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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 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 […]

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

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 get your phone out fast enough to find out what it was? (Not while driving, […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Health in New York City (11/21/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to The Music Hall In Williamsburg in NYC to shoot Health on their ‘Death Magic’ tour. “Whoa, what the hell did I just watch?” There aren’t a lot of shows that grab you by the collar and never let go. The thing is, early on in the […]

UTG PHOTOS: Circa Survive in New York City (10/23/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to Playstation Theater in NYC to shoot Circa Survive on their ‘Juturna’ 10-year anniversary tour with RX Bandits and Citizen. There’s something about your first album. It’s the grit, the unbridled passion, and the uneasy feeling of looking down the road to see if it’s going to […]

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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: Funk Volume Tour in Grand Rapids, MI (10/6/15)

Caution! The Funk Volume Tour is coming to a city near you. On October 6 the Funk Volume Tour stormed through The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI with a powerful message and an impressive crowd for a Tuesday night. This was the first time I had been able to catch almost all of the Funk Volume […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Fronzilla, Palisades & More in Grand Rapids, MI (9/28/15)

On September 28, Fronzilla rolled through The Stache in Grand Rapids, MI alongside It Lives, It Breathes, Whitney Peyton, and Palisades to support his debut rap album, Party People’s Anthem, available now through Razor & Tie Records. The mysterious “Stache” has become an ongoing topic of conversation for newcomers each time I visit The Intersection. […]

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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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UTG PHOTOS: Pop Evil CD Release Show in Grand Rapids, MI (8/21/15)

­­On August 21, in one of the wildest release shows in Grand Rapids history, superstars Pop Evil returned to The Intersection with an entourage of media coverage to support the release of their new album Up, available now through eOne Music. Mayor George Hartwell declared it ‘Pop Evil Day’ for the city and a handful […]