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LIVE REVIEW: Middle Of The Map Fest (05/04/16-05/07/16)

Almost annually, Under The Gun has had the opportunity to cover the yearly club festival in Kansas City called Middle Of The Map Fest. This festival has grown substantially over its five years of existence and brought names like Fun., Grizzly Bear, Of Montreal, and Two Door Cinema Club, as well as showcased some great […]

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Riot Fest Chicago 2015 Lineup Revealed

Christmas has moved from December to May this year, and tonight is the night Santa gives us all the one thing we have been demanding: The lineups for Riot Fest 2015. The final lineup to be revealed tonight, May 27, was for the Chicago event, which takes place Sept. 11-13. Additional bands and details will be revealed […]

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Summerfest Unveils Monstrous 2015 Lineup

Summerfest, a.k.a. America’s largest music festival, is set to return to Milwaukee’s Henry Maier Festival Park this coming summer, and earlier today, “The Big Gig” unveiled a monster lineup that features over 90 diverse headlining acts. Though more artists will likely be added to the bill, presently it seems that Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Zac […]

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A Musical Journey Through The Year 2014

2014. What a whirlwind of a year it has been. My life was changing in both my professional and personal life so quickly it was at the point where my physical body couldn’t keep up (I may have gained a few pounds along the way). And now the year has come to a close. Along […]

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The 25 Tracks That Dominated My 2014 Over All Others

I already babbled on extensively about my favorite full releases and music videos of the year, but it’s been eating away at me that I didn’t put some focus on the individual tracks I spent a significant amount of time with since 2014 began. So without wasting any more of your time than needed, below […]

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Right Away, Great Captain! to Re-release Vinyl Box Set in 2015

Die hard Manchester Orchestra fans get some good news today. The band’s frontman, Andy Hull, announced his solo project Right Away, Great Captain! will be re-releasing its four full-length LPs on vinyl for a brand new box set in 2015. Hull posted the message on Twitter today, apparently in response to several fans asking over the […]

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I Guess You Could Say I Enjoyed Some Music in 2014

This year, I’m throwing convention to the wind. I tend to spend too much time deliberating, trying to narrow things down to a set amount of this or that. For 2014, much like any other year, I’m sharing a [very] large collection of what I enjoyed most in the world of music, except these lists […]

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Skate & Surf Festival Announces First Set Of Bands for 2015

Asbury Park, NJ’s very own Skate & Surf Festival has just unveiled the first wave of bands who will be playing their fest in 2015, and it is a very interesting combination. The festival is scheduled for May 16 and 17. On the lineup are incredible bands such as Manchester Orchestra, The Wonder Years, Dropkick […]

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Here Are A Few Records That Gave Me A Lot Of Feelings In 2014

2014 marked the beginning of a lot of things for myself. I’d started my fourth year in college, worked my first real job, got my first real paycheck, joined Under The Gun’s incredible team, and began to get a good sense of the “real world.” For the most part, I’d say 2014 would’ve beaten 2013 […]

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Manchester Orchestra Release Breathtaking Music Video For “The Ocean”

Manchester Orchestra have released two great versions of their latest material in the aggressive COPE and the more elegant, stripped-down HOPE in the same year. That is definitely an epic achievement given the band’s ongoing touring schedule to further promote the releases. A music video for the piano-driven HOPE version of “The Ocean” was released […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Riot Fest Denver (Days 2 & 3)

I was so proud of myself for waking up the morning after my first night at Riot Fest Denver and cranking out my review of ‘Day 1’ that I believed wholeheartedly I would be able to repeat that act the following two days. “I’ll be the first to press ‘post’ out of every journalist there,” […]

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Manchester Orchestra Release New Live Video For “Top Notch”

Manchester Orchestra have just released a new, professionally shot live video for their song “Top Notch,” the first single off of their first record of 2014, COPE. This video showcases the band’s extraordinary stage presence and the audience’s unwavering energy. You can watch the video below. If you missed it, Manchester Orchestra have also recently […]