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UTG PHOTOS: Lollapalooza 2014 in Chicago, IL

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, attended Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago, IL.

I went out to Chicago to attend the infamous 3-day music festival known as Lollapalooza, which takes place at Grant Park in the downtown area. The whole weekend was packed with artists of various genres; everything from electronic, to indie rock, to hip-hop. Chicago is one of my favorite cities to go and photograph in, all because the area is just simply beauty and definitely a place everyone needs to visit.

Kicking off my weekend starting on Friday, I began by getting the feel …

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UTG LIST: The Must-See Acts At Lollapalooza 2014

It’s time for Lollapalooza, the one festival that Chicago residents look forward to most all Summer long. Held in beautiful downtown Chicago, IL, this year’s festival will be taking over the area from August 1-3 at the legendary Grant Park. UTG will be on the festival grounds all weekend to get some amazing coverage of headliners and undercard acts alike, along with everything else Lolla has to offer.

For some pre-fest coverage, our Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, will be listing off the acts that he believes you cannot miss at this year’s event. Throughout the weekend as well, …

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André 3000 to Work on Aretha Franklin’s New Covers Album

Legendary singer and all around powerhouse Aretha Franklin has been working on a new covers album for quite some time now. The record revolves around divas and their songs and will come out sometime this September. She has already covered hits by Gladys Knight, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, and Tina Turner, and is now moving on to Adele’s howler “Rolling In The Deep” with a little help from André 3000.

Apparently Don Was was supposed to help with the album but recently backed out. There to step up to the task was André 3000, and Aretha is, as most …

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Voodoo Fest Adds Foo Fighters, Skrillex, OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, More To Lineup

Ah, the Summer. The ideal time of year for barbecues, fireworks, and more music festivals than can be humanly counted.

Voodoo Festival has announced the headliners for its 2014 lineup, as well as some supporting acts. This year’s lineup is topped by Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, and the obligatory OutKast, and will feature Zedd, Pretty Lights, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Slayer, AWOLNATION, Rise Against, Flux Pavilion, Fedde Le Grand, Gogol Bordello, Death from Above 1979, City and Colour, Claude VonStroke, Manchester Orchestra, Galantis, Booka Shade DJ set, Pete Tong, Twenty One Pilots, Thomas Gold, Action …

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UTG PHOTOS: Sasquatch! Music Festival Takes The Gorge Amphitheater By Storm

Under the Gun Review sent photographer, Xander Deccio, to the Sasquatch! Festival in Quincy, WA on the weekend of May 23-25.

To quote my colleague, Morgen Schuler of Seattle Weekly, “Sasquatch! is like summer camp for music lovers. You don’t know what it’s like to experience a weekend at the Gorge in George until you’ve been there.” And this Sasquatch! Was no different. Oh, wait, yeah it was! You see, Sasquatch! was supposed to be two weekends this year. One weekend would be on the normal Memorial Day weekend as it’s been in previous years, and the other would follow …

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Big Boi Announces New Record Deal

With such a busy summer filled with reunion festival performances, it’s hard to believe that either member of OutKast has any time to do anything else. But apparently one half of the hip-hop group has been making moves behind the scenes.

Last night, after a solo show in New York, Big Boi dropped the news that he has signed a new record deal. For anyone hoping for a new OutKast record after the festival tour, take this how you will. New music from either of these two is no disappointment, despite how awesome a new record from the two together …

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Austin City Limits Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

Hey, look! It’s another 2014 festival lineup!

After expanding to two weekends for the 2013 festival, the 2014 edition of the Austin City Limits Music Festival will take place on October 3-5 and 10-12, featuring headlining sets from Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Skrillex, Beck and Calvin Harris. Given that ACL and Lollapalooza are produced by the same company (C3 Presents), there is typically a great deal of crossover between the two lineups. This certainly holds true in 2014, but it seems the identities of the two festivals are beginning to blur.

ACL has always skewed older than its sister festival …

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Outkast’s First Live Performance In 10 Years Is Disappointing…For Outkast

UPDATE: You can now watch the entire 27-song performance after the jump.

One would imagine that Outkast‘s illustrious 20-year career would garner significant praise and response upon their arrival at Coachella this weekend as they performed for the first time together in nearly a decade. The Atlanta duo’s reunion has been talked about since the news broke in November and as Big Boi and Andre 3000′s well-deserved headlining spot provided hit after beloved hit for the massive Indio crowd–as well as guest appearances from Sleepy Brown, Janelle Monae, and Future—it became increasingly apparent that the attendees were either incredibly …

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The Mad Decent Block Party Expands With Outkast, Fatboy Slim And More

The Mad Decent Block Party continues to grow. Last year it hit 13 cities around the US and this year they’re bumping that number up to 22.

This touring mad house offers up a different lineup at each spot. So those who are excited to see Outkast’s name on the list – hold on to your emotions. So far they’re only pegged down for the Colorado date. No worries though–they aren’t the only ones to head out for. Chance The Rapper, Fatboy Slim, Run The Jewels, Diplo and Action Bronson are all involved as well.

Things kick off July 26 …

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Lollapalooza Announces 2014 Lineup

The midwest’s premiere music festival, Lollapalooza, announced its full lineup today, and it looks just as great as expected.

This year’s headlining slots feature the likes of Outkast, Eminem, Arctic Monkeys and more, but the real meat of the festival is in the undercard. Before the really big names take the stage, you’ll be able to catch performances by Childish Gambino, Phantogram, Manchester Orchestra, Bleachers, Chicago natives Into It. Over It., to name just a small fraction of the great artists who will be playing this year. Check out the full list of acts right here.

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Full List Of Record Store Day Releases Revealed

It’s here! The entire list of releases for this year’s Record Store Day has finally been revealed. There are splits, b-sides, reissues and special pressings from a ton of various artists ranging from metal to ’80s rock.

The list of artists includes Cage The Elephant, David Bowie, Broken Bells, Between The Buried & Me, Conor Oberst and many, many more. The RSD has been incredibly slow/crashing (likely due to traffic), but you can check out the list of releases here. They also have a PDF of the list available for download, but so far I …

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HBO To Release ‘Game of Thrones’ Hip-Hop Mixtape

***UPDATE*** You can now stream the entire mixtape after the jump!

A hip-hop mixtape inspired by the popular HBO series Game of Thrones will be released today, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The mixtape, entitled Catch The Throne, was first mentioned when Big Boi announced that there would be no new Outkast album, despite the group’s lengthy tour.

Featuring Big Boi, Wale and Common, the collection has 10 tracks that are meant to “encourage more rap fans to watch the show.”

The tracks make use of the original score of the show, as well as dialogue from the …