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UTG PHOTOS: Driver Friendly and Candy Hearts (7/24/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Erica Lauren to Chain Reaction on July 24, 2014.

Candy Hearts just released their latest album All The Ways You Let Me Down in June, and are now touring through the summer with Driver Friendly. The Texas natives also recently released new music; our 10/10 reviewed Unimagined Bridges on Hopeless Records.

Though the musical similarities between the two bands differ, both of their sets had fans dancing along at the legendary Orange County music venue, Chain Reaction. Driver Friendly acknowledged the venue, referencing videos of Taking Back Sunday performing there that they had seen, …

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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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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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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 in New York City 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 …

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UTG PHOTOS: EELS Serenade The Moore in Seattle (6/7/14)

Under the Gun Review sent photographer Xander Deccio to The Moore in Seattle, WA on June 7, 2014.

When it comes to EELS, only one thing comes to mind: their 1996 hit “Novocaine For The Soul.”

While it was played frequently on MTV in the mid ’90s, and was a staple in many mixtapes–yes, we made mixtapes–as there were no iPods and mix CDs were expensive to make as most home computers were not equipped with burners, and the MP3 format wasn’t introduced publicly until 1997, with Napster hitting the interwebs two years later. Unfortunately, as with such …

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UTG PHOTOS: Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry (6/14/14)

Under The Gun sent guest photographer, Audrey Lew, to the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY to photograph Goo Goo Dolls & Daughty on June 14, 2014.

Last week, the Goo Goo Dolls kicked off their summer tour with the support of Daughtry and the Plain White T’s.

The weather at Jones Beach was nice, but as expected got a bit nippy from the ocean breeze. Overall, I’d expected it to be a good show when it came to sound and performance, seeing as every band on the ballot has been around the block a few times. I …

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UTG PHOTOS: Steel Panther (5/27/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Nick Karp to Irving Plaza in New York City, NY on May 27, 2014

If you were to bet that there’d be a “show us your tits” chant before the first song of Steel Panther’s set in Irving Plaza, then you would have won that bet. That’s how insane Steel Panther’s performance was. The band knows their gimmick; being the most utterly offensive and hysterical hair metal band to grace any stage. Cashing in on every stereotype may seem like a bad thing, but Steel Panther does it, and does it well. The show isn’t …

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UTG PHOTOS: Sasquatch! Music Festival Takes The Gorge Amphitheater By Storm

Under the Gun Review sent photographer, Xander Deccio, to the Sasquatch! Festival in Quincy, WA on the weekend of May 23-25.

To quote my colleague, Morgen Schuler of Seattle Weekly, “Sasquatch! is like summer camp for music lovers. You don’t know what it’s like to experience a weekend at the Gorge in George until you’ve been there.” And this Sasquatch! Was no different. Oh, wait, yeah it was! You see, Sasquatch! was supposed to be two weekends this year. One weekend would be on the normal Memorial Day weekend as it’s been in previous years, and the other would follow …

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UTG PHOTOS: Morning Parade (5/20/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Nick Karp, to Webster Hall Studio in New York on May 20, 2014.

You may have heard them on Sirius’ Alt Nation, but in case you haven’t yet, you will be familiarized with Morning Parade in the very near future. The band uniquely blends indie rock with today’s pop, which creates a fresh auditory experience at their live show. Despite being from across the pond, Morning Parade managed to draw a solid crowd on a weeknight in New York City.

Opening the show was Basic Vacation who will most likely explode within the next year. …