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The Color And Sound 2014

UTG Premiere: The Color And Sound – ‘Peace Of Mind’ EP

Boston’s The Color and Sound have share an advance stream of their forthcoming EP with UTG. For fans of Say Anything, Hostage Calm, and Fun.

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My Pop Punk Heart Is Broken: A Loss For Words Plan To Disband In 2015

There is no way around it. The news I am about to share sucks more than I can begin to express in the introduction, but at least we have a year to let everything sink in.

Last night, August 23, A Loss For Words were playing a hometown show in Massachusetts when frontman Matt Arsenault told the crowd that the band had a very special announcement to share. We were not on site, so it’s impossible for us to tell you exactly what was said, but we do know that the group revealed plans to disband next year. In fact, …

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PVRIS Perform “St. Patrick” For Empty Room Sessions

It’s time to stop fooling around and hop on the PVRIS bandwagon. Need proof? Allow me…

PVRIS are one of the must-see buzz bands on this summer’s Warped Tour, and after listening to their music it’s not hard to understand why. Fronted by Lynn Gunn, this fast-rising three piece offer a unique take on rock that is both beautifully melancholy and impossible to resist, with lyrics that cut straight to the heart of anyone willing to listen. Their latest, “St. Patrick,” exemplifies this well, and in recent weeks the group took time from their busy schedule to perform that single …

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Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s New Single “Bigger Party”

Boston indie rock group Speedy Ortiz were one of several bands listed on Adult Swim’s Summer Singles series for this year, joining the list alongside Wye Oak, The Field, Miguel, Run the Jewels, Dan Deacon, and more. Today we get to hear their contribution to the series, “Bigger Party.”

Keeping in line with the grunge pop of 2013’s Major Arcana and this year’s Real Hair EP, Speedy Ortiz serve up a joyful slew of alt-rock riffs and and power chords that, much like before, keep you smiling with snark. With a chorus like “I’m sorry for the time I made …

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36 People Were Sent To The Hospital During Opening Night Of Avicii’s US Tour

Another week, another story about young people not knowing how to handle their high at a large scale EDM event.

The Boston Globe is reporting that 36 people were sent to the hospital last night during a performance from top 40 artist Avicii at TD Garden. The event was the opening night of Avicii’s US and European tour, which is scheduled to run until September. No deaths or life threatening injuries have been reported.

As the story goes, throngs of dance music fans descended on TD Garden yesterday following a sunny day in Boston that included temperatures in the upper …

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Chris Restaino Releases New EP

Boston based musician Chris Restaino has released his new EP, Anything That Affects Anything. Originally from the New Jersey area, Restaino migrated to Boston to hone his musical skills at the Berklee College of Music. During his time in Beantown, he has released multiple EPs, all while being the bassist in Vitamin Sun, another Boston based act.

Anything That Affects Anything is a vibrant landscape of lush textures, hectic musicianship, and melodies that compliment the music in intriguing and ambitious ways. Providing a more dynamic setting from his previous EP, This Time It’s Alive, Anything That Affects

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Required Listening: The Field Effect – “Jenny (It’s Getting Late)”

New England has been a hotbed for indie/alt rock talent in recent years, and one of my personal favorite groups to watch develop during that time has been none other than The Field Effect. Their 2012 effort (Cartography) showcased a band primed for the major leagues, and their recognition has only continued to grow since its release. Today, the band partnered with the fine people at Vanyaland to share their latest material, and I am willing to wager up front you will think it’s their best work to date.

“Jenny (It’s Getting Late)” is the A-side to a …

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Michael Christmas Releases “Y’all Trippin” Music video

Following a spring that found him garnering praise from around the music industry for the release of Is This Art?, Boston native Michael Christmas has made his first promotional play of the summer by dropping the official video for “Y’all Trippin.”

Shot in New York City in recent weeks, “Y’all Trippin” finds Christmas riding subways and putting in work to prepare for a freestyle dance gathering that takes place towards the end of the video. The Goldrush-directed clip does a fine job of blending humor into the visuals without pulling your attention away from Christmas’ superb wordplay, which touches …

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UTG Interview: Director William Eubank Discusses ‘The Signal’

We are in the midst of one of the most overcrowded summer movie seasons of all time. Each and every week a slew of great titles have been rolling out into theaters, and this weekend is certainly no exception. I know it can be tempting to give into advertising and see the latest mega-blockbuster starring everyone’s favorite celebrities, but if you’re looking for original ideas and truly engaging cinema then I must demand you drop everything you have planned and see William Eubank’s new film, The Signal.

Opening this week, The Signal tells a coming of age story unlike …

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Watch: Morrissey Debuts “Kick The Bride Down The Aisle” In Boston

After being forced to cancel a handful of performances last week, Morrissey returned to the stage in Boston over the weekend and surprised fans with the live debut of a brand new song.

“Kick The Bride Down The Aisle” is one of many songs set to appear on Morrissey’s upcoming album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business. Over the weekend, the song was performed for the first time ever in front of a sold out crowd at the historic Boston Opera House. We were not on hand for the show, unfortunately, but lucky for us and the rest …

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LIVE REVIEW: S. Carey in Allston, MA (4/17/14)

Under The Gun Review sent staff writer, Drew Caruso, to the Great Scott in Allston, MA on April, 17 to experience S.Carey with support from White Hinterland and Words Like Earth.

If you were unsure, I absolutely loved S. Carey’s new album, Range of Light. It is a masterpiece of sound, highly illuminated by Carey’s natural admiration for the giving Earth around us. Since the songs on Range of Light made it to my ears, I have yet to put it down. With the tracks high on my thoughts, I was more than pleased to attend the Allston stop …

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American Hi-Fi Announce New Album, Share “Allison”

It’s been five years since we last had an album from Boston’s pop punk mixtape legends American Hi-Fi, but now they’re back for real. American Hi-Fi will be releasing Blood & Lemonade on September 16 via Rude Records.

The band broke the news to fans at a sold-out show two nights ago. Singer Stacy Jones added the following:

We can’t wait for people to hear Blood & Lemonade! It’s a return to a big guitar sound that is most reminiscent of our first album. I am so proud of the songs on this record. It looks like we have