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American Opera Covering Riff Raff Is What Dreams Are Made Of

This just might be the greatest video on the internet today. American Opera has spent the entirety of his summer on the Vans Warped Tour, and each week along the way he has released an acoustic cover of material from other various Warped Tour artists. We’ve seen AO tackle many scene staples to date, but […]

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American Opera To Release ‘Retrospective’ Album This Friday

Big news, folk fans. Michigan native American Opera has revealed plans to release his first CD just in time for the start of the Vans Warped Tour 2015. Today, Antique Records announced it would release a limited run CD from American Opera titled Retrospective this Friday, June 19. The album brings together all three of […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Bled Fest in Howell, MI (5/23/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer, Benjamin Howell, to cover Big Love’s Education Festival on May 23, 2015 in Howell, MI. Scattered throughout the Hartland Performing Arts Center in Howell, MI is one of the most exciting and engaging annual music festivals Michigan has to offer. With over 70 bands playing in a ten-hour period […]

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LYRIC VIDEO: American Opera – “Maps & Globes”

John Bee, better known for his band American Opera, has premiered a lyric video for a brand new single. The new song is titled “Maps & Globes,” and you can check out by taking a look below the jump. What better way to throwback to your childhood than to watch a lyric video utilizing a […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: American Opera – “Shorelines”

John Bee of American Opera released his new music video for “Shorelines” earlier today. The video is sweet, just like the song. It’s a bit of an ode to Bee’s cousins, who make appearances throughout the video. It’s shot very simply and similarly to some of Bee’s prior videos. “Shorelines” will appear on Bee’s upcoming […]

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STREAM: American Opera – “Broken Roads”

American Opera has a treat for the internet today in the form of a brand new song called “Broken Roads.” The unsigned solo artist will be releasing his next EP, entitled Your Songs, on July 2 so be looking out for more information and streams here. AO has also been added onto three dates of […]

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American Opera Announces EP ‘Your Songs’

Saginaw, MI unsigned artist American Opera will be releasing his next EP, entitled Your Songs, on July 2. AO is one of UTG’s favorite up-and-coming acts in the rock world and we would love nothing more than to have you check him out. Please view the official track-listing for Your Songs as well as a […]

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WATCH: American Opera’s First Studio Update

John Bee of American Opera has posted his first studio update regarding his upcoming EP. Watch Bee and his moustache snap his fingers, argue with his producer and lay down some sweet tracks. This EP, recorded at Northpost Recording in Traverse City, Michigan and due this summer, will be the third EP from American Opera. […]

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WATCH: American Opera – “Songs I Used To Sing” (Live)

John Bee and his splendid handlebar moustache are at it again. Apparently while in Austin for SXSW, John Bee — performing under his moniker, American Opera — met up with Altar TV to film his song, “Songs I Used To Sing”. The performance that was filmed came out beautifully. A different live version of “Songs I […]

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American Opera Announces Tour Dates

On his way down to Austin’s SXSW Festival this March, John Bee will be embarking on a 13-day tour under his musical alias, American Opera, upon arriving and performing at the famed festival for a week. The tour will kick off on February 26 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and snake its way through the Midwest before […]

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WATCH: American Opera – “Songs I Used To Sing” (Live)

Folk artist, John Bonham of American Opera, tweeted a new video earlier of himself performing “Songs I Used To Sing” live on a rooftop in Chicago. The song is available on a seven-song live EP Bonham recorded in Detroit, which can be purchased here. Additionally, Bonham will be playing a string of dates in the NYC […]

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WATCH: American Opera – Untitled New Song

MindEqualsBlown alumni, Dylan Powell has a lengthy writing portfolio under his belt from his time there, but that wasn’t enough. Eager to set out on his own and make a mark of a different kind, he and a group of ap.net forum frequenters started their own site called Sanctuary Review. In just a few short months, […]