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REVIEW: Pentimento & Young English – Split

Artist: Pentimento & Young English

Album: Split

Label: Panic

With both bands releasing well-received EP’s late last year, New York’s Pentimento and Young English have teamed up to release an eight-track split through Panic Records. For fans of both bands, …


REVIEW: The Audition – Chapter II

Artist: The Audition
Album: Chapter II
Genre: Pop Rock

After parting ways with Victory Records in July 2010, the future for Chicago pop-rockers The Audition was unknown; so much so that some fans were led to believe the band had …

O Brother

REVIEW: O’Brother – Garden Window

Artist: O’Brother
Album: Garden Window
Genre: Rock
Label: Triple Crown/Favorite Gentlemen

On O’Brother’s last effort, 2009’s The Death of Day EP, the Atlanta, Georgia group produced a mix of layered alt-rock and post-rock, which resulted in a collection well-crafted, emotionally …

A Loss For Words

REVIEW: A Loss For Words / Such Gold – Split 7″

Artist(s): A Loss For Words & Such Gold
Album: Split 7″
Genre: Pop Punk/Rock
Label(s): No Sleep Records / Mightier Than Sword

The thought of two of the best up and coming Pop Punks releasing a split 7-inch with two …

Pianos Become The Teeth

REVIEW: Pianos Become The Teeth – The Lack Long After

Artist: Pianos Become The Teeth
Album: The Lack Long After
Genre: Rock/Screamo/Post-Rock
Label: Topshelf Record

With their previous release, Old Pride, Baltimore’s Pianos Become The Teeth created one of the best (but forgotten) records of 2010. Now as the band …

Man Overboard 2011

REVIEW: Man Overboard – Man Overboard

Artist: Man Overboard
Album: Man Overboard
Label: Rise
Genre: Pop Punk

For New Jersey’s Man Overboard, last year’s Real Talk gained plenty of attention and praise. After all it proved to a consicse collection of straight-up pop-punk songs. One year …

Late In The Playoffs

REVIEW: Late In The Playoffs – Everything I Know

Artist: Late In The Playoffs

Album: Everything I Know

Genre: Indie Pop

Every once in awhile an unknown band drops in your inbox and instantly grab your attention; and I don’t mean by some fancy hyped-up press release. When I …

Perform at Leeds Festival 2011

LIVE REVIEW: Leeds Festival 2011

EVENT: Leeds Festival 2011
DATE: August 26-28
LOCATION: Bramham Park

Despite the apparent lack of ticket sales, the annual Leeds Festival was a busy and satisfying weekend of music and comedy. With a mix of  indie, punk rock, folk, dub …


UTG’s Reading And Leeds Festival 2011 Preview: 25 Must See Bands

This weekend, two of the biggest UK festivals take place. The annual Reading and Leeds Festivals have become a highlight for music fans, as year in, year out it showcases a valuable blend of established and emerging bands, as well …

Into It. Over It.

REVIEW: Into It. Over It. – Twelve Towns

Artist: Into It. Over It.
Album: Twelve Towns
Label: Topshelf Records

Over the past 18 months, the output from Chicago’s Evan Thomas Weiss has been more than overwhelming. His Twelve Towns collection was originally released through numerous splits with the …

Under The Gun Review