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‘Where’s The Band?’ Tour Announced, Feat. Dustin Kensrue, Casey Crescenzo, Matt Pryor and More

The tour that has featured all-star lineups in the past has made its comeback. The Where’s The Band? tour has made an official announcement today with a new lineup of musicians that will be hitting the road with just their acoustic guitars.

The bill includes Dustin Kensrue (Thrice), Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), Casey Crescenzo (The Dear Hunter), Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids), and Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit). The shortened tour will be featured primarily on the West Coast during the week before Christmas in December, beginning in San Francisco, CA at the Great American Music Hall and finishing …

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Owel Start IndieGoGo To Fund New EP And Video

We’re big fans of Owel here at UTG, and we’d love to see new music from the group as soon as possible. That’s why we want you to know about their recently launched IndieGoGo campaign.

The New Jersey five-piece band is crowdfunding for a new EP, to be recorded with producer Mike Watts (As Tall As Lions, The Dear Hunter). Additionally, the band will use funds from the campaign to create an accompanying music video for one of the new tracks. Owel is aiming to raise $14,000 for the entire project.

In case you missed it, check out the band’s …

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UTG PHOTOS: From Indian Lakes and The Dear Hunter (8/8/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer Erica Lauren to The Fonda Theatre on August 8, 2014.

From Indian Lakes‘ live performance will leave goosebumps on anyone with a pulse. They put so much heart into their music, and being able to experience that live is a breath of fresh air. They are set to release a brand new album this fall, titled Absent Sounds, and we here at UTG are anxiously awaiting its arrival.

The Dear Hunter‘s set was greeted with a visibly enthusiastic sea of fans, as per usual. Between Casey Crescenzo’s beloved vocals and the …

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The Dear Hunter Debut New Song In Philadelphia [Video]

Now that Migrant is a thing of the past and frontman Casey Crescenzo has climbed the Billboard charts with his first symphony, the time has come for the almighty Dear Hunter to deliver new music. Recently, the group was performing at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA when they surprised the packed house with the premiere of a brand new, unreleased song that as far as we know has no title. We were not on site for the event, but thankfully one dedicated fan pulled out their phone and captured the entire performance on video for the world to enjoy. You …

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The Dear Hunter Frontman Casey Crescenzo To Release Debut Symphony In June

There was a time in 2013 when Casey Crescenzo, frontman for The Dear Hunter, turned to his longtime fans and supporters with a request. Though he had spent the past decade making music professionally, Crescenzo needed a little extra financial support from followers in order to make his wildest musical ambition a reality. Funds came in, thanks were given, and in the fall of 2013 Crescenzo’s first symphony was performed. Next month, that same symphony is being released on vinyl/cd/digital, and today we got all the packaging details.

Amour & Attrition will be released on June 3, with a CD/vinyl …

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RX Bandits Announce Summer Tour With The Dear Hunter

Well, ladies and gents, the tour of the summer has officially been announced, and we couldn’t be happier here at UTG. California’s beloved RX Bandits have announced a 28-stop tour with support from The Dear Hunter (!) and fellow Californians, From Indian Lakes.

The tour kicks off in St. Petersburg, FL on July 11, spanning all the way out to the West Coast before twisting back to wrap things up in Houston, TX on August 17. You can view the tour poster after the break. Tickets will be available on Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. through RX Bandits’ …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 3/2-3/8

Welcome to another edition of Weekly Wax, UTG’s round-up of vinyl news from the past week!

Most of the stories in the past seven days concerned reissues and new releases for this year’s Record Store Day, which will take place on April 19. From high profile artists like Bruce Springsteen and Fun. to small indie bands, there should be no shortage of excellent records to track down when the big day rolls around. As always, keep up to date on Record Store Day releases with Modern Vinyl’s list of announced titles.

Besides the flurry of RSD news, this week …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 2/2-2/8

It was a banner week for pop punk vinyl, and we’ve got all the details here at Weekly Wax.

There were new editions of some classics, with a reissue campaign underway for The Ataris in conjunction with their upcoming So Long, Astoria tour, another entry in Adeline Records‘ series of Green Day repressings, and new pressing of Half Hearted Hero‘s Defining/Refining. Younger bands were just as well represented, as A Loss For Words released a new pressing of their sought-after debut, The Kids Can’t Lose, Neck Deep and Knuckle Puck sold out of the pre-tour variants …

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Jacob Tender’s ‘Best Of 2013′ In Music

‘Tis the season to make the most difficult choices I have to make all year. Seriously, my life is easy enough to make that statement true. I hate making these lists, more-so this year than any year previous. Yet I’m obligated to do so. So here I am.

You see, in January, I told myself that it would be a good idea to listen to more music. What resulted in that was a fine list of albums that I liked, some that I loved, and some that surprised me. Come December, I had roughly 90 records in a tidy Google …

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Matthew Leimkuehler’s ‘Best of 2013′ In Music

2013 was a year full of insurmountable twists and turns with each new record release. One of the best years in recent memory, music fans world-wide rejoiced over incredible releases amongst all genres in the industry. As the year comes to an end, it has been overwhelmingly difficult to narrow down a list of simply 10 LPs and 5 EPs that made a lasting impact on my life; there were so many substantial and complete records delivered throughout the year.

I found myself latching to records I never thought I’d give two listens (Twenty One Pilots — Vessel), I …

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Absolutepunk Podcast With The Dear Hunter

Absolutepunk has released the latest edition of their podcast series, featuring Casey Crescenzo, better known as frontman of The Dear Hunter. The thirty minute podcast includes talking about his recently released album, his upcoming tour with a string quartet and various other topics. You can listen to the podcast below. You can also scope out the full article on Absolutepunk, as well as their previous podcasts.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Absolutepunk’s podcasts, there are a number of ways to do so, including downloading them for free off iTunes.…

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UTG PREVIEW: Eight Reasons Riot Fest Is The Best Lineup Of The Year

Riot Fest Chicago is everything an alternative music lover of the past 3 decades wants in a festival. It is arguably the most buzzed about, tweeted at, liked and talked about festival of 2013. It has the potential to be legendary. 

Riot Fest Chicago will be a weekend full of unforgettable sets and unrealistic appearances. Here at UTG, we understand this is the festival of 2013. Over the next week and a half, we are going to be bringing you a multiple-part series dissecting the lineup of Riot Fest Chicago and telling you why we think this particular event in …