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UTG @ CMJ 2014: Bad Luck Talk Musical Roots And Leaving For Tour

Daytona Beach and Long Island natives, Bad Luck, played their first ever CMJ showcase last week in Brooklyn, NY. The band has been getting some steam lately from those who have seen them live and those who are getting word through the interweb. Having just kicked off their fall tour, we thought it would be […]

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UTG @ CMJ 2014: Gerard Way Tears The House Down…Almost Literally

It is nearly impossible to talk about any of My Chemical Romance’s former members without dedicating a good portion of it to the fact that they were in My Chemical Romance. Like everyone who has ever given the time of day to alternative rock music before 2009, MCR was a vital portion of my music […]

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UTG @ CMJ 2014: This Is The Story Of How Beach Slang Stole My Heart

By now, no one should be surprised that these rising indie/punk rockers hail from the booming city of Philadelphia, home to many breakthrough bands of the same genre. Beach Slang’s muffled, garage band sound filled the 280-cap Brooklyn bar, five seconds into their forty-minute set at BrooklynVegan’s showcase during the last day of the 2014 […]

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UTG @ CMJ 2014: Have Mercy Discuss Taco Bell, Their New Record, And Plans For 2015

Baltimore breakthrough alternative outfit, Have Mercy, played Big Picture Media’s CMJ showcase this year. Under The Gun got to sit down with the band and talk about their fantastic Hopeless Records debut, A Place Of Our Own, which comes out today, October 27. The band also talked a bit about their plans for 2015, which […]

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UTG @ CMJ 2014: The Madness That Was ’68

No Sleep Records threw quite a party Tuesday night and UTG was there to witness it. The No Sleep ’Til CMJ Showcase brought a whopping eleven bands out to play at The Paper Box in Brooklyn. The diversity in the showcase’s lineup brought fans from different scenes together in a tiny space where gear filled […]

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Five & Five: Up-And-Coming / Breakthrough Artists To Keep An Eye Out For At CMJ 2014

The 34th installment of New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon is upon us all. CMJ is notorious for its showcases that consist of both artists that have blown up and artists that are quickly headed in that direction. Under The Gun is happy to provide you with suggestions for five up-and-coming acts and five breakthrough […]

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5 Pro Tips To Make The Best Of NYC’s 2014 CMJ Music Marathon

With festival season technically over, it’s always best to know what to do in the event that you actually are attending a festival of some sorts during the off-season. What is CMJ anyway? Is that like Coachella? Well…sort of, except two entire boroughs of New York City are essentially your playing field and no one […]