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Skate and Surf

Skate & Surf Festival Announces First Set Of Bands for 2015

Asbury Park, NJ’s very own Skate & Surf Festival has just unveiled the first wave of bands who will be playing their fest in 2015, and it is a very interesting combination.

The festival is scheduled for May 16 and 17. On the lineup are incredible bands such as Manchester Orchestra, The Wonder Years, Dropkick Murphys, a reunited From Autumn To Ashes and so many more. The festival will also see numerous up-and-coming acts such as Beach Slang, Pentimento, Dads, etc.

Tickets for Skate & Surf 2015 are now available here. Make sure …

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Here Are A Few Records That Gave Me A Lot Of Feelings In 2014

2014 marked the beginning of a lot of things for myself. I’d started my fourth year in college, worked my first real job, got my first real paycheck, joined Under The Gun’s incredible team, and began to get a good sense of the “real world.” For the most part, I’d say 2014 would’ve beaten 2013 by a landslide in terms of music, had Fall Out Boy gotten back together this year instead of last. I saw a lot of up-and-coming bands at the start of the year; a lot of whom really got up and delivered.

A few of the …

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Long Read: 9 Songs From 2014 That Changed My Life

We’re getting fairly deep into December at this point, which means every publication and internet personality who considers themselves someone of influence are doing their best to craft clickbait worthy lists of the best things 2014 had to offer. Most of these features are crafted by a team of people pouring over scores and arguing over personal preferences, all of which is something I’ve taken part in many times over the last six years of my writing career. I won’t be doing too much debating this year, or at least I don’t expect to, but I have been asked by …

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UTG @ CMJ 2014: This Is The Story Of How Beach Slang Stole My Heart

By now, no one should be surprised that these rising indie/punk rockers hail from the booming city of Philadelphia, home to many breakthrough bands of the same genre. Beach Slang’s muffled, garage band sound filled the 280-cap Brooklyn bar, five seconds into their forty-minute set at BrooklynVegan’s showcase during the last day of the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon.

The quartet served as openers for Michigan natives, Pity Sex, and the newly-reunited The Jazz June, another staple of the PA scene.…

modern baseball

Modern Baseball Announce Fall Headlining Tour

In a recent interview with UTG, Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball talked about wanting to sit on their most recent full-length, You’re Gonna Miss It All, for a little bit and tour as much as they can before trying to work on another record.

The band is doing just that. Currently flying back home from the UK after a mini-tour over there, MoBo has just announced that they are to embark on yet again another headlining tour, which will be their second one this year. They have been on numerous tour cycles with bands like The Wonder Years, I Am

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UTG INTERVIEW: Modern Baseball @ Riot Fest Chicago 2014

Modern Baseball is, by and large, one of the most important breakthrough artists of this year. If their first album, Sports, didn’t prove that, the band’s 2014 release of You’re Gonna Miss It All should have.

Not only is their recorded music perfect for singing along and laughing, but this honest and witty four-piece perfects their live set. All over people were talking about Modern Baseball’s Riot Fest set and how it was one of the best of the day. Between picking a perfect mix of songs, to cracking potty jokes, to kissing each other onstage, they know how …

Riot Fest 2014

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The 10 Must-See Acts At Riot Fest Chicago

Most decisions in life are hard. Where should I go to college? What should I eat for lunch? What career path should I take? How should I cut my hair? Do I like Dumbledore or Gandalf better? Deep dish or thin crust?

The most pressing question bothering us over the last week is which Riot Fest Chicago acts can we absolutely not miss. By absolutely, we mean getting there if it means passing up every other band on the bill — even if, by some miracle, the festival curators talk Led Zeppelin into finally not being a bunch of …

Beach Slang

Beach Slang Release New Song, “American Girls And French Kisses”

Generally, when listening to a new song, you don’t know what to expect or what your initial reaction will be. But then when you listen again, sometimes before you know it, you’re in love. This happened to me today after listening to Philadelphia’s Beach Slang.

The band released a new song on Noisey off their upcoming EP, Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street, titled “American Girls And French Kisses,” which will be released October 28. This comes after the band recently signing with Tiny Engines and recording the EP in late June. The track is filled with …

Gnarwolves

Gnarwolves Release New Song “Day Man” From Self-Titled Debut

Skate punk trio Gnarwolves are making noise in getting ready to release their self-titled debut on September 23 through Pure Noise Records. After hearing “Boneyard” and “Smoking Kills“, this LP will surely give a burst of energy come release day.

In anticipation of its release, the band is streaming yet another punk anthem in their new song “Day Man.” Premiering over at AbsolutePunk, the song is a rather fast-paced offering with slower choruses and serves as further evidence that the self-titled release will be a promising one.

Gnarwolves is available for pre-order here and if …

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Modern Baseball Release New Music Video For “Pothole”

Philadelphia’s frontrunners, Modern Baseball, have recently released a music video for their song “Pothole” off of their most recent full-length, You’re Gonna Miss It All via Run For Cover Records.

A low-key, dramatic cinematography vibe for an appropriately dramatic acoustic track, this new video features black and white footage of the band’s different shows and their travels across the country.

You can check out the music video for “Pothole” below:…

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The Story So Far Announce Mini Headlining Tour With Elder Brother, Gnarwolves

The Story So Far love to tour, plain and simple. After a full-time headlining slot at the Vans Warped Tour this past summer to playing at the Reading & Leeds Festivals over in the UK next week, the band also announced a co-headlining tour for the month of October with The Wonder Years, Modern Baseball, and Gnarwolves.

Before that co-headlining tour begins, though, the band has announced a string of headlining dates to get back into the swing of things. TSSF guitarist Keven Geyer’s side project Elder Brother will open on these dates from Sept. 26 to …

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REVIEW: No Sleep Records’ ‘A Comp For Mom’

Artists: La Dispute, The Wonder Years, Allison Weiss, et al
Title: A Comp For Mom
Label: No Sleep Records

“I love you, Mom. Say ‘hi’ to Dad for me.” – Chris Hansen

Honoring the wonderful life his mother lived, Chris Hansen of No Sleep Records and a bunch of his best musical friends have teamed up to give us A Comp For Mom. This 15-track compilation consists of slow and steady rock & roll jams, ranging from covers of iconic songs to acoustic versions to unreleased B-sides from some of the included artists’ various records.…