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SXSW 2015: A Survival Guide

In preparation of this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW), the music industry’s most epic and grueling music festival, I felt inclined to make a list of advice and suggestions that I wish someone had told me in 2009, as I headed into the event. So to all of you SXSW rookies out there, take heed […]


Watch Lady Gaga Willingly Let Someone Puke On Her Repeatedly While Singing “Swine” At SXSW Because Art and Stuff

The problem with extremely creative people finding large scale success early in their careers is that nine times out of ten they are unable to maintain that level of fame for very long. That thing called fame is a monster, you see, and recently it got the best of Lady Gaga. Last night, Lady Gaga […]

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UTG @ SXSW 2014: SXSW On The Cheap

For the better part of the first week in March I’m restless. I spend my nights tossing and turning endlessly, as the same questions and riddles race through my head. Over and over, I find myself in a panic, wondering what the hell I’m going to do about SXSW. How will I see everything? What […]


UTG LIST: 5 Must-See Artists At SXSW 2013

Every year we do whatever we can to bring the craziness of SXSW to you at home, and this year is no different. Starting today, Editor James Shotwell is hitting the streets of Austin, TX to bring you the very best South By Southwest 2013 has to offer. We will be posting numerous updates and […]

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Pentimento, Candy Hearts And Allison Weiss Announce March Radness Tour

Pentimento is never not working towards their next goal. After announcing their plans to release their album in Japan, they’ve now announced the March Radness Tour with Candy Hearts and Allison Weiss. What’s Eating Gilbert, also known as Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory, will be opening for all California dates. The tour was sponsored […]

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Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players Members Announced

Dave Grohl has let the cat out of the bag on his one-off supergroup, and the lineup is jam packed with stars. It unsurprisingly includes, according to NME, members of the Foo Fighters (Dave himself, drummer Taylor Hawkins, guitarist Chris Shiflett, and bassist and Sunny Day Real Estate member Nate Mendel), Rage Against the Machine […]

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Dave Grohl Will Be A SXSW Keynote Speaker

Dave Grohl, front man for the Foo Fighters and recently returning drummer for Queens of the Stone Age, is officially the keynote speaker for 2013’s South By Southwest Festival. His speech will be on March 14, at the Austin Convention Center. SXSW takes place from March 12 to 17 next year. We showed the previous […]


Bad Rabbits Post SXSW Recap Video

South By Southwest has been over for almost two months, but Bad Rabbits wanted to bring it back by recapping their experience there! For those that don’t know what SXSW is, it’s a week long festival that is held at multiple venues in Austin, TX. There are many shows to attend (many 21+), many parties, […]


The OurStage Panel Season 2 Finale

Three days ago Under The Gun brought you a special trailer of The OurStage Panel’s exciting Season 2 finale episode and now it is has finally arrived! James Shotwell and myself were on hand at South By Southwest to witness the incredible performances from Civil Sound, Eclectic Approach, The Reel, and Bronze Radio Return. You […]

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The Early November Perform “Fluxy” At SXSW

Starting off South By Southwest the right way, The Early November performed their set at the Glamour Kills showcase and rocked the house! The group played the song “Fluxy” to a packed crowd and the results were nothing short of amazing. It does not hurt that the set was filmed in high definition as well. […]

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GUEST FEATURE: Top 5 Vegan spots on the road to SXSW

Alex Estrada of Silver Snakes “Top 5 Vegan spots on the road to SXSW” As not to bore you too much, we’ve decided to give you a short break from staff content and provide some cool stuff from a special guest. Alex Estrada of Silver Snakes has worked his ass off for the last few […]


WATCH: Bruce Springsteen With Arcade Fire And Tom Morello at SXSW

Bruce Springsteen teamed up with Tom Morello and members of Arcade Fire and The Animals to deliver a stunning rendition of “This Land Is Your Land” at South By Southwest last night. Filmed inside the Moody Theater, Springsteen and the E Street Band had just completed a storming two-and-a-half-hour set when they invited a number […]