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Feel Your Skin Crawl While Watching the Debut Trailer for ‘Nightcrawler’

I have to let you know this up front: I’m a huge fan of Jake Gyllenhaal’s. I think he is wildly under appreciated, and does a lot of really great character work in almost all of his films, that usually ends up going unnoticed. Today, we are pleased to share with you the undeniably creepy trailer for Gyllenhaal’s new film, Nightcrawler.

The directorial debut of writer Dan Gilroy (The Fall, Real Steel, Bourne Legacy), Nightcrawler tells the story of Lou Bloom, a strangely driven man who in his attempt to find a job, discovers the dark world …

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REVIEW: Sharknado

Film: Sharknado
Directed by: Anthony C. Ferrante
Studio: SyFy Channel

Sharknado. If the thought of a bunch of sharks being thrown around in a tornado doesn’t make you smile immediately, you’re probably not the target audience of this film, so you might as well stop reading. When the UTG office caught wind of Sharknado’s existence this past October, we all lost our minds. Harkening back to the golden age of monster movies from the 50s and 60s, the SyFy Channel is single handedly bringing glorious b-movie fun back to the masses. Sharknado had me laughing and cheering throughout the …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Face to Face – “Right as Rain”

Legendary LA punks Face to Face released their new music video today for their song “Right as Rain,” today. While the video is nothing to write home about, it’s simplicity perfectly mirrors the band’s style. Face to Face is no stranger to creating really catchy punk music, and today we get to see that they are still capable of doing so.

Face to Face recently released their latest full-length album, Three Chords and a Half Truth, which was put out through Antagonist Records and Rise Records.

You can check out the video after the break.…

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ALBUM STREAM: Rotting Out – The Wrong Way

Alternative Press is streaming the new album from LA hardcore group Rotting Out today on their website. Named The Wrong Way, the album is vicious, fast, and has that same LA-hardcore sound you’ve grown to love.

The Wrong Way comes out May 7 on 6131 Records, so if you like what you hear, make sure you pick it up.

Click through the break to listen to the record and mosh in front of your computer screen.

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BACON 182: Mark Trombino Opens Donut Shop; Names Products After Bands

Legendary musician and producer Mark Trombino has worked with a variety of gigantic alt rock bands, but before reading the rest of this story it’s safe to say most of you only know him from his work with Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, and the like. So let’s say you were Mark and had spent the better part of two decades working with these bands when you suddenly realized you had passions outside of music. What would you do? If you were Mark, you’d take the road less traveled.

Several years ago, Mark Trombino realized he had a passion for donuts, …

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Lil Wayne Facing Lawsuit Over Skateboard Beat Down

LA Weekly is reporting that Lil Wayne is back in the tabloids and facing charges for his alleged assault of Los Angeles promoter Alfred Marino. Marino explains that he was just trying to get a picture of the rapper in May (2012) when one of his crew became irate and struck him in the head with a skateboard.

Alfred Marino told sources, “[His bodyguards] started tripping and saying, ‘I told you that Lil Wayne does not want to be bothered.’ I told them I have taken pictures of tons of people and I just want to show my friends that

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The Ghost Inside Announces “Get What You Give” Headlining Tour, Stick to Your Guns to Support

In what seems to be one of the best tours of 2013 so far (at least that have been announced), Los Angeles metalcore group The Ghost Inside will be going out on a headlining tour with Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, and Rotting Out this Spring. Trekking all across the United States, there is a very large possibility this tour is heading towards your city, or at least one close enough to drive to.

For those unfamiliar, The Ghost Inside put out their sophomore release Get What You Give in 2012, and if you haven’t …

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Set Your Goals Postpones SoCal Holiday Show; Band Releases Statement

It is with much dismay that we here at UTG announce that Set Your Goals will be postponing their upcoming holiday show at Los Angeles’ Chain Reaction this Friday, December 7. The decision was made because of vocalist Jordan Brown’s recently ruptured achilles tendon from Sunday’s show. Rest assured that the band’s loyal Southern Californian fans will still have a show to attend in the future, once Brown has been cleared to actually move around at shows (because let’s face it: watching somebody sing in a wheelchair is boring).

This Time Next Year (who were originally planning on making this …

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UTG PHOTOS: Twenty One Pilots (5/27/12)

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas attended another Twenty One Pilots show this past weekend. She captured some photos from TOP’s show at Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH on May 27th.

After attending the Twenty One Pilots show in Pittsburgh, I had to attend the Cleveland show at Grog Shop (I was planning on attending the Cleveland date even before going to the Pittsburgh show). I was definitely not disappointed at this show! The crowd was significantly larger, but that is expected when TOP plays a home state show. Many fans from all over the state of Ohio traveled to …

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UTG PHOTOS: Twenty One Pilots (5/25/12)

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas went to Twenty One Pilots‘ first headlining show at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA on May 25th.

So I’m a new fan of Twenty One Pilots, which leads this to be my first time seeing them live. I follow the record label, Fueled By Ramen, so I thought I should check out the newest members of the label. The day FBR announced TOP was part of the family, I checked them out and instantly fell in love with their tunes. Not to mention they’re from my home state of Ohio and can …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Twenty One Pilots

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas had the chance to sit down with Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots for an interview. For the past month, Twenty One Pilots have been in LA recording for their new album to release on Fueled By Ramen later this year. The band returned to their home state of Ohio to play a weekend of shows. Their first stop was in Pittsburgh, PA for their first Pittsburgh headlining show at Stage AE on May 25th.

Under The Gun has the exclusive interview with Twenty One Pilots after the jump. See what …

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Twenty One Pilots Are In The Studio

New signees of Fueled By Ramen, Twenty One Pilots are working on a new EP to release on the label. The band is also hoping to release a full length album on Fueled By Ramen by the end of the year. Once done recording their EP the band will embark on a wide range national tour, which will be announced soon.

Twenty One Pilots are currently in LA recording their EP. This is a total different process from previous recordings the band has done (recording in a basement to recording in a studio). You can read the whole studio update …