Under the Gun Review Entertainment news for today's generation 2014-10-31T14:43:48Z http://www.underthegunreview.net/feed/atom/ WordPress James Shotwell <![CDATA[Florida Georgia Line Release “Sun Daze” Music Video]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136322 2014-10-31T14:43:48Z 2014-10-31T14:40:11Z I woke up this morning to discover the horrible chill of fall creeping through my cracked bedroom window and under my blankets. Sad and just a bit frustrated, I rolled over to check my phone and found a picture from a friend in Michigan featuring snow covered roads that he drove on in order to reach work. I wanted to scream, but instead I put on this song, and just an hour later I learned the official video had been posted online. Funny how life works out, right?

Sun Daze” is the second song off Florida Georgia Line

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I woke up this morning to discover the horrible chill of fall creeping through my cracked bedroom window and under my blankets. Sad and just a bit frustrated, I rolled over to check my phone and found a picture from a friend in Michigan featuring snow covered roads that he drove on in order to reach work. I wanted to scream, but instead I put on this song, and just an hour later I learned the official video had been posted online. Funny how life works out, right?

Sun Daze” is the second song off Florida Georgia Line‘s recently released album Anything Goes to be given a proper promotional push. The track captures the true essence of summer, with a laid back groove and talk of hanging out poolside with your closest friends and whatever drugs they desire. The video echoes this sentiment with a story about the members of FGL cutting work in order to party and get stoned. You can view the footage below:

Country music has always celebrated the moments spent with friends having a good time, but few have put the use of marijuana into focus like Florida Georgia Line do with this track. It’s not something I expect people to get upset about, but you can bet your ass there will be upset conservatives calling bible belt stations in protest as soon as this song begins to make rounds at radio. My hope is that they won’t cause the song to be pulled or edited, but in 2014 that is entirely possible.

Anything Goes, the Sophomore album from Florida Georgia Line, is available now wherever music is sold.

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James Shotwell <![CDATA[MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Nightcrawler’ Is A Visceral Thrill Ride]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136316 2014-10-31T14:29:29Z 2014-10-31T14:29:29Z Film: Nightcrawler
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed by: Dan Gilroy

Nightcrawler brushes with greatness before settling for a solid story with one truly great performance.

When we first meet Lou Bloom at the top of Nightcrawler he is a lonely man desperate for work. Portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, Bloom is a quiet and reserved man who has spent far too much time on the Internet. He’s smart, but a lack of social skills prevents him from ever forging lasting connections with other people. To make ends meet, Bloom is a thief, taking everything that isn’t nailed down in order to keep …

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Film: Nightcrawler
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed by: Dan Gilroy

Nightcrawler brushes with greatness before settling for a solid story with one truly great performance.

When we first meet Lou Bloom at the top of Nightcrawler he is a lonely man desperate for work. Portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, Bloom is a quiet and reserved man who has spent far too much time on the Internet. He’s smart, but a lack of social skills prevents him from ever forging lasting connections with other people. To make ends meet, Bloom is a thief, taking everything that isn’t nailed down in order to keep a roof over his head. You feel sorry for him, but only from a distance.

Lou’s life changes forever when he drives past a recent car accident while traveling through the city late one night. He arrives just before the press and as the scene plays out Lou cannot help becoming fascinated with everything happening in front of him. There is someone bloody and fighting to survive just feet in front of him, and standing over them are people with cameras doing everything in their power to get a great shot. It a short and odd portrait of life and media colliding, but it’s more than enough to sell Bloom on an intriguing new career opportunity.

Nightcrawler is a film that intentionally sets out to make you uncomfortable. Bloom is clearly a little off, but we’re never given enough information about him to decide whether it’s the good or bad type of crazy (though the third act does offer some clarity). Aside from the mysterious motivations of our lead, there’s also the fact Bloom’s job requires him to film people at their absolute worst. He’s essentially a crime paparazzi, chasing the bloodiest and most violent incidents that come across his police scanner in hopes of landing a money making image. To do this, Bloom must get close to his subject. Too close, some may say. If you’re someone whose heart breaks whenever they see another human in pain you may feel helpless throughout the film’s 2-hour runtime.

Writer/Director Dan Gilroy challenges us with these images, as well as the way Bloom makes his money, in hopes of causing us to reflect on our own addiction to media. The old “if it bleeds, it leads” adage is put to the test in an unflinching way. It asks just how much is too much when covering the worst moments of the human experience. You feel disgusted with what Bloom is willing to do for a good pay day, but at the same time you cannot resist the urge to gawk at everything unfolding on screen. Can we really hate or shame someone for doing something that we, as media consumers, demand? Also, can anyone draw a line between what is in good taste and what falls outside the realm of things that should be shown on TV? If so, how? All of this and more comes into focus throughout the story, and it lingers in the mind long after the credits have rolled.

I think it would be possible for Nightcrawler to succeed with a number of actors in the lead role, but something about the way Gyllenhaal presents Blooms makes him feel wholly his own. Lou feels like someone who attended a motivational seminar taught by Wold Of Wall Street inspiration Jordan Belfort and immediately set to putting his advice into action. Lacking Belfort’s people skills however, Bloom’s efforts to be friendly and/or helpful come across as creepy and somewhat unsettling, even when Bloom only has the best of intentions. This is due in part to the lack of information we have about Bloom’s history, but also because of how Gyllenhaal carries himself when in frame. He rarely looks confident, but is clearly always trying to think of his next scheme for success. He’s smart, but not in a way that necessarily comes across in conversation, which causes a lot of people to underestimate just how far he’s willing to go in order to achieve his goals. In short – he’s unpredictable, and it’s because of Gyllenhaal’s abilities to keep that sense of mystery alive throughout the film that makes the story work so well.

The biggest problem facing Nightcrawler is not as much an issue as it is a disappointment. Gilroy sets up a beautifully haunting, visceral universe for us to explore and populates it with truly unique characters, but their conversations and actions never go as far as you feel they could. Though the story deals with topics like how far the media will go for a story, much of what happens during the film’s runtime is relatively tame. There is some blood, as well as a handful questionable decisions, but it’s hard to not feel like the story is falling short of its full potential. Bloom could be crazier, his actions could become more extreme, and the way he interacts with the more level headed members of society never really comes to a head of any kind. That’s not to say the story isn’t thrilling, but it’s nowhere near as crazy or dramatic as the marketing would lead you to believe.

Though it falls short of its potential cinematic glory, Nightcrawler is a visceral and exciting look at life in the underbelly of modern media. Dan Gilroy has crafted a story that, aided by the incredibly believable delivery of Jake Gyllenhaal, grabs you by the throat early on and refuses to loosen its grip until the final scene begins to roll. You won’t be able to look away from a single frame, though every ounce of your being may beg you to at least consider taking a break, and when it’s all over you will be left with questions regarding our culture and society that linger for days on end. I cannot tell you whether it’s right or wrong to enjoy this picture, but you certainly won’t forget what you have seen.

Grade: B-

Review written by: James Shotwell

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Matthew Leimkuehler http://underthegunreview.net <![CDATA[DROP EVERYTHING AND JAM: Foo Fighters Release Third ‘Sonic Highways’ Song]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136293 2014-10-31T09:56:08Z 2014-10-31T04:52:01Z Fall 2014 is shaping up to forever be known as the season of Foo. The all-American rock ‘n’ roll band dropped the third track off of their upcoming LP, Sonic Highways, this evening. The track, “Congregation,” is a full on Foo track — containing the gnarly energy and light-hearted melodies that have been stealing our hearts for years on end.

The song drops the evening before the third edition of the band’s HBO Original Series, Sonic Highways. In the show the band travels to different American cities and attempts to capture the musical history and aesthetic of …

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Fall 2014 is shaping up to forever be known as the season of Foo. The all-American rock ‘n’ roll band dropped the third track off of their upcoming LP, Sonic Highways, this evening. The track, “Congregation,” is a full on Foo track — containing the gnarly energy and light-hearted melodies that have been stealing our hearts for years on end.

The song drops the evening before the third edition of the band’s HBO Original Series, Sonic Highways. In the show the band travels to different American cities and attempts to capture the musical history and aesthetic of the city through an original song. The band traveled to eight cities for the Sonic Highways record and television show. “Congregation,” a glorified rock number with a bit of a country twang, represents Nashville. The song features Nashville native Zac Brown and was recorded at Nashville’s Southern Ground Studio.

The band previously released “Something From Nothing,” an ode to Chicago, and “The Feast and the Famine,” a gritty number encompassing Washington D.C.

Sonic Highways, the band’s eighth LP, is due out Nov. 10 on Roswell Records. Follow the jump to hear the song and see the full track listing for Sonic Highways.

Sonic Highways Track list:
01. Something From Nothing
02. The Feast and The Famine
03. Congregation
04. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness
05. Outside
06. In The Clear
07. Subterranean
08. I Am A River

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Michael Giegerich <![CDATA[Strawberry Girls Launch IndieGoGo Campaign For Tour Van]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136289 2014-10-31T01:51:03Z 2014-10-31T01:36:32Z Instrumental rock outfit Strawberry Girls have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the purchase of the band’s future van. For those who feel compelled to donate to the band’s cause and help them take their groovy sounds on the road, a slew of price-based awards awaits including everything from exclusive pre-release downloads to having the band throw a private performance in their Carmel, California practice spot.

There’s little doubt our staff would jump at the chance to see Strawberry Girls perform in our various cities, so we highly suggest donating to the IndieGoGo campaign here. For those …

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Instrumental rock outfit Strawberry Girls have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the purchase of the band’s future van. For those who feel compelled to donate to the band’s cause and help them take their groovy sounds on the road, a slew of price-based awards awaits including everything from exclusive pre-release downloads to having the band throw a private performance in their Carmel, California practice spot.

There’s little doubt our staff would jump at the chance to see Strawberry Girls perform in our various cities, so we highly suggest donating to the IndieGoGo campaign here. For those who might need a little convincing before passing on their funds, feel free to check out a message from the band concerning their campaign after the jump.

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Dana Reandelar http://twitter.com/danarndlr <![CDATA[Ed Sheeran Makes Surprise Appearance At Sam Smith’s Manchester Show]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136274 2014-10-31T00:40:04Z 2014-10-31T00:40:04Z Earlier last night, pop sensation Sam Smith played the Manchester leg of his U.K. tour at the infamous Albert Hall. To his fans’ delight, Smith brought out a very special guest during his performance of “Stay With Me.”

Smith whips out the one and only Ed Sheeran on stage and the audience, with all the feelings in the world, went absolutely nuts. Footage of the special moment was barely audible due to the amount of screaming that took place. Check out the video below.

Later that evening, Sam Smith put up an Instagram photo of their performance with the caption, …

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Earlier last night, pop sensation Sam Smith played the Manchester leg of his U.K. tour at the infamous Albert Hall. To his fans’ delight, Smith brought out a very special guest during his performance of “Stay With Me.”

Smith whips out the one and only Ed Sheeran on stage and the audience, with all the feelings in the world, went absolutely nuts. Footage of the special moment was barely audible due to the amount of screaming that took place. Check out the video below.

Later that evening, Sam Smith put up an Instagram photo of their performance with the caption, “So amazing to have this KING @teddysphotos on stage with me tonight. Such a wise and true friend to have. Love ya brother x.”

What a night.

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Scott Murray <![CDATA[Happy Body Slow Brain Stream “Residue” From The Film ‘Bridge And Tunnel’]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136261 2014-10-30T23:51:51Z 2014-10-30T23:51:51Z If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting patiently for Happy Body Slow Brain to release some new music, and finally, here’s something to enjoy for the time being.

Earlier in the year, the guys from Happy Body Slow Brain contributed a song called “Residue” to the official soundtrack of the indie film, Bridge And Tunnel. The soundtrack arrived on October 21, and is available now on iTunes.

Check below the jump to stream “Residue” right now via YouTube.

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If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting patiently for Happy Body Slow Brain to release some new music, and finally, here’s something to enjoy for the time being.

Earlier in the year, the guys from Happy Body Slow Brain contributed a song called “Residue” to the official soundtrack of the indie film, Bridge And Tunnel. The soundtrack arrived on October 21, and is available now on iTunes.

Check below the jump to stream “Residue” right now via YouTube.

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Scott Murray <![CDATA[Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) Granted Approval to Host Music Festival Next Summer]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136258 2014-10-30T23:49:28Z 2014-10-30T23:49:28Z Justin Vernon, best known for his work in Bon Iver, has apparently been pursuing the idea of hosting a music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin this upcoming Summer. Recently, news broke that the singer had received permission to use Foster Farm for his two day camp-out, called ‘Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival.’

The festival is said to take place over the weekend of July 17, 2015. The event will reportedly feature two outdoor stages, one tented stage, and an approximate twenty-five thousand visitors on each of its two days. The festival is sure to …

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Justin Vernon, best known for his work in Bon Iver, has apparently been pursuing the idea of hosting a music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin this upcoming Summer. Recently, news broke that the singer had received permission to use Foster Farm for his two day camp-out, called ‘Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival.’

The festival is said to take place over the weekend of July 17, 2015. The event will reportedly feature two outdoor stages, one tented stage, and an approximate twenty-five thousand visitors on each of its two days. The festival is sure to be an exciting one for fans of Bon Iver, Volcano Choir or any other Vernon-related project, and those looking to enjoy some good music on the outskirts of civilization.

Stay tuned for more news on Vernon’s ‘Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival.’

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Scott Murray <![CDATA[STREAM: Fredo Santana – “Riot” Feat. Childish Gambino]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136252 2014-10-30T23:44:02Z 2014-10-30T23:44:02Z Chicago rapper and label-owner, Fredo Santana, known by some as the elder cousin of rapper Chief Keef, has recently released an interesting track featuring Childish Gambino.

Called “Riot,” the song shows Santana’s typical style, plus a heavy contribution by Childish Gambino, who has put acting on the back burner to develop and legitimize his hip-hop image. It’s strange to hear Gambino on trap tracks, but almost fitting after hearing his recent STN MTN mixtape in which he presents himself as an Atlanta rap superstar.

Stream “Riot” below the jump to hear the track for yourself.

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Chicago rapper and label-owner, Fredo Santana, known by some as the elder cousin of rapper Chief Keef, has recently released an interesting track featuring Childish Gambino.

Called “Riot,” the song shows Santana’s typical style, plus a heavy contribution by Childish Gambino, who has put acting on the back burner to develop and legitimize his hip-hop image. It’s strange to hear Gambino on trap tracks, but almost fitting after hearing his recent STN MTN mixtape in which he presents himself as an Atlanta rap superstar.

Stream “Riot” below the jump to hear the track for yourself.

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Scott Murray <![CDATA[Stream Chief Keef’s “Paper” Featuring Gucci Mane]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136249 2014-10-30T23:41:59Z 2014-10-30T23:41:59Z Chicago rapper, Chief Keef, is back at it. This time, he’s collaborating with controversial rapper Gucci Mane to produce a single entitled “Paper.”

The track is said to be included on Chief Keef’s upcoming project Back From The Dead 2, a mixtape which is set for free download in approximately 24 hours.

Back From The Dead 2 can be found on DatPiff tomorrow, which is quite fitting given that it is Halloween. Check below the jump to stream “Paper,” featuring Gucci Mane.

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Chicago rapper, Chief Keef, is back at it. This time, he’s collaborating with controversial rapper Gucci Mane to produce a single entitled “Paper.”

The track is said to be included on Chief Keef’s upcoming project Back From The Dead 2, a mixtape which is set for free download in approximately 24 hours.

Back From The Dead 2 can be found on DatPiff tomorrow, which is quite fitting given that it is Halloween. Check below the jump to stream “Paper,” featuring Gucci Mane.

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Adrian Garza http://adriangarzajams.tumblr.com <![CDATA[Stream Antarctigo Vespucci’s Energetic New EP]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136242 2014-10-31T00:20:46Z 2014-10-30T20:13:29Z Cross-country collaborators Chris Farren (Fake Problems) and Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry!) practically broke the internet when they released their EP Soulmate Stuff under the moniker Antarctigo Vespucci earlier this year, and now they’re doing it all over again.

Simply put, I’m So Tethered packs in some of the best aspects that we’ve come to love from the group’s debut release into a three-track EP. To top that off, Rosenstock’s vocal presence comes in much more strongly. This all comes in with great timing, since Antarctigo Vespucci will be leaving for their first ever tour …

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Cross-country collaborators Chris Farren (Fake Problems) and Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry!) practically broke the internet when they released their EP Soulmate Stuff under the moniker Antarctigo Vespucci earlier this year, and now they’re doing it all over again.

Simply put, I’m So Tethered packs in some of the best aspects that we’ve come to love from the group’s debut release into a three-track EP. To top that off, Rosenstock’s vocal presence comes in much more strongly. This all comes in with great timing, since Antarctigo Vespucci will be leaving for their first ever tour that starts off with a November 1 appearance at The Fest in Gainesville, FL.

The duo’s three-track followup has been streaming on AV Club since this morning and can be found following the jump, alongside the dates for their headlining tour. As of now, physical copies of the EP can be pre-ordered through Asian Man Records.

Antarctigo Vespucci tour dates:

Nov. 1–The Fest–Gainesville, Florida
Nov. 3–Backbooth–Orlando, Florida
Nov. 4–Wonder Root–Atlanta, Georgia
Nov. 5–Cafe Coco–Nashville, Tennessee
Nov. 6–Double Happiness–Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 7–Mac’s Bar–Lansing, Michigan
Nov. 8–Beat Kitchen–Chicago, Illinois
Nov. 9–The Grog Shop–Cleveland, Ohio
Nov. 10–Roboto–Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov. 11–Strange Matter–Richmond, Virginia
Nov. 12–DC9–Washington D.C.
Nov. 13–Asbury Lanes–Asbury Park, New Jersey
Nov. 14–Golden Tea House–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov. 15–Palisades–New York City, New York
Nov. 16–Middle East Upstairs–Boston, Massachusetts
Nov. 17–The Space–Hamden, Connecticut

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James Shotwell <![CDATA[The Madden Brothers Postpone Fall Tour]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136237 2014-10-31T00:18:13Z 2014-10-30T18:33:09Z The Madden Brothers were set to kick off a nationwide tour later this month in support of their recently released studio album, but according to a new update from the band those plans have since been changed.

Writing to followers across social media on Wednesday, October 29, The Madden Brothers broke the news that all upcoming fall performances have been postponed until 2015. The group wrote, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will need to postpone the US Tour dates until 2015. We appreciate all of your support this year and hope to see all of you in …

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The Madden Brothers were set to kick off a nationwide tour later this month in support of their recently released studio album, but according to a new update from the band those plans have since been changed.

Writing to followers across social media on Wednesday, October 29, The Madden Brothers broke the news that all upcoming fall performances have been postponed until 2015. The group wrote, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will need to postpone the US Tour dates until 2015. We appreciate all of your support this year and hope to see all of you in the new year! All refunds can be made at the point of purchase. ‪#‎vibes‬”

We were fans of The Madden Brothers’ most recent release, so it’s a pretty big bummer to learn they will not be stopping by our city in just a few short weeks. If you missed our review of Greetings From California, click here to find out what Joel and Benji have been up to in the days since Good Charlotte took a short hiatus.

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James Shotwell <![CDATA[Leaked ‘Age Of Ultron’ Clip Teases Tension Between Captain America and Iron Man]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136234 2014-10-31T00:17:06Z 2014-10-30T18:24:03Z Marvel has dominated movie headlines for a solid week at this point. Between the leaked Age Of Ultron trailer, the official trailer release, and Marvel’s epic phase three event, the last several days have been flooded with Marvel news, think pieces, and editorials that all translate to massive potential revenue. Today, nothing new was released, but something most missed earlier this week did find its way online.

Thanks to some anonymous person with a cell phone and a YouTube account, the Age Of Ultron clip shown during Marvel’s phase three event has found its way online. The footage shows …

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Marvel has dominated movie headlines for a solid week at this point. Between the leaked Age Of Ultron trailer, the official trailer release, and Marvel’s epic phase three event, the last several days have been flooded with Marvel news, think pieces, and editorials that all translate to massive potential revenue. Today, nothing new was released, but something most missed earlier this week did find its way online.

Thanks to some anonymous person with a cell phone and a YouTube account, the Age Of Ultron clip shown during Marvel’s phase three event has found its way online. The footage shows Captain America and Iron Man talking about the role of the Avengers in the modern world. At first they seem to be on the same page, but before things end we get a small taste of the tension that will eventually lead to Captain America: Civil War. You can view the footage below:

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron arrives in theaters next May. Here’s that trailer:

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Corey From <![CDATA[Reggie and the Full Effect Release Monster Video for “37″]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136225 2014-10-31T00:14:38Z 2014-10-30T18:03:19Z Just in time for Halloween, James Dewees, the genius behind Reggie and the Full Effect, as well as the keyboardist for The Get Up Kids, has released a timely monster video for the track “37″ off his 2013 effort, No Country For Old Musicians.

The video patterns with the song very well, including hating on Bruno Mars. The monster joins a band and goes on tour, and it’s hilarious, as predicted. Check the video out below and let us know what you think.

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Just in time for Halloween, James Dewees, the genius behind Reggie and the Full Effect, as well as the keyboardist for The Get Up Kids, has released a timely monster video for the track “37″ off his 2013 effort, No Country For Old Musicians.

The video patterns with the song very well, including hating on Bruno Mars. The monster joins a band and goes on tour, and it’s hilarious, as predicted. Check the video out below and let us know what you think.

And don’t forget that Reggie is going to embark on one crazy good tour in the coming weeks, with Saves the Day and Say Anything, who will all play a 2004 album all the way through (Under the Tray, Through Being Cool and …Is a Real Boy, respectively). Some shows have sold out already, so get your tickets before it’s too late.

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James Shotwell <![CDATA[Rick Ross Streams “If They Knew” Featuring K Michelle]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136230 2014-10-31T00:13:20Z 2014-10-30T18:02:52Z Keeping himself in the headlines while fans await the release of his new album, Rick Ross has shared yet another Hood Billionaire promotional single.

“If They Knew” is the kind of beat Rick Ross fans wait all year to hear the boss ride. It’s a fun and driving production, with a wonderful blend of instrumentation backing Ross’ gruff vocal delivery. The presence of K Michelle on the hook helps raise the track to a level of infectiousness the radio will embrace, but the verses would be just as strong without her accompaniment. You can stream the track below:

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Keeping himself in the headlines while fans await the release of his new album, Rick Ross has shared yet another Hood Billionaire promotional single.

“If They Knew” is the kind of beat Rick Ross fans wait all year to hear the boss ride. It’s a fun and driving production, with a wonderful blend of instrumentation backing Ross’ gruff vocal delivery. The presence of K Michelle on the hook helps raise the track to a level of infectiousness the radio will embrace, but the verses would be just as strong without her accompaniment. You can stream the track below:

Ross makes a lot of tracks aimed at swooning the ladies, but there is something special about this track that makes it feel unique to me. It may just be the presence of K Michelle, but I think there’s more to it than that. Do you vibe with this track? Comment below and let us know.

Hood Billionaire is scheduled for release during the week of Thanksgiving. Follow UTG on Twitter for updates.

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James Shotwell <![CDATA[First Two ‘Ex Machina’ Trailers Will Make Your Jaw Drop]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136227 2014-10-30T17:52:04Z 2014-10-30T17:52:04Z Alex Garland won his way into the heart of film fans everywhere with 28 Days Later, and now he’s back with a new futuristic story that is sure to leave you screaming for more.

Ex Machina is a science fiction effort that was picked up for distribution by A24 Films earlier this week. The film stars Oscar Isaac as a scientist working to blur the lines between man and machine. He recruits another man to join him while he tests an experimental new machine, but it soon becomes clear that Isaac’s character is withholding information for the purposes of …

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Alex Garland won his way into the heart of film fans everywhere with 28 Days Later, and now he’s back with a new futuristic story that is sure to leave you screaming for more.

Ex Machina is a science fiction effort that was picked up for distribution by A24 Films earlier this week. The film stars Oscar Isaac as a scientist working to blur the lines between man and machine. He recruits another man to join him while he tests an experimental new machine, but it soon becomes clear that Isaac’s character is withholding information for the purposes of his own nefarious scientific study. What happens next is still up in the air, but the special effects alone make Ex Machina a film worth checking out. You can view the flick’s first domestic and international trailers below:

The official synopsis reads:

Caleb Smith (Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test – charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated–and more deceptive–than the two men could have imagined.

Ex Machina hits theaters in April 2015. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on the trailer.

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James Shotwell <![CDATA[Stream The Flawless Debut Album From Pvris]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136222 2014-10-31T00:09:45Z 2014-10-30T17:45:41Z The wait is over, fellow music fans. After a year that found them working their way into the hearts of rock fans around the globe, Pvris have finally shared their debut album with the world.

If you have yet to hop on the Pvris bandwagon, don’t fret. There is still time to become familiar with the band responsible for one of the year’s best records before the album drops on November 4, 2015. Thanks to our friends at TeenVogue, music fans around the globe can enjoy White Noise before it’s available in stores. You can stream the record below:…

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The wait is over, fellow music fans. After a year that found them working their way into the hearts of rock fans around the globe, Pvris have finally shared their debut album with the world.

If you have yet to hop on the Pvris bandwagon, don’t fret. There is still time to become familiar with the band responsible for one of the year’s best records before the album drops on November 4, 2015. Thanks to our friends at TeenVogue, music fans around the globe can enjoy White Noise before it’s available in stores. You can stream the record below:

In his review of White Noise, UTG editor Matthew Leimkuehler wrote:

It doesn’t always happen, but every-so-often a band trudges through the muck of the Warped Tour scene and takes its career to a level most only dream of reaching. PVRIS, behind White Noise, has the opportunity to be the next band to shed its scene roots and infect radio stations worldwide. There’s something special going on with this band — join the party now before everyone else.

White Noise hits stores this coming Tuesday. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on the record.

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Corey From <![CDATA[The Dead Weather Share New Song “Buzzkill(er)”]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136221 2014-10-30T23:59:45Z 2014-10-30T17:42:08Z Last winter we got the pleasure of hearing a few new tunes from The Dead Weather. Both “Rough Detective” and “Open Up (That’s Enough)” proved to be standout tracks from the band, and now with a third this year, entitled “Buzzkill(er),” they continue to pull out surprises.

The track is perfect example of Alison Mosshart’s range in vocals and her ability to make us beg for more with every song. The guitar riffs replicate the motion of a buzz-saw or one that makes two people pull back and forth. It’s a classic tune, so check it out …

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Last winter we got the pleasure of hearing a few new tunes from The Dead Weather. Both “Rough Detective” and “Open Up (That’s Enough)” proved to be standout tracks from the band, and now with a third this year, entitled “Buzzkill(er),” they continue to pull out surprises.

The track is perfect example of Alison Mosshart’s range in vocals and her ability to make us beg for more with every song. The guitar riffs replicate the motion of a buzz-saw or one that makes two people pull back and forth. It’s a classic tune, so check it out below.

“Buzzkill(er),” along with new song “It’s Just Too Bad,” will be released as a digital purchase on November 4.

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Michael Giegerich <![CDATA[Sneeze Announce Fall Tour]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1136209 2014-10-30T16:29:06Z 2014-10-30T16:29:06Z Bostonian neo-grunge outfit Sneeze have announced plans to head out on tour this fall. Featuring direct support from Raw Blow, another rising Boston act, the trek will stretch throughout the East Coast and Midwest for the majority of November.

For those who haven’t had the pleasure of listening to Sneeze, their recently released Glory Kid Records full-length, Wilt, can be streamed in its entirety on Bandcamp.
 

 

Tour dates

11/07 – New Haven, CT @ Panty Haus
11/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Bottom
11/09 – Richmond, VA @ Church of Abraham
11/10 – Asheville, NC @

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Bostonian neo-grunge outfit Sneeze have announced plans to head out on tour this fall. Featuring direct support from Raw Blow, another rising Boston act, the trek will stretch throughout the East Coast and Midwest for the majority of November.

For those who haven’t had the pleasure of listening to Sneeze, their recently released Glory Kid Records full-length, Wilt, can be streamed in its entirety on Bandcamp.
 

 

Tour dates

11/07 – New Haven, CT @ Panty Haus
11/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Bottom
11/09 – Richmond, VA @ Church of Abraham
11/10 – Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium
11/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Wunderroot
11/12 – Tallahassee, FL @ Pete The Venue
11/13 – New Orleans, LA @ TBA
11/14 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
11/15 – Nashville, TN Hymen Haus
11/16 – Murray, KY @ Dale’s Youth Corner 
11/17 – Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet
11/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters
11/19 – Chicago, IL TBA
11/20 – Bloomington, IN TBA
11/21 – Akron, OH @ Its A Kling Thing
11/22 – Washington DC TBA
11/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
11/24 – Cambridge, MA @ Charlie’s Kitchen

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