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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: The Most Dangerous Animal – “Dinner”

Flint, Michigan, outfit The Most Dangerous Animal have recently begun piquing our interest as their music is a potent composition of raw punk energy with just enough melodic flares to ensure it is impossible to prevent their songs from becoming stuck in one’s head. Thus, we’re excited to share the official live video of a brand new song from Breakfast, the band’s forthcoming six-song, 12″ EP.

Entitled “Dinner,” the three-minute cut manages to capture the essence of their infectious sound with a quick and simple lyrical hook of “It goes on and on and on” that complements the upbeat …

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No Sleep Records Signs The Swellers

Flint, Michigan rock outfit The Swellers have announced today that they signed to No Sleep Records. Congratulations to the entire group on this great occasion! Get ready for a brand new album from The Swellers this fall.

Watch the announcement video after the link provided and check out the short statement below from the guys.

After a year as a completely independent band, we’re excited to join forces with some good friends.

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WATCH: The Swellers Experience “Pretty Normal Activity”

Flint, Michigan punk diehards The Swellers are some of the wittiest guys in the current alternative scene. To celebrate the Halloween season, Anto Boros (part-time documentarian/full-time bassist for The Swellers) asks what would happen when his band and friends spend a night in an unknown place in his new short, Pretty Normal Activity. Featuring members of The Swellers, Into It. Over It. and Broadway Calls, this clip is sure to make the start of your October 31 an entertaining one. You can view the video after the jump.

The Swellers are currently promoting their new EP, Running Out Of

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The Swellers Reveal EP Details And Stream New Song

This is truly how you make our day better, add The Swellers into the mix. The group have announced that they will be release their Running Out Of Places To Go EP on October 16 through Snowbird Songs.

Check out The Swellers rocking new song entitled “Making Waves” after the jump and enjoy Michigan’s finest. There is nothing better to kickstart your week!

View the official track-listing and upcoming touring dates with Pentimento by clicking through.


Chiodos Perform “The Words “Best Friend” Become Redefined” For The First Time In 3 years

Last night Flint Local 432 witnessed the return of Chiodos in their original form. Fronted by Craig Owens, the group ripped through a collection of their biggest songs with all the energy they’ve come to be known for, but it was the night’s closing number that still has our readers talking.

Opting for fan favorite over successful single, Chiodos ended the evening with “The Words “Best Friend” Become Redefined” and someone near the front caught it all on video. Click past the jump, crank the volume, and join us in celebrating the return of Chiodos.

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MIXTAPE: Jon Connor – ‘While You Were Sleeping’

Flint, Michigan rapper Jon Connor is hitting the streets hard today, with the release of his brand new mixtape While You Were Sleeping.

Featuring appearances from Bun B, Craig Owens (Chiodos), Kid Ink, Brandon Bars and many more, be sure to check out every single track on this eclectic project.

This mixtape is the truth so please bure to stream/download While You Were Sleeping after the jump and tell Under The Gun Review what you think of Jon Connor’s new material!


MIXTAPE: Jon Connor – The People’s Rapper LP

Flint, MI native Jon Connor has channeled his inner Eminem for the new concept mixtape, The People’s Rapper LP, hosted by DJ Don Cannon.

Coming off The Blue Album, which Connor destroyed some of Hova’s best tracks, he looks to set his sights on broadening lyrical content as well as his fan base.

The UTG team has enjoyed Connor’s previous releases and cannot wait to take these new joints for a spin. Listen and download The People’s Rapper LP by simply clicking through the jump and view the official track-listing.

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Jon Connor – Best In The World

Flint, MI native Jon Conner will be releasing his latest project The Blue Album very soon. On the album, he takes a few cuts from Jay-Z’s Blueprint trilogy as well as some new material. You can pick up this highly anticipated release when it drops on Valentines Day, via All Varsity Music, and is hosted by DJ Green Lantern.

Get a taste of what is to come by listening to his first joint, “Best In The World,” by simply clicking past the jump. The UTG team has enjoyed Connor’s previous releases and are very excited to pick up The Blue

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The Swellers Reflect On 2011, Give Thanks, And Look Foward To The Future

It is the first of the year here in the United States and Michigan punk act The Swellers are celebrating with a new update/message to fans.

Released on the group’s official website earlier today and written by drummer Jonathan Diener, the first update of 2012 reads:

In 2011 a lot of great things happened. We recorded with our dream producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) in Fort Collins, CO and made a record we are incredibly proud of. We were fortunate enough to play shows all over the US and some in Canada, multiple trips to play the UK and

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MUSIC VIDEO: Jon Connor – All Around The World In A Day

Flint, MI’s Jon Connor is one of the rap game’s upcoming-and-coming talents right now and it’s clear why people are talking. He has some serious skill that everyone can see.

Jon has released his music video for “All Around The World In A Day” and can be viewed right here on UTG. This song is coming off of Connor’s upcoming mixtape, Season 2, which is planned to drop on December 12. His career is taking off and UTG couldn’t be anymore excited then to bring you the Midwest’s finest.

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STREAM: The Swellers – Nothing More To Me

The Swellers have debuted another song from their upcoming album, Good For Me. You can stream the song and read an explanation from the band below. Good For Me hits shelves June 14.

“Nothing More To Me” is set during the 1953 tornado that devastated Flint, Michigan. The focus of the song, however, is that of a relationship gone sour and the couple trying to mend things during such a disaster, as if the storm is almost a second nuisance. With times as tough as they are now, it’s just crazy that people have to deal with their houses