Posts Tagged ‘live’


UTG EXPERIENCE: RiFF RaFF’s ‘Neon Icon’ Tour (4/21/14)

It’s almost midnight and RiFF RaFF just exited the stage at Irving Plaza. Blunt smoke is filling the green room as he finishes taking photos with VIP meet and greet winners. Just when he thought it was over, he’s approached by a group of people who didn’t exactly fit the expected demographic for one of his concerts.

“Ya’ll came in here looking like Duck Dynasty,” RiFF RaFF blurts out to the guests. One of them is wearing a NASCAR t-shirt.

What happened next was undeniably the most interesting thing I’ve seen in a while. Last weekend, I watched Chuck Ragan …

Jay Mohr

UTG INTERVIEW: Jay Mohr On Stand-Up, George Carlin, And His “Hotel California”

“If anyone thinks my show was ‘pretty good,’ then I’ve completely failed.”

It’s hard to edit down an interview when the person you’re talking to is an incredible interviewer himself. Not only did Jay Mohr devote time to our conversation, but he often turned the table, asking me my opinion on various issues.

Furthermore, it is impossible to define Mohr in a succinct way, given that he’s done so many different things so well. You may recognize him as a stand-up comedian or an actor. You may have seen him on Saturday Night Live or listen to his podcast Mohr

The Black Dahlia Murder (D. SKANK PHOTOGRAPHY)

UTG PHOTOS: The Decibel Magazine Tour (4/11/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph The Decibel Magazine Tour on April 11, 2014.

In 2014, March Madness came in the form of decades of metal. The Decibel Magazine Tour spanned across 21 cities, traveling between Orlando and Seattle before wrapping up in the Northeast.

The tour featured metal legends Carcass, our friends in The Black Dahlia Murder, Canada’s Gorguts, and the youngsters in Noisem.

Check out below the jump to see some photos from the show. If you made it out to see any …

Pianos Become The Teeth

Pianos Become The Teeth Perform New Song Live

Pianos Become The Teeth have kept themselves busy in recent months, and they are getting ready to wrap up their tour with La Dispute and Mansions. During a recent performance they debuted a brand new song live, titled “Lesions.” You can watch the performance below the jump.

The band hasn’t released an album since 2011, so the prospect of more new songs from them in the near future is a very exciting one. It’s always a little difficult to get a full understanding of what the song actually sounds like, but even with that in mind it sounds pretty …

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst Debuts Seven New Songs Live

Conor Oberst has been in the music industry since he was twelve years old. It didn’t take him long to establish himself as a talented musician, and over a decade later he has a passionate group of fans. Between his solo work and his time with Bright Eyes and Monsters Of Folk, he’s easily in the double digits on albums. He will be releasing his eighth solo album on May 20 via Nonesuch Records.

He recently performed a short set on Livestream, and during that performance he premiered a number of new songs from his upcoming album. You can watch …


We Want To Be More Than “Just Friends” With Pentimento

As if you needed another reason to love Pentimento, the best thing to come out of upstate New York in the last decade has just released a new video that is sure to make you hunger for their next tour.

Premiering on Hot Topic at 3pm EST today, the video for “Just Friends” features a compilation of live footage shot at the Waiting Room venue in Buffalo, New York. The band plays their hearts out and the fans give back just as much, with cheers and crowd-surfing throughout. You can view the video below:…


Watch Ace Enders Sing a New Song

Some musicians bare so much of themselves that you feel the need to defend them whenever someone takes a swing. Revealing your innermost thoughts isn’t easy, nevertheless to massive crowds. After doing a little more work with I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business and The Early November, Ace Enders  is back and playing a new acoustic song online. Thankfully it’s so beautiful that you won’t need to defend him.

“One More Song” teeters about as Enders stands on his toes, singing with the passion and emotion we’ve come to known. Even though the song is acoustic, it still …


UTG Review @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Joel Creasey – ‘Rock God’

Comic: …

Manchester Orchestra

Watch Manchester Orchestra Perform On ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’

Last night, Georgia’s Manchester Orchestra stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman to perform the title track off their fourth studio album, Cope, which hits shelves today (April 1) via Loma Vista. Check out the outfit’s stellar live performance by following the jump below, and let us know what you think in the replies.

In the next few months, you’ll be able to catch the five-piece as they tour the country with the equally talented Balance and Composure, and the always-wonderful Kevin Devine And The Goddamn Band; view a full list of dates here and check out …

Lydia (Aud Lew Photography)

UTG TV EXCLUSIVE: Lydia Acoustic Session: “The Exit”

UTG TV is back to bring you another acoustic video with an incredible band from the 8123 roster.

On Friday March 21, we caught up with Lydia at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. Currently, the band is on the Illuminate tour, performing all of the songs off of the beloved 2008 release. HRVRD and Golden Sun are along for the ride on this tour, making for a fantastic night of music. You can also see the guys in Golden Sun performing alongside Lydia during the band’s set.

Aside from Illuminate and 2011′s Paint it Golden, Lydia most …

VInnie Caruana of I Am The Avalanche

UTG TV EXCLUSIVE: I Am The Avalanche In-Store Part 2: ‘Avalanche United’

On March 18, our buddies in I Am The Avalanche dropped their third album worldwide. Wolverines is the highly anticipated follow-up to the band’s 2011 release, Avalanche United.

One week prior to release, the band streamed the album in its entirety through Billboard. By the time Looney Tunes CDs hosted IATA’s in-store appearance, most fans already knew the words to all of the new songs. Hopefully after seeing round one of this series you now know all of the words, too. This batch includes some IATA tunes from their popular 2011 release.

Check out below the jump to see …

Son Lux

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.