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UTG PHOTOS: Ghost in Grand Rapids, MI (5/20/16)

On May 20, theatrical rock superstars Ghost came through The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI with special guests Pinkish Black and one of the most unique stage performances I have encountered in a long time. Much of the crowd arrived in face paint and outfits—from nuns to ghouls, and even impersonators of Papa Emeritus […]

UTG PHOTOS: Underoath in New York, NY (04/15/16)

When you watched the 2015 documentary Tired Violence it felt like one of those cliffhanger endings to the second movie in a trilogy. People within bands change, priorities turn as families grow, and life on the road gets harder. I happened to attend one of the Underoath farewell shows in 2013 at Union Transfer in […]

UTG PHOTOS: Sun|Drones in New York, NY (03/01/16)

New York is an epicenter for indie rock. If you walk right down Ludlow Street in Manhattan, you will be surrounded by a number of bars housing some of the most intimate shows in the city. On this particular night, Pianos NYC was packed to the max. I had gotten in line where some people […]

UTG PHOTOS: Muse in Newark, New Jersey (01/29/16)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to The Prudential Center in NJ to shoot Muse on their ‘Drones’ tour. There are some concerts that feel like your typical night out. You know, the pause, the looking down at your phone, and the waiting for the band to play that favorite song for you […]

UTG PHOTOS: Jess Glynne in New York City (01/20/16)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to Webster Hall in NYC to shoot Jess Glynne on her ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ Tour. Have you ever been in the car and heard a song so catchy, you couldn’t get your phone out fast enough to find out what it was? (Not while driving, […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Zedd at Madison Square Garden (10/02/15)

I’d be lying to you if I said that doing photography at Madison Square Garden wasn’t a dream. It’s one of the bucket list items I put in the slightly frayed notebook I have with the page half ripped and discolored. Zedd has come a long way since his start in a German deathcore band. […]

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Kevin Devine is Reissuing Live Album

Kevin Devine is reissuing his 2012 live album, Matter of Time, via Bad Timing Records. Matter of Time has also been remastered, so you can enjoy the live Kevin Devine experience. As most Devine fans will attest, his live shows are always unique and on-point. Head over to Bad Timing Records to order your vinyl pressing or BTR’s bandcamp […]

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no:carrier Announce Lone 2015 Show in San Francisco (9/24)

no:carrier–the electro noire pop duo whose two core members are split between San Francisco and Ingolstadt, Germany–will be playing their only show this year next week on September 24. For the rare appearance, taking place at Neck Of The Woods in San Francisco, no:carrier will be joined by guest vocalists Lauralee Brown, Melissa Harding and […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Incubus & Deftones in Camden, NJ (8/8/15)

It’s a tour package you dream of as you listen to Mike Enzinger’s cutting riff at the start of “Circles” from Incubus‘ 2001 album, Morning View, or when you’re opening up the vinyl packaging from Deftones‘ acclaimed White Pony. Liken it to the “band” version of fantasy football where you pick two of your favorite […]

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UTG PHOTOS & REVIEW: Tove Lo At The Music Hall Of Williamsburg in New York, NY (06/16/15)

Chances are, you have heard the song “Talking Body” either on the radio or while canoodling with your lover. Fun fact: Tove Lo‘s album, Queen Of The Clouds, came out in September 2014, but it seems like it’s peaking at the right time for your summer outings. I had previously seen the Swedish pop star […]

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UTG FEATURE: Last Night Leon Bridges Changed My Life

For the better part of the last year I have had my eye on Dallas, Texas native Leon Bridges. His music is both a callback to the now long gone heyday of soul, with influences ranging from Etta James to Sam Cooke, as well as a testament to the power of great songwriting. He can […]

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Taylor Swift Debuts Rock Version Of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Update #1: Video of full performance now added. Original post: Taylor Swift kicked off her 1989 World Tour last night in Japan, and as suspected countless entertainment blogs have already posted full reviews of the show, including set lists, wardrobes, and more. Just Google ‘Taylor Swift Tour‘ and see what I mean. So far, the […]