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American Opera To Release Limited Edition Cassette In June

American Opera will release a cassette through Antique Records on June 1, 2012. Limited to 100 copies (50 red/50 blue), the release will feature both the Demo/Listen EP and Live! @ GBS Detroit EP. The artwork doubles as the feature image for this story and the tracklisting is as follows: SIDE A: Demo/Listen 01. Bright […]


MUSIC VIDEO: American Opera – Bright Lights & Amplifiers

Michigan’s own American Opera has released the awesome music video for the song “Bright Lights & Amplifiers” and can be viewed by simply heading through the jump! John Bee has transformed his new unsigned project into something audiences can connect to emotionally. UTG will continue to bring you the latest news and streams from American […]


Citizen, American Opera And More Added To Bled Fest

Howell, MI’s Bled Fest has certainly overwhelmed us with the fantastic lineup up announced, and they are not even close to finished yet! This huge event takes place at the Hartland Performing Arts Center, on May 26, and is open to all ages. Be sure to check out Bled Fest’s official Facebook for special contests […]

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Squid The Whale Announce Tour With American Opera

Michigan artists Squid The Whale and American Opera have announced their upcoming tour in February and we are all very excited for this occasion. Both bands touring are on our watch list for 2012 so you NEED to get out to a show and support. Great live shows in the making! Please click through the […]

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STREAM: American Opera – Lift Up This City

American Opera is causing quite the stir in the midwest as of late. Yet, this comes as no surprise to fans of the Saginaw, Michigan musician. John Bee is a true talent in every meaning of the word. Today, AO released a brand new song called “Lift Up This City” with Sean Murphy on the steel guitar, […]

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UTG LIST: 5 Bands To Watch In 2012

The new year is here with hope of new albums and bands that will change the face of music for the better. The problem is, modern technology has allowed for anyone with the slightest hint of an idea for a song to record, upload, and annoy masses with their “music.” This has caused an overload […]

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STREAM: Vince Dynamic & American Opera – White Christmas

Okay this is just unfair. Two rock powerhouses got together to cover a holiday classic and you are all about to witness the Christmas spirit first-hand. John Bee (American Opera) and Christopher Tanner (Vince Dynamic) teamed up to perform the classic “White Christmas” and the instrumentation is simply spectacular. Please check out this amazing cover […]


UTG STREAM: American Opera – 4 Song Sampler

Michigan’s American Opera has partnered with Under The Gun Review to bring you a stream of their four latest tracks. These songs can not only be streamed here on UTG, but also anywhere you go via our free mobile app. For those of you who may have missed our previous coverage on this rising talent, […]

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American Opera Perform “An Empty Cup” Live

Michigan’s own American Opera were filmed performing a new song called “An Empty Cup” that can be viewed here on Under The Gun Review. No word yet on where AO are going to place this song but we will let you know very soon. Take a listen and tell Us what you think of the […]

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American Opera streams new song “What I Had”

Michigan rock act American Opera are currently streaming a brand new track called “What I Had” featuring guest vocals from Guadalupe Martinez. Please check out American Opera by heading past the link and let UTG know what you think of their latest material. This unsigned group has the potential to go places!

American Opera premiere “The Only Things That Matter To Me”

Saginaw, Michigan’s American Opera is the latest indie/folk act to hit the scene on one you definitely need to be aware of. The duo just released their latest song, “The Only Things That Matter To Me,” on Facebook. Click here to check it out!

American Opera stream new song

John Bee and Nick Edler (Your Best Friend) have created a small side project called American Opera. They are streaming a new song called “Bright Lights & Amplifiers” that can be heard by clicking on the link provided. Tell UTG what you think of the song by commenting.