Posts Tagged ‘photography’

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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 …


UTG PHOTOS: HIM & Anathema (3/16/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Irving Plaza in New York City to photograph HIM and Anathema on March 16, 2014.

On March 14 and 16, HIM and Anathema were able to draw some heavy duty crowds to New York’s Irving Plaza. The audience wasn’t a sea of 16-year-old screaming girls, which was a breath of fresh air compared to many of the shows I attend. That being said, I was overwhelmingly shocked at the level of noise that room was able to create through screaming and cheering alone.

Professional sound systems and acoustics were no match for …

Son Lux

LIVE REVIEW: Son Lux @ Institute Of Contemporary Art (3/21/14)

Out of all the acts listed on Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art 2014 schedule, experimental electronic musician Son Lux was easily the most thrilling prospect. As a giant glass cube, the ICA is one of Boston’s more modern buildings, only rivaled by MIT’s Stata CenterSon Lux, the stage name for 34-year-old Ryan Lott, blended in with the museum’s hidden theater three floors up, exploring dark synths and hybrid chamber pop with a relaxed mentality that wrangled the overall sound into one bubble.

Flogging Molly at Roseland Ballroom

UTG PHOTOS: Flogging Molly (2/27/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Roseland Ballroom in New York City to photograph Flogging Molly on February 27, 2014.

In 2004, Flogging Molly released Within A Mile Of Home. I was 13 years old and I bought the 12” record at the mall. It was one of my early new vinyl purchases. Shortly after, I purchased their previous record Drunken Lullabies (2002) on a picture disc. A decade has since gone by and I’ve finally had the chance to see the band perform. From what I can remember, many of the band’s tours were sponsored by …

Shaggy at Brooklyn Bowl (D. SKANK PHOTOGRAPHY)

UTG PHOTOS: Shaggy (2/25/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Brooklyn Bowl in New York to photograph Shaggy on February 25, 2014.

On February 25, Brooklyn Bowl hosted an epic concert to a sold-out crowd. The venue, which has a capacity of 600, has hosted quite a few packed shows. From the Bouncing Souls to Action Bronson, I’ve had a blast every time I’ve been there. This show, in particular was fantastic. Well, if we want to get technical, it was boombastic. Yes, I went there.

Shaggy took stage in Brooklyn to a venue that features a bowling alley and some …

Hopsin at Irving Plaza (D. SKANK PHOTOGRAPHY)

UTG PHOTOS: Hopsin (2/22/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to photograph Hopsin at Irving Plaza in New York City on February 22, 2014.

Hopsin, Hopsin, Hopsin. I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff go down at Irving Plaza. It’s one of those iconic New York City venues that although it doesn’t have the highest capacity still manages to book big names. I’ve seen Wiz Khalifa there for $10. I’ve seen the likes of Rise Against, Story of the Year, From First To Last, and countless more command that room. Hell, my father even saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers there once. The …

Kaiser Chiefs in Brooklyn

UTG PHOTOS: Kaiser Chiefs (2/19/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to photograph Kaiser Chiefs at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on February 19, 2014.

It’s safe to say that most people who like indie rock would appreciate Kaiser Chiefs. Although I wasn’t a “die-hard” fan of the band before going to photograph them, I left with the notion that I would be one soon.

The band performed a sold out show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg where an eclectic group of fans gathered to see the Chiefs play. Being a British band, it wasn’t unusual to see how many …

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 …


UTG PHOTOS: Fall Out Boy & Panic! At The Disco (9/20/13)

Under The Gun recently sent photographer, Ryan Tuttle, to The Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on September 4, 2013.

On September 20, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, and Twenty One Pilots played to a sold out crowd at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

Unfortunately, I missed Twenty One Pilots‘ set by just a few minutes, but based off of the crowd’s enthusiasm, it was clear that I missed out on an epic performance.

Panic! At The Disco delivered an ear-shattering rock performance from start to finish. Lead singer, Brendon Urie, pranced about the stage effortlessly, all …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Jonny Craig Speaks On Album Plans, Emarosa, And A Visit From His Dad

Jonny Craig is currently on a solo tour across the United States, supported by Kyle Lucas, William Beckett, and Secrets. We sent our team out to two separate dates; Cleveland and Detroit.

In Cleveland, Jonny had a special guest in attendance, his father. It was an emotional show on his part and there was no opportunity to speak to the singer after the cables were wrapped. In Detroit, UTG contributor Melanie Hodgins sat down with Craig to chat on an array of topics including his dad’s visit the night before, his new EP, and the future of …

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UTG PHOTOS: FUN. (9/04/2013)

Under The Gun recently sent photographer, Ryan Tuttle, to photograph Fun. in Los Angeles on September 4, 2013.

On September 4th, Fun. played the last of their two sold out shows at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Indie rock duo, Tegan and Sara, opened the show and got the crowd hyped and ready for the night. They have the kind of quirky energy together on stage that only sisters can share, and it is so fun to witness their banter on stage. At one point in the set, Tegan complimented Sara on how good her hair looked on …



Under The Gun recently sent photographer, Ryan Tuttle, to photograph The Airborne Toxic Event in Costa Mesa on August 23, 2013.

There is something extra special about hearing live music performed outdoors in the warm summer air. A few weeks ago, I braved the Friday afternoon LA traffic and drove down to Costa Mesa to catch The Airborne Toxic Event perform at the Pacific Amphitheatre with a symphony. Yes, a full symphony.

Delta Spirit was the opening band and they caught my attention immediately. They are an awesome young band full of energy with very catchy tunes. Be sure to …