Archive for December, 2008

The Last Contest of The Year!

To close out the year, we’re giving one lucky reader a copy of ABSOLUTEPUNK.NET’s ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Illuminate by Lydia! To enter, simply send your name, address, and favorite music related memory from 2008 to:   Contest ends on 1/1/09! *Written By: James Shotwell* 

Underneath The Gun – Forfeit Misfortunes

Band: Underneath The Gun Album: Forfeit Misfortunes Genre: Death Metal laced Hardcore Label: Ferret Tracks: 1. Cutting Ties, Breathing Lies 2. Reflection of the Commonwealth 3. Looking Deep in Shallow Water 4. Pentinence 5.A Sharp Definition of Dull 6. Shawshank Absolution 7. No Place For Pardon 8. Crescendo 9. Rising Words 10.  Breathing New Lungs […]

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the entire staff, I want to wish all of you, our friends and readers, a happy and safe holiday.We hope you all get whatever you want and that memories are made. We’ll be back shortly with more updates for you to read and share.  -James Shotwell UTG President/Owner 

Too Pure To Die – Confess

Band: Too Pure To Die Album: Confess Genre: Hardcore / Metal Label: Trustkill Records Tracks: 1.  Confess 2. My Vow 3. Gotham City 4. Can I Live 5. Saving Grace 6. One True Thing 7. Define Irony 8. Rock Bottom 9. Omerta 10.  Trial 11.  Find My Way   Alright so Too Pure To Die is a straightedge Hardcore band from Iowa. They are currently signed […]

Under The Gun Review Presents: Building A Better Scene Volume 1!

It’s here! The very first UTG Sampler! Below you will find a link to download our brand new, 20 track sampler featuring some of the hottest artists you need to know in 2009. There is everything from Post Rock to Acoustic, to Punk, to straight up Grindcore below so download and enjoy! Tracklist:  1. The […]

Live Report: Amy Grant

Amy Grant and Vince Gill 12-18-08 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI With a major winter storm being forecast, it seemed a perfect time to see a Christmas show with Amy Grant who penned the seasonal favorite ‘Tender Tennessee Christmas’. Amy, together with her husband Vince Gill, a 9-piece band and two backup singers (one […]

Live Report – See You Next Tuesday

See You Next Tuesday 12-18-08 Skelletones Grand Rapids, MI The closing of Skelletones music venue is looming over the heads of everyone in the Michigan music scene. For the better half of a decade, Skelletones has been easily one of the best venues in the entire stte [regardless of size] with a welcoming staff, amazing sound, and […]

Oh The Weather Outside…

Sorry for the lack of updates everyone! The UTG staff is busy traveling for the Christmas season, but if you keep checking back tonight, I promise we’ll have some new material up by the time you open your eyes tomorrow! Season’s Greetings, James Shotwell and Staff 

Vans Warped Tour 2007 [DVD]

  Band: Various Title: Vans Warped Tour 2007: Tour Compilation Genre: Live Show/Interview Release: 12/2/08 Distributor: Image Entertainment For the majority of the UTG staff, Warped Tour is honestly like summer camp. We only get to go once [sometimes twice] a year, we have a ton of fun, make memories that last years, get sunburned, […]

ATTN: Michigan Visitors to UTG!

For those of you unaware, Skelletones, the all ages venue in Grand Rapids, Michigan will be closing this January after years of service to the Michigan scene. One of the last shows ever to be held at Skelletones is taking place tomorrow night and we want to see ALL OF YOU THERE! Our dearly beloved […]

The Riot Before – Fists Buried in Pockets

Band: The Riot Before Album: Fists Buried in Pockets Genre: Indie Punk Rock Label: Say-10 Tracks: 1. Fists Buried in Pockets 2. Threat Level Midnight 3. 5 To 9 4. You Can’t Sexy Dance To Punk Rock 5. I Have My Books 6. They Rode On In The Friscalating Dusklight 7. We Are Wild Stallions […]

We Interviewed Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

[UTG] James and Air just had the chance to sit down with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus this weekend and the interview went so long we have to give it to you in chunks! Part one is below and part two will be coming next week! UTG: So here we are in Grand Rapids, MI with […]