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UTG INTERVIEW: Slim Charles Talk ‘Small Improvements’ Reissue

New York-based math-pop outfit Slim Charles caught the attention of multiple UTG staff members last year, a fortunate find that culminated in a song premiere preceding the release of their debut full-length, Small Improvements in Life and Light. Within recent months, the band has signed to Little L Records, an independent Irish label that has previously […]

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Wings Denied Announce Co-headlining Tour With Cryptodira

Hey, prog-metal heads: Washington D.C. based prog-metal band Wings Denied just announced a co-headlining tour in January with New York’s Cryptodira. The bands will be making 13 stops, primarily on the East Coast, ending back in Wings Denied’s hometown of DC. Wings Denied released their debut full-length, Mirrors for a Prince, this past May, and […]

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Kanye West is Playing a Free Show in Times Square Tonight

A free Kanye West show seems too good to be true. Tonight, however, is the real deal. Kanye West will perform in New York City’s Times Square at 7:30PM as a part of the World AIDS Day Concert. U2 are throwing a surprise World AIDS Day (RED) performance in the city, but since Bono’s bike accident on […]

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Members of Darkside, The Antlers, Real Estate, More to Play Glasslands Farewell Show

New York City’s DIY venues are slowly closing up. 285 Kent is deceased, Death by Audio is now done, and in a little over a month, Glasslands will be as well. The venue will be putting on several exceptional final shows before they close their doors. Today, they announced a big holiday party that will […]

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Jessica Pratt Announces New Album ‘On Your Own Love Again’

If you love folk, specifically the gentle sound of classical guitar playing, you likely spent much of 2012 and the following years giving Jessica Pratt‘s self-titled debut a whole lot of play time. Now the California-based singer-songwriter is returning in 2015 with a follow-up, at long last. The album, titled On Your Own Love Again, drops […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Bayside & I Am The Avalanche At Music Hall of Williamsburg (10/4/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Kellie Gannon, to Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York City to photograph Bayside on October 4, 2014. Over the years, I have seen Bayside play on a vast array of stages, some with only a handful in the crowd and some with enormous festival crowds. Seeing Bayside play Music […]

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Azealia Banks Shares New Song “Chasing Time”

Last we heard from Harlem rapper Azealia Banks, she had dropped a music video for her new single “Heavy Metal and Reflective.” Now the buzz girl has shared a new song called “Chasing Time” and we may not be able to listen to anything else all day. “Chasing Time” sees Banks laying down a dreamy […]

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LIVE REVIEW & PHOTOS: Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival (8/22/14)

The Oddball Comedy Festival has made its way around the country this summer and will continue to bring laughter to stand-up fans through the end of September. The tour has been hitting grand-scale theaters as opposed to the usual hole-in-the-wall comedy clubs. Although it takes away the intimacy of a smaller environment, it does manage […]

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Get Hooked on Hula Hoops in Bishop Allen’s “Why I Had To Go” Video

In just two weeks, Brooklyn indie pop group Bishop Allen will mark their return to the scene after five years with their newest full-length, Lights Out, on Dead Oceans. To celebrate, they have shared a music video for single “Why I Had To Go,” the effortlessly punchy track that has us eager to hear the whole record. Directed by […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Neon Trees (7/7/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Nick Karp to Summer Stage in New York City, NY on July 7, 2014. Neon Trees are on every photographers ‘to shoot list,’ mainly because of lead singer Tyler Glenn’s theatrics. The man knows how to put on a show and it’s evident to anyone that has seen photos of […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour – Long Island, NY (7/12/14)

Under The Gun sent guest photographer, Jenn Curtis, to Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY to photograph the Vans Warped Tour on July 12, 2014. The Vans Warped Tour hit Long Island last weekend at a new venue but as the same action packed tour we’ve grown to love. Fans of all ages lined the parking […]

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THE HUDSON PROJECT: Holy Ghost! Reflect On Their “Talking Heads Moment” On Letterman

Holy Ghost! are a brand of their own. Their unique blend of indie, funk, and electronic vibes combine for a sound that makes you want to dance and relax at the same time. You may be unsure of what you’re exactly listening to, but you’re a-okay with that. If you’ve listened to their 2013 release […]