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Shaky Knees Music Festival Will Feature The National, Modest Mouse, and More

In the coming months, the shifting seasons will yield warmer temperatures, which will in turn signal the arrival of a most joyous time of year for all music lovers: festival season.

This coming Spring, it seems like Atlanta, GA will the place to be, as it will play host to the second annual Shaky Knees Music Festival. The event will run May 9-11 at Atlantic Station, and feature a cavalcade of stellar acts, including The National, The Gaslight Anthem, Modest Mouse, Alabama Shakes, Local Natives, and many more. You can catch the full lineup after the break.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Rebuker – “Death & Taxes”

For those who aren’t familiar with Rebuker, here’s your chance to right that wrong by checking out the Georgia hardcore outfit’s brand new music video for “Death & Taxes” after the jump. Featuring live footage from multiple shows (including a clip of their manager, ex-The Chariot frontman Josh Scogin, joining them on stage), the visuals perfectly depict their insane live performances that have made a name for the band (and will undoubtedly continue to do so in 2014).

After checking out “Death & Taxes,” also be sure to head over to Bandcamp to give Rebuker’s debut EP, Familiar Stranger


UTG TV: Janelle Monáe Talks ‘The Electric Lady’ And New Year’s Eve Performance

Ladies and gentlemen, here she is. Billboard’s Rising Star of 2013.

In 2010, Janelle Monáe reinvented pop music with her debut release The ArchAndroid. This year she returned to the forefront with The Electric Lady– a multi-suite album centered around empowering female protagonists–that wound up topping numerous radio charts and end-of-year lists. It wasn’t long before she won Billboard’s Rising Star of 2013, an award previously given to Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj.

Before ringing in the new year by performing as the headliner at the 25th Annual Peach Drop in Atlanta for the “Year of the Peanut” with …

The Chariot 2013 Feature

EDITORIAL: This is a Celebration – Some Parting Thoughts on a Band Called The Chariot

Call it weird, but there was always this part of me that had known deep down inside that One Wing would be The Chariot’s final album. Yes, this Douglasville-based act had already released four prior albums as well as a label-released demo EP [talk about an oxymoron], but it wasn’t until that summer in 2012 that it felt like they had come out of the studio with something that sounded complete.

“Complete” doesn’t exactly have to mean polished, and complete doesn’t have to mean perfect. I mean, what does “perfect” mean in the world of music anyway? I’m talking …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Prophet – “Filth”

Georgia beatdown deathcore outfit Prophet have released a music video featuring live footage from multiple shows for “Filth.” The track comes from their most recent release, Bottom Feeder, which is available as a free download on Bandcamp.

Follow the jump to check out the video for “Filth,” and while you’re at it, be sure to give Prophet a like on Facebook to keep up with all of their future plans.…


Norma Jean Premiere “If You Got It At Five, You Got It At Fifty”

Georgia metalcore outfit Norma Jean are streaming a brand new single, entitled “If You Got It At Five, You Got It At Fifty,” exclusively on MetalSucks. The song comes from the group’s forthcoming sixth full-length, Wrongdoers, which is set to be released August 6 via Razor & Tie Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently available on MerchNow.

Norma Jean will be on the road throughout July and August as part of this year’s edition of The Summer Slaughter Tour, so check out the confirmed dates here.…


Look Alive Premiere “Inquisition”

Atlanta pop-punk outfit Look Alive have teamed up with our friends over at Absolute Punk to premiere a new song called “Inquisition.” The track is the first taste of material from the group’s forthcoming debut EP, Mistakes & Milestones, which is set to be released July 2 via Autumn + Colour Records.

Check out the ABSOLUTExclusive stream of “Inquisition” and take a look at the pre-order options for Mistakes & Milestones on iTunes and Autumn + Colour Records’ official webstore if you like what you hear.…


Chief Keef Arrested In Georgia

Seventeen-year-old rapper Chief Keef continues to find himself tangled in legal troubles this morning as news of yet another arrest has begun surfacing online.

According to an article on TMZ, Keef was taken into custody while in DeKalb County, Georgia yesterday on charges of “disorderly conduct.” The events leading up to police involvement remain unclear, but Keef was allowed to leave last night (presumably after paying a small fine). After he was free, Keef tweeted “Jus Got Out Of Dekalb County jail In Atlanta Mad As fuck.”

This isn’t the first time Keef has had a run in with …

He Is We

STREAM: He Is We – “Georgia”

Singer-songwriter outfit He Is We had a little surprise for some of their fans on February 13th – a new song.

“Here is your surprise!!! Introducing our new song “Georgia” accompanied by all of you beautiful faces!” read the caption at the beginning of the clip premiering He Is We’s new song. Indeed, the photo-album accompanying “Georgia” is cutesy, saccharine ooey-gooey sweetness, replete with pictures of lovey-dovey couples generally in some sort of state of embrace.  Yep, just when you think you’ve escaped Valentine’s Day’s velvety clutches, it pounces.

So TRIGGER WARNING: for those of you who can stand a …


Sweetlife Festival 2013 Line-Up Unleashed

The official line-up announcement has been made for this year’s Sweetlife Festival 2013 and boasts a huge list of artists/bands.

This festivial will take place on May 11 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Leading the way as the top acts for the festivities are Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Passion Pit. Coming along for the event as well are Kendrick Lamar, Gary Clark Jr., Solange, Youth Lagoon, Holy Ghost!, MS MR, and Robert DeLong.

General admission, pavilion/pit access, and VIP tickets go on sale February 8 (Friday). …

Royal Thunder

25 Days Of Metal 2012: #7 Royal Thunder – CVI

Rather than counting down the days until we can celebrate Christmas, this year we’re bringing you a series of metal posts will be celebrating the countdown until we don’t have to be inundated with Christmas music and decorations everywhere. To coincide with this countdown we’ll be posting our top 25 metal (and metal-ish) albums of 2012. 25 days of hell, 25 rad metal albums to make up for it.

Coming straight from the heart of where some of the best sludge and stoner metal was born (Georgia), Royal Thunder have laid their cards down on the table with quite a …

Be Easy 2012

STREAM: Be Easy – Not My Month

Warner Robins, Georgia pop-punk outfit Be Easy have released a brand new stream of their song “Not My Month” and is currently streaming here on Under The Gun Review. Our staff is thoroughly enjoying this upbeat blend of melodic guitars and catchy hooks so give it a couple spins!

This song off of their upcoming full length, entitled I Hope You Hear Me, which was produced by Jesse Cannon. The release date for Be Easy is still in the works but expect UTG to have that information in the coming weeks.

You can certainly expect 10 tracks of the …