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LIVE REVIEW: Riot Fest Denver (Day 1)

I missed Riot Fest 2013, and to be honest I spent the first six months after it took place kicking myself for having not attended. When the 2014 installment was unveiled, I knew this would be the year I finally made the trek. Chicago was my first choice, but due to some family related issues that came up in August I ultimately settled on booking a flight, hotel, and car for one in order to enjoy Riot Fest from the parking lot of Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO.

My journey began as great adventures do, with a far too …

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: 10 Cover Songs We Hope To Hear at Riot Fest Chicago

Nothing gets a festival crowd going like a good cover tune, so it’s no surprise that many of my favorite memories from Riot Fest 2013 involved covers. The festival opened on Friday afternoon with Hatebreed paying tribute to fallen Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman with their cover of “Ghosts of War,” during which Jamey Jasta made the proclamation that you should “never marry a woman who doesn’t like Slayer,” and it’s hard to argue with the man. The festival ended on a high note as well, with Sunday performers AFI offering their take on The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” just before …

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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 …

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WATCH: New Found Glory Channels Inner Youth With “Ready And Willing” Video

New Found Glory are gearing up for a record that has the potential to be the best pop punk release of the year. Just when fans have finally recovered from the hard-hitting track, “Selfless,” the band has come back with a uber-catchy number in today’s release, “Ready And Willing.”

The video portrays the band in a frighteningly accurate display of their youth (full with a shirtless teenaged bassist Ian Grushka) getting into various antics. Is it a goofy parody of the music and demeanor shown with a certain overnight pop-punk mainstream teenage success from Australia? Maybe a …

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UTG’s Favorite Singles Of Summer 2014

The summer may have been a bummer for hollywood execs and people hoping to see Outkast perform anywhere other than an overcrowded festival, but those who love discovering new music have had plenty to celebrate. Whether you like pop, rock, folk, country, EDM, or any combination of the five there were a slew of new names vying for attention in recent months. Some got the attention they deserved, but most did not. That is as much our fault in some cases as it is far larger publications, but today we are going to right those wrongs by giving them another …

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Faith No More, Soundgarden and Slipknot to Headline Soundwave 2015

Australia’s heavy music festival monolith, Soundwave, has made a mammoth lineup announcement for 2015 with Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot, Incubus, Marilyn Manson and several other renowned acts leading arguably the festival’s strongest billing yet.

Expanding to a two-day format for the first time in 2015, Soundwave will take place in four cities across two weekends, with every act playing in each city on an alternating schedule that organizers have simply labelled ‘Day One’ and ‘Day Two.’

The first of what festival organizer AJ Maddah promises will be many lineup announcements for the 2015 festival was made on Wednesday …

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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.…

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Don’t Be A Bitter Dinosaur — Drop Everything and Listen to New Found Glory’s New Single “Selfless”

Just in case your coffee wasn’t doing the job for you this morning, details have emerged for New Found Glory‘s upcoming eighth studio album. iTunes UK has launched a pre-order for the LP with an October 6 release date, which means it should be available on October 7 in the U.S.

The album is appropriately titled Resurrection, as it’s their first album on Hopeless Records and first release since the dismissal of founding guitarist Steve Klein back in December.

The band has also released a music video for the album’s first single “Selfless.” It’s a classic New Found …

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New Found Glory Sign To Hopeless Records; New Album Due This Fall

Among Hopeless Records’ streak of new signings comes a group we’ve heard plenty of over for over 15 years: New Found Glory. News of the band’s signing initially broke out through an Instagram post made by guitarist/vocalist Chad Gilbert, which was subsequently followed by a post made by their new label.

The Florida pop-punk outfit will start tracking this currently untitled record at the beginning of June. For the first time in their history, this will all be handled as a four-piece in light of Steve Klein’s departure late last year.

On semi-unrelated note, today marks the ten-year …

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UTG’s Must-See Acts At Skate And Surf 2014

Festival season is quickly approaching and we here at Under The Gun are thoroughly excited about it. The closest festival in our sight is Skate and Surf 2014. It is once again being held in Asbury Park, NJ right on the oceanfront and we are scheduled to be bringing you some great video interviews from throughout the weekend.

If you’re a nostalgic music fan in your 20s or 30s or even a 16-year-old kid, chances are the Skate and Surf Festival will be an enjoyable (and unforgettable) experience. There are plenty of bands to choose from, but you aren’t …

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Skate And Surf Festival Adds New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio to Lineup

The folks behind Skate and Surf Festival shocked us back in February when they announced that Midtown and Saosin would be headlining this year’s edition of the fest. Today, the lineup gets even better with the addition of headliners New Found Glory and Alkaline Trio.

Over the past few weeks, the festival promoters have secretly announced other main-stage artists including Jake Miller, Kid Ink, and We Came as Romans, as well as a buff to the support lineup including United Nations, Bellwether, and The Mongoloids. The festival will take place on the Asbury Park Beachfront in Asbury Park, NJ …

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Fashion Meets Music Festival Announces Free Bands

I’m here at the Fashion Meets Music Festival announcement party in Columbus, OH. The venue is the Three-Legged Mare and the body count is high.

The announcement was just made for the free bands that will be playing in the Arena District this August in Columbus.

Headliners include Local Natives, Cold Wars Kids, New Found Glory, Switchfoot, Parachute, and Circa Survive.

I’ll update you more when I get home, but here’s a quick shot of the announcement poster below.…