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Good Luck Varsity Release Second Track From Final Album

When Good Luck Varsity was white-hot, they entered the studio to record their first full-length record. Countless EPs and years of progress led to that point and fans’ mouths were watering at the thought. Unfortunately, the band announced their split and the record was shelved for quite a while.

Meanwhile, guitarist/vocalists Evan Baker and Ryan Scott Graham went onto other projects; Baker forming American Arson, and Graham joining the exploding State Champs to play bass. Over the year that passed, the guys of Good Luck Varsity began to put their differences aside and discuss the unreleased record.

Details are …

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Shapes & Colors Announce New EP, Release “Rise” Music Video

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan band Shapes & Colors took off to record their upcoming release with producer Aaron Sprinkle.

Months later, the band has returned with a brand new music video from the EP, as well as a release date.

On Display will arrive on March 3, and meanwhile, fans can check out the official video for the song “Rise.”

Stream the official video for “Rise” below the jump and share your thoughts on the new Shapes & Colors:…

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The Next Band To Change Your Life: Empty Houses

If you have been following along to the Twitter chatter in the alternative music realm this week you have no doubt seen someone mention Empty Houses, the Detroit-based trio of Ali Shea, Adam Mercer, and Dave Mackinder (Fireworks). January is a busy time so it’s completely understandable if you didn’t have time to commit to the article those tweets hopefully included, or perhaps you did only to find you had no time to commit to the music in store. That’s fine. Social media has become a flood of ICYMI headlines as of late, so you’ll still have plenty of chances …

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It May Be Impossible To Resist Kid Rock’s “First Kiss”

Say what you will about the career of Kid Rock, but over the better part of the last two decades the Michigan native – who once dominated the rap rock arena – has delivered a steady stream of hits that are hard to forget. From “Cowboy” and “American Badass,” to more laid back fare like “Picture,” Rock has long proven himself more than capable of writing infectious songs with huge hooks. His latest, which just so happens to be the first song off his next studio album, may be his biggest hit in …

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Must See: Watch Attila Perform In A Michigan Backyard In 2008

Everyone has to start somewhere, and for many bands that means playing any show that is willing to have you. Sometimes that means you get to open for cool headliners, but more often than not it means opening a show with an oversized lineup or playing venues your favorite bands would never dare add to their own tour itineraries. This is a story about the latter.

In 2008, Attila were a baby band with breakdowns and bad attitudes to spare. They were far from the genre headliners they are today, and spent a lot of their time booking shows in …

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UTG PHOTOS: Yellowcard, Memphis May Fire & Emarosa (11/7/14)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped over at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI to catch Yellowcard and others live.

I’m back at it again with yet another new photo set. I stopped over at one of my favorite home venues last week to catch Yellowcard‘s most recent headlining tour. First off, it’s starting to get to that season of cold here in Michigan. I don’t do well in the cold and it’s one of things I highly dislike once November hits. But this isn’t a weather report, this is about one fantastic line-up that came through …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Boys Of Fall – “My Promise To Maryland”

Michigan post-hardcore group Boys Of Fall have been keeping very busy these past few months and today we have teamed up with them to debut their newest music video for their track “My Promise To Maryland.”

The video takes place inside the studio, showcasing the entire band, their talents and what they are all about. From the catchy riffs to the memorable vocals from lead vocalist Michael Martenson, Boys Of Fall have proven these past few months that they are a band worth checking out. The video was directed by Michigan hometown director, Brandan Kellar.

“My Promise To Maryland” can …

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Dr. Manhattan’s ‘Jam Dreams’ Is [Finally] Headed To Vinyl

Michigan’s Have Fun Records have announced plans to release a first-ever pressing of Dr. Manhattan‘s Jam Dreams in late September 2014.

News of the indie label’s plans to bring Jam Dreams to vinyl were made public earlier today, August 18. In a letter to fans and friends, a representative for Have Fun wrote:

It’s finally here! An invite to a Jam Dream!

Dr. Manhattan from Wacaonda, IL, will be re-issuing their sophomore LP ‘Jam Dreams’ on vinyl via MI-based indie label Have Fun Records. The album features 12 groovy tracks from the party-punk band co-produced alongside Saves the Day’s

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UTG Album Premiere: Get Stoked – ‘Washington Street’

This is a fact we have no doubt mentioned a thousand times in the past, but UTG is a product of Michigan. We may have moved our offices several times since launching on the campus of Ferris State University in the spring of 2008, but that does not mean our hearts ever left the so-called Mitten State. Part of this is due to the fact the majority of our staff’s family still resides there, and the rest is due to the understanding that no other state offers a more robust or diverse collection of incredible unsigned talent than the 26th …

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Cities And Years Launch “Situations” Live Music Video

Michigan Melodic Hardcore group, Cities And Years launched their brand new live music video earlier via idobi Howl for their track “Situations”.

The video is compiled with head bangs, beer throws, moshing, and just straight up live insanity to show everyone what a Cities And Years show is all about.

You can view the insanity right after the jump. …

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Assassins Release “We The People” Lyric Video

Motor City metalcore group Assassins released a brand new lyric video earlier today for their track called “We The People.”

The band recently dropped a brand new album titled War Of Aggression back in March, in which the track is featured on. You can view the lyric video right after the jump.

Be sure to keep up with the band and see what they are doing. According to a Facebook post, they have some news to announce real soon, so keep an eye out for that.…

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A War Within Release Track Featuring Craig Mabbitt of Escape The Fate

Metalcore trio A War Within have released another new track today titled “Rawsome,” featuring special guest vocalist Craig Mabbitt from Escape The Fate. The band recently released a track last week titled “Holding On” which they also launched a music video for.

The track itself is filled with straight-up rock and roll. If you’re looking for that new party anthem for the rest of the summer, “Rawsome” is right up your alley to blare through your sound system.

You can stream “Rawsome” right after the jump.…