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Vans Warped Tour Announces 2015 Dates

Punk rockers, assemble! It’s that time of year again, folks. The Vans Warped Tour, the greatest traveling show on Earth, has announced its 2015 dates. Dates include many of the major staple stops of years past, such as Dallas, Ventura, Chicago, and other major markets.

The tour is set to run June 16 to Aug. 8 — through the dog days of summer yet again. This is the tour’s 21st year so we can be sure of some great surprises for the summer ahead.

Which acts will be selected to take America’s hottest parking lots by storm in 2015? …

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UTG EXCLUSIVE STREAM: The Transmission NOW – ‘White Night’

The Pennsylvania-based alternative punk band The Transmission NOW are streaming their latest EP, White Night, right here on UTG. The band delivers a vibrant essence of punk and alternative rock — channeling the best of both words through booming choruses anchored by group vocals and addictive harmonies.

The record’s lead track, “White Night,” is a particularly explosive number — driven by a chorus full of the type of spontaneity that jumps right off the record and into the listener’s room. Every track on the four-song release is ready to seep into rock ‘n’ roll clubs across the country and …

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Sounds of the (Down) Underground: 5 Australian Acts You Should Be Listening To

Australia has a proud history of punching above its weight, musically speaking. This is particularly true when it comes to acts operating in the heavier music spectrum. With the seemingly endless advances in streaming and social media technologies making the ears of the world more accessible than ever, the Australian independent scene is thriving. The result is an influx of bands across a variety of genres making a considerable impact on the music scene globally.

As a UTG contributor and proud Australian who resides deep within the nation’s undisputed punk rock heart of Melbourne, it gives me great pleasure to …

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Denver Riot Fest Denied Permit, Will Search For New Location

Arapahoe County, Colorado has denied Riot Fest‘s request for a temporary-use permit to stage their 3-day music festival on September 19-21 in the small town of Byers. Riot Fest was set to return to the same May Farms location where the festival took place in 2013, but locals began expressing concerns about the return of the festival, as an estimated 17,000 punk rock fans per day were about to invade their community of 1,000 residents.

Arapahoe County Zoning Administrator Tammy King cited “a general sense of being overrun with traffic and people” in her letter of denial, as …

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Masked Intruder Presents: ‘Mugshots & Masks: Part 1′

What does Masked Intruder think of the criminal mischief of Justin Bieber and Coolio? Can anyone help the blue intruder get in touch with Lindsay Lohan?

Last week, UTG TV got the chance to sit down and hang out with the colors of Masked Intruder before their set in New York City. Prior to taking the stage to a crowded basement at Webster Hall, the guys spoke with us about their current tour, the release of their new record MI and their upcoming tour with The Queers and The Dwarves.

Instead of doing a traditional interview, I decided to grab …


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 …

Rise Against 2013

LISTEN: Rise Against Release New Single “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore”

Rise Against have released a lyric video for “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore,” the first single from their new album The Black Market.

The anthemic track is sure to get plenty of airplay as it fits right in line with “Re-Education (Through Labor)” and “Help Is On The Way,” but I feel like we sort of know what to expect from a Rise Against lead single at this point. Still, the deeper cuts on Appeal to Reason and Endgame provided enough diversity that I’m confident we’ll have plenty to sink our teeth into when The Black Market

Rise Against 2013

Rise Against Announce New Album ‘The Black Market’

After posting a series of teasers over the past few weeks, Rise Against have officially announced the title and release date of their upcoming seventh studio album. The follow-up to 2011′s Endgame is called The Black Market and will hit stores on July 15. The album’s first single, “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore,” will be unleashed on June 10, but a preview of the track can be heard in the album announcement video included below.

“Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band,” says frontman Tim McIlrath. “We’ve always had songs that have …

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REVIEW: Masked Intruder – ‘M.I.’

Artist: Masked Intruder
Album: M.I.
Label: Fat Wreck Chords

Wisconsin’s Masked Intruder are at once one of modern pop-punks best kept secrets and one of its fastest emerging acts. A gimmick band who keep their identities hidden under brightly coloured ski-masks at all times, the Madison quartet have ridden their unique blend of hilarious throwback pop-punk and a much heralded live show to widespread critical acclaim, staking their claim on the top of many a scenesters’ ‘next big thing’ list in the process.

Much of this success can be owed to their delightfully enjoyable 2012 debut full-length, Masked Intruder, …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Bad Cop / Bad Cop – “My Life”

Under The Gun Review is pleased to announce that we are premiering Bad Cop / Bad Cop’s new video for “My Life.” The music video arrived in perfect time to coincide with this weekend’s Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas. If you’ll be at one of the punkest festivals of the year, it would be wise to stop by and check them out.

“The song is about being who you are and not apologizing for it. And being comfortable with it more than anything else, which is something we as older women have the advantage of over our younger …


REVIEW: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – ‘Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!’

Artist: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Album: Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!
Genre: Skate Punk
Label: Fat Wreck Chords

There are very few acts in the world that featured as predominantly in the highlights of my social life during my teenage years as Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. So it’s with this nostalgia-tinged bias firmly etched in the pleasure seeking portion of my mind that I set about pressing play on MFAGG’s new album, the excellently titled Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!. A punk-rock tribute to 12 of the world’s most infamous divas’ …

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The Offspring Announce ‘Smash’ 20th Anniversary Tour, Confirm Riot Fest Chicago Appearance

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Offspring‘s Smash, an album that has sold more than 12 million copies and remains the best selling independent record of all time. The band has already announced a massive vinyl/CD re-issue of the album that will be available in August, but now they’ve also announced the tour we’ve all been waiting for.

The tour will feature The Offspring performing Smash in its entirety, along with some “new and classic songs.” They’ll be joined on the tour by legendary peers Bad Religion and/or Pennywise on all dates, with The Vandals, Stiff …