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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 […]

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 […]

UTG PREMIERE: Vulture Whale – ‘Aluminium’

We had the privilege of working with Vulture Whale a few weeks back, and were so enamored with the Birmingham outfit’s rollicking brand of indie rock that we couldn’t pass up the chance to do so again today. Stream the group’s killer new LP, Aluminium, below, and check out a brief Q&A with vocalist Wes […]

REVIEW: DONOTS stay consistent with ‘CARAJO!’

Artist: DONOTS Album: CARAJO! Genre: Punk, Pop-Punk Label: OK! Good Records With ten albums under their belt throughout the last two decades, it’s pretty safe to say that DONOTS is one of Germany’s premier punk acts. They have served as support for several bands in the punk sub-genres, including Green Day, Midtown, and Rancid. They […]

UTG PREMIERE: Reckless Serenade – “Fool’s Gold”

New York rock five-piece Reckless Serenade have partnered with UTG today to share “Fool’s Gold” from their upcoming EP, Strange Soul. Fans of bands like The Spill Canvas and The Audition should find themselves continuously hitting replay on the new single as they await the band’s EP arriving next month. Talking to UTG about the […]

UTG PREMIERE: Souveneer – “Strangers” (Acoustic)

Mason Maggio—member of indie rock band The Republic Of Wolves and folk duo Tigers On Trains—has a new solo project called Souveneer. Today, we have the honor of premiering an acoustic version of one of his recent singles, titled “Strangers.” “‘Strangers’ was the first song written for this project, and an ironically difficult exercise in […]

REVIEW: ‘Coloring Book’ is Chance The Rapper at his best, most reverent

Artist: Chance the Rapper Album: Coloring Book Genre: Hip-Hop, Gospel Where were you when you first heard “Ultralight Beam”? Was it during the streaming event Kanye West held at Madison Square Garden to premiere The Life of Pablo? Beyond the event that is a Kanye album release, we also got the already famous verse from […]

Jabberjaw Media seek to break new ground, start a podcast revolution

At base level, it’s easy to understand why podcasting and the punk rock scene seem to go hand-in-hand these days. It’s extraordinarily easy to produce a decent-sounding show with entry-level equipment, episodes are usually free and accessible to all on a variety of platforms, and the format exists to culminate conversation—much like punk rock itself. […]

UTG PREMIERE: Wanderer – ‘Gloom Daze’

Today, we have the pleasure of bringing you the vicious, throat-ripping Gloom Daze from Minneapolis five-piece Wanderer. Clocking in at around 20 minutes across seven tracks, the band’s newest effort is ripe with metal-laced hardcore and underlying punk influences. It leaves little room for breathers during its brief runtime but offers plenty of chaos for […]