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The 6 Must See Films Of IFF Boston 2014

It’s that time of year again!

Today marks the beginning of the 2014 Independent Film Festival Boston, and per usual UTG is on the scene with two writers who will be bringing you reviews and insight into this year’s screenings. There are over 100 films playing this year, but you and I both know there is no way in hell anyone has the time or physical ability to see them all. So, in an attempt to lessen the frustration caused by pouring over schedules and choosing between conflicting features, we have compiled a list of six films you absolutely must …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Josh Sneed

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 Josh Sneed’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 look at comedian Josh Sneed‘s latest album, Unsung Hero, which was recorded at The Funny Bone in Columbus, Ohio. Sneed headlines comedy clubs across the country and finished 2nd out …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: In Memoriam

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 pauses to remember comedians we have recently lost. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

I’m setting aside my critic hat this week to instead take a moment to remember comedians John Pinette and Otto Petersen, both of whom left us far too soon.…

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Ken Marino Joins The Cast Of The ‘Goosebumps’ Adaptation

It’ll either be the best movie ever or…the best movie ever, but even if Sony’s adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps is a flop, ‘90s kids will lie and say it was awesome. So here’s to hoping the latest addition to the cast, Ken Marino, won’t make liars out of a lot of people out there.

The funnyman joins Jack Black and Dylan Minnette, and will play Coach Carr – the coach at Greendale High who has to battle some monsters when they take over the school. Doesn’t this already sound amazing? So far that’s all that’s really known about the …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Dave Attell

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

Stand-Up Month continues this week in a big way, as this weekend marks the premiere of comedian Dave Attell’s brand new special, Road Work, along with the series premiere of Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy Central – and …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Hannibal Buress

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

We’re kicking off Stand-Up Month in style this week with the latest release from comedian Hannibal Buress, aptly titled Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago. Airing this past weekend on Comedy Central, Live From Chicago features Buress riffing on everything …

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White Girl Dance Corner featuring Waters, RAC, Mother, and Wild Ones

Hello! I’m Tarynn Law, and this is my weekly column that spotlights some up and coming indie pop / alternative / hipster / hype / buzz bands / you-get-the-idea groups that you should be checking out before they become massive. I mean, we all want to be that person that says “I knew them way back when,” don’t we? I thought so. This week I’ve got the San Francisco indie-rock collective Waters, electronic producer RAC who is working with some of the top names in alternative, the brooding new band Mother, and Topshelf’s least pop-punk band, Wild Ones.

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Hari Kondabolu

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

Comedian Hari Kondabolu recently released his debut stand up album, Waiting for 2042, through Kill Rock Stars – the latest effort by the label to expand into the comedy arena – and is really hoping you’ll give it a good, …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Dylan Brody

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 Dylan Brody’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 switch off. We unplug, we unwind, and we pick up a good book – more specifically, comedian and storyteller Dylan Brody’s recent novel, Laughs Last.

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THE DROP: Featuring Heroes x Villains, Barron, Rekoil and More

While electronic music is generally not the main focus of Under The Gun’s coverage, there are quite a few members of our team who enjoy everything from dubstep and d&b to hardstyle and house. Thus, staff writer Michael Giegerich is heading the revival of The Drop, a retired column some longtime readers may remember.

Focusing on producers who aren’t headlining Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (not yet, anyway), this list will provide you with five artists and their must-hear tracks. If you have any suggestions for who should be added to the next edition of this feature, contact Michael …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Jackie Kashian

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 Jackie Kashian’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, I present a special that I, personally, have been waiting for for quite some time – and more than worth it that wait was. Last week, comedian Jackie Kashian released her brand new special, This Will

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UTG Exclusive: Producer Joey Sturgis Picks His 10 Favorite Projects

I am almost certain there has not been a single day in the last few years of this website where we have not discussed at least one artist who has producer Joey Sturgis to thank (at least in part) for their success. His work on The Devil Wears Prada’s first releases ushered in a new era for hard rock production, and to this day he continues to push the limits of music production whenever possible. He’s also expanded his horizons, including the launch of a plugin series based on his own work, but at the end of the day it …