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UTG INTERVIEW: Devo’s Gerald Casale Discusses Upcoming Tour, The Internet And EDM

“The prize to look for is originality and I don’t think that’s really a value that’s part of our culture now. I don’t think people want originality. They want exactly what they know. They’ve already heard it, and they want more of it.”

According to Devo‘s founding member, Jerry Casale, the band was hardcore art way before any inkling of commercialization. The band’s debut album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, was released in 1978 via Warner Bros. Records, yet their upcoming ‘HARDCORE DEVO’ Tour focuses on the band’s music from 1974-1977. The idea, which …

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UTG TV: Bellwether Vocalist Stars In The World’s First Surrey Cart Interview

At this year’s Skate and Surf Festival, we teamed up with our buddy over at Phlavor to bring you perhaps the most ridiculous interview that I’ve ever conducted. Ladies, gentlemen, children of all ages, I’m confident to say that this may be the first ever band interview to be conducted on a moving surrey.

Yes, we pedaled our way down the boardwalk to make sure we had a beautiful changing of landscape, where we spoke with Bellwether‘s vocalist Desmond Zantua about his band’s music, the new Godzilla flick, and how his life is eerily similar to the plot …

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UTG INTERVIEW: SiriusXM’s Dennis Falcone Discusses The Radio Industry

Dennis Falcone has been working in radio for over 30 years. Today, you can hear him sporadically on SiriusXM‘s decade channels or as a frequent guest on The Opie and Anthony Show. Aside from being on-air talent, much of Mr. Falcone’s work has been done behind the scenes by facilitating the day-to-day operations of radio stations all over New York.

In a climate where Terrestrial Radio is on the downswing and the prevalence of online networks and podcasting is at an all time high, we wanted to get a glance into the classic world of radio and hear …

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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 INTERVIEW: Defeater/Alcoa’s Derek Archambault

Earlier this summer, we had the opportunity of interviewing Derek Archambault as he pulled double duty on The Vans Warped Tour where he performed for both Defeater as the band’s vocalist and his solo project, Alcoa. During that time, Archambault told us a lot about his future plans for Alcoa, some of the trademark aspects of Defeater’s releases, and Defeater’s latest album, Letters Home, which was released on July 16 through Bridge Nine Records.

Defeater will be playing a record release show on September 27 at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA with Pianos Become The Teeth, Make Do …

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UTG INTERVIEW: JoyFocus Talks New Single, The Internet, and Future Plans

We’re very pleased to bring you this exclusive interview with Chicago pop duo, JoyFocus!

Founder, Rikk Currence, took some time to speak with us in a very honest fashion about all things JoyFocus — from being a self-aware asshole, to how the band originally formed, to the duo’s long relationship and its effects on their music. Read through the break to get the in-depth scoop from Rikk and to get familiar with his and Holly Joy’s JoyFocus project.

Tell me the story of how JoyFocus came together. What was your goal for this project and what does the name

The Dandelion War

UTG INTERVIEW: The Dandelion War

We recently had the chance to speak with Oakland, California post-rock outfit The Dandelion War, and the end result is here for you all to enjoy.

We discussed their newest album, their various influences, some future plans, and much more, so read through to get the scoop from The Dandelion War, a talented up-and-coming group from the Bay Area.

To begin, how did The Dandelion War originate, and where does the name come from?

Larry, Mikey, and Mario (former bassist) were in a band together called Thisaeo. When that band broke up, they decided to start a new project …

EndAnd

UTG INTERVIEW: EndAnd

Under the Gun Review is pleased to bring you this exclusive interview with Brooklyn, New York’s noise rock trio, EndAnd!

We had the opportunity to speak with all three members of EndAnd (Daniel Fern, Bill Fitzgerald, Mike Morales) and they divulged a ton of great information about the band, how they came together, their newest album, and much more, so read through the break and sink your mind into this honest, in-depth interview with EndAnd.

First off, your name is simple yet very unique. I was curious how you landed on EndAnd and what it may mean to you

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UTG INTERVIEW: ‘Resolution’ Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Resolution is one of the most legitimately creepy and intense horror genre films we’ve seen in some time. Without any over the top visual effects and a unique twist on the supernatural theme, the sense of reality and terror in the film has certainly resonated with us and the film’s ending has led to some conversations amongst us that have seen it. Overall, we dare to say that it’s easily one of the best horror films we’ve seen in the past few years, or maybe even longer.

We had the opportunity to speak with the …

Dzierzynski Bitz

UTG INTERVIEW: Dzierzynski Bitz

Under the Gun Review is pleased to bring you this exclusive interview with a Russian outfit that majority of the states are likely unfamiliar with. Dzierzynski Bitz plays multi-instrumental new wave croon pop, and while we can’t determine much from the lyrical content, their music is very enjoyable otherwise.

The group’s founder took some time to speak with us about Dzierzynski Bitz, their music, and some minor cultural differences, so read through and get acquainted with a talented quintet from a land far away. Disclaimer: the translation may be a little rough around the edges.

So does the name basically

Leo Drioli

UTG INTERVIEW: Leo Drioli

UTG is happy to bring you this exclusive interview with enlightened author and musician, Leo Drioli.

Amongst his various works, Leo is in the process of releasing his debut album this year and he took some time from his busy schedule to chat with us a bit about the album, his upcoming performance for the Dalai Lama, The Beatles, and much more. So read through the break and get acquainted with Leo Drioli.

When did you first find an interest in music and how did you get started in creating it?
My world totally exploded when I was 12 …

The Jinxes

UTG INTERVIEW: The Jinxes

Last week, we brought you a review of The Jinxes’ debut EP, Send Me A Sign. Now today, we have an exclusive interview with the Californian duo for your enjoyment.

The couple took some time to speak with us about Send Me A Sign, the particulars of managing a Kickstarter, and much more about what they have on their creative plates, so read through the break and get the scoop from Monterey Bay’s The Jinxes!

The story of your inception is pretty unique. Would you mind explaining it to our readers?

Kevin: We met at a community …