Five & Five: Up-And-Coming / Breakthrough Artists To Keep An Eye Out For At CMJ 2014

The 34th installment of New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon is upon us all. CMJ is notorious for its showcases that consist of both artists that have blown up and artists that are quickly headed in that direction. Under The Gun is happy to provide you with suggestions for five up-and-coming acts and five breakthrough […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Pitchfork Music Festival Bands on Their Favorite Chicago Hangouts

We’re a little more than excited for Pitchfork Music Festival to arrive this year considering it has an awesome record fair (Chirp!), top notch food vendors (Rice Table! Puffs of Doom!), and a beautifully stacked lineup (Slowdive! Beck! Neutral Milk Hotel!). The festival will take place over at Union Park on July 18-20 for three days of great music […]

Slowdive Announce North American Tour

Marking their first time playing in North America since 1994, Slowdive will begin a thirteen city long tour of the region this fall. The recently reunited shoegaze outfit have been pleasing longtime fans by playing festivals and big events, and now North American residents can enjoy the return of one of the most influential shoegaze […]

REVIEW: Nothing – ‘Guilty of Everything’

Artist: Nothing Album: Guilty of Everything Genre: Shoegaze, Punk Rock Label: Relapse Records As some mornings I fight against existential crises, I can somehow calm myself down knowing that the enclosed thoughts within my head, held in by my bone and the muck of my nervous system are experienced by the neighbor I talk to […]

Check Out “Endlessly” From Nothing

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of writing about a band that had just made their way to my iPod, and it has been love ever since. The Philadelphia rock outfit Nothing are a group of musicians that know how to push the limits of sonic parameters. Cranking their knobs up to eleven, […]

Beck, Kendrick Lamar, And More To Play Pitchfork Music Festival

The first wave of artists has been announced for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, and, as usual, it’s an eclectic and exciting mix of names. At the top of the bill are Beck, whose new album, Morning Phase, hits stores later this month, rapper Kendrick Lamar, and the recently reunited Neutral Milk Hotel. Seventeen more […]

Slowdive Will Reunite

Last week I posted about the internet rumors of Slowdive possibly reuniting. I am extremely happy to update that story, and inform you that Slowdive is surely reuniting. Obviously it is huge for any classic band to reunite, but it should be noted that Slowdive was one of the most popular, and influential shoegaze acts […]

Slowdive Hinting Towards A Reunion

Slowdive was a wonderful band. From Reading, England, the quintet dominated the shoegaze scene in the early nineties. Releasing one of my personal favorite albums, Souvlaki, the band has certainly earned their mark in history. Fortunately, after being inactive for nearly twenty years, it seems that there is hope on the horizon for some form […]