before the Streetlights

UTG PREMIERE: Before The Streetlights – “Private Browser”

Recent Antique Records signees Before The Streetlights recently asked us to lend them a hand in premiering a track from the upcoming label debut. We didn’t know at the time that the band planned to drop the track in …

Western Daughter

UTG PREMIERE: Western Daughter – “Downtown Again”

We highlight a lot of unique artists on this site, but I can safely say that we’ve never come across an act quite like Western Daughter. Born amidst the foothills of Boise, Idaho, these intuitive up-and-comers readily blur the …

Controller feature

UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: Controller – ‘No Future’ EP

We first became acquainted with Controller back in September, and were instantly taken aback by their undeniable ear for all that is catchy and upbeat. The NYC quartet’s monster melodies are fun, fluid, and infectious, and at any given …

Monterrey feature

UTG PREMIERE: Monterrey – ‘I’m To Blame’ EP

Indiana emotional hardcore-punk band Monterrey have an undeniable appeal and potential, evident on their brand new EP, I’m To Blame, streaming exclusively at UTG today. Melding elements of mid-aughts emo/hardcore acts like Boys Night Out and Moneen with newer …

Koncept and J57

UTG PREMIERE: Koncept & J57 – ‘The Fuel’

Today, UTG is elated to bring you the world premiere of The Fuel, the latest dual-effort from Koncept and J57, who over the past seven years have lit the East Coast ablaze with their boundless energy and remarkable …

Circa Survive feature MJ Rawls

UTG PHOTOS: Circa Survive in New York City (10/23/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to Playstation Theater in NYC to shoot Circa Survive on their ‘Juturna’ 10-year anniversary tour with RX Bandits and Citizen.

There’s something about your first album. It’s the grit, the unbridled passion, …

Four Chord Fest

UTG CONTEST: Win Two Free Tickets to Four Chord Music Festival

All across the country, the temperatures have dipped, the flip-flops have been laid to rest, and the flannel is out in full force. In no time at all, we will have completely forgotten the gentle caress of the summer sun …

The Head 2015

UTG PREMIERE: The Head – “It Ain’t Easy” (Music Video)

Today, we have the privilege of premiering The Head‘s brand spankin’ new music video for “It Ain’t Easy,” a gritty rock ‘n’ roll narrative that’s sure to sit well with fans of The Lemonheads, Teenage Fanclub, and R.E.M. The …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Shelter’ Is Captivating And Depressing In Equal Measure

Film: Shelter
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Connelly
Directed by: Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany’s first feature behind the camera, Shelter, is without a doubt one of 2015’s most depressing new films. It’s a heartbreaking look at life on the streets …


UTG PREMIERE: Come Wind – “Found” (Lyric Video)

Friday is here, and while we are sure there are several new albums calling for your attention we must beg of you to hold off just a bit longer on enjoying those releases. Why? Because we have something so good …

Edelweiss 2015

UTG PREMIERE: Edelweiss – ‘Philadelphia’

This afternoon, we’re thrilled to bring you Philadelphia, the latest release from the Stroudsburg trio Edelweiss, who over the past half-decade have garnered a wealth of critical acclaim for their wonderfully out-of-the-box approach to punk. Carefully crafted and …

Jason Sager

UTG PREMIERE: Jason Sager – ‘Panoramic View’

It’s not quite Friday, but there’s still plenty to celebrate here at UTG, such as Jason Sager‘s undeniable debut EP, Panoramic View. A synth-heavy blend of high-flying hooks and contagious melodies, the budding singer-songwriter’s newest offering makes for …

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