Street Art Depicting Kanye West As Jesus Christ Being Crucified Is Guaranteed To Infuriate Conservatives

There are few quicker ways to piss off conservative members of our society than by making a mockery of their religion, especially on Easter weekend. Add Yeezus to the mix and nonsense like this begins to occur.

Yesterday (Good Friday), a new piece of street art appeared in Los Angeles depicting rapper Kanye West as Jesus Christ being crucified on the cross. A message accompanying the image read “The new messiah?,” but offered no insight as to who first brought the image to life. You can view the image, courtesy of someone with a smartphone, below: Read more »


Miley Cyrus Cancels Remaining ‘Bangerz’ Tour Dates Due To Extreme Allergic Reaction

The PR team for Miley Cyrus announced today that their star client has been forced to move the remaining dates of her Bangerz US tour to August in order to properly recover from a recent allergic reaction that landed the “We Can’t Stop” singer in the hospital earlier this month.

According to The Associated Press, Cyrus has been dealing with health problems for the majority of the month. She was initially hospitalized on April 5, which resulted in the cancellation of two performances, but here we are more than a week later and it seems the young starlet has yet to feel better. She will resume the U.S. tour Aug. 1 in Uniondale, N.Y. The new dates will include seven rescheduled shows and two additional stops.

“Miley was suffering from a sinus infection during her tour,” said an official statement that Cyrus posted to Twitter on Thursday. “She was prescribed the antibiotic Cephalexin which she’s now suffered an allergic reaction to. This type of extreme reaction can last from five to Read more »


Required Listening: Circa Survive – “Scentless Apprentice” (Nirvana Cover)

It’s Record Store Day! We hope those of you who were able to shop this morning got out and did your part to celebrate and support the industry we’ve dedicated our lives to covering, but even if you left as soon as you woke up today there is a good chance you came home with a few items missing from your RSD wish list. We cannot help you acquire those records, but we can help you experience some of the music you may be missing.

Circa Survive were one of a dozen artists chosen to cover a song off Nirvana‘s In Utero for an exclusive RSD compilation. The album hit shelves this morning and quickly became a hard to find release, but we have managed to get our hands on a HQ copy of Circa’s “Scentless Apprentice” cover for your entertainment. You can stream the song below: Read more »


UTG Album Premiere: Astro Safari USA – ‘Trapman’

It’s hard to summarize Astro Safari USA in a single descriptive phrase, let alone figure out which genre their sound falls under, but if you like pizza, cats, rap, and everything else the internet thrives on for positivity you probably owe it to yourself to give the following album a few minutes of your time.

Hailing from California by way of New York, Astro Safari USA is the result of JP Clark (Young and Divine) combining his musical talents with those of former Secret Secret Dino Club mastermind Jayce Kalinkewicz. Their sophomore album, Trapman, hits stores tomorrow (4/20), but we have partnered with the duo to offer you this exclusive stream a full day in advance. You can experience all 9 tracks below: Read more »

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 4/13-4/19

Welcome to the Record Store Day Edition of Weekly Wax!

Hopefully you’ve already made the trek out to your favorite indie record store and come back with at least a few of the RSD-exclusive releases you were hoping to pick up. Let us know in the comments what you managed to score.

If you came up empty handed this year, there is no shortage of records to pick up online this week, starting with Shop Radio Cast’s pressing of Say Hello To Sunshine by Finch, the latest effort from Candy Hearts, and, of course, the 34xLP, $1750 Kiss discography.

Check out the full roundup after the break. Read more »

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Film: The Den
Directed by: Zachary Donohue
Starring: Melanie Papalia

A horror film that puts a weird twist on the found footage genre by using webcams? Ok, I feel a little wary here. Base the film on Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Paplia) who is studying human nature (with a murderous twist) through this webcam service called The Den? Okay, you have me interested. Start killing people off in the first 20 minutes and exhaust every horror cliché in the book by the end of the film? Damn, I had SOME faith.

The Den is unfortunately another missed opportunity amongst the massive number of found footage thrillers that are seemingly trying to be ‘different’ than Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project. Read more »


UTG PHOTOS: Flume & The Chainsmokers (4/14/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Kellie Gannon, to Highline Ballroom in New York City to photograph MTV Presents: Artists to Watch featuring The Chainsmokers and Flume on April 14, 2014.

If by now the phrase “LET ME TAKE A SELFIE!” isn’t stuck in your brain on repeat for no apparent reason, let me accidentally-on-purpose ingrain it in there just one more time. On a beautiful Monday spring evening in the city, Flume graced the stage at Highline Ballroom, with support from our friends in The Chainsmokers.

This show was part of the MTV Presents: Artists to Watch Live series, which provides fans a front row seat to the hottest current emerging artists. This music discovery initiative was launched in 2013, and has featured an eclectic mix of artists with live showcases, with past shows featuring the likes of Zedd, Hunter Hayes, Twenty One Pilots, and more. Read more »

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GWAR Reveal Dave Brockie Tribute T-Shirt

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard the news that GWAR‘s frontman Dave Brockie recently passed away. In light of his passing the band launched the Dave Brokie Foundation, which is a charity to help promote music, encourage musicians and preserve Brockie’s work. To help kickstart the charity, the foundation has revealed a tribute shirt for Brockie. The shirt has his face on it along with the years he was alive. The shirt is only $20, and you can pick it up by heading here.

Take a look below the jump to read what the foundation’s website has to say about their plans and the future of Brockie’s legacy. Read more »

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LIVE MUSIC VIDEO: Forty Fathoms – “What’s Left?”

The Dever-based metalcore outfit Forty Fathoms released a brand new album this past October titled Live In Envy. Now that the album has been out for a while, and the band has had some time to tour the release, they’ve decided to release a music video for one of their singles. The song is titled “What’s Left?” and it’s available to watch below.

This is a live music video that is a mix of live performances and some behind the scenes shots of the band while they were on the road. Read more »

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Soundsupply Teams Up With Topshelf Records On Latest Drop

If you’re a fan of music, there’s a chance you’ve heard about Soundsupply’s regular “drops.” They will release a number of digital albums for super cheap, and a lot of time you get a variety of great offerings. With this brand new drop though, the service has definitely stepped up its game. They teamed up with Topshelf Records to give fans two options. They can either purchase 10 digital albums for $15, or they can get the same albums on vinyl for $99 (plus s&h). You can view the list of artists/albums below the break.

As with the previous drops, this one is only available for 10 days. Grab yourself one of the two options by heading right here. Read more »


MUSIC VIDEO: Hands Like Houses – “Torn” (Natalie Imbruglia Cover)

The Punk Goes… series recently added its fifteenth installment, which is Punk Goes ’90s Volume 2. The album features twelve artists, and one of them is the Australia based group known as Hands Like Houses. The song they chose to cover is “Torn,” which was originally by Natalie Imbruglia. Yesterday, the group premiered the music video they shot for the song. You can check it out by taking a look below the break.

Hands Like Houses are one of the handful of acts who did justice to the song they got to cover. At the very least, it’s worth watching the video just to hear the song over again. Read more »

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SLEEP IN Premiere “Sleep Sound,” Launch Pre-Orders For Debut LP

The New Jersey based five-piece SLEEP IN (ex-members of The Progress) are premiering “Sleep Sound” from their upcoming debut LP, Settling, on AbsolutePunk. The LP is set to be released digitally by Hide Away Records on April 29 and on 12″ vinyl May 27.

Their last single “I Do Know and I’m Not Sorry” had a debut at Noisey coupled with an interview that you can find here.

You can stream the track below or at AbsolutePunk here. Pre-orders are available over here, limited to 100 ocean blue and 200 black copies. Read more »