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UTG PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour – Long Island, NY (7/12/14)

Under The Gun sent guest photographer, Jenn Curtis, to Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY to photograph the Vans Warped Tour on July 12, 2014.

The Vans Warped Tour hit Long Island last weekend at a new venue but as the same action packed tour we’ve grown to love. Fans of all ages lined the parking lot of Jones Beach anxiously awaiting the long day of music consumption. Of course the lineup featured some huge headlining names such as Mayday Parade, Of Mice and Men, Bayside and Less Than Jake, but there was also a plethora of fantastic bands of all …

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THE HUDSON PROJECT: Holy Ghost! Reflect On Their “Talking Heads Moment” On Letterman

Holy Ghost! are a brand of their own. Their unique blend of indie, funk, and electronic vibes combine for a sound that makes you want to dance and relax at the same time. You may be unsure of what you’re exactly listening to, but you’re a-okay with that. If you’ve listened to their 2013 release Dynamics, you understand what we’re talking about.

It’s that level of individuality that makes Holy Ghost! stand out amongst the tidal wave of cookie cutter nonsensical babblers that is oozing out of Williamsburg’s seams like a childhood Play-Doh toy.

Fortunately for UTG TV, …

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UTG PHOTOS: Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties (6/26/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Nick Karp to the Glamour Kills Store in New York, NY on June 26.

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties is the solo project of The Wonder Years’ vocalist, Dan “Soupy” Campbell. On June 26, the headquarters of Glamour Kills in New York City hosted the first ever Aaron West set. 30-plus people showed up to watch Aaron West, a character Soupy made up from Long Island, NY, perform. While it should be noted that West was borderline shaking due to nerves, the set turned out to be a night to remember for all of …

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Blonde Redhead’s “Dripping” Is The Summer Song You’ve Been Looking For

There are ten new summer playlists uploaded each day telling you which hits you’ll be blasting from your car stereo and which ones are perfect for holding that special person’s hand by the boardwalk. But there comes a time in the summer where even the happiest people need to put on a hat, walk under the trees’ shadows, and watch summer from a darker side of it all. That’s where Blonde Redhead come in.

The Brooklyn alt rock group are known for merging trippy rhythms, dream pop tones, and sharp guitar lines together for truly unique music. So it comes …

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UTG PHOTOS: Hardcore Devo Tour (6/19/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph Devo on June 19, 2014.

Last Thursday, Devolutionaries from literally around the world gathered in New York City for the most exciting and bizarre performance I’ve ever seen in Times Square.

“Nixon to address nation tonight at 8 as resignation rumors grow,” reads the headline on a newspaper Mark Mothersbaugh is holding when the curtains open. The room is black except for a single spotlight and immediately an entire room is transported back in time.

The New Wave innovators of electronic art took …

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UTG PHOTOS: The Menzingers, Lemuria, and PUP (5/30/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Nick Karp to Webster Hall on May 30, 2014

On the biggest night of the tour, The Menzingers headlined and nearly sold out the 1,400-cap room at Webster Hall. Performing old classics and newer cuts from Rented World, the energy of the show was nonstop between the Scranton, PA act onstage and the excitement of the crowd.

Before The Menzingers were Buffalo’s own Lemuria. Lemuria is a band that can fit onto any bill. They aren’t musically similar, but Lemuria takes a DIY approach to their work that appeals to the punk community.

Opening …

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UTG PHOTOS: Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry (6/14/14)

Under The Gun sent guest photographer, Audrey Lew, to the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY to photograph Goo Goo Dolls & Daughty on June 14, 2014.

Last week, the Goo Goo Dolls kicked off their summer tour with the support of Daughtry and the Plain White T’s.

The weather at Jones Beach was nice, but as expected got a bit nippy from the ocean breeze. Overall, I’d expected it to be a good show when it came to sound and performance, seeing as every band on the ballot has been around the block a few times. I …

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REVIEW: The Antlers – ‘Familiars’

Artist: The Antlers
Album: Familiars
Genre: Ambient Rock
Label: Anti-

When a band takes its name from a Microphones song, it’s fair game to expect hopeless toiling in love metaphors, jumpy explorative arrangements, and, above all, musical cataracts in the form of depression. Phil Elverum’s “Antlers,” a lo-fi folk recording that fades out with a solid minute of classical piano, was an apt source of inspiration for The Antlers seeing as their first two albums, 2006’s Uprooted and 2007’s In The Attic of the Universe, fell in line with that isolated, bed-ridden sound. But once frontman Peter Silberman picked …

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Fall In Love With Salt Cathedral’s New Summertime Song “Tease”

We’ve been smitten with Brooklyn four-piece Salt Cathedral‘s music for a little while now. With a style that floats somewhere between indie synthpop, subtle math rock, and sugary vocal heaven, Salt Cathedral are well worth your time and attention. Their 2013 self-titled EP won us over with “Take Me To The Sea,” and now we get a taste of new material with “Tease.”

The song places sweet falsettos alongside some catchy electronic riffs, toy piano, and a synth+drum combo that steers the whole thing smoothly. If you’re headed home after work and looking for a way to …

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UTG PHOTOS: Steel Panther (5/27/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Nick Karp to Irving Plaza in New York City, NY on May 27, 2014

If you were to bet that there’d be a “show us your tits” chant before the first song of Steel Panther’s set in Irving Plaza, then you would have won that bet. That’s how insane Steel Panther’s performance was. The band knows their gimmick; being the most utterly offensive and hysterical hair metal band to grace any stage. Cashing in on every stereotype may seem like a bad thing, but Steel Panther does it, and does it well. The show isn’t …

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UTG EXCLUSIVE: Boozin’ With Buckley! Cocktails With Keith of Every Time I Die

Keith Buckley takes his martini straight up, extra dirty, with Lockhouse vodka. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that had he been asked, he would’ve liked it shaken, not stirred.

Last week, UTG TV sat down with the Every Time I Die frontman in a truly James Bond type fashion to get the scoop on the band’s highly anticipated upcoming album, From Parts Unknown.

We posted up in the backyard of Freddy’s Bar in Brooklyn to discuss the new record, ETID’s laser eyes, the band’s video for “Thirst” and playing Warped Tour this summer.

Check …

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Parquet Courts Pay Homage to Retro Films in “Black and White” Music Video

Ridgewood lo-fi punk rockers Parquet Courts drop their new album, Sunbathing Animal, today on What’s Your Rupture? / Mom+Pop. To celebrate its release, they’ve shared a new video for “Black and White.”

The video, directed by Austin Brown and Melbourne-based artist Johann Rashid, blends together multiple reels of black and white film recorded in the band’s neighborhood of Ridgewood, Queens, New York (that’s the actual street in Bed Stuy that frontman Andrew Savage lives on). The two directors took inspiration from the experimental films of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, working in the depth and complexity of personal stories …