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UTG PREMIERE: Undesirable People – “Cosmic Man”

Our love affair with Undesirable People is well recorded, but I don’t think we have ever believed in the band as much as we do at this very moment. Undesirable People have long proven themselves to be a strong force in the world of authentic alternative rock, and their latest offering is their best yet. […]

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Drake Drops Unreleased Freestyle During Detroit Performance

Warning: You probably aren’t ready for this. Drake is not spending much of the summer on the road, but right now he’s currently joining Future on the far too short ‘Jungle’ tour that is hitting arenas nationwide. Last night the run stopped in Detroit at the Palace Of Auburn Hills, and the man behind Views […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Big Data At The Shelter in Detroit, MI (4/2/15)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped over at The Shelter to catch the Gimme Data Tour. It feels like forever since I did a photo gallery, but I kicked off my Spring season this year by stopping over at one of my hometown venues, called The Shelter, to catch a paranoid electronic […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Echosmith at The Shelter in Detroit, MI (3/7/15)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped by The Shelter in Detroit on March 7 to experience Echosmith. I’m back at it again with another brand new photo set for you all. I made my way over to one of my other favorite hometown venues, called The Shelter, to catch the very talented […]

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UTG PHOTOS: ‘The Juggernaut Tour’ With Periphery, Nothing More & Wovenwar (2/4/15)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit to catch ‘The Juggernaut Tour.’ First show of the year and it feels great to be back! Did some great things throughout January that I was pretty proud of, so I’m glad to get back into the live photo grind […]

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Death Announce ‘N.E.W.,’ the Band’s First Full-Length Since 1976

No, you didn’t misread that, it really has been nearly 40 years since the Detroit punk band wrote and recorded their debut LP, …For the Whole World to See.  Much has changed for the trio since then, including the passing of guitarist David Hackney and having their unique story told to the world thanks to […]

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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 a busy time so it’s completely understandable if you didn’t have time to commit to […]

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Danny Brown Is Writing a Children’s Book

When it comes to rappers, their voice is either a hit or miss for listeners. The actual words they’re spitting, however, are indisputable. So for those who have never taken to Danny Brown‘s shrill squawking but love the lines he’s dropping, there’s good news: soon you can admire his work in the form of a children’s […]

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STREAM: Yours Truly – ‘Brutally Honest’

Check out a great new pop-punk 4-piece from UTG’s home state. Detroit Michigan’s Yours Truly just released their debut full-length, Brutally Honest. The album has an upbeat Fall Out Boy-inspired sound with total attitude. In fact, it’s pretty much the sound we all wished Fall Out Boy would have pursued before they went full-on stadium […]

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5 Seconds Of Summer Cover Eminem In Detroit (Video)

Fast-rising pop rock band 5 Seconds Of Summer have spent the past several weeks touring North America as the opening act on the latest leg of One Direction‘s world tour. In that time, the Australian based band have made their first appearance in many US cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and – most […]

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Watch Trash Talk Destroy A Quadcopter Drone Camera With A Beer Can Mid-Show

Detroit is a weird place where it seems absolutely anything can happen at any time. Somedays this means there is a flood unlike anything the city has ever seen, and other times it means an internationally recognized punk band break a drone camera in the middle of a concert. This is a story about the […]

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Best Video Of The Week? Nice Hooves Unleash “Warpaint Is Not A Mask”

Nice Hooves are a band that I have known existed for less than three hours, but I am quickly becoming a fan of their frenzied take on the place where modern hard rock meets punk. Today, Nice Hooves released the official video for their latest single, “Warpaint Is Not A Mask.” It’s the type of […]