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Faith No More, Soundgarden and Slipknot to Headline Soundwave 2015

Australia’s heavy music festival monolith, Soundwave, has made a mammoth lineup announcement for 2015 with Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot, Incubus, Marilyn Manson and several other renowned acts leading arguably the festival’s strongest billing yet.

Expanding to a two-day format for the first time in 2015, Soundwave will take place in four cities across two weekends, with every act playing in each city on an alternating schedule that organizers have simply labelled ‘Day One’ and ‘Day Two.’

The first of what festival organizer AJ Maddah promises will be many lineup announcements for the 2015 festival was made on Wednesday morning Australian time. A full schedule of dates, ticket details and the official bill poster can can be found below. Read more »

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Tim McIntire

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Tim McIntire’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

This week in Stand-Up Tuesdays, we take a little trip down memory lane and pay homage to the 2006 self-released comedy album from Boston’s Tim McIntire, Scatterbrain. Recorded at the legendary Comedy Studio in Cambridge, MA, Scatterbrain offers not only an hour of sharp, intelligent hilarity, but includes an absolutely delightful little treat: McIntire’s nightmare set from hell, aptly titled, “Nagasaki.” As McIntire warned me, “The bonus track takes a strong heart to make it through.” Read more »

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Simon Pegg & Nick Frost to Get Animated as Their ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Characters in ‘Phineas And Ferb’ Halloween Special

If you’re at all into cartoons and have never watched the Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb, I highly suggest you give it a shot. Alongside the ridiculously awesome and hilarious Gravity Falls, Phineas and Ferb is top-notch animated entertainment.

Anyway, as we typically don’t feature television news on Under The Gun, this bit involves one of our favorite films, so we figured it was worth the piece. Shaun Of The Dead will be turning 10 next month, which may or may not have anything to do with this, but Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will be reprising their roles as Shaun and Ed, respectively, in animated form, for the upcoming Phineas and Ferb Halloween special, entitled “Night of the Living Pharmacist.” As /Film points out, Pegg has been involved with the cartoon series before, most notably voicing Star Wars‘ C-3PO in the Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars crossover from this Summer. So as far as we can tell, that’s the only link that seems to have spurred this unlikely combination of Disney kids’ cartoon and British zombie rom-com from 2004.

After the jump you can view a tweet from Pegg announcing the news along with a bit of info regarding the Halloween episode. Read more »

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Moose Blood Premiere Video For “Swim Down”

Moose Blood have premiered a video for their fantastic new track “Swim Down,” over at AbsolutePunk.

“Swim Down” is a bright, upbeat tune, highlighting the band’s keen sense for musicianship and songwriting, as well as showcasing their vocal pipes. Reminiscent of your favorite emo bands with a greater sense of pop and energy, Moose Blood’s upcoming debut album, I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time, is sure to resonate strongly with fans of the genre, and hopefully others as well.

Head over to AbsolutePunk, or follow us after the jump to check out the new track, and be sure to pre-order the record from No Sleep here.

Be sure to blast the ending of the track, for on this breezy Boston afternoon I found it a fitting companion to aid in the transition of summer to autumn. Enjoy. Read more »

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Watch The Latest Trailer for Brad Pitt’s ‘Fury’

Recently, a new trailer has arrived for this Fall’s World War II drama, Fury, a story of an American tank team entering Germany during the final months of the war.

The film, which hits theatres on October 17, stars Brad Pitt as a tank sergeant nick-named “Wardaddy,” leading his five-man crew on a dangerous mission into enemy territory. Alongside Pitt are familiar faces including Logan Lerman, Shia LeBeouf and Jon Bernthal, who must fend off an overwhelming German opposition in their Sherman tank.

You can check out the official second peek at Fury and Brad Pitt’s trendy haircut below the jump. Read more »

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Sleepwave Share New Track “The Wolf”

Spencer Chamberlain and his new band, Sleepwave, are riding heavy on a momentum train, and it’s on a collision course with fans everywhere. They are currently on tour with Nothing More and sparking life in fans everywhere.

Two weeks ago we got the video for “Through the Looking Glass,” and now they have given us a new track off Broken Compass called “The Wolf.” The song is available for streaming on services like Spotify, you can also pre-order the album via iTunes now, and you’ll get the track.

The energy is heavy throughout the whole song and there’s even some screaming that will tickle the fancy of Underoath fans. This song comes personally recommended, as this was the stand out track when I was fortunate enough to catch them live. UTG also got some great insider info about the song from Chamberlain himself in an exclusive interview. Read more »

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Listen To Opeth’s Eleventh Studio Album, ‘Pale Communion,’ In Full

Progressive metal outfit Opeth will officially unleash their eleventh studio album, Pale Communion, next week via Roadrunner Records. As a surprise for fans though, the band teamed up with Pitchfork to stream the album in its entirety a little bit early. You can give it a listen by heading right here.

Last week the band announced they will be heading out on a co-headlining tour with In Flames. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for a full list of upcoming tour dates to see if they will be heading to a city near you.

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Vinyl Theatre Sign To Fueled By Ramen, Announce Debut Album, ‘Electrogram’

Earlier in the day, Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Vinyl Theatre announced that they have officially joined the Fueled By Ramen family, with plans to release their debut full-length, Electrogram, on September 23. This newest offering will act as a follow-up to the outfit’s delightfully infectious EP, Gold, and can be pre-ordered here.

In addition, the alt-pop four-piece will also be joining their new labelmates Twenty One Pilots on the Quiet Is Viølent world tour this fall. For routing and ticket info, hit up the band’s Facebook.

With a synth-heavy sound and an excess of radio-ready refrains, Vinyl Theatre will surely feel right at home amongst Fun., Cobra Starship, and the rest of the Fueled By Ramen roster. Let us know what you think of the label’s latest acquisition below. Read more »

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Capture The Crown Announce Co-Headlining Fall Tour

Capture The Crown have announced that they will be heading out on a co-headlining tour with For All Those Sleeping which has been dubbed ‘Not Your American Idols’ tour, hosted by MerchNow. The lineup will be rounded off by Palisades, Youth In Revolt, Myka, Relocate and Ice Nine Kills. They will hit the road October 1 in Buffalo, New York and wrap up on November 3 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can check out a full list of dates and venues by taking a look below the break.

Tickets will go on sale via local ticket outlets starting tomorrow, August 20. In the meantime, if you are anxious to see Capture The Crown live, they are currently on tour with Blessthefall and Chiodos until the end of this month. The full list of dates can be found on their Facebook page. Read more »

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U2 Album in 2014 Still Possible

After back-and-forth rumors about U2 releasing its follow-up to the hugely disappointing 2009 effort No Line on the Horizon, it seems yet again that 2014 is the year.

According to Rolling Stone, a spokesperson for the band has been quoted saying it’s now. “We’ve always said an album is expected this year.”

The band has been working on this album for a good five years now and to quote The Edge, “We really want the songs to be right. That’s the only reason why we’re not on tour – because we’re so good at starting, not so good at finishing. That’s always the way it’s been.” So it’s fair that after some not-so-good reception with the single “Invisible” that was released after the Super Bowl, the band is taking some more time to perfect this album. The band has allegedly also been working with producers the likes of Danger Mouse, Will.i.am, David Guetta, etc. Just to name a few. Read more »

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UTG PHOTOS: Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 (7/18/14)

Under the Gun sent photographer Nina Corcoran to Union Park in Chicago, IL from July 18-20 for Pitchfork Music Festival.

Every year, Pitchfork Music Festival announces its lineup and I let out a little wimper over in Boston from jealousy. The music blog’s annual festival has been going on for ten years now in Chicago, and as such they’re able to curate a small but focused line-up that boasts a lot of great up-and-coming acts as well as bigger indie staples. This year, at long last, I finally caved in and went.

After interviewing the bands playing about their favorite Chicago spots, seeing them light up the three stages was a delight. From Grimes’ terrifying elf faces to Beck’s forever cool antics, no one left upset. The only hard part was deciding the victor of each set overlap. Read more »

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SINGLE REVIEW: Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”

Artist: Taylor Swift
Single: “Shake It Off”
Album: 1989
Genre: Pop

Taylor Swift returned to the international stage earlier this week with the release of her new single, “Shake It Off.” The song is the first track to surface of Swift’s highly-anticipated new album, 1989, and it ushered in a whole new sound and style for the girl who has spent the better part of the last decade as America’s pop music sweetheart. If you missed the premiere, or if you simply need a few minutes to experience the single again, click below to view the track’s official video: Read more »