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Sounds Of The (Down) Underground: Ecca Vandal

Artist: Ecca Vandal Genre: Ecca Vandal Latest release: “White Flag” / “Battle Royal” For fans of: Genre-hopping, futuristic jams with a punk rock spirit. It has been said that music is the last true voice of the human spirit, a transcendent communication tool that can go beyond divisions of race, gender, socioeconomic status or religious […]


UTG LIST: 5 Atreyu Songs You Need To Know In Case They Reunite

The internet has been flooded with rumors of reunion this afternoon following a vague Facebook update from the members of Atreyu. The band, which has been on a break since 2011, posted a photo of the lineup reunited that has lead many to believe a return to the stage is in the group’s future. We […]


UTG LIST: 10 Essential Songs From The 2013 Vans Warped Tour Compilation

There are a number of notable releases arriving in stores today, but only one release features over four dozen tracks from the biggest names in the alternative music scene. The 2013 Vans Warped Tour Compilation is the latest entry in the ongoing summer series from SideOneDummy Records, and just like the others before it we […]


UTG LIST: 10 Essential Arnold Schwarzenegger Films

We strive to bring you the best featured content in the timeliest manner possible, but sometimes we lock horns and cannot stop debating a particular list until after our scheduled release. If we had a time machine this would have gone out on Friday, but sometimes the best things in life require a little bit […]

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UTG LIST: 5 Essential Nick Martin Tracks

There seems to be at least one birthday in this scene nearly every day, but today is extra special because it’s the day our good friend Nick Martin turns 30. It’s almost hard to believe that at such a young age he’s managed to play such a largely influential role in the current alternative scene, […]


UTG LIST: 5 Essential “Macadelic” Tracks

Mac Miller has come a long ass way since 2007’s But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy. Not only has he become one of the few caucasian rappers making a living in the limelight, he has single-handedly crafted a subgenre of hiphop all his own. His label debut, Blue Slide Park, opened at number one on the […]


UTG LIST: Five Essential “Tell Ya Friends” Tracks (W/Download!)

We talk a lot about the rappers that are giving back to their fans with mixtapes and other free material. Generally speaking, these are the rappers who are topping charts and touring the world, which is fine, but the truth is that most the UTG staff spends their time listening to artists of a different […]


WHAT THE FILM!? “Miracle On 34th Street”

What The Film?! is a new weekly column exclusive to Under The Gun Review that brings to light the plot holes Hollywood hoped you’d never notice. Written by comedy writer Dane Sager, this column shows no mercy to films that try and pull the proverbial wool over our eyes. If you know a film with major plot […]

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UTG LIST: Essential Fall Albums (& Spotify Playlist)

Fall is officially in the air and if you’re anything like us, your music taste is probably changing almost as quickly as your wardrobe. Let’s face it: While we love the anthems that served as the soundtrack to our Summer road trips, not every Warped Tour act is as fitting for the changing of the […]


UTG LIST: 10 Essential Summer films

“Summer is here and while many of you will spend it outdoors, some of us will choose to remain indoors and enjoy the techonological advancements of mankind (shoutout to Willis Carrier, inventor of the modern air conditioner). To help keep you entertained while staying cool, we compiled a list of 10 essential Summer films that you need to see (if not own). “

AltPress picks “My Dinosaur Life” as best of 2010

Alternative Press have chosen Motion City Soundtrack’s My Dinosaur Life as their top “Essential Album of 2010.” See their full list, here. On a side note, The UTG staff lists will be arriving soon.