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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Jason Downs

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

Comedian Jason Downs joins the recent run of high-quality comedy released by Rooftop Comedy with his new album, Excessive Talking, in this week’s Stand-Up Tuesdays. Recorded at San Francisco’s The Punchline, Downs unleashes a high-energy torrent of hilarity from start to …

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White Girl Dance Corner featuring Broods, Eliza and the Bear, Clean Bandit, and Tei Shi

Hello! I’m Tarynn Law, and this is a weekly column I’ll be writing 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 we’ve got the Auckland, NZ brother/sister duo Broods, alt/rock quintet Eliza and the Bear, London dance collective  Clean Bandit, and Brooklyn based R&B/pop musician Tei Shi.

Here we go!…

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Andy Sandford

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

Comedian Andy Sandford, known for his work with The Beards of Comedy, is unleashing his brand of up close and personal comedy with the release of his new CD, Me the Whole Time through New Wave Dynamics on February …

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5 Movies That Will Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

Today is the one day every year Hallmark and all the other companies profiting off romance pool their resources to drive consumerism in the name of affection. For many of you, this probably means you have plans with that special someone in your life, which may include dinner, dancing, drinks, House Of Cards binging, or perhaps a quiet night away from the world with just the two of you and whatever movies you can find to watch. We’re not exactly experts in the love department, but if you choose that final option we can think of a number of films …

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UTG LIST: The Essential Anti-Love Songs For Valentine’s Day

I have a friend; she loves Valentine’s Day. At the beginning of each year, she spends her days playfully trying to pinpoint just how her stupendously awesome boyfriend will woo her come February 14. She fawns over flowers, swoons over candy, and gets off on public, often cheesy displays of affection. She spends hours in front of the mirror, and her dinner reservations have been set for months. And don’t worry guys, social media will be provided with a play-by-play account of her and her man’s evening out.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my friend to death, but the …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Joe Zimmerman

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

Comedian Joe Zimmerman‘s debut album, Smiling at Wolves, was released late last month by New Wave Dynamics and offers a highly entertaining – and almost relaxing – hour of comedy. Recorded in North Carolina, Smiling at Wolves is an …

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THE DROP: Featuring Dr. Ozi, HeRobust, Kai Wachi 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 us …

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White Girl Dance Corner featuring The Preatures, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Royal Blood, and Yellerkin

Hello! I’m Tarynn Law, and this is a weekly column I’ll be writing 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 infectious Australian dance-rock group The Preatures, indie rock group Catfish and the Bottlemen, a duo from Brighton called Royal Blood, and a blossoming duo out of Brooklyn, Yellerkin.

Here …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Louis C.K.

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 Louis C.K.’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’ve decided to shelve the stand up specials in favor of a little cinematic delight that was released last week by Louis C.K., entitled Tomorrow Night. Filmed by C.K. back in 1998 before his rise …

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Patton Oswalt

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

Just as it seemed that this week would be the end of the solid run we’ve had these past few weeks on Stand-Up Tuesdays, a late-breaking game-changer sidelined those plans as I had the utter joy of receiving Patton Oswalt‘s …

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White Girl Dance Corner featuring The Colourist, The Postelles, JMSN, and Barcelona

Hello! I’m Tarynn Law, and this is a weekly column I’ll be writing 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 the spotlight is on indie-poppers The Colourist, the retro vibes of The Postelles, alt-R&B crooner JMSN, and ballad loving-turned-80′s influenced trio Barcelona.

Here we go!…

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UTG LIST: 5 Atreyu Songs You Need To Know In Case They Reunite

The internet has been flooded with rumors of reunion this afternoon following a vague Facebook update from the members of Atreyu. The band, which has been on a break since 2011, posted a photo of the lineup reunited that has lead many to believe a return to the stage is in the group’s future. We cannot confirm or deny those allegations right now, but we can say our hearts would be over the moon if the rumors were true.

Atreyu released five albums during their thirteen-year run together, and many of their songs still find their way into our …