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UTG INTERVIEW: Mark Lavengood shares insights into bluegrass and touring

When you think of music from Michigan, there are probably a lot of places your mind goes instantly. Wether it’s the expansive work that came out of Motown, 8 Mile star and rapper Eminem, pop icon Madonna, or your dad listening to Bob Seger, Michigan has had its share of famous musicians from a wide […]

UTG INTERVIEW: A Will Away Talk ‘Bliss,’ Gear and Signing to Triple Crown

A while back, we had the pleasure of speaking with A Will Away at their Cambridge, MA stop during their tour with Pentimento. After being absolutely floored by their set, we spoke with singer/guitarist Matt Carlson and guitarist Colin Waldron. In our time together we talked about re-releasing Bliss on Triple Crown Records, their gear […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Avenue Discusses ‘Keep Counting’

Operating under the moniker of Avenue, 21-year-old Sam Willows has spent the last two years lighting Hype Machine ablaze with a score of notable remixes, and is now poised to make his biggest splash yet with the release of his debut EP, Keep Counting. Comprised of buoyant synth, droning guitars, and wispy vocal lines, the […]

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The Father And The Frontman: Frank Iero Gets Tattooed For His Kids

Under The Gun Review met with Frank Iero at Greenpoint Tattoo Company in Brooklyn to talk about his life’s new chapter and his undying devotion to being a father, all while watching him get inked. Frank Iero’s confidence is a put-on. I know that because he told me so. He loves to play as much […]

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UTG TV: Mod Sun Discusses ‘Look Up,’ Warped Tour, And Jody Highroller

The happiest hippy you’ll ever meet is gearing up for the busiest season of his career. UTG TV was able to sit down with Mod Sun at his first stop of ‘The Look Up Tour’ in Las Vegas. We got all the details on his new record, Look Up, from special guests and instrumentation, to […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Restorations Discuss ‘LP3’ @ Pre-Fest 2

Just this past month, Restorations put out one hell of an AOTY contender with their SideOneDummy-released LP3. To coincide with the album’s arrival, the Philadelphia group embarked on a brief, two-and-a-half-week tour with Self Defense Family which led into and out of punk rock heaven Gainesville, FL’s premiere music festival, The Fest. UTG had the […]

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UTG TV: Young Rising Sons Discuss Their Hustle In The Music Biz

Breaking into the music industry can be a tricky and lengthy process for most bands. Young Rising Sons have been at it for more than five years and are starting to get the recognition they deserve. The New Jersey natives just inked a deal with Interscope Records, which isn’t surprising to fans of the band. […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Melody Joy’s “Beauty Is Pain” Video Shoot

Melody Joy is one of the most ridiculously unique performers I’ve stumbled upon in a while. Admittedly, at first view of her music video for “Ronald Reagan,” I was confused and drawn in by the spectacle of it all. It combines elements of humor, strangeness, various foods and sexuality. It’s the first rap song that […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Hostage Calm’s ‘Die On Stage’ Is Their ‘Born In The U.S.A.’

In 2012, there were countless people frantically concerned that the world was coming to an end. To some, it didn’t matter that December’s doomsday was approaching. At least they’d have the time between October 9 and the end of the world to blast Hostage Calm‘s breakthrough record Please Remain Calm. On September 16, we will […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Devo’s Gerald Casale Discusses Upcoming Tour, The Internet And EDM

“The prize to look for is originality and I don’t think that’s really a value that’s part of our culture now. I don’t think people want originality. They want exactly what they know. They’ve already heard it, and they want more of it.” According to Devo‘s founding member, Jerry Casale, the band was hardcore art […]

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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 INTERVIEW: SiriusXM’s Dennis Falcone Discusses The Radio Industry

Dennis Falcone has been working in radio for over 30 years. Today, you can hear him sporadically on SiriusXM‘s decade channels or as a frequent guest on The Opie and Anthony Show. Aside from being on-air talent, much of Mr. Falcone’s work has been done behind the scenes by facilitating the day-to-day operations of radio […]