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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Knock Knock’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is loved by the UTG staff more than Halloween. With October’s arrival, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a slew of features and special announcements we have prepared …

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A Dose of The Dear Hunter, a Calming Cure

On Tuesday, September 22, I suffered–for the first time in my life–what I can only describe as a nervous breakdown. Layer upon layer of concealed stress and anxiety finally erupted, systematically shorting out my brain, leaving me to withstand the …


Blurred: It’s OK Not To Be OK

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I don’t think we are vulnerable enough. Being vulnerable is another type of courage. Perhaps we are too much in love with being invincible. A couple weeks ago, I took a look …


FEATURE: Stop Making Excuses & Start Listening To Oh Honey

This probably won’t be that hard for you to believe, but despite the fact I more or less make a living talking about music there are still great new bands that I don’t discover until well after they have made …


FEATURE: What Might Happen To The Hulk After ‘Age Of Ultron’

SPOILER ALERT: In order to write this article I must discuss the final minutes of Avengers: Age Of Ultron. If you don’t want anything ruined, please click off this page and return after you have seen the film. Don’t …


EDITORIAL: 10 Years of Emanuel’s ‘Soundtrack to a Headrush’

In September of 2005, I enrolled in an introductory guitar course through my high school, certain that a few tricky bar chords were all that separated me from a rock star life on the road. Unfortunately, the whole musician thing …


Trust Me, “Cha Cha” From D.R.A.M. Is Your New Favorite Song

Every once in a while a song comes along that truly sounds like nothing else on the market. It’s a rare moment of discovery that is becoming increasingly hard to stumble upon in the digital age, but for those willing …

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At 29, I’ve Finally Begun To Appreciate Music

Most of my life, music hasn’t really been something that I would consider essential. Sure, it is something that I use on a daily basis, but not anything that would make me emotionally invested. During my teenage years, like most …


Here’s Why It’s Okay To Think That Fall Out Boy Song Isn’t All That Great

This James Shotwell-opposing diss track began as a joke and gradually got a little heated. I was heckling him about his swooning over Fall Out Boy’s newly-released “Fourth Of July.” He gave me the title and suggested I write an


Here’s Why Fall Out Boy’s “Fourth Of July” Is The First Great Song Of 2015

We’re essentially halfway into the first month of 2015 at this point, and I think it’s fair to say there have not been many game-changing singles or albums released just yet. Not that we should expect such, of course, but …

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Eden The Cat Is The ‘Amateur’ Songwriter No One Can Resist

Every year I tell myself I am going to dedicate more time to writing about artists on the rise that no one else makes time to cover, and every year those good intentions fade before the heat of summer arrives. …

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Remembering Wayne Static: 10 Songs Everyone Should Know

The news of Wayne Static’s passing has shocked rock fans around the world, including every single member of the Under The Gun team. Many of us grew up listening to Static’s music, and some even cite Wisconsin Death Trip as …

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