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UTG PHOTOS: Zedd at Madison Square Garden (10/02/15)

I’d be lying to you if I said that doing photography at Madison Square Garden wasn’t a dream. It’s one of the bucket list items I put in the slightly frayed notebook I have with the page half ripped and discolored. Zedd has come a long way since his start in a German deathcore band. […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Island Life NYC – Nick Jonas, Shawn Mendes, Kiesza & More (9/8/15)

Until this show, I had never seen the Best Buy Theater filled and come together so lively with younger fans in all my history of going to concerts at the venue. Let’s be fair: usually the concerts I attend embody a bit older audience. Perhaps, I was just going to the wrong shows. Island Life–essentially […]

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REVIEW: Halsey – ‘Badlands’

Artist: Halsey Album: Badlands Genre: Pop Throughout my first listens of Badlands, I don’t know if I would call it an album in a traditional sense. Yes, albums take you through a variety of emotions even with a structure in some cases, but Badlands is a different monster. These are eleven writings within a slightly […]

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New Music Seminar: Three Acts That Impressed At This Year’s Event

The New Music Seminar is a gathering of the musical brains of sorts. It’s a three-day jaunt where aspiring musicians and figures from the music world come together to talk about innovations and to see some up-and-coming acts; an Avengers-esque class of 2015 if you will. While I was there, there were three acts in […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Incubus & Deftones in Camden, NJ (8/8/15)

It’s a tour package you dream of as you listen to Mike Enzinger’s cutting riff at the start of “Circles” from Incubus‘ 2001 album, Morning View, or when you’re opening up the vinyl packaging from Deftones‘ acclaimed White Pony. Liken it to the “band” version of fantasy football where you pick two of your favorite […]

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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 […]

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UTG PHOTOS & REVIEW: Tove Lo At The Music Hall Of Williamsburg in New York, NY (06/16/15)

Chances are, you have heard the song “Talking Body” either on the radio or while canoodling with your lover. Fun fact: Tove Lo‘s album, Queen Of The Clouds, came out in September 2014, but it seems like it’s peaking at the right time for your summer outings. I had previously seen the Swedish pop star […]

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UTG PHOTOS & REVIEW: Tyler, The Creator at Irving Plaza in New York, NY (06/12/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to Irving Plaza in New York to shoot Tyler, The Creator on June 12. I was talking to someone about Tyler, The Creator and they mentioned that he was that kid growing up who would tell you of his huge imagination about the future that you would […]

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UTG PHOTOS: PVRIS and Born Cages in New York, NY (06/01/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to The Studio at Webster Hall in New York to shoot PVRIS at their recent show with Born Cages. Unless you may been living under a rock, you’ve likely been aware of the dizzying rise of Boston alternative rock band PVRIS and their outstanding debut album released […]

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Blurred: It’s OK Not To Be OK

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I don’t think we are vulnerable enough. Being vulnerable is another type of courage. Perhaps we are too much in love with being invincible. A couple weeks ago, I took a look at the much talked about documentary, Montage Of Heck, which chronicled Kurt Cobain, the man […]

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Deftones Announce New Album To Be Released In September

While recently visiting this past weekend’s edition of BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno commented that the band’s new album would be released on September 25. During his visit to BBC 1, Moreno had this to say about the direction of the album: “The record, as far as […]

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New Trailer For ‘The Visit’ May Make You Rethink Staying With Your Grandparents

Given some missteps within his directing mystique (looking at you, The Happening), M. Night Shyamalan has thrown his hat into the found footage ring with The Visit. The story revolves around a young brother and sister sent to stay with their grandparents at their Pennsylvania farm, only for sinister things to start occurring. Something is […]