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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: Hoodie Allen in New York, NY (03/22/16)

Due to several recommendations from friends, I checked out a Hoodie Allen show and was not disappointed. Allen is the perfect example of someone who went full-force after their dream. After all, he quit Google in order to pursue his passion for music on a full-time basis. It takes a lot of work and dedication […]

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 […]

Introducing your new favorite post-hardcore band: Sideshow Cinema

The state of post-hardcore seems to be, thankfully, ever fluctuating. As a sub-genre, it is incredibly diverse, containing borderline metalcore acts (The Word Alive, Of Mice & Men) and proggy noodlers (Dance Gavin Dance, Hail The Sun) alike. It makes one wonder what truly defines any genre, let alone this one. There could probably be […]

UTG PHOTOS: Set It Off, Tonight Alive, and The Ready Set In New York, NY (03/05/16)

Oh, the power of positivity in music. It’s undeniable. It’s one of the main reasons why we make music a mainstay in our modern day routines. You can’t deny when you hear your favorite part of your song – the song you hold on to the most. You either dance like nobody is watching or […]

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: Fall Out Boy, Awolnation, and PVRIS in New York, NY (03/04/16)

“Did you check everything? Are your batteries fully charged? Are your lenses clean? Seriously, check everything!” To say I gain a little OCD before shooting shows at Madison Square Garden is an understatement. It’s not that I don’t triple-check things to begin with, but this is the most famous arena in the world. You want […]

UTG PHOTOS: Sun|Drones in New York, NY (03/01/16)

New York is an epicenter for indie rock. If you walk right down Ludlow Street in Manhattan, you will be surrounded by a number of bars housing some of the most intimate shows in the city. On this particular night, Pianos NYC was packed to the max. I had gotten in line where some people […]

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 […]

UTG PHOTOS: Muse in Newark, New Jersey (01/29/16)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to The Prudential Center in NJ to shoot Muse on their ‘Drones’ tour. There are some concerts that feel like your typical night out. You know, the pause, the looking down at your phone, and the waiting for the band to play that favorite song for you […]

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