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UTG PHOTOS: Bayside & Four Year Strong (4/4/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph The Great American Cult Tour on April 4, 2014.

Bayside just wrapped up the end of their headlining Great American Cult Tour. Along for the ride were Four Year Strong, Daylight (who’ve since changed their name to Superheaven) and Mixtapes. If you didn’t get a chance to make it out to one of the shows, have no fear, because three out of four of them will be on this summer’s Warped Tour. To catch Superheaven, you can see their …

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Watch Ava Luna’s “Genesee” Music Video

Brooklyn’s art-punk group Ava Luna just dropped their newest album, Electric Balloon, at the end of February. It’s a soul-filled Dirty Projectors-esque release that is well worth the listen. To put some images to the sound, the band just shared a video for “Genesee” off the record.

With some post-punk jittering and eerie harmonies, “Genesee” gets a video that matches its sound, because the very thing that comes to mind with structures like that is a house haunted by fluffy, car-cleaner-mop creatures. The video, produced and directed by Ava Luna’s Becca Kauffman with Courtney Powell and Ana Veselic, has …

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 …

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EXCLUSIVE: Sulene Releases ‘Holding Words Back’ EP

Under The Gun is happy to introduce you to Sulene, who dropped her brand new and highly-anticipated EP, Holding Words Back, today. A four-track effort full of punk rock vigor and emotion, Sulene shows she is ready to make a name for herself in the alternative scene with the new release. Dynamic and gripping, Holding Words Back is a flaming and energetic burst of female-fronted rock worthy of comparison to Paramore. While every other independent artist is finding room on your shelf, Holding Words Back is the type of EP that gets put on constant repeat for …

I Am The Avalanche - 'Wolverines'

UTG TV EXCLUSIVE: I Am The Avalanche In-Store Part 1: ‘Wolverines’

Last week, 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. Conveniently scheduled on St. Patrick’s Day, vocalist Vinnie Caruana let the crowd feel his excitement to perform the new songs for the first time ever while also encouraging any of those celebrating the holiday to …

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UTG TV: An Interview With Between The Buried And Me’s Dan Briggs

“It was pretty magical. We were wearing suits and dress pants. It felt like we were desecrating the place with the music we were playing, so we might as well look nice,” says Dan Briggs, reflecting on his performance at the world-renowned Radio City Music Hall.

Whether or not you’re into music as heavy or intense as Between the Buried and Me, you must recognize and respect the band’s level of success and achievements. The members’ ability to play their instruments is unrivaled by many of today’s metal and progressive artists. Consequently, BTBAM may be the only band …

Between the Buried and Me at The Paramount

UTG PHOTOS: Between The Buried And Me (2/21/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to photograph Between the Buried and Me at The Paramount in New York on February 21, 2014.

Between the Buried and Me are currently on the road performing their masterfully crafted progressive metal everywhere from New York to Canada and back down to Florida. The tour package also features Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred, a stacked lineup of incredibly talented and original musicians. There’s nothing better than watching technically sound musicians shred a stage like some of these bands can.

When the tour came through Long Island to The Paramount …

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FREE MP3: Flatbush Zombies – “LiT”

Just in time for the weekend, New York’s underrated bad boys have delivered a new banger that is sure to take your party to the next level.

Leveraging a jazz sample to build a sense of timelessness around an otherwise trap-influenced sound, “LiT” finds Flatbush Zombies returning to the spotlight in style. It’s another production from The Architect destined to leave your speakers rattling, and according to the original YouTube release of the track it’s the lead single of the next Flatbush EP. You can stream and download the track below.

There are few things we love more at UTG …

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LIVE REVIEW: Brand New @ The Paramount

When Brand New announced, out of nowhere, that they would be playing all of their discography at four shows–two on the west coast and a two on the east–fans flipped out exactly how you would expect them to. The internet exploded, the tickets sold out in minutes, and most everyone was half furious, half depressed that they couldn’t get tickets (or buy $200+ scalped ones on Stubhub).

Long Island gave birth to the game-changer band in 2000, and Brand New hasn’t given up on their fans since then. Unfortunately, a good number of the fans gave up on the band …

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UTG TV: Norma Jean’s Corey Brandan Talks ‘Wrongdoers’ And More

Everyone, please hold in your milk, this interview is about to get wild. Well, I take that back.

It seems as though when Norma Jean‘s vocalist Corey Brandan isn’t chugging milk to the point of projectile vomiting, he’s actually a pretty laid back guy.

The band just wrapped up a tour with KEN mode, The Greenery, Vanna, and more. When the package came through Revolution in Amityville, NY, Under The Gun Review had to show up. Luckily, UTG TV sat down (once again in the freezing cold) to talk to Corey about the band’s latest …

Fat Mike of NOFX

UTG PHOTOS: NOFX (11/30/13)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to photograph NOFX at Irving Plaza in New York, NY.

The team over at Fat Wreck Chords has always treated us well and Under The Gun appreciates that. Simply put, Fat Wreck knows how to do punk rock, because Fat Mike and the boys in NOFX helped invent it. If you’re an old school punk, you may argue that they actually helped develop it, but that’s just semantics. After 30 years of being an influential band, you’re a pioneer either way you look at it. NOFX will be a staple in punk …

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UTG PHOTOS: Reel Big Fish & Goldfinger (11/13/13)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to the Don’t Stop Skankin’ Tour at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.

I attended my first concert in 2002 — ever since I’ve been dying to see Goldfinger. Come on, everyone has at least one ska period in their life. The concert was a great show and I was pumped to see Reel Big Fish for the hundredth time; it never gets old.

Unfortunately, I had some prior obligations so I wasn’t able to snap any photos of the opening bands, although I heard they put on a rather good performance.

The …