Posts Tagged ‘punk (genre)’

Boardroom Heroes

Stream Boardroom Heroes’ New Song “Never Ready,” Pre-Orders for ‘New Wage’ EP Live

The punks in DC-based band Boardroom Heroes just released a killer new track, titled “Never Ready,” which comes off of their latest EP, New Wage. The song is fast, catchy, and sounds like that late night skate session you have with your buddies on a cool Summer night. Is that a weird comparison? Probably, but it fits.

Boardroom Heroes also put up the pre-orders for the new record; the 10-inch vinyl version of the record is limited to 500 copies, and you can pre-order that here, or you can pick up a digital copy on Bandcamp. It’s …

Eyesore Screenshot

Watch Walking Bicycles’ Dark Stop-Motion Music Video for “Eyesore”

Walking Bicycles‘ name may sound like a quaint twee-pop group, but get ten seconds into one of their songs and you’ll realize they’re anything but. The Chicago-based group stomp around with the type of gloom rock that hinges on noise, speed, and a little bit of pop, all while nodding to Siouxsie and the Banshees. Their newest single “Eyesore” off To Him That Wills The Way (out August 12 via Highwheel Records) is proof of that, and now we get a dark stop-motion music video to accompany it.

Directed and produced by Elliott Kaffee, and inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s …

Pup interview 2014

Watch PUP Cover the Buzzcocks

Punk manages to revitalize itself every few years just enough for bands to claim it isn’t dead but for modern dads to say it’s not the same. Today we find ourselves right in the meat of that argument as Side One Dummy punk group PUP head over to the AV Club to cover one of the 1970s’ most important punk bands, the Buzzcocks.

Watch as the Canadian quartet do a solid job of channeling that punk spirit as their guitars snarl during the cover. They don’t get too fancy, which ultimately is the right move. Instead, they cover the …

Naomi Punk Television Man

Naomi Punk Announce Tour, Stream “Firehose Face”

Olympia-based punk trio Naomi Punk are coming back to the surface in 2014 with their sophomore LP, Television Man, due out August 5 via Captured Tracks. Their DIY attitude and snarling sound leave no cymbal un-crashed, and it looks like they’ll keep that record going this time around, too. They’ve just shared the opening track “Firehose Face” and it doesn’t disappoint. Stream it below after the jump.

If you live on the west coast, be sure to catch them on tour with Parquet Courts and Blood Brothers. If not, stay tuned. More North American dates will be released soon.…

Masked Intruder (D. SKANK PHOTOGRAPHY)

Masked Intruder Presents: ‘Mugshots And Masks: Part 2′

Last week, UTG TV and Masked Intruder teamed up to bring you round one of our Mugshots and Masks series. Today, we bring you round two.

To be honest, I decided to approach interviewing the guys in Masked Intruder in an unorthodox fashion because it didn’t seem easy to stay on track and have a reflective conversation with a group of colored ski mask-wearing criminal hooligans.

Interestingly enough, Mugshots and Masks turned into one of the best sit-downs I’ve had in a while. The creativity and brutal honesty coming out of Masked Intruder may not particularly coincide with their poppy …

Masked Intruder Feature Photo Part 1

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 …

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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 …

The Swellers 2013

THE END IS NEAR: The Swellers Begin Booking Farewell Shows

It’s a sad, sad day for fans of punk.

After twelve years of hard work and great music, Michigan based punk outfit The Swellers have revealed that they are currently planning what will eventually become their farewell tour. Yes, the end is near and the brightest light in the midwest punk scene will soon be put out for good, but before you get down on everything try to remember the good: There will be one more tour.

Taking to Facebook earlier today, The Swellers posted an update that read:

We had our first band practice twelve years ago today. It’s

every time i die

REVIEW: Every Time I Die – ‘From Parts Unknown’

Artist: Every Time I Die
Title: From Parts Unknown
Label: Epitaph Records
Genre: Hardcore

Every Time I Die are one of the hardcore genre’s most respected and revered acts. They are also arguably one of its most consistent, having produced a discography of critically acclaimed records each littered with genre-defining party anthems tailor-made to incite and inspire a riotous response in a live environment. This consistency of performance, coupled with their personable natures and overall accessibility has enabled the band to amass a notoriously rabid fan-base affectionately known as ETIDiots, who greet every tour and every new record with unrivaled …

Radiator Hospital

Radiator Hospital Announce New Album ‘Torch Song’

Philly’s got a great scene, and one of its newer pop rock bands to be making a name for themselves is Radiator Hospital. With home-recorded hits (“Our Song” and “Your Boyfriend”) and a DIY aesthetic (guitarist Cynthia Schemmer makes her own zines), it’s obvious why their 2013 LP Something Wild was a personal favorite from last year.

This summer, the band will be putting out a follow-up full length on Salinas Records. While no specific release date has been shared, we do know that the title is Torch Song and that it will likely be your go-to summer jam.…

Dikembe

Dikembe Stream “Gets Harder”

Need a little angst with your afternoon commute? Fear not. Dikembe have delivered a heavy-yet-melodic take on their signature punk sound that is sure to delight.

“Gets Harder” is the second song to surface off Dikembe’s upcoming album, which is currently slated for release this August via Tiny Engines (pre-order it here). The song feels heavily influenced by the grunge era of rock, with strained vocals and a melancholy melody that demands your attention as much as it does your sympathy. You can stream the song, in full, below:…

Propagandhi

Propagandhi Announce Tour With RVIVR And War On Women

Canada’s friendliest bunch of furious old punks, Propagandhi, have announced a tour with RVIVR and War on Women, giving it the spectacularly and intentionally silly moniker “FAILED STATES – American Re-Assault Revisited (Again) Pt. 2 The Sequel.”

Besides being a trio of bands that are each pretty great at their brand of punk, all three also share a number of ideals. Propagandhi have built a career on fighting capitalism, religion, racism, sexism, homophobia and non-vegan diets. RVIVR’s stances on gender equality are one of the few bits of trivia on their Wikipedia page and often come up in …