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Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Performs “Sleepyhead” Acoustic in His Bed

Passion Pit have been silent throughout 2014, likely at work on a new album, but today we get to see frontman Michael Angelakos singing once again. The band’s creator took to YouTube today to share an intimate acoustic rendition of their hit song “Sleepyhead” — from his very own bed.

The Manners cut gets such a stylish reveal thanks to MyMusicRx’s Bedstock event, a mission to make the world’s first ongoing music festival where artists use their bedrooms as makeshift venues. The new online festival hopes to deliver “the healing power of music” to kids and teens while raising …

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Kanye West is Playing a Free Show in Times Square Tonight

A free Kanye West show seems too good to be true. Tonight, however, is the real deal. Kanye West will perform in New York City’s Times Square at 7:30PM as a part of the World AIDS Day Concert.

U2 are throwing a surprise World AIDS Day (RED) performance in the city, but since Bono’s bike accident on November 16 has left him unable to perform, they asked some friends to step in. Those friends just happen to be Kanye West and Carrie Underwood. U2 will still perform, taking on the moniker U2 Minus 1 with help from Bruce Springsteen and …

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LIVE REVIEW: Riot Fest Denver (Days 2 & 3)

I was so proud of myself for waking up the morning after my first night at Riot Fest Denver and cranking out my review of ‘Day 1’ that I believed wholeheartedly I would be able to repeat that act the following two days. “I’ll be the first to press ‘post’ out of every journalist there,” I thought. Turns out, I don’t know my body as well as I thought because the rest of my weekend in Denver required far more sleep than expected. For that, I apologize.

Now that the ringing in my ears has subsided and the festival banners …

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Ray LaMontagne Stops Concert While Couple Continues Talking In The Front Row, Refuses To Resume Until They Leave

The number one unwritten rule of attending any live performance is making sure you show the person/group performing a little respect. Put down your phone, stop talking amongst yourselves, and become one with the event taking place all around you. Simple, right? Not for one West Michigan couple.

Last night, Ray LaMontagne took his summer tour to Frederick Meijer Gardens on the outskirts of Grand Rapids, MI. In the middle of his performance, LaMontagne noticed a couple in the front row who refused to stop talking to one another. He continued to perform for a short time, but ultimately brought …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Glass Animals Discuss ‘Zaba’ and Touring the US

Who says that nice guys finish last? This year has been incredible for Glass Animals. With the release of their first full-length, Zaba, and their first tour of the U.S. (which sold out multiple dates all over), humility and kindness has reaped its benefits for this English outfit. And they couldn’t be more grateful.

When you see this band live, that’s exactly what you get. Between the multiple thank yous that the band gives, to the interaction and fun nature they deliver to the crowd, and the final goodbye; nothing but pure, humble attitudes. Not only that, but …

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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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Celebrate On The Beach With The Bouncing Souls

Who is getting tired of hearing about these album anniversaries? Here’s a real anniversary: The Bouncing Souls are turning 25 years old. Yes, that is true. The Souls have been a band for two years longer than I’ve been alive and I say “hooray” to that!

After two and a half decades and nine full length albums, the band has taken to social media today to inform the world that they will be performing a special dual-anniversary party in Asbury Park. The show will be happening on July 19 and feature The Menzingers as well as Ted Leo. In addition …

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GOD SAVE SLIM SHADY: Eminem Announces Show At Wembley Stadium In London

Are you British? Do you love Eminem? Then you’re in luck. Unfortunately, I’m in New York, so I doubt I’ll be making this specific show.

About a half hour ago (in true Sex Pistols’ fashion), the “Rap God” announced a one-off date in London on July 11 at Wembley Stadium via his Instragram account, as well as BBC radio.

The rapper’s most recent release The Marshall Mathers LP 2 came out in September of last year. He has a few tour dates slated for August, but has not confirmed any major national tours as of yet.

“One step at …

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LIVE REVIEW: Son Lux @ Institute Of Contemporary Art (3/21/14)

Out of all the acts listed on Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art 2014 schedule, experimental electronic musician Son Lux was easily the most thrilling prospect. As a giant glass cube, the ICA is one of Boston’s more modern buildings, only rivaled by MIT’s Stata CenterSon Lux, the stage name for 34-year-old Ryan Lott, blended in with the museum’s hidden theater three floors up, exploring dark synths and hybrid chamber pop with a relaxed mentality that wrangled the overall sound into one bubble.

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UTG PHOTOS: Hopsin (2/22/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to photograph Hopsin at Irving Plaza in New York City on February 22, 2014.

Hopsin, Hopsin, Hopsin. I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff go down at Irving Plaza. It’s one of those iconic New York City venues that although it doesn’t have the highest capacity still manages to book big names. I’ve seen Wiz Khalifa there for $10. I’ve seen the likes of Rise Against, Story of the Year, From First To Last, and countless more command that room. Hell, my father even saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers there once. The …

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No Oasis Reunion; Band Re-Releasing First Three Studio Albums In 2014

Oasis are one of the few bands who can still cause a digital fuss online whenever they decide to make an announcement. Not so unlike The Smiths, every hint of action from within the Oasis camp is immediately extrapolated by fans and the press to signify signs of a reunion and possible album/tour/etc. The story this week was that Oasis may finally be putting aside their differences and getting back together, but the truth of the matter is far less incredible.

According to a new update on the recently relaunched Oasis website:

To celebrate the twentieth year since the

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Harlot (Asking Alexandria Side Project) Announce First-Ever Live Performance

Danny Worsnop’s other band have announced their first-ever live performance.

Having spent the better part of 2013 working on their debut album, Harlot will usher in 2014 this afternoon with the news they will be making their live debut at Rock On The Range. The festival, which takes place every year in Columbus, Oh, welcomes dozens of the nation’s top rock bands over a three-day period. You can view a poster for the event below.

Harlot formed in 2013 and, as mentioned above, spent the majority of the year working on material for their as-of-yet unreleased debut album. The …