2015 80/35 des moines music festival

LIVE REVIEW: 80/35 Music Festival (Day 1)

Day 1 of 2015’s 80/35 is in the books. The weather was beautiful, the music sounded great, the crowd showed endless enthusiasm and feet soreness is at a manageable level. The main stage, as promised in the 80/35 preview, did not disappoint. But, aside from the top-of-the-bill acts delivering expectedly shining performances, there were some […]

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UTG PREVIEW: Everything To Catch At This Year’s 80/35

With festival season in full swing across North America and beyond, all eyes are set on the beautiful city of Des Moines, Iowa this weekend for the all-too-stacked two-day lineup at 80/35. More than just a slew of amazing artists playing across three stages this July 10-11, 80/35 is an entire experience—from the food to […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Keep Calm And Chive On, Seattle (Chive Fest, 7/12/14)

Under the Gun sent photographer Xander Deccio to the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA on July 12 for Chive Fest. I’m going to be brutally honest: I had no clue what The Chive was, and when I heard from a colleague that they were having a music festival at the infamous Seattle Center, I had […]

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White Girl Dance Corner

Hey, everyone! I’m Tarynn Law, and this is a weekly column I’ll be writing that spotlights some up and coming indie pop/alternative/hipster/hype/buzz bands/you-get-the-idea groups that you should be checking out before they become massive. I mean, we all want to be that person that says “I knew them way back when,” don’t we? I thought so. I’ve […]

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Watch St. Lucia Play “Elevate” on Jimmy Kimmel

Upbeat synth-pop fellow St. Lucia stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, performing “Elevate” off his debut album, When the Night. You can watch a video of the performance after the jump. The performance has him sporting some MoMA-looking suits, bopping around and slapping the bass like life will go on forever. It encapsulates the sound of […]

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Download St. Lucia’s ‘Elevate EP’ For Free From Noisetrade.

St. Lucia‘s album, When The Night, is coming October 8, 2013. As a teaser, the band released a sampler EP on Noisetrade that is yours for free. On the EP, you’ll find the single, “Elevate,” remixes of “Elevate” and “All Eyes On You,” and two songs that won’t appear on the album. Those are “Before […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: St. Lucia – “Elevate”

One of my favorite singles this year has been “Elevate” by St. Lucia. It’s upbeat and complex, but really easy to sing along to. I’ve heard multiple versions of the song and each of them are equally as great as the others. Now we have some visuals to accompany the song. Noisey premiered the video […]

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STREAM: St. Lucia – “Too Close”

X’s are filling up my calendar this September as I await St. Lucia‘s debut full length, coming October 8. I fell in love with the Brooklyn synth-pop group when I decided that 10 bucks a month for Rdio’s services was a pretty good deal. I synced a bunch of stuff I was recommended and some […]

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STREAM: St. Lucia – “Elevate (Passion Pit Remix)”

I recently subscribed to Rdio’s monthly service and I’m absolutely loving it. It started with a long trip to Georgia last month and has since evolved into a new age of music discovery. After filling out my collection with my favorites and well-worn out records, I started looking into new albums by unknown-to-me artists and […]

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Sounds Familiar: Week 7

Continuing our expansion of original content, Under The Gun Review presents its latest column, Sounds Familiar, dedicated to trawling the world and web for the latest remixes, redos, and reminiscent bits that our newest columnist Julia McAlpine finds appealing. Be prepared for some diversity in your music library. The songs may not be new, but they […]