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Riot Fest 2013

Riot Fest Announces Day-By-Day Lineups In Chicago

Riot Fest announced the day-by-day lineups for its Chicago, IL festival dates. The festival invites huge names including Fall Out Boy, Bad Religion, The Replacements, Andrew W.K., Blink-182, Rancid and so many more. It’s the can’t miss event of 2013.

Click through the link provided to access ticket purchasing. Head through the jump to look and see exactly who is playing on what day of Riot Fest. Who are you most excited to see in the Windy City?…


Tallhart Robbed Of Everything In Chicago

Equal Vision Records outfit Tallhart were robbed of clothes, shoes, electronics, and a ton of gear and equipment in Chicago last night. Read a message from the band and feel free to help them out by purchasing something from their online store. Let the tour continue!

Hey everyone. So, we were robbed last night and our window was smashed in. Bullshit, yes. However, we are definitely going to make every date on this tour. (If nothing worse happens, of course). We have enough gear to continue. Also, enough cash/credit cards for repairs.

matt nathanson

Hear Matt Nathanson Cover Fall Out Boy’s “Young Volcanoes”

It feels like the covers never stop coming, and we’re not complaining. Our good friends Property of Zack just shared an acoustic cover of Fall Out Boy‘s “Young Volcanoes” done by Matt Nathanson. The cover was recorded and posted to YouTube in what looks like his home. Watch the video below.

Just a few days ago we saw Taylor Swift cover “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” with frontman Patrick Stump himself. Give that a watch here, and then get ready for their next single release, “Alone Together”.

If you’re lucky enough to be …

Riot Fest 2013

Riot Fest Chicago Updates Lineup And Adds Huge Bands

Riot Fest added huge names onto their Chicago dates that include the likes of Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K. and many more. The rest can be found below, along with the names of groups that had to regrettably cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Chicago portion of Riot Fest will take place from September 13 through the 15 so be sure to grab your ticket packages right here. Under The Gun Review is proud to be sponsoring the entire fest!

Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K., Hatebreed, T.S.O.L., Off With

Red Bull Sound Select

See Azealia Banks, The Gaslight Anthem, Frightened Rabbit, and More for Free

The only thing that beats free shows are free shows in the summer. Thanks to Red Bull, a new concert series called Red Bull Sound Select will be happening in ten cities across America from July 26 – 28. Artists include The Gaslight Anthem, MetricAzealia Banks, Dirty Projectors, Frightened Rabbit, Erykah Badu, Juicy J, Yeasayer, and plenty more. Each event has been curated by “local music influences”, so there’s some local flavor in there, too.

Cities being hit up are Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, and …

Late in the playoffs - alive and on your own

REVIEW: Late In The Playoffs – Alive And On Your Own

Artist: Late In The Playoffs
Album: Alive and On Your Own
Genre: Pop-punk
Label: Unsigned

Late In The Playoffs’ new album, Alive & On Your Own, is a huge step in their progression as a band. Aaron Goldschmidt is now sharing more of the vocal duties with guitarist Conor Pagé, providing a rich contrast throughout the record. Instrumentals feel much richer than before and the lyrical content is noticeably heavier. This group of Chicago’s finest are moving forward as those who shrugged them off before are taken aback and taking notice.

The album is a mix of new and old …

The Maine

The Maine’s Tour Bus Catches Fire In Chicago

Earlier this evening The Maine‘s tour bus caught on fire while they were in Chicago, due to an exposed electrical wire by one of the bunks. We are happy to say that no one was hurt in the fire, and no significant damage was caused. Just a single bunk, and some personal belongings were burned. You can read the full statement from the band by taking a look below the jump.

The band has no plans on stopping their tour, and are scheduled to make their appearance tomorrow in Michigan. You can check out their Facebook page for a …

Rockie Fresh 2013

MUSIC VIDEO: Rockie Fresh – “God Is Great”

Maybach Music Group newcomer Rockie Fresh represents his hometown of Chicago in the new music video for “God Is Great.”

The track comes from MMG’s Self Made 3 mixtape and showcases a different side of the label, which we thoroughly appreciate. Rick Ross brought the 22-year-old onto the team last year and shows us he’s committed to a more experimental side of hip-hop.

Don’t forget to check out Rockie’s appearance on the official Omarion remix of his single “M.I.A.” as well. He shines on that track.…

Real Friends

Real Friends Stream ‘Put Yourself Back Together’ EP

Chicago pop punk favorites Real Friends have released a stream of their new EP, Put Yourself Back Together.

Offering up another fitting edition to their unique brand of pop punk, Put Yourself Back Together is another heartbroken, emo-referencing collection of basement anthems for crowded venues with poor equipment and walls drenched in sweat. No song strays too far outside the standard Real Friends sound, in fact one could say it’s a by-the-book offering at best, but if their sound is what makes your heart race and knees shake you’ll be happy to have spent time awaiting its release. You …


Riot Fest Unveils Two New Cities; Partners With Absolutevoices for VIP Contest

Last week the internet lost its mind when Riot Fest announced an amazing lineup for the annual Chicago music event. Today two additional cities were announced as playing host to Riot Fests of their own, and this time UTG is getting in on the action.

Riot Fest will also be hitting Toronto (Aug 24-Aug 25) and Denver (Sept 21-Sept 22) this year, with lineups that will be unveiled in the weeks ahead. If Chicago was any sign of what we can expect in these cities, you may want to start planning your roadtrips now. Tickets for both events will go …

Late In The Playoffs Never Wrong

UTG EXCLUSIVE: Late In The Playoffs – “Never Wrong”

Late In The Playoffs became site favorites with the release of Everything I Know, a 5-song EP from the promising Chicago pop-rock band that featured my favorite song of 2011.

They continued their role and we continued our coverage of their growth with a premiere of “Force of Nature,” one of two singles from The Wayside Sessions released in May of last year.

Now, as the band is rearing to release their full length album, Alive And On Your Own, we’re happy to host and offer a free download of the new song, “Never Wrong.”

Look below for …

Real Friends

Real Friends New EP ‘Put Yourself Back Together’

Chicago, IL rock outfit Real Friends will be putting out a seven song EP on June 4, called Put Yourself Back Together, and has the UTG crew excited.

The only other information released is the cover artwork for Put Yourself Back Together and the official release date. Stay locked on the site for further details, streams, and more from Real Friends in the weeks to come.

View the artwork by simply heading through the “Read More” link provided.…