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UTG Exclusive: His Dream Of Lions ‘Part Two’ Track-By-Track

Earlier this month our friends in His Dream Of Lions released their spectacular new EP, Part Two. We have written about the album at length already, as have many of our friends in the blogging community, but until now no one has had the stories behind the music. Today, with help from the band members themselves, Under The Gun is excited to share an exclusive track-by-track breakdown of the latest material from His Dream Of Lions.

Some of you may be browsing the site right now with no idea who this band is or just how much great …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Reckless Serenade Discuss Touring, New Album

Propelled by the success of a recent independent tour and music video for the hard-hitting track “Take Me Back To The Summer,” Reckless Serenade are making waves in the pop punk scene. The band’s music is fueled with an adherent aggression most commonly associated with post-hardcore music — but the melodic honesty vocalist Corey Brent delivers levels the music out to reach the best of both worlds.

The band is gearing up to record new material and plan to continue to work relentlessly, as like so many bands in the scene looking to garner attention. A collection of memorable songs …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Top Five’ Is The Funniest Film of 2014

Film: Top Five
Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson
Directed by: Chris Rock

Taking filmmaking cues from everyone who has previously captured NYC and relationships with unflinching honesty, Chris Rock has crafted one hell of a comedic feature with Top Five. It’s a story about love, both for others and yourself, as well as a satirical take on our society that will leave you in stitches for days.…

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UTG Video Premiere: Wasted Wine – “The Post Office”

Fridays are typically slow days for music news, but thanks to our friends in Wasted Wine today is actually quite exciting. The band, which hails from South Carolina, has partnered with UTG to share the world premiere of their latest music.

“The Post Office” is the first song off Wasted Wine’s upcoming 2015 release, Wasted Wine vs the Hypnosis Center. It’s a hypnotic track that boasts a unique sound which brings to mind images that can best be described as a Russian circus taking place in a seedy cowboy bar. It’s undeniably unique and incredibly well composed. You can …

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REVIEW: Angels and Airwaves – ‘The Dream Walker’

Artist: Angels and Airwaves
Title: The Dream Walker
Label: To the Stars
Genre: Alternative Rock

I’m going to spare all of you my history with this band. I have had various opinions about Angels and Airwaves for many years, and it’s all come to a pinnacle with the release of The Dream Walker.

Objectivity was tough in this situation when it came to writing a review, especially as a blink-182 fanboy. Well, I did, kind of. When you go and listen to this album, do what I did. Set aside your Enema of the State obsession and stop wishing …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Threads – “Cutting Corners”

Threads, a melodic hardcore band from Martinsburg, WV and Under The Gun are teaming together to exclusively premiere the band’s new music video for the blistering track, “Cutting Corners.”

The track comes off the band’s debut LP, All I’ve Ever Known, which will be released digitally Dec. 15, 2014, followed by an LP release through Broken Rim Records in early 2015.

Threads first premiered their video for “Still Searching” on AbsolutePunk, winning over fans of the likes of Touche Amore, Modern Life Is War, Defeater, and more. With “Cutting Corners,” the band aims to keep up their …

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UTG PHOTOS: Monster Outbreak Rock Tour 2014 (12/6/14)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, attended the Monster Outbreak Tour at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI.

With 2014 coming close to an end soon and the big man in the red suit coming to town in a couple weeks, I needed to catch and shoot one more tour before my shooting season ended. When I saw that the Monster Outbreak Tour was making its stop in the D, I knew that I needed to catch this. Thankfully it hasn’t snowed here yet, so going out to this wasn’t a hassle (unlike last year’s winter events I did).…

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REVIEW: Cave People – ‘Older’ EP

Artist: Cave People
Title: Older EP
Label: Stereophonodon Records
Genre: Emo, Indie/Punk

How tired are you of hearing how deeply permeated with good breakout bands Philadelphia has been this year? Not too tired, I hope. That city definitely takes the cake for quality music’s prime habitat as of late. The efforts of David Tomaine, also known as Cave People, courageously attempts to join the aforementioned cluster with this new five-track EP, entitled Older.…

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Pyramid’ Is A Fun, Yet Familiar Thrill Ride

Film: The Pyramid
Starring: Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare
Directed by: Grégory Levasseur

Capping off what can only be described as one of the worst years for mainstream horror in the last decade, 20th Century Fox has delivered a fun, yet familiar thrill ride with The Pyramid.

It’s August 2013 and the streets of Cairo are on the brink of complete chaos. The government and its citizens are fighting for reasons far too meaningful for a film like The Pyramid to try and explain, but it does, however, provide a great setting to begin a film that otherwise would need …

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REVIEW: Front Porch Step – ‘Whole Again’

Artist: Front Porch Step
Album: Whole Again EP
Genre: Acoustic folk
Label: Pure Noise Records

I’ve grown to love the EP format over the years. When it’s properly executed, a shorter release offers a perfectly sized stopgap for fans between records, while giving the artist an opportunity to try new things in a sidestep from the high risk, career benchmark, full-length format. In this regard, Front Porch Step has nailed it with Whole Again. The short, fifteen-minute EP features three new songs, all of which offer a new take on Front Porch Step mastermind Jake Mcelfresh’s distinct songwriting style, …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Mule’ Is A Funny Tale About Emotional And Physical Incontinence

Film: The Mule
Starring: Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Hugo Weaving
Directed by: Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony

First time Australian feature film directors Tony Mahony and Angus Sampson (who also is the lead star), produce a lean, dark, sporadically funny, weird, and based on true events take on adolescent qualities in grown-up people. Growing up is hard to do and we all know that but in this, Mahony, Sampson, and co-writers Jaime Browne and Leigh Whannell (who also plays a role) envision a story where smuggling drugs through a certain body cavity can make you step up to the plate …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Maino On Hip-Hop, Basketball And Brooklyn Gentrification

“I never understood the artist that got famous then looked at fans funny, because if it wasn’t for the fans we wouldn’t be here. So I’m one of those dudes who’s grateful just for the opportunity to be here and do what I do.”

On December 9, Full Court Press Vol. 1 will be dropping worldwide. The album is a compilation of original songs featuring NBA players and rap stars joining forces to make family-friendly and positive hip-hop songs.

Under The Gun was fortunate enough to get on the phone and chat with the King Of Brooklyn himself, Maino, …