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Artist: VOKES
Song: “Cruel Game”
Album: Fractalism

VOKES‘ debut single, “Cruel Game,” is a multi-faceted piece of work that masterfully rides the line between past and present. While offered in a sleek pop-package, the track ebbs and flows with …

UTG PHOTOS: Jess Glynne in New York City (01/20/16)

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Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to Webster Hall in NYC to shoot Jess Glynne on her ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ Tour.

Have you ever been in the car and heard a song so catchy, you couldn’t …

UTG INTERVIEW: Goldengoat Discuss Dynamic Debut Demo


The alternative music scene is brimming with talent, but Phoenix five-piece Goldengoat are in a league all their own. Energetic and unyielding, the group’s one-of-a-kind sound defies classification in the best possible way, melding elements of rock, emo and punk …

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mojave’ Hurls Everything At A Wall, Something Sticks


Film: Mojave
Directed by: William Monahan
Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Walton Goggins

William Monahan, the Boston native who wrote Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, makes his second directorial effort with Mojave. The man clearly has a knack for …

REVIEW: Basement – ‘Promise Everything’

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Artist: Basement
Album: Promise Everything
Label: Run For Cover Records
Genre: Rock

Basement return from a hiatus that lasted shorter than most people imagined, thankfully, with their third full-length, Promise Everything—a powerhouse rock record that continues the band’s deep …

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Finest Hours’ Leaks But Stays Afloat

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Film: The Finest Hours
Directed by: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Casey Affleck

Heroic feats on the sea seem to be a bit of a trend nowadays at the theaters. With Ron Howard’s In The Heart of the

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Lady In The Van’ Pulls Out Of First Gear, Thanks To Maggie Smith

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Film: The Lady In The Van
Directed By: Nicholas Hytner
Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings

Saccharine messages like “sometimes in life, you need a helping hand” litter the feel-good true stories we see gracing the cinema every so often. What …

UTG PREMIERE: Troubled Minds – ‘Something Worth Saving’ EP

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Today, we’re excited to bring you Something Worth Saving, the aptly-titled new EP from Phoenix, Arizona’s Troubled Minds. Stream it in full after the jump.

Wide-ranging and well-written, the trio’s latest undertaking is an emo-leaning alt-rock rollercoaster that …

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dirty Grandpa’ Is Gross, And Not In A Fun Or Entertaining Way

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Film: Dirty Grandpa
Directed by: Dan Mazer
Starring: Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Aubrey Plaza

Vulgar comedies are a dime a dozen today. Some go too far, some not far enough. Amongst the litany of studio dreck are a few …

UTG PREMIERE: The Red Western – ‘Sirens’ EP

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Pittsburgh four-piece The Red Western have taken on the task of writing and recording two separate EPs, to be released simultaneously in just over two weeks’ time. For this, your ears are sure to be grateful.

To give you an …

UTG PREMIERE: Maple Hill – “Space To Grow”

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If you dig huge hooks, relatable lyrics and infectious instrumentation, then you definitely need more Maple Hill in your life. Since joining forces in the summer of 2014, the Ithaca outfit have perfected a contagious brand of pop-punk that is …

REVIEW: Panic! At The Disco – ‘Death Of A Bachelor’

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Artist: Panic! At The Disco
Album: Death Of A Bachelor
Genre: Pop, basically Frank Sinatra singing over a Metro Boomin beat
Label: Fueled By Ramen

I’m going to start this review with something of a hot take. Ahem.

The alternative …

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