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FEATURE: Stop Making Excuses & Start Listening To Oh Honey

This probably won’t be that hard for you to believe, but despite the fact I more or less make a living talking about music there are still great new bands that I don’t discover until well after they have made …

Empty-Houses

The Next Band To Change Your Life: Empty Houses

If you have been following along to the Twitter chatter in the alternative music realm this week you have no doubt seen someone mention Empty Houses, the Detroit-based trio of Ali Shea, Adam Mercer, and Dave Mackinder (Fireworks). January is …

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Albums and Artists That Will Transcend My Year

I’d like to close out my first year of music journalism with a short list of short lists in typical end-of-the-year fashion. It’s been a wonderful half-year here at Under The Gun Review and I’ve had the pleasure of working …

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Denzel Curry Continues To Gain Momentum With “Zone 3” Video

2015 may very well be the year of Denzel Curry. The rapper, who was born and raised in south Florida, has been on everyone’s watch list since the release of his album, Nostalgic 64, at the tail end of …

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Leon Bridges Is About To Become Your New Favorite Soul Artist

The greatest moments in life are those that catch you completely off guard. Be they big or small, it’s the unexpected occurrences and chance encounters that keep life exciting, and earlier this week I stumbled across someone who has quickly …

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Ayler Young Offers A Pop-Heavy Take On Funk With “You Can’t Buy Love”

At the beginning of the summer, the editors of UTG held a digital meeting to discuss our plans for the future. At the very top of the list was increasing our focus on in-depth content, and following not far behind …

Knuckle 2014

Fall Under The Spell Of Knuckle’s Dirty Rock With “Living Hell”

I made it a point over the past month to pay more attention to the up and coming artists whose press releases flood my inbox on a regular basis. In a perfect world I would listen to every single promo …

Dizzy Wright

Required Listening: Dizzy Wright Releases “World Peace”

Even though the long weekend makes the return to work a bit better, there is no getting around the realization that sense of freedom that poured into Monday has now been exchanged for the promise of another paycheck. Still, there …

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UTG CRUSH: Drop Everything And Fall In Love With Smallpools

Wednesday has shown its soul-crushing face once more, but this week we have a new pop act for you to discover that is going to change the mood of your entire day (if not week).

Hailing from Los Angeles, Smallpools …

5 to watch 2013

UTG LIST: 5 Artists To Watch In 2013

One of our biggest goals in 2013 is to bring you even more new and cutting edge artists than ever before. Be it music, film, comedy, or something else altogether that absolutely floor us, we are dedicated to helping usher …

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UTG LIST: 5 Emcees You Need To Know

At the beginning of 2012 UTG released a list of five artists we felt needed to be watched in the months to come. Of these artists, all five have gone on to land record deals, gain more exposure, and slowly …

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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 …

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