Under the Gun Review Entertainment news for today's generation 2014-04-23T07:48:45Z http://www.underthegunreview.net/feed/atom/ WordPress Kriston McConnell http://underthegunreview.net <![CDATA[In Hearts Wake Launch Online Game To Reveal New Single]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111324 2014-04-23T07:48:45Z 2014-04-23T07:47:46Z Bands and record labels come up with all kinds of crazy/ingenious ways to promote upcoming music or albums. A lot of them will generally require fan involvement, which can include but is not limited to: contests, puzzles, games, riddles and more. In Hearts Wake and their label, UNFD, have decided to take that path to reveal the third single from their upcoming album Earthwalker. What do fans have to do? Play a game! Sounds easy enough, right?

Earth Invader is set up similarly to Galaga, and pits the player, who is a squirrel, against “Tony Abbott’s bulldozers” in …

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Bands and record labels come up with all kinds of crazy/ingenious ways to promote upcoming music or albums. A lot of them will generally require fan involvement, which can include but is not limited to: contests, puzzles, games, riddles and more. In Hearts Wake and their label, UNFD, have decided to take that path to reveal the third single from their upcoming album Earthwalker. What do fans have to do? Play a game! Sounds easy enough, right?

Earth Invader is set up similarly to Galaga, and pits the player, who is a squirrel, against “Tony Abbott’s bulldozers” in an effort to save the trees. Once you hit 80,000 points the new song will start to play. To incentivize fans even more, the person with the highest score by May 23 will have an opportunity to win a test pressing of the band’s album.

You can play the game, and read more details on the contest by heading right here. I’ve played the game a few times already and I can tell you it is definitely not very easy.

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Kriston McConnell http://underthegunreview.net <![CDATA[Stream The Remix Of Bad Suns’ “Salt”]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111322 2014-04-23T07:47:18Z 2014-04-23T06:46:39Z Bad Suns seem to have come out of nowhere and taken the music scene by storm. Their catchy pop songs have clearly been a hit for fans, and their single “Cardiac Arrest” got them picked up by Vagrant Records. This is a label that is also home to artists like City And Colour and Band Of Skulls.

Their Transpose EP came out a few months ago, and one of the first singles we wrote about from it was “Salt.” Though the song didn’t catch people’s attention quite like “Cardiac Arrest,” it’s still a great jam that’s easily comparable to …

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Bad Suns seem to have come out of nowhere and taken the music scene by storm. Their catchy pop songs have clearly been a hit for fans, and their single “Cardiac Arrest” got them picked up by Vagrant Records. This is a label that is also home to artists like City And Colour and Band Of Skulls.

Their Transpose EP came out a few months ago, and one of the first singles we wrote about from it was “Salt.” Though the song didn’t catch people’s attention quite like “Cardiac Arrest,” it’s still a great jam that’s easily comparable to the sound that’s coming from artists like The 1975. The band has teamed up with Peter Thomas to give the song new life courtesy of a remix. You can stream that remix by taking a look below the jump.

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Kriston McConnell http://underthegunreview.net <![CDATA[STREAM: Diet – “Planks”]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111320 2014-04-23T07:45:33Z 2014-04-23T06:11:31Z Another week has gone by since Diet revealed their last single, and that means it’s time for them to premiere a new song off their upcoming reissue. The new single is titled “Planks,” and you can give it a quick listen below the jump.

“Planks” starts off on the slower side, but around the halfway mark it gradually starts to pick up its pace. There is plenty of distorted guitar throughout the track, while bass and drums keep a steady beat. The song fits right in with the style of the rest of their singles, and should make any fan …

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Another week has gone by since Diet revealed their last single, and that means it’s time for them to premiere a new song off their upcoming reissue. The new single is titled “Planks,” and you can give it a quick listen below the jump.

“Planks” starts off on the slower side, but around the halfway mark it gradually starts to pick up its pace. There is plenty of distorted guitar throughout the track, while bass and drums keep a steady beat. The song fits right in with the style of the rest of their singles, and should make any fan excited to hear the reissue in its entirety.

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Kriston McConnell http://underthegunreview.net <![CDATA[Emarosa Release Second Teaser Titled ‘Versus: Pt 2′]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111317 2014-04-23T05:49:23Z 2014-04-23T05:49:23Z As each day goes by more and more anticipation surrounds Emarosa‘s upcoming album. They keep teasing news, and even released a short video with the members talking about recording the album. Fans know that something will come from the band soon – it’s just a matter of when. In the meantime, the band has premiered another teaser video featuring the members speaking about the album as well as some more new song clips. You can watch Versus: Pt 2 by checking below the break.

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As each day goes by more and more anticipation surrounds Emarosa‘s upcoming album. They keep teasing news, and even released a short video with the members talking about recording the album. Fans know that something will come from the band soon – it’s just a matter of when. In the meantime, the band has premiered another teaser video featuring the members speaking about the album as well as some more new song clips. You can watch Versus: Pt 2 by checking below the break.

The band is currently on tour, so it seems pretty unlikely that they will release a new song during that time. We expect to hear something new from them here soon though, so be sure to keep an eye out for that. From the clips in these videos it sounds like we are going to be in for a real treat.

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Kriston McConnell http://underthegunreview.net <![CDATA[MUSIC VIDEO: Myself In Mirrors – “Piene Forte Et Dure”]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111310 2014-04-23T05:27:28Z 2014-04-23T05:27:28Z Myself In Mirrors are a six piece ambient post hardcore outfit based out of New Jersey. Back in November the group released their five track EP Half Light via Imminence Records. Now that the EP has been out for a while, the band has revealed the music video for one of their singles off the album. The song is titled “Piene Forte Et Dure,” and you can watch the video for it below the break.

The band prides themselves in their melodic sound, and “Piene Forte Et Dure” certainly falls under that category. The video features the band performing the …

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Myself In Mirrors are a six piece ambient post hardcore outfit based out of New Jersey. Back in November the group released their five track EP Half Light via Imminence Records. Now that the EP has been out for a while, the band has revealed the music video for one of their singles off the album. The song is titled “Piene Forte Et Dure,” and you can watch the video for it below the break.

The band prides themselves in their melodic sound, and “Piene Forte Et Dure” certainly falls under that category. The video features the band performing the song in a bright white room. It’s a simple, straightforward video, which fits nicely with the overall sound of the song.

If you dig what you hear, you can grab the EP on iTunes.

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Nina Corcoran <![CDATA[Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, The National, The Replacements, Nas, The Roots to Headline Boston Calling in Fall]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111304 2014-04-23T04:56:01Z 2014-04-23T04:43:56Z Boston Calling Music Festival will be returning to Government Center in Boston in a matter of weeks with their spring lineup, but the crew have already announced the roster for the fall edition and it’s pretty damn impressive. We’re talking headlining sets from The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Childish Gambino. Talk about a rounded out group of bands.

The full line-up is as follows: The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Spoon, Girl Talk, The 1975, Volcano Choir, Twenty One Pilots, The War on Drugs, …

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Boston Calling Music Festival will be returning to Government Center in Boston in a matter of weeks with their spring lineup, but the crew have already announced the roster for the fall edition and it’s pretty damn impressive. We’re talking headlining sets from The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Childish Gambino. Talk about a rounded out group of bands.

The full line-up is as follows: The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Spoon, Girl Talk, The 1975, Volcano Choir, Twenty One Pilots, The War on Drugs, The Hold Steady, Lake Street Dive, Bleachers, White Denim, Sky Ferreira, Future Islands, San Fermin, S. Carey, Clifflight, and Gentleman Hall.

The fall festival is three days long, taking place September 5-7 in Boston’s City Hall Plaza. Three-day, Two-day, and single day tickets are not yet available.

Boston Calling Music Festival Fall 2014

Tickets for the spring roundup (including Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, Brand New, and more) are still on sale here.

 

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Kyle Florence http://underthegunreview.net <![CDATA[Steven Spielberg And Richard Donner To Head ‘The Goonies’ Sequel]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111289 2014-04-23T02:36:28Z 2014-04-23T02:36:28Z Over the weekend, The Goonies director Richard Donner revealed to TMZ that a sequel to the 1985 classic is in the works, with Steven Spielberg once again penning the script. Peek below the jump to watch the full interview.

Set in Astoria, Oregon, The Goonies centers on a group of teens who, while attempting to save their homes from demolition, accidentally stumble upon a 17th-century pirate map. In a last ditch effort to preserve the beloved “Goon Docks,” the band of unlikely heroes opt to follow in the footsteps of the treacherous One-Eyed Willy, and in doing so, embark on …

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Over the weekend, The Goonies director Richard Donner revealed to TMZ that a sequel to the 1985 classic is in the works, with Steven Spielberg once again penning the script. Peek below the jump to watch the full interview.

Set in Astoria, Oregon, The Goonies centers on a group of teens who, while attempting to save their homes from demolition, accidentally stumble upon a 17th-century pirate map. In a last ditch effort to preserve the beloved “Goon Docks,” the band of unlikely heroes opt to follow in the footsteps of the treacherous One-Eyed Willy, and in doing so, embark on an unforgettable adventure.

The Goonies has always been one of my favorite movies, and because of this, I am both eager and nervous to see its long-awaited follow-up finally become a reality. Though I’ll sleep easier knowing Spielberg is involved, I’m still not sure if some of my favorite characters are ready for a modern day reimagining. Weigh in in the replies below.


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John Bazley <![CDATA[Brian Marquis Releases New Song “Drink You Up”]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111284 2014-04-23T02:47:06Z 2014-04-23T01:46:10Z Brian Marquis has released a new track called “Drink You Up” from his new record Blood & Spirits, due out May 13 on Equal Vision Records. Stream the new song after the jump.

Reminiscent of England Keep My Bones-era Frank Turner, “Drink You Up” is an excellent, storytelling folk-punk jam. If you like songs like Frank Turner’s “I Am Disappeared,” then you’re definitely going to like this.

You can pre-order the new record here. Brian Marquis will be on tour all summer for this year’s Warped Tour.

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Brian Marquis has released a new track called “Drink You Up” from his new record Blood & Spirits, due out May 13 on Equal Vision Records. Stream the new song after the jump.

Reminiscent of England Keep My Bones-era Frank Turner, “Drink You Up” is an excellent, storytelling folk-punk jam. If you like songs like Frank Turner’s “I Am Disappeared,” then you’re definitely going to like this.

You can pre-order the new record here. Brian Marquis will be on tour all summer for this year’s Warped Tour.

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John Bazley <![CDATA[Courtney Love Streams New Song “You Know My Name”]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111266 2014-04-23T02:46:12Z 2014-04-23T01:26:24Z Courtney Love will be releasing two new songs, “You Know My Name” and “Wedding Day” on May 4 through digital retailers. You can stream “You Know My Name” after the jump.

The song is just about what you’d expect from the Hole frontwoman, delivering a 3-minute grunge-rock jam with lyrics that are all too personal to Ms. Love. It’s cocky and awesome, and impressive for an artist who is quickly approaching the fifty-year-old milestone. Say what you will about her personal life, but you can’t deny that Courtney Love is still giving us good tunes, some thirty years after her …

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Courtney Love will be releasing two new songs, “You Know My Name” and “Wedding Day” on May 4 through digital retailers. You can stream “You Know My Name” after the jump.

The song is just about what you’d expect from the Hole frontwoman, delivering a 3-minute grunge-rock jam with lyrics that are all too personal to Ms. Love. It’s cocky and awesome, and impressive for an artist who is quickly approaching the fifty-year-old milestone. Say what you will about her personal life, but you can’t deny that Courtney Love is still giving us good tunes, some thirty years after her debut.

Courtney Love will be heading out on a UK tour in May. You can check out the dates after the jump.

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11 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
12 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
13 Manchester, Academy
15 Glasgow, O2 Academy
16 Leeds, O2 Academy
18 Birmingham, O2 Academy
19 Bristol, O2 Academy
20 Nottingham, Rock City
22 Newcastle, Riverside

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Kendra Beltran http://underthegunreview.net <![CDATA[Go Back To The ‘80s With The ‘Ping Pong Summer’ Trailer]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111258 2014-04-23T01:06:56Z 2014-04-23T00:56:55Z Michael Tully‘s Ping Pong Summer is an appropriately done coming of age film that just so happens to be set in 1985.

The trailer shows it does have its comedic moments–I mean it is about a kid who gets into a ping pong competition and tries to learn breakdancing along the way–but at the same time you can see the heart. It may remind some of 2013’s The Way Way Back being that it too tells the story of a social outcast placed in a beach town for the summer who befriends someone a lot older, and catches the eye …

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Michael Tully‘s Ping Pong Summer is an appropriately done coming of age film that just so happens to be set in 1985.

The trailer shows it does have its comedic moments–I mean it is about a kid who gets into a ping pong competition and tries to learn breakdancing along the way–but at the same time you can see the heart. It may remind some of 2013’s The Way Way Back being that it too tells the story of a social outcast placed in a beach town for the summer who befriends someone a lot older, and catches the eye of the girl he figured would always be out of reach.

Marcello Conte stars as the lead, Susan Sarandon plays that older friend and the rest of the cast is filled in with the likes of Amy Sedaris and Lea Thompson.

You can catch Ping Pong Summer in theaters June 6, and watch the trailer after the jump.

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John Bazley <![CDATA[Lily Allen Shares New Track “Sheezus”]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111257 2014-04-23T02:38:34Z 2014-04-23T00:56:48Z The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here; you can stream the title track from Lily Allen‘s upcoming record Sheezus after the jump.

The song is full of name-drops and references to other pop stars including Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lorde, Lady Gaga, and obviously Kanye West, which might explain its non-radio release. While the song is definitely bound to stir up some discussion, I can’t shake the feeling that I’m not a fan. It feels slightly out of place for a rather static, mid-tempo, and sometimes boring song to be the flag-bearer of Allen’s attempt to make …

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here; you can stream the title track from Lily Allen‘s upcoming record Sheezus after the jump.

The song is full of name-drops and references to other pop stars including Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lorde, Lady Gaga, and obviously Kanye West, which might explain its non-radio release. While the song is definitely bound to stir up some discussion, I can’t shake the feeling that I’m not a fan. It feels slightly out of place for a rather static, mid-tempo, and sometimes boring song to be the flag-bearer of Allen’s attempt to make a statement about how she’s the best around, and amidst allegations of cultural appropriation for the “Hard Out Here” music video, taking Kanye West’s controversial title from last summer is a risky move, especially when the songs that we’ve heard from Allen’s latest aren’t half as memorable as what we heard on Yeezus.

That being said, there are some good lyrics in there and we already know that the record is going to turn some heads. What do you think of the new song? Let us know by leaving a comment down below.

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John Bazley <![CDATA[WATCH: Jack White Records, Presses, And Releases Record In One Day For Record Store Day]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111255 2014-04-23T01:04:28Z 2014-04-23T00:38:18Z If you made a visit to your favorite record store on Saturday for Record Store Day 2014, you might have noticed that the lines were longer than they’ve been in years past. The vinyl fad is bigger than it has ever been before, and it shows. RSD 2014 saw artists and labels pressing crazy things like triangular 7″s and glow-in-the-dark variants to generate interest and top everyone else in the “wow” department. However, Jack White takes home the prize for his impressive feat in starting and finishing production for a record before the end of the day. You can …

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If you made a visit to your favorite record store on Saturday for Record Store Day 2014, you might have noticed that the lines were longer than they’ve been in years past. The vinyl fad is bigger than it has ever been before, and it shows. RSD 2014 saw artists and labels pressing crazy things like triangular 7″s and glow-in-the-dark variants to generate interest and top everyone else in the “wow” department. However, Jack White takes home the prize for his impressive feat in starting and finishing production for a record before the end of the day. You can stream a mini documentary of sorts after the jump detailing the experience.

The video documents the whole process, from Jack White’s in-store performance, through the record’s manufacturing process and the sale of the record, all finishing before 3:00 pm. This is going to be hard to top next year.

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John Bazley <![CDATA[Trash Talk Announce New Album ‘No Peace,’ Stream New Song]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111252 2014-04-23T01:02:47Z 2014-04-23T00:22:15Z Trash Talk, everyone’s favorite Odd Future-crossover hardcore band, has announced a new record. The band will be releasing No Peace through Trash Talk Collective/Odd Future Records on May 27. The first single, “Cloudkicker,” can be streamed after the jump.

If the new song is any indication, the band has taken a more focused approach to their sound than that showcased 2012′s 119. The tracklist is notably devoid of Tyler, The Creator and his Odd Future pals, although King Krule and Wiki will feature on a bonus track and the record’s opener and closer were produced by Alchemist. While …

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Trash Talk, everyone’s favorite Odd Future-crossover hardcore band, has announced a new record. The band will be releasing No Peace through Trash Talk Collective/Odd Future Records on May 27. The first single, “Cloudkicker,” can be streamed after the jump.

If the new song is any indication, the band has taken a more focused approach to their sound than that showcased 2012′s 119. The tracklist is notably devoid of Tyler, The Creator and his Odd Future pals, although King Krule and Wiki will feature on a bonus track and the record’s opener and closer were produced by Alchemist. While the band’s crossover into the world of hip-hop caused polarization amongst fans, I believe that their fresh look on beatdown hardcore is one of the best things that has happened to the massively-diluted genre in years. I’m looking forward to hearing the new record.

Trash Talk No Peace

01. Amnesiatic (prod. by Alchemist)
02. Jigsaw
03. The Hole
04. Leech
05. Cloudkicker
06. Body Stuffer
07. Nine Lives
08. Monochrome
09. The Great Escape
10. Locked in Skin
11. SOS
12. Prometheus
13. Just A Taste
14. Reprieve (prod. by Alchemist)
15. Still Waiting For The Sun (Bonus Track)
16. Stackin Skins (feat. Wiki and King Krule) (Bonus Track)

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Nina Corcoran <![CDATA[ALBUM STREAM: Wye Oak – ‘Shriek’]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111237 2014-04-22T23:13:22Z 2014-04-22T23:13:22Z We’ve been anxiously awaiting Wye Oak‘s new album, Shriekfor what feels like forever. But alas, finally, finally, it’s (almost) here. NPR has the album up for streaming in full a week before it comes out April 29 via Merge/City Slang, so go ahead and give it a listen.

Shriek is the Baltimore duo’s follow up to 2011′s Civilian. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack’s new album was co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes at Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room and is, ambitiously, guitar-less. If none of that wins you over, go see them play the material live (where $2 of …

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We’ve been anxiously awaiting Wye Oak‘s new album, Shriekfor what feels like forever. But alas, finally, finally, it’s (almost) here. NPR has the album up for streaming in full a week before it comes out April 29 via Merge/City Slang, so go ahead and give it a listen.

Shriek is the Baltimore duo’s follow up to 2011′s Civilian. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack’s new album was co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes at Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room and is, ambitiously, guitar-less. If none of that wins you over, go see them play the material live (where $2 of your ticket will be donated to a local charity). After the new songs I got to hear live at SXSW, it’s easy to say this won’t be a letdown.

For some visual accompaniment, don’t forget the surreal music video for “The Tower” is up for watching. The slow song gets contrasted by shots of house painters singing with their faces covered in paint while they dance in a parking garage. Yes — when we say surreal, we mean surreal.

Stream the album at NPR.

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Nina Corcoran <![CDATA[Minus The Bear Announce ‘They Make Beer Commercials Like This’ 10 Year Anniversary Shows]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111234 2014-04-22T22:59:34Z 2014-04-22T22:59:34Z If all these anniversary shows have taught us anything, it’s that time flies. Minus The Bear will be playing a few 10 year anniversary shows in honor of They Make Beer Commercials Like This. The EP will be played in its entirety along with other Minus The Bear classics for two nights in Seattle and Portland. The venues have extremely limited capacity, so be ready to fight for tickets to what will no doubt be an intimiate but rocking show.

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If all these anniversary shows have taught us anything, it’s that time flies. Minus The Bear will be playing a few 10 year anniversary shows in honor of They Make Beer Commercials Like This. The EP will be played in its entirety along with other Minus The Bear classics for two nights in Seattle and Portland. The venues have extremely limited capacity, so be ready to fight for tickets to what will no doubt be an intimiate but rocking show.

In other Minus The Bear news, an unreleased track will be coming out on a limited edition split 7″ with Manchester Orchestra called Continental Obscura, which you can read more about here.

See the anniversary dates as well as regular concert dates below:

May 17 – Atlanta, GA – Party in the Park
June 8 – Spokane, WA – Elkfest
June 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
June 13 – Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph

They Make Beer Commercials Like This 10 Year Anniversary Shows:
June 27 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
June 29 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir

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Angie Frissore http://underthegunreview.net <![CDATA[STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Josh Sneed]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111231 2014-04-22T23:14:18Z 2014-04-22T22:45:20Z Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Josh Sneed’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

This week in Stand-Up Tuesdays, we take a look at comedian Josh Sneed‘s latest album, Unsung Hero, which was recorded at The Funny Bone in Columbus, Ohio. Sneed headlines comedy clubs across the country and finished 2nd out …

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Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Josh Sneed’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

This week in Stand-Up Tuesdays, we take a look at comedian Josh Sneed‘s latest album, Unsung Hero, which was recorded at The Funny Bone in Columbus, Ohio. Sneed headlines comedy clubs across the country and finished 2nd out of 100 of Comedy Central’s top comedians in the 2008 Annual Stand-up Showdown competition. He’s performed at the ‘Just For Laughs’ festival in Montreal, the inaugural South Beach Comedy Festival, and the Aspen Comedy Festival, and continues to make a name for himself on the national scene.

Sneed, a Cincinnati native, offers a delightfully laid back hour of comedy that touches upon everything from America’s obesity problem to becoming a first-time father, with a healthy amount of self-deprecation thrown in for good measure.

“I know you guys are like, ‘Is this guy gonna make fun of fat people while using his stomach as an arm rest?’” Sneed quips. “I sure am.”

From the moment Sneed takes the stage, he creates an instant rapport with his audience by sharing an hilarious story about one of his worst gigs – offering up details about himself along the way that puts him on the audience’s level immediately. The bulk of Unsung Hero consists of personal experiences that seem genuine and real, allowing listeners to easily become a part of each story’s landscape. You might not have ever traveled to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, but with Sneed’s colorful and clever descriptions, you are instantly familiar with the city: “Gatlinburg is an American Indian word that means ‘land of the couples that wear matching airbrushed t-shirts.”

Sneed’s stage presence – at least in audio – is relaxed and laid back, creating a feeling comparable to settling into a comfortable easy chair. One downfall to such relaxation, however, is that without a bit more variety in his inflection, one does run a risk of losing focus. It would be nice to see a momentary change in pace, just to shake things up.

Josh Sneed’s Unsung Hero is a great example of how well clean comedy can work. While his material certainly isn’t all puppies and lollipops, he does work clean and doesn’t need to curse or be overly dirty in his set – a wonderfully refreshing (and difficult) thing to do. One can’t help but respect the comedian who can pull that off, and Sneed certainly can. I highly recommend picking up a copy for yourself – I keep mine in my car, which has been incredibly effective at minimizing my road rage.

Grade: B+

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Corey From <![CDATA[The National Cancel Shows in Russia and Ukraine]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111221 2014-04-22T22:25:17Z 2014-04-22T21:44:09Z The National are no strangers to the political scene. I mean, they did play at a fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election.

But this time, they’re taking a stand against situations over seas, which sadly affects their international fans. They have cancelled three shows in July/August that were scheduled in Kiev, St. Petersburg and Moscow, due to the political unrest between Ukraine and Russia.

The band released an apologetic, yet firm statement in regards to the cancellation earlier today on their Facebook page:

“Due to the ongoing political crisis in the region, we are sad to report that we have decided …

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The National are no strangers to the political scene. I mean, they did play at a fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election.

But this time, they’re taking a stand against situations over seas, which sadly affects their international fans. They have cancelled three shows in July/August that were scheduled in Kiev, St. Petersburg and Moscow, due to the political unrest between Ukraine and Russia.

The band released an apologetic, yet firm statement in regards to the cancellation earlier today on their Facebook page:

“Due to the ongoing political crisis in the region, we are sad to report that we have decided to cancel our shows in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev this summer…We remain hopeful of coming to play for you in the future and we sincerely hope this current instability resolves in a positive, democratic and peaceful way. Take care of yourselves and we hope to see you soon.”

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Corey From <![CDATA[Saosin Announce Weekend Reunion Tour with Anthony Green]]> http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1111201 2014-04-22T20:53:46Z 2014-04-22T19:50:59Z As most of you know, Anthony Green was the lead singer that helped boost Saosin to fame before they parted ways and Circa Survive was formed. After the news that he would be playing a reunion show with Saosin at Skate and Surf, the idea of a possible tour never rested in the minds of fans.

And today, the hopeful Saosin supporters have been rewarded. Well, if you live in California or can make it to New Jersey for Skate and Surf. Most of us will be unable to see this once in a lifetime set of shows, but stay …

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As most of you know, Anthony Green was the lead singer that helped boost Saosin to fame before they parted ways and Circa Survive was formed. After the news that he would be playing a reunion show with Saosin at Skate and Surf, the idea of a possible tour never rested in the minds of fans.

And today, the hopeful Saosin supporters have been rewarded. Well, if you live in California or can make it to New Jersey for Skate and Surf. Most of us will be unable to see this once in a lifetime set of shows, but stay hopeful, as reunion/anniversary tours are not rare these days. And this is a huge one. I, for one, have been dreaming about how incredible such a reunion would be for years.

The announced dates will take place the first weekend in June. Check them out below. If you live in these areas, or are a die-hard, be sure to jump on this early, as they will for sure sell out fast. Stay connected to UTG for anymore news about this Saosin reunion.

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