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UTG SESSION: Sleep On It, Part 1 – Interview & “Sunrise”

Chicago natives Sleep On It just wrapped up their first co-headlining tour alongside their buddies in Real Talk on ‘The Rebel Alliance Tour.’ The tour, which made its way from Kentucky to New York and back, marks the first time the band has officially hit the road. As a band that operates in a completely […]

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DVD REVIEW: We Came As Romans – ‘Present, Future, and Past’

Film: Present, Future, and Past Starring: We Came As Romans Genre: Music/Concert The rise of We Came As Romans from unknown Michigan post-hardcore outfit to international headliners is the very definition of a cinderella story. The group that signed with Equal Vision back in 2009 have grown from boys to men over the last half […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Lollapalooza 2014 in Chicago, IL

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, attended Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago, IL. I went out to Chicago to attend the infamous 3-day music festival known as Lollapalooza, which takes place at Grant Park in the downtown area. The whole weekend was packed with artists of various genres; everything from electronic, to […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 (7/18/14)

Under the Gun sent photographer Nina Corcoran to Union Park in Chicago, IL from July 18-20 for Pitchfork Music Festival. Every year, Pitchfork Music Festival announces its lineup and I let out a little wimper over in Boston from jealousy. The music blog’s annual festival has been going on for ten years now in Chicago, and as such […]

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Chief Keef Totes Guns And Louis Vitton Handbags In “Fool Ya” Music Video

Chief Keef has been unusually quiet throughout the majority of summer 2014, but last night he returned to the spotlight with a brand new song that is chock full of everything fans have come to expect from Chicago’s misunderstood king. “Fool Ya” is a song that, as the title suggests, finds Chief Keef telling you […]

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10 YEARS LATER: Rise Against’s ‘Siren Song of the Counter Culture’

If you were to look at Pitchfork’s scathing 2.9/10 review of Rise Against’s third studio album today, you’ll find more snark-filled jabs against young adult angst and punk ideologies stuffed into a letter to Ralph Nader than you could shake an X-emblazoned fist at. Plenty has changed in the past ten years since that was […]

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Get Nostalgic With Chance The Rapper’s Cover Of The ‘Arthur’ Theme Song

Later this week, Chance the Rapper will be returning to his hometown of Chicago to perform a headlining set at Lollapalooza, and as a warm-up, has unveiled a new tune via the festival’s official website. What is it you ask? A radio-ready autumn anthem? A blistering diss track? A mindbending remix? Not even close. Earlier […]

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UTG LIST: The Must-See Acts At Lollapalooza 2014

It’s time for Lollapalooza, the one festival that Chicago residents look forward to most all Summer long. Held in beautiful downtown Chicago, IL, this year’s festival will be taking over the area from August 1-3 at the legendary Grant Park. UTG will be on the festival grounds all weekend to get some amazing coverage of […]

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Sleep On It To Tour With Real Talk, Surpass Goal On Kickstarter Campaign

Better gas up your cars, Star Wars geeks, because Sleep On It are coming to a city near you. The guys will be hitting the road on the ‘Rebel Alliance Tour’ with their friends in Real Talk, whose latest release Maps & Miles dropped earlier this month. The Chicago based pop-punk band recently exceeded their […]

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A Day To Remember Headline Chicago Warped Tour

The summer of added madness on the Vans Warped Tour continues today with the addition of A Day To Remember to one of the Midwest’s biggest dates. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman surprised attendees to the world’s largest traveling music festival this morning by announcing that A Day To Remember will be performing a special […]

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Watch Walking Bicycles’ Dark Stop-Motion Music Video for “Eyesore”

Walking Bicycles‘ name may sound like a quaint twee-pop group, but get ten seconds into one of their songs and you’ll realize they’re anything but. The Chicago-based group stomp around with the type of gloom rock that hinges on noise, speed, and a little bit of pop, all while nodding to Siouxsie and the Banshees. […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Pitchfork Music Festival Bands on Their Favorite Chicago Hangouts

We’re a little more than excited for Pitchfork Music Festival to arrive this year considering it has an awesome record fair (Chirp!), top notch food vendors (Rice Table! Puffs of Doom!), and a beautifully stacked lineup (Slowdive! Beck! Neutral Milk Hotel!). The festival will take place over at Union Park on July 18-20 for three days of great music […]

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