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Skate and Surf

Skate & Surf Festival Announces First Set Of Bands for 2015

Asbury Park, NJ’s very own Skate & Surf Festival has just unveiled the first wave of bands who will be playing their fest in 2015, and it is a very interesting combination.

The festival is scheduled for May 16 and 17. On the lineup are incredible bands such as Manchester Orchestra, The Wonder Years, Dropkick Murphys, a reunited From Autumn To Ashes and so many more. The festival will also see numerous up-and-coming acts such as Beach Slang, Pentimento, Dads, etc.

Tickets for Skate & Surf 2015 are now available here. Make sure …


Dropkick Murphys Cancel Upcoming Show Due to Fatal Bus Accident

Early this morning, Dropkick Murphys were on their way through the Southern United States when a man suddenly jumped out in front of their tour bus.

Sadly, the man was killed in what is believed to be a suicide, rendering the rattled Dropkick Murphys tour unit unable to make it to their next show in Tulsa, OK.

The band expressed their sentiments on the tragic incident via their Facebook page, where they reiterated the recent news that vocalist Al Barr had just left the tour due to the loss of a close friend.

As a result, ticket-holders will receive …


Skate And Surf Festival Confirms First Artist For 2015 Edition

We love Skate and Surf Festival here at UTG, and we’re eagerly anticipating details on next year’s edition of the fest. Today, the people behind the festival have revealed the first artist playing in 2015: Dropkick Murphys.

Presumably one of the headliners, Dropkick Murphys are a big acquisition for the New Jersey punk music festival; this year was headlined by Saosin, Circa Survive, and Midtown. Skate and Surf will be held next year in Asbury Park, NJ and loyalty tickets go on sale November 28, but we’re still waiting to hear about a final date. If history is any …


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 …

Flogging Molly at Roseland Ballroom

UTG PHOTOS: Flogging Molly (2/27/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Roseland Ballroom in New York City to photograph Flogging Molly on February 27, 2014.

In 2004, Flogging Molly released Within A Mile Of Home. I was 13 years old and I bought the 12” record at the mall. It was one of my early new vinyl purchases. Shortly after, I purchased their previous record Drunken Lullabies (2002) on a picture disc. A decade has since gone by and I’ve finally had the chance to see the band perform. From what I can remember, many of the band’s tours were sponsored by …


Metallica Book Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bassnectar And More For Orion Festival

Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, and Robert Trujillo are returning in 2013 with the Orion Festival and is going to blow the roof of of last year’s festivities. This festival will take place at its new venue, Michigan’s Belle Isle, on June 8 and 9.

Announced this morning for the event are acts Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bassnectar, Japandroids, FLAG (a conglomeration of original members from the groundbreaking Black Flag), Rise Against, Dropkick Murphys, The Dillinger Escape Plan and so many more. If this line-up does not excite you then you probably are not in the right place.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Dropkick Murphys – “The Boys Are Back”

We raved about Dropkick Murphys’ most recent effort, Signed And Sealed In Blood, when it dropped earlier in January. Now we’re going to rave about the music video for “The Boys Are Back”, the opening track and the third single from the album.

So which tough guy trope did the Boston-based celtic punk band decide to run with for this clip? Mobsters? No, that doesn’t send a very positive message. Center the whole thing around a The Town-like heist? Same issue.

Nope, Dropkick took things to the boxing ring. I’d say it’s reminiscent of The Fighter, but …

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Far From Finished – “Mother Mercy”

Kick your Saturday afternoon off right with some good ol fashioned punk rawk from Far From Finished.

The Boston based act likens their sound to “Dropkick Murphy’s“, a band that I’m not familiar with. Or maybe it’s a southie pub they play at a lot or something?

In any case, “Mother Mercy” showcases lead singer Steve Neary’s whiskey-soaked vocals and the “screw the authority” ‘tude that Far From Finished embraces over the course of a 3 minute headbanging blast.

Crack open a Sam Adams (if you’re of age and that’s the kind of thing you’re into) and …


REVIEW: Dropkick Murphys – Signed And Sealed In Blood

Artist: Dropkick Murphys
Album: Signed And Sealed In Blood
Label: Born & Bred Records
Genre: Celtic Punk

It sure is easy to say this at this point of the year, but listening to a Dropkick Murphys record is kind of like having a typical holiday family get-together, but in your headphones. There are several elements that feel vaguely familiar, others that feel just as familiar as the back of your hand, that are all combined together to make for an ultimately fun experience. With that said, the band’s latest release, Signed And Sealed In Blood is one hell of a …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Dropkick Murphys – “The Season’s Upon Us”

Continuing with more Christmas spirit this morning, Dropkick Murphys have released their new video for “The Season’s Upon Us” and can be viewed on UTG!

Grab Signed and Sealed in Blood when it hits stores and everywhere on January 8 through Born & Bred Records. Pre-order here on iTunes.

“We’re so proud to premiere the video for ‘The Season’s Upon Us’ just in time for Christmas… This is the second video off our new album SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD — out January 8 !!!”


Dropkick Murphys Announce St. Patrick’s Day Tour

Legendary Irish-punk group Dropkick Murphys announced their 2013 edition of their annual St. Patrick’s Day Tour, and we have all the dates here. Every year the shows are absolutely wild, and I can’t imagine a reason why this year would be any different. The dates span from late February to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, where they will end in Boston, MA.

Dropkick Murphys also announced today that their newest LP Signed and Sealed in Blood will be released on January 8, and will also available for presale on Black Friday, November 23.

Check out the dates after the break, …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Dropkick Murphys – “Rose Tattoo”

Celtic-American punk rockers Dropkick Murphys have released their new music video for the song “Rose Tattoo” and is streaming here. This song is off of the group’s forthcoming release, Signed And Sealed In Blood, releasing on January 8 via their own label Born & Bred Records.

Bassist/singer Ken Casey had this to say about the video on Rolling Stone. “The lyrics and story of this song document important moments, milestones and people in my life as shown through the tattoos on my body. To do a video that also has photos and images of the bands’ fans who wear …