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The Definitive Ranking Of New Found Glory’s 20 Best Songs

There are more listicles than ever these days, and for what it is worth we have tried very hard to not succumb to the temptation of flooding our front page with every meaningless list we could conceive. We pride ourselves on crafting content we would actually want to read ourselves, and though it hasn’t always been the most successful way to run a site, it has served us well so far. Recently, we decided to begin doing more lists, but only if we found some topics worth discussing at length. After a few ideas, we ultimately settled on ranking the …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Ari Shaffir

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 Ari Shaffir’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

The last time we reviewed Ari Shaffir, the comedian had self-released his first comedy special, citing his then-realization that there simply weren’t any networks vying for his talent. Fast forward to 2015, and Shaffir has definitely caught the right amount …

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STAND-UP WEDNESDAYS: Robert Kelly (Interview)

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 Robert Kelly’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

On Friday, January 9, Comedy Central will debut comedian Robert Kelly’s brand-new special, Live at the Village Underground at 12:00 a.m. ET, and we could not be more excited. The beloved Boston native brings his A-game in his newest special, addressing …

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UTG’s 9 Artists To Watch In 2015

We don’t keep many traditions around UTG, but one column we look forward to piecing together every year is our annual Artists To Watch list.

We have highlighted several bands in recent years who later went on to make big impacts on music, including Tiny Moving Parts, Dangerkids, and Bad Rabbits.

This year we could not settle on only choosing five so, in hopes of keeping our editors from violently assaulting one another in the name of promoting good music, we decided to include nine fantastic artists on the rise that we feel you need to watch …

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The 5 Films From 2014 I Urge You To See ASAP

If you clicked over to this page with fears of encountering yet another listicle compiling the best films from 2014 then you might as well stop now and visit another entertainment site. I get it. List burnout is a real problem in our modern society, but it’s also the ultimate first world problem. The fact that we get tired of compiling the best and worst things our planet has to offer is probably the truest sign of mankind’s decline that we have witnessed in our lifetime.

All that aside, I have put a lot of thought into the films I …

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5 Incredible Former Victory Records Artists The Scene Forgot

For the better part of the last fifteen years, Victory Records has been one of the most influential independent labels in alternative music. Though the quality of their current roster is open for debate, there was a time in the not too distant past where seemingly every band who signed with the Chicago based record label would end up either headlining Warped Tour or appearing on the cover of Alternative Press Magazine, if not both. Taking Back Sunday, Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein, Bayside, Between the Buried and Me, and Thursday all have Victory to thank for establishing their brands in the …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Best of 2014

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 the top ten comedy specials of 2014. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

As we bid farewell to 2014, it’s time to take a look back at the comedy specials released and gather together the top ten specials that tickled our funny bone the most.

This past year saw the emergence …

Bill Burr:  I'm Sorry You Feel That Way

STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Bill Burr

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 Bill Burr’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Since the Netflix release of comedian Bill Burr’s new special, I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, I’ve heard two things: Bill Burr nailed the best special of the year, and many comics are now feeling like they should give up …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Chelsea Peretti

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 Chelsea Peretti’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

It’s been a spell since I’ve done a Stand-Up Tuesdays, but unfortunately, that’s what illness does to you. Thankfully, Netflix had me covered as I recuperated, keeping me entertained with comedian Chelsea Peretti’s new special, One of the Greats. …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Doug Benson

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 Doug Benson’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, it’s déjà-vu all over again after sitting down to a heaping spoonful of Doug Benson in his new Netflix special, Doug Dynasty – and finding myself wondering where I’ve heard that before. Much of the comedian’s …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Chris Turner

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 Chris Turner’s  comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

The British are coming in this week’s Stand-Up Tuesdays, as we take a look at comedian Chris Turner‘s new album, Pretty Fly, which was released last week via Comedy Dynamics. A Reddit sensation, Turner boasts a sold-out Australian tour

Wayne Static Interview

Remembering Wayne Static: 10 Songs Everyone Should Know

The news of Wayne Static’s passing has shocked rock fans around the world, including every single member of the Under The Gun team. Many of us grew up listening to Static’s music, and some even cite Wisconsin Death Trip as one of the main reasons they began to explore the world of metal. You didn’t have to be a fan of industrial music to enjoy the art Wayne and his bandmates created, and truth be told, you did not even have to be that into rock. As long as you were able to listen to something with an open mind …