Posts Tagged ‘michigan’


Cities And Years Release Teaser For New Music

Michigan rock band Cities And Years have released a little something special today that’s about to make music lovers very excited. The band has been keeping quiet lately behind the scenes and today they have released a little teaser for everyone, and my god is it heavy! For fans of Comeback Kid, AFI and Sum 41, Cities And Years is a band to keep your eye on in the coming months.

The whole puzzling thing about the teaser is the symbol that has been released with it as well. What could it mean? I’m sure we’ll all find out soon …


UTG PHOTOS: The Never Sober Tour (3/25/14)

Under The Gun sent guest photographer, Tyler LaBeau, to The Never Sober Tour at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI.

The Never Sober Tour was exactly what the name implies. From the second I got out of my car and walked towards the venue, everyone in line was under the influence and ready to party all night. Before I myself made it inside, I saw one girl get taken away by paramedics, and 3 people turned away at the door for being too far under the influence to function properly. So needless to say, I was at a Juicy J show. …


SHOW PREVIEW: The Never Sober Tour

Billboard charting hip-hop artist Juicy J has been on the road for the past month now on his “Never Sober Tour” with Travi$ Scott and Project Pat which has hit a ton of major markets throughout the U.S, stopping in such legendary cities as Orlando, Washington DC, Boston, New York, and many others that have followed. The tour’s line-up is packed with three very talented artists and I know for a fact that the show itself is amazing.

Juicy J, if you don’t know, is an artist currently making a name for himself in the hip-hop region. He most recently …

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UTG PHOTOS: Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour (3/13/14)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped over at The Palace in Auburn Hills, MI to catch the Neon Lights tour on March 13, 2014.

I decided to break my barriers and went to cover a different type of tour that has been hitting it off hard; the Neon Lights tour. Currently this tour is packed with lots and lots–and I mean LOTS–of extremely talented groups and individual artists. The tour itself brought along a guest host named Collins Key, who was a magician and was seen on America’s Got Talent. While Key kept the crowd all …


Live It Out Announce Final Show

This sucks.

Michigan pop punk outfit Live It Out have announced plans to play their final show later this year.

Taking the stage for one final time on April 12 in Detroit, Live It Out will play their last show with support from Undesirable People, Last Action Hero, and Cities & Years. Tickets are not on sale at this time, but you can view a poster for the event below.

Writing to fans earlier this year about their decision to disband, members of Live It Out posted the following message on Facebook:

Hey everyone. We’ve been through a lot


UTG PHOTOS: Big Gigantic (2/16/14)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped over at the Big Gigantic Tour on February 16 at The Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, MI.

Well, back at it again. Decided to do yet another EDM event that rolled through Michigan at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. If you’ve read any of my previous photo sets, you’ll know that I absolutely dislike how the weather currently is in my home state and how sick it got me, so I was shooting a show while I was getting over the sickness. I survived thankfully and got the job …

Common GRound Festival

Brand New, Circa Survive, The Hold Steady, Say Anything to Play Common Ground Festival

Some lineups seem unreal. Common Ground Festival is one of them.

In its 15th year, the festival boasts an incredible lineup this summer that includes Brand New, Circa Survive, The Hold Steady, Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, and Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band. Other featured artists include 311, Justin Moore, and David Nail.

Common Ground Festival takes place July 8-13 in Lansing, Michigan on the Adado Riverfront Park. General admission tickets start at $89.50 (or a whopping $40.00 if you’re under 10-years-old). Pre-order tickets and see more details at the festival’s website.…


UTG PHOTOS: Fight The Silence Tour (2/10/14)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped over at the Fight The Silence Tour on February 10 at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI.

Well would you look at that– right back at it again at my home venue of The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI. I love this place to death and I was very excited to be covering such a solid tour here once again.

I showed up to the venue right when my good friends in Alive In Standby were sound checking. I didn’t realize that there was locals on this– I assumed it was just the …


UTG Interview: Brandon James Ellis (Talking Trees / Rocky Loves Emily)

Rocky Loves Emily has been one of our favorite pop rock acts on the rise for the last several years, but during 2013 the group took a step out of the spotlight to re-focus and plans for the future. The results of those efforts are currently waiting to be shared with the world, but in the meantime vocalist Brandon James Ellis has begun working on a side project known as Talking Trees, and today he shares how it all came together.

I have been fortunate enough to know Brandon James Ellis for several years, but I had never heard …


Assassins Announce Signing With Good Fight/EONE Music

Michigan nu-metal band, Assassins, have announced something super special today, as they are very excited to let music-goers and fans know that they have signed with record label Good Fight/EONE Music.

The band is currently gearing up to release a brand new album called War Of Aggression, set to be released on March 18.

The group will be out on a full U.S tour starting February 21 with Carnifex, Betraying The Martyrs, I Declare War and Here Comes The Kraken. Full dates can be viewed after the jump.

Make sure to catch these guys when …


UTG EXCLUSIVE: Not Without A Fight – “Karl, That Kills People” Music Video

Michigan Pop Punk group, Not Without A Fight, have some cool things for you today, as we here at UTG have teamed up with them for an exclusive release of their brand new music video for “Karl, That Kills People.”

Not Without A Fight is comprised of five friends, combined from various past bands to form this talented pop punk act. If you’re into All Time Low, Set It Off, and Hit The Lights, you’ll fall in love with Not Without A Fight quick!

The music video itself is packed with tons of fun aspects, from your typical party …


Assassins Announce Tour; Release Unmastered Track

Michigan Nu-Metal band, Assassins, have some announcements for you today. One being that the band will be out on the road with Carnifex, Betraying The Martyrs, I Declare War and Here Comes The Kraken from February 21 through March 29. Tour stops are yet to be announced, but stay tuned and we’ll update you on that as soon as they arrive.

The band has also released an unmastered track from their upcoming album. The track is titled “Waking Up” and can be heard right after the jump. …