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Skate And Surf Adds A Will Away To Lineup, Posts Set Times

We’re just a week away from Skate and Surf 2015 and the fine folks running the festival are still adding must-see bands to the ever-growing lineup. The festival announced today that A Will Away will be playing this year on Sunday, May 17. While Sunday’s lineup was already impressive, the Connecticut four-piece indie/emo band rounds out […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Sir Cadian Rhythm Discuss Their Debut EP and Plans For 2015

Long Island’s Sir Cadian Rhythm have been a band for just over a year and already they’ve shown an immense amount of talent and promise with their self-titled, debut EP. Since its release in February, they’ve been hard at work on a follow-up amidst several other plans to take off in 2015. We had the […]

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Listen To Runaway Brother’s Charismatic New Song, “Reprise”

For a band that does not shy away from the “emo” tag, Runaway Brother‘s most recent single sure sounds pretty chipper. “Reprise,” a brand new track taken from their upcoming debut record called Mother, is an upbeat and pleasant take on an emotional ballad about love. You can take a listen below. Mother is scheduled […]

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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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Skate And Surf Festival Confirms First Artist For 2015 Edition

We love Skate and Surf Festival here at UTG, and we’re eagerly anticipating details on next year’s edition of the fest. Today, the people behind the festival have revealed the first artist playing in 2015: Dropkick Murphys. Presumably one of the headliners, Dropkick Murphys are a big acquisition for the New Jersey punk music festival; this year […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Skate And Surf Festival 2014

If you’re a regular viewer of Under The Gun Review, I’m sure you’ve seen the wave of interviews we’ve been providing over the past week. At Skate And Surf, we had sit-downs with the likes of Fucked Up, Citizen, Knuckle Puck, Front Porch Step, Bellwether, Hidden In Plain View and Animals As Leaders. We decided […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Knuckle Puck At Skate And Surf

While Skate and Surf was the biggest outdoor punk event of the year in New Jersey, some of the crowds at the side stages might have convinced you otherwise. The rise of pop-punk’s popularity over the past few years has shown the average concert-goer that pop-punk shows are best seen in small spaces like basements, […]

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UTG TV: Bellwether Vocalist Stars In The World’s First Surrey Cart Interview

At this year’s Skate and Surf Festival, we teamed up with our buddy over at Phlavor to bring you perhaps the most ridiculous interview that I’ve ever conducted. Ladies, gentlemen, children of all ages, I’m confident to say that this may be the first ever band interview to be conducted on a moving surrey. Yes, […]

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UTG TV: Citizen Discuss Creative Control, Airplanes, and Egging Houses

Citizen guitarist Nick Hamm played in his high school marching band. “You realize that’s probably not going to go anywhere,” replied the Toledo band director when Hamm told him he’d be quitting to pursue his own band full-time. “Maybe this is enough for him. Maybe we’ll show him a little set from The Wonder Years […]

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UTG TV: Front Porch Step On The Boardwalk At Skate And Surf

By some error, Front Porch Step was accidentally omitted from the Saturday line-up at Skate And Surf Festival. On the day of the show, the festival realized their mistake and told Front Porch Step mastermind Jake Mcelfresh that he’d be performing on one of the side stages as doors opened. As the festival-goers slowly worked their way […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Hidden In Plain View At Skate And Surf

While I was walking around Skate and Surf Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey last weekend, I noticed how much older the crowd was than it had been in past years. The hotly-anticipated reunions of Midtown and Saosin with Anthony Green stole the show, but they weren’t the only reunions that drew in a nostalgic fan base. New […]

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UTG TV: Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham Talks ‘Glass Boys,’ Smoking Pot, And His Life As An Otter

Last weekend, UTG TV made the trip to Skate And Surf Festival in Asbury Park, NJ. Due to small stages and an unconventional layout, it wasn’t always the easiest to find where artists were playing. That being said, we had no trouble finding Fucked Up. Vocalist Damian Abraham could be seen from the opposite side […]