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UTG PHOTOS: ‘The Juggernaut Tour’ With Periphery, Nothing More & Wovenwar (2/4/15)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit to catch ‘The Juggernaut Tour.’

First show of the year and it feels great to be back! Did some great things throughout January that I was pretty proud of, so I’m glad to get back into the live photo grind again. As many of you may know, if you have read any of my past reviews, I have a tendency to have to deal with the shitty, cold weather before I go shoot an event in my home state of Michigan. First off, I got …

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UTG PHOTOS: Into It. Over It., Kevin Devine and Laura Stevenson in Philadelphia, PA (2/7/15)

Under The Gun welcomes new photographer, Ally Newbold, as she attended The Sanctuary in Philadelphia, PA on 2/7/15.

One of my first shows in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was at the First Unitarian Church. Imagine a humid, sweaty basement filled with over 500 people, no barricade and cheap PBR getting tossed among the crowd. When exiting the Church after a show, you walk out covered in other people’s sweat, amongst your own, drenched in booze; the smelliest you’ve been in a hot minute. I went to the First Unitarian Church to see Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It., Kevin Devine and …

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UTG PHOTOS: Sleater-Kinney Make Their Triumphant Return (2/8/15)

In 2006, Sleater-Kinney, a well-known indie/alt rock band based out of Olympia, WA called it quits. The band had a huge following, and were one of the pioneers of shaping the roots of indie rock. Maybe most importantly, they never signed to a major label, even though many begged them to do so.

However, the three members stayed busy throughout the years. Carrie Brownstein went on to form the band Wild Flag, and also co-created a little known comedy series on IFC. Corin Tucker went on to collaborate with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder on the Into The

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LIVE REVIEW: The Matches’ ‘E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals’ 10th Anniversary Tour in Adelaide, Australia (1/10/15)

While shamelessly promoting my own band back in the MySpace era of 2004, I was alerted by similar covert activities being undertaken by Epitaph Records to the existence of a quirky pop-punk act from Oakland, California named The Matches.

Immediately capturing my attention with the bratty yet rather witty ode to unrequited love, “Dog-Eared Page,” The Matches presented as something decidedly different to the post-hardcore/screamo sounds that were dominating the scene, so I invested in a copy of the Epitaph re-release of their debut full-length E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals and it quickly became the soundtrack to my final …

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LIVE REVIEW: Scott Russo (Unwritten Law) and Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) in Melbourne, Australia (12/19/14)

Scott Russo of much loved San Diego pop-punkers Unwritten Law and Phil Jamieson of Australian alt-rock gods Grinspoon, have forged a famous friendship since meeting on the Warped Tour in 1999. This friendship, born of youthful exuberance and strengthened through the shared experience of life on the road (and all of its ups and downs), has played a crucial part in the lives and careers of both men. Tonight, some 15 years since becoming instant best friends, Russo and Jamieson took the stage together at the Corner Hotel for the Melbourne leg of their Australian dual headlining acoustic tour …

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LIVE REVIEW: Circa Survive at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA (12/13/14)

There’s always something special about welcoming a band home after a long tour. One would think that this band (and the rest on the bill) would be worn out, deflated, and simply spent after a month and a half of straight touring. Circa Survive are not that band. Well, not that tired and exhausted band. They are, in fact, the band that Philadelphia welcomed home with open arms and strong voices at Union Transfer this past weekend.

Opening the latter half of the tour was Baltimore’s Pianos Become the Teeth, fresh off the release of their third, near-perfect record, …

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UTG PHOTOS: Clockwork Indigo – Flatbush Zombies And The Underachievers (12/5/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Derek Scancarelli to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph Clockwork Indigo on December 5, 2014.

In October, Brooklyn hip-hop crews Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers dropped a collaborative EP entitled Clockwork Indigo.

The New York City stop of the Clockwork Indigo Tour marked the last weekend of a 36-date run of shows around the United States where the groups took stage under their A Clockwork Orange inspired collaboration.

Aside from the Stanley Kubrick themed logos, the other main semblances to the director’s obscure and maniacal styling was the raw energy and …

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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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LIVE REVIEW: Prepare For Hell Tour @ The Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO (11/26/14)

Industrial metal was alive and well on the night before Thanksgiving in Kansas City, MO. Thousands gathered to embrace in the artful lack of contempt and refusal of conformity that is a Slipknot and KoRn show.

Thriving on a mixture of nostalgia and recent tracks — both bands light the arena on fire with their volatile and explosive brands of hard-hitting metal music. Both bands having evolved greatly in their tenure, there is no other way to describe such a setting: the Prepare for Hell Tour is a high-octane, no-bullshit metal show and fans of both acts wouldn’t want it …

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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 …