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UTG INTERVIEW: Cloudkicker

Cloudkicker is Ben Sharp’s solo outlet, fusing progressive metal with subtle ambience, all in a do-it-yourself fashion. He’s released four EPs and four full-lengths with much acclaim from fans and reviewers alike. Sharp has recently announced his upcoming effort which he hopes to have prepared for a fall release.

Sharp took some time away from his work to speak with us briefly about how he got started as Cloudkicker and what we can expect on the new album. Read through and enjoy!

How did Cloudkicker come to be?
After doing the band thing most of my teens, I started writing …

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UTG’s “No Bummer Summer” Playlist

No matter what Summer means to you, whether it be picnics and barbeques with the family, swimming with your friends, drinking cold brews in the stifling heat, watching baseball with your Pops, or catching every blockbuster to hit the silver screen with your significant other, there are always specific songs that stand out in your mind as auditory representations of Summer.

To coincide with the official first day of Summer, UTG is happy to bring you this special double-track playlist that our staff has compiled of our favorite songs that represent our most memorable Summers or that we simply just …

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UTG INTERVIEW: If These Trees Could Talk

To coincide with our recent CD giveaway, we bring you this exclusive interview with If These Trees Could Talk!

ITTCT is a do-it-yourself, instrumental post-rock group based out of Akron, Ohio. They recently released their sophomore full-length effort entitled Red Forest which has already received substantial recognition across the blogosphere for its display of the band’s talent and evolution since their first EP in 2006. Red Forest is sure to satisfy any post-rock fan and will undoubtedly be featured on many of 2012′s “best of” lists.

UTG had the opportunity to speak with guitarist Michael Socrates about Red Forest

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UTG INTERVIEW: Decoder

Decoder is a post-hardcore, six-piece synthesis consisting of former members of VersaEmerge, Oceana, and Of Machines. They set the bar high for the genre as they released their self-titled debut in January of this year which was produced by Matt Malpass of The Cinema.

UTG had the chance to speak with bassist Bryce Sipes about the success of their debut and what the band has in store for the future. Please read on and enjoy.…

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UTG PHOTOS: Polar Bear Club (10/7/11)

Under The Gun photographer Kellie Gannon has some fantastic shots for us today from the Balance & Composure, Fireworks, & Polar Bear Club show from Friday, October 7, 2011 at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Hts., Ohio.

Click past the jump to view the highlights of Kellie’s shots. To see more photos from this and other shows she shot, click here.…

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UTG Music TV Guide: 10/10 – 10/14

In an effort to keep our readers fat and lazy, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give you the lineup of musical performances on all of the late night talk shows. We make being lazy even easier. So, grab your clicker, cheesy puffs, and rest easy on your couch. Do what Americans do best, watch television (and read UTG).

 

 

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC:

Monday:  Two Door Cinema Club
Tuesday: Peter Bjorn & John
Wednesday:  Chris Cornell
Thursday: Evanescence
Friday: RERUN

The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS:

Monday:
Tuesday: Hunter Hayes
Wednesday:  Deer Tick
Thursday:  Martina McBride
Friday:

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UTG Music TV Guide [Week 3]

In an effort to keep our readers fat and lazy, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give you the lineup of musical performances on all of the late night talk shows. This is our third run, so feedback would be greatly appreciated. We can always broaden our lists to include the daytime shows as well (Ellen, Regis & Kelly, etc.) if you, the reader/watcher would like. So, let us know in the comments.

Now, grab your clicker, cheesy puffs, and rest easy on your couch. Do what Americans do best, watch television (and read UTG).…

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CONTEST: Tweet about UTG, Win A CD/DVD Prize Pack

It’s Friday, or as people with Twitter refer to it, Follow Friday (#FF). To celebrate, we’re holding a contest that costs absolutely nothing to enter!

Everyone who mentions the UTG Twitter (@UTGreview) as part of their Follow Friday tweet will be automatically entered to win a CD/DVD prize pack containing some of the most discussed recent releases.

In order for your tweet to count, you must use UTG’s handle (@UTGreview) and the hashtag #ff. The winner will be announced tomorrow.

What are you waiting for? Tweet!…

Under The Gun Turntable

UTG Turntable

If you haven’t tried it for yourself yet, take a few minutes today to try out Turntable.fm. Turntable is a wonderful music sharing social platform that allows users to “DJ” by making playlists. DJs take turns with each other to expand musical horizons and have an overall good time. Members can hangout in the room and listen and vote on their favorite songs.

We here at Under the Gun have a room dedicated to playing music we like with the fans we love.…

UTG on Twitter

Hey music enthusiasts out there: Know a band that’s receiving attention in the local music scene? If so be sure to have them Tweet over at UTGjames or UTGgrant and you could possibly see your friends on the site!!