivers a western swing while still […]

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UTG PREMIERE: ThatOneEyedKid – “Siphon”

Fill your daily need for sugar-sweet electronic pop with the brand new song from ThatOneEyedKid, “Siphon.” The track’s a tantalizing and overtly positive number, making it hard not to bring a smile to your face. The song comes straight off of TOEK’s new record, Always, which is due out Sept 18. Wondering where the name […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Midnight Soundtrack – “Electric Touch”

Midnight Soundtrack have unleashed a brand new single upon the world, in the form of the electronic-infused and undeniably catchy single “Electric Touch.” The song comes off of the project’s new album, Foreplay, which is due out Sept. 25. Midnight Soundtrack is the side project of award-winning singer-songwriter Marcio Novelli, and it’s the type of […]

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GUEST BLOG: “Punk’s Dead, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Killed It”

The following is a guest blog written by Blacklist Royals drummer Rob Rufus. He, alongside his bandmates, appeared in the role of a punk rock band on the ABC show Forever. Here is his first-hand account of the eye-opening experience: The room was filled with punk rockers. Punks clad in leather. Punks draped in plaid. […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Icarus The Owl – “Skysweeper” Music Video

Portland-based alternative band Icarus The Owl have released an entrancing music video for the band’s beautifully catchy track, “Skysweeper.” The song is the first single off the band’s upcoming record, Pilot Waves, which is due out Oct. 16 on Blue Swan Records. The track shows Icarus The Owl’s proficient use of progressive songwriting mixed with […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Aaron Lee Tasjan – “The Dangerous Kind”

Aaron Lee Tasjan’s newest single, “The Dangerous Kind,” is a fine piece of blues rock ‘n’ roll music. The track—which comes off of Tasjan’s new record, In The Blazes—mixes everything from poignant storytelling to sleek and saucy guitar playing. “This love is the dangerous kind,” Tasjan sings. This song is the dangerous kind…dangerously good. In […]

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UTG PREMIERE: The Hollywood Kills – “Señorita”

Coming straight off the band’s newest EP, Episode IV, is The Hollywood Kills‘ latest single, “Señorita.” The track is a clever and fun number—capturing a burlesque-infused sounbd of swing rock ‘n’ roll not unlike that heard in the early numbers of The Dear Hunter’s Act II. It’s a totally sassy song, the chorus is vibrant […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Look Out Love – “Never Know”

Pop rock’s never sounded so luscious. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when hearing Look Out Love’s new single, “Never Know.” The song swings and grooves and contains one of the most passionately unique vocal deliveries for a pop rock song released in recent memory. It mixes elements of an indie rock nature […]

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LIVE REVIEW: 80/35 Music Festival (Day 2)

The second day of 2015’s 80/35 will not be a day forgotten any time soon. Despite a little bit of heat, the entire day was filled with memorable sets all the way from the evening’s headliner down to the smallest local band. It doesn’t happen often in the festival world, but it just felt like […]

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LIVE REVIEW: 80/35 Music Festival (Day 1)

Day 1 of 2015’s 80/35 is in the books. The weather was beautiful, the music sounded great, the crowd showed endless enthusiasm and feet soreness is at a manageable level. The main stage, as promised in the 80/35 preview, did not disappoint. But, aside from the top-of-the-bill acts delivering expectedly shining performances, there were some […]

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UTG PREVIEW: Everything To Catch At This Year’s 80/35

With festival season in full swing across North America and beyond, all eyes are set on the beautiful city of Des Moines, Iowa this weekend for the all-too-stacked two-day lineup at 80/35. More than just a slew of amazing artists playing across three stages this July 10-11, 80/35 is an entire experience—from the food to […]