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UTG PHOTOS: Anberlin’s Final Tour Hits NYC (11/16/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Irving Plaza in New York City to photograph Anberlin’s Final Tour on November 16, 2014.

Over a decade ago, Anberlin released their first full-length album, Blueprints for the Black Market. In 2014, the band released a studio album entitled Lowborn before they embarked on their final tour ever. On November 26, the band will play their last show with ’68 at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL.

Anberlin took over New York City last weekend, playing two sold-out shows to Irving Plaza. Almost immediately, vocalist Stephen Christian made his way …

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UTG PHOTOS: Yellowcard, Memphis May Fire & Emarosa (11/7/14)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped over at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI to catch Yellowcard and others live.

I’m back at it again with yet another new photo set. I stopped over at one of my favorite home venues last week to catch Yellowcard‘s most recent headlining tour. First off, it’s starting to get to that season of cold here in Michigan. I don’t do well in the cold and it’s one of things I highly dislike once November hits. But this isn’t a weather report, this is about one fantastic line-up that came through …

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UTG PHOTOS: The 1975 (11/4/14)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, attended The 1975 tour on November 4 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI.

Seems like it’s been a hot minute since I posted any new photos. For the past couple months, I’ve been out on travel exploring the world, and holy hell was that amazing! But that’s a whole lengthy story for some other time. This is about a fabulous tour that came through The Mitten State a few days ago that I had the pleasure of attending and capturing photos of.

Let’s begin with how my day went: first off, it …

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UTG PHOTOS: Fest 13 in Gainesville, FL

Under The Gun sent photographer Erica Lauren to Fest in Gainesville, Florida.

The 13th Fest took place from October 31 – November 2, but for many music fans, the countdown to the festival buzzes year round.

Being a first-time attendee of Fest, I was able to see first hand why everyone who has attended the festival remains so passionate and dedicated to these three days of live music. With the appeal of the lineup, the energy and involvement of showgoers, to the non-stop stream of live shows available to you from start to finish, Fest is an experience anyone …

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UTG PHOTOS: Knotfest 2014 in San Bernardino, CA

Under The Gun sent photographer Erica Lauren to the San Manuel Amphitheater on October 25th and 26th.

Knotfest 2014 took over San Bernardino, California this past weekend. Metal fans showed up in huge numbers for a weekend of camping and live music. The festival entertained fans with carnival attractions that are reminiscent of the latest season of American Horror Story: Freak Show. There were performers fighting in the ‘Thunderdome,’ fire-breathers and costumed half human/half animals roaming around the venue. The Slipknot museum attracted lines of fans throughout the day, as it enclosed artifacts and memorabilia from members of …

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UTG @ CMJ 2014: Gerard Way Tears The House Down…Almost Literally

It is nearly impossible to talk about any of My Chemical Romance’s former members without dedicating a good portion of it to the fact that they were in My Chemical Romance. Like everyone who has ever given the time of day to alternative rock music before 2009, MCR was a vital portion of my music library. I never sought any of it out. These songs always just sort of landed there.

After the band called it quits, I found myself not caring as much. I never followed up on why they broke up, never bothered listening to their solo …

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UTG @ CMJ 2014: This Is The Story Of How Beach Slang Stole My Heart

By now, no one should be surprised that these rising indie/punk rockers hail from the booming city of Philadelphia, home to many breakthrough bands of the same genre. Beach Slang’s muffled, garage band sound filled the 280-cap Brooklyn bar, five seconds into their forty-minute set at BrooklynVegan’s showcase during the last day of the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon.

The quartet served as openers for Michigan natives, Pity Sex, and the newly-reunited The Jazz June, another staple of the PA scene.…

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UTG PHOTOS: Limp Bizkit & Machine Gun Kelly (10/8/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Best Buy Theater in Times Square to photograph Limp Bizkit on October 8, 2014.

If anyone would’ve told me that in 2014 I’d be losing my mind at a sold-out Limp Bizkit show, I would’ve told them that they’re crazy. Believe it or not, that’s exactly what happened when Durst, Borland, and the gang took stage at Best Buy Theater.

The sold-out performance came at the very end of a fall tour with Machine Gun Kelly. The room was electrified with what turned out to be a genuine enthusiasm, although it …

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UTG PHOTOS: Allen Stone & Bad Rabbits at Terminal 5 (10/9/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Kellie Gannon to photograph Allen Stone with Bad Rabbits at Terminal 5 on Thursday, October 9 in New York City.

Allen Stone should already be a household name. If he isn’t known in your household yet, shame on you. Same goes for Bad Rabbits. These incredible artists always put on the most energetic, interactive, funky shows. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing both multiple times over the past few years and every show just gets bigger and better. If you have never attended a live show for either artist, you needed to put that on …

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Once’ The Musical

Show: Once
Produced by: John Frost and The Melbourne Theatre Company
Venue: Princess Theatre, Melbourne

There are very few films that successfully manage to encapsulate the raw power and emotional connectivity that music possesses. John Carney’s 2006 low budget romcom Once is one of those films; a critically acclaimed ‘sleeper hit’ that has developed a cult following among musicians and music fans alike. Once took a simple tale of ‘boy meets girl and is inspired by said girl to pursue his talents in a quest to get more out of life and earn her love’ and turned it into one …

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UTG PHOTOS: Bayside & I Am The Avalanche At Music Hall of Williamsburg (10/4/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Kellie Gannon, to Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York City to photograph Bayside on October 4, 2014.

Over the years, I have seen Bayside play on a vast array of stages, some with only a handful in the crowd and some with enormous festival crowds. Seeing Bayside play Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn was a very special show. MHoW isn’t the largest venue in the city, but it was perfect for Bayside’s Brooklyn hometown show and the venue was sold out and packed to the max.

Supporting acts on this tour included Seaway

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UTG PHOTOS: Bassnectar At Madison Square Garden (10/4/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Derek Scancarelli to Madison Square Garden in New York City to photograph Bassnectar on October 4, 2014.

Ahhhh, The Garden. The internationally renowned arena over New York’s Pennsylvania Station. It’s home to the New York Rangers, New York Knicks, and is the only venue to ever have a residency by Billy Joel. You can see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus or a New York Liberty Game. As of last weekend, Bassnectar will be added to the list of iconic performances to grace the stage at MSG, making for one hell of a check-off …