Archive for the ‘Live’ Category

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HUDSON MUSIC PROJECT: Savoy On Lasers, Biggie Smalls And New Tunes

Savoy isn’t a typical electronic group. The trio resides in Brooklyn, NY, although a piece of the group will always live in Colorado.

When the DJ duo and drummer took stage at The Hudson Project in Saugerties, NY, the vibe was slow and steady. By the time the set was underway, the mud-filled tent was uncontrollable. Smoke streams and laser beams were the theme of the evening, as will be the theme of Savoy’s upcoming ‘Mo Lasers Mo Problems Tour.’ If you catch them at Terminal 5 in New York City, expect to see Heather Bright take stage for vocals …

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UTG PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour – Long Island, NY (7/12/14)

Under The Gun sent guest photographer, Jenn Curtis, to Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY to photograph the Vans Warped Tour on July 12, 2014.

The Vans Warped Tour hit Long Island last weekend at a new venue but as the same action packed tour we’ve grown to love. Fans of all ages lined the parking lot of Jones Beach anxiously awaiting the long day of music consumption. Of course the lineup featured some huge headlining names such as Mayday Parade, Of Mice and Men, Bayside and Less Than Jake, but there was also a plethora of fantastic bands of all …

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LIVE REVIEW: The Early November @ The Studio At Webster Hall (7/16/14)

There’s a certain sense of pride that comes with singing along to every single song at a show. Coming out of The Early November‘s set last Wednesday night made me wish I were a bigger fan who vicariously sang along to every word like everyone else in the room did. The good vibes were irrevocable, and the sense of familiarity was uncanny.

The show started with openers, The Color and Sound. This five-piece indie/folk-punk band blew me away with their undeniable charm. Myself being the biggest sucker for pretty harmonies, I enjoyed their entire set and was won …

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UTG PHOTOS: Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties (6/26/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Nick Karp to the Glamour Kills Store in New York, NY on June 26.

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties is the solo project of The Wonder Years’ vocalist, Dan “Soupy” Campbell. On June 26, the headquarters of Glamour Kills in New York City hosted the first ever Aaron West set. 30-plus people showed up to watch Aaron West, a character Soupy made up from Long Island, NY, perform. While it should be noted that West was borderline shaking due to nerves, the set turned out to be a night to remember for all of …

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UTG PHOTOS: Say Anything & The Front Bottoms (6/28/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph Say Anything on June 28, 2014.

On June 28, Say Anything took the stage to a sold-out theater in the heart of New York City. The band, who performed alongside The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It!, have worked for over a decade to reach a point in their careers where their name can be proudly displayed on a marquee in one of the world’s busiest intersections.

The band is touring off their most recent record …

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UTG PHOTOS: Governors Ball Music Festival

Under The Gun sent photographer, Nick Karp, to Randall’s Island in New York City to photograph the Governors Ball Music Festival.

Much has changed since I attended the first Governors Ball Music Festival, including (thankfully) a new location, more days added to the festival, and there no longer being the gimmick of “No Overlapping Set times.” The market to hold a quality festival in New York City has been in the search since the rise of other domestic festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, and Governors Ball is the answer. 40,000+ people attended the festival in order to watch notable acts …

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Masked Intruder Presents: ‘Mugshots And Masks: Part 2′

Last week, UTG TV and Masked Intruder teamed up to bring you round one of our Mugshots and Masks series. Today, we bring you round two.

To be honest, I decided to approach interviewing the guys in Masked Intruder in an unorthodox fashion because it didn’t seem easy to stay on track and have a reflective conversation with a group of colored ski mask-wearing criminal hooligans.

Interestingly enough, Mugshots and Masks turned into one of the best sit-downs I’ve had in a while. The creativity and brutal honesty coming out of Masked Intruder may not particularly coincide with their poppy …

80/35 2014

UTG PREVIEW: The 8 Must-See Acts At 80/35

Tucked away in Des Moines, Iowa is 80/35, one of the best festivals slated for the holiday weekend. Headliners Cake, Conor Oberst, Ziggy Marley, and Dr. Dog help round out an electric lineup of local, regional, and national talent who are all pouring into the heart of America for this annual event. Named after the crossing of the two major interstates in Des Moines (I-35 and I-80) there is no doubt 80/35 is ramping up for one of the best music-filled Fourth of Julys anyone could ask for and we couldn’t be more excited to be …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Foxy Shazam Talk ‘GONZO’

Foxy Shazam are one of the most prolific bands active today. Their abrupt and ever-changing mixture of soulful rock ‘n’ roll has been turning heads for the better part of the last decade. With an unforgettable and often unpredictable live show, the band has carved a name for itself when so many get lost in the noise.

The band’s fifth studio effort, GONZO, is a cool and collected assortment of tracks that yet again show the band going in a direction fans have not heard from Foxy Shazam. Aurally tantalizing, GONZO is a smooth and enjoyable listen.

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Masked Intruder Presents: ‘Mugshots & Masks: Part 1′

What does Masked Intruder think of the criminal mischief of Justin Bieber and Coolio? Can anyone help the blue intruder get in touch with Lindsay Lohan?

Last week, UTG TV got the chance to sit down and hang out with the colors of Masked Intruder before their set in New York City. Prior to taking the stage to a crowded basement at Webster Hall, the guys spoke with us about their current tour, the release of their new record MI and their upcoming tour with The Queers and The Dwarves.

Instead of doing a traditional interview, I decided to grab …

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UTG PHOTOS: Hardcore Devo Tour (6/19/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph Devo on June 19, 2014.

Last Thursday, Devolutionaries from literally around the world gathered in New York City for the most exciting and bizarre performance I’ve ever seen in Times Square.

“Nixon to address nation tonight at 8 as resignation rumors grow,” reads the headline on a newspaper Mark Mothersbaugh is holding when the curtains open. The room is black except for a single spotlight and immediately an entire room is transported back in time.

The New Wave innovators of electronic art took …

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UTG PHOTOS: The Menzingers, Lemuria, and PUP (5/30/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Nick Karp to Webster Hall on May 30, 2014

On the biggest night of the tour, The Menzingers headlined and nearly sold out the 1,400-cap room at Webster Hall. Performing old classics and newer cuts from Rented World, the energy of the show was nonstop between the Scranton, PA act onstage and the excitement of the crowd.

Before The Menzingers were Buffalo’s own Lemuria. Lemuria is a band that can fit onto any bill. They aren’t musically similar, but Lemuria takes a DIY approach to their work that appeals to the punk community.

Opening …