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UTG TV: Parmalee At CMA Music Festival 2015

We caught up with Parmalee right after they took the stage at CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee last month. These guys have been around each other for some time now and know how to have a good time, even with their busy lives. The band had just come back from a performance the night before and spent some time in the airport catching up on sleeping. This of course led to photos being posted of each member caught snoozing. How flattering!

This will be Parmalee’s fourth year at the major music festival that has helped launch major acts in the …

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UTG TV: Mod Sun Discusses ‘Look Up,’ Warped Tour, And Jody Highroller

The happiest hippy you’ll ever meet is gearing up for the busiest season of his career. UTG TV was able to sit down with Mod Sun at his first stop of ‘The Look Up Tour’ in Las Vegas. We got all the details on his new record, Look Up, from special guests and instrumentation, to an exclusive reveal on his guest spoken word track featuring Tech N9ne.

If that wasn’t enough, Mod Sun gives us a sneak peek into what life on Vans Warped Tour will be like on the road with the Neon Icon himself, Riff Raff

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UTG TV EXCLUSIVE: Big Jay Oakerson Discusses His New Crowd Work Album

Last Monday, stand-up comedian and crowd work master Big Jay Oakerson released a new album through Comedy Central Records. The record is appropriately titled The Crowd Work Sessions: Whats Your Fucking Deal?!

Recorded at The Stand in New York City, Big Jay combines elements of his blunt and brutal honesty with whatever his crowd seems to throw his way.

A Philly native transplanted in New York, Oakerson is proud to say he works local clubs in Manhattan at least six nights a week. He’s spent years on the road performing with comics as legendary as Dave Attell and Patrice O’Neal. …

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UTG TV: Ghost Parade Talk Tours and New Album Prep

UTG TV met with Ghost Parade last Thursday at San Francisco’s Bottom Of The Hill to get caught up on everything the guys have been doing.

Ghost Parade just recently finished a short run with Kiven and Rags & Ribbons on the West Coast. During our talk, the guys discussed that a new album was in the works and that they were busy fleshing out songs and finalizing things in preparation to record a followup to 2013′s Foundations EP.

Check out our exclusive interview below the jump to find out what makes the guys in Ghost Parade tick. You can …

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UTG TV: Young Rising Sons Discuss Their Hustle In The Music Biz

Breaking into the music industry can be a tricky and lengthy process for most bands. Young Rising Sons have been at it for more than five years and are starting to get the recognition they deserve. The New Jersey natives just inked a deal with Interscope Records, which isn’t surprising to fans of the band. The group has a unique style that manages to channel a cinematic vibe. It won’t be long before we hear the band’s tunes blasting in the background of major motion pictures.

UTG TV caught up with the swoon-worthy gentlemen in a hotel suite in Las …

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UTG TV EXCLUSIVE: Machine Gun Kelly Cooks Burgers For The Kids

Last Wednesday, Machine Gun Kelly performed to a sold-out Best Buy Theater in the heart of New York City (photos coming soon). After his explosive performance preparing the Times Square crowd for Limp Bizkit, he took the following day to give back to the local community. MGK hit Jamaica, Queens to spend some time with kids after school.

He arrived in style to Burgandy’s Cafe, a local spot on Hillside Avenue, where he immediately hopped out and put on an apron. He then spent some time behind the grill, cooking sliders for a crowd of screaming young fans. Also in …

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Melody Joy’s “Beauty Is Pain” Video Shoot

Melody Joy is one of the most ridiculously unique performers I’ve stumbled upon in a while. Admittedly, at first view of her music video for “Ronald Reagan,” I was confused and drawn in by the spectacle of it all. It combines elements of humor, strangeness, various foods and sexuality. It’s the first rap song that I’ve seen incorporate a Mikhail Gorbachev reference and a popcorn-filled bathtub. It seemed strange that it only had a few hundred views on it, but it turns out YouTube took it down after 15,000 views because of its sexual nature, but Joy later …

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UTG TV: Stolas Discuss Upcoming Release, ‘Allomaternal’

UTG TV got a chance to catch up with Stolas at Thee Parkside in San Francisco while on the ‘Blue Swan Records Tour.’ The band is supporting label-mates Hail The Sun, alongside Icarus the Owl and a host of dynamic guests including The Venetia Fair and Adventurer.

During our interview Stolas discussed their upcoming release, Allomaternal, the band’s second full-length album, which is due October 15 on Blue Swan Records. Allomaternal, a 10-track concept album, was recorded with legendary producer Kris Crummett, (Slaves, Dance Gavin Dance, Closure In Moscow) at Interlace Audio in Portland, Oregon. …

hail the sun interview

UTG TV: Hail The Sun Discuss Upcoming Album and Blue Swan Records

UTG TV sat down with progressive hardcore foursome Hail The Sun on the second stop of the highly-anticipated Blue Swan Records Tour at Thee Parkside in San Francisco. The tour features the band’s close friends and label-mates, Stolas, as well as support from Icarus The Owl, and numerous local acts including the most recent addition to Blue Swan Records, Adventurer.

Hail The Sun will headline the tour through the release of their upcoming full-length album, Wake, which comes out September 23. The band has already released singles “Human Target Practice,” and “Missed Injections

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UTG EXCLUSIVE: John Nolan Talks ‘Bridge And Tunnel,’ TBS, And Straylight Run

If you may have noticed, we here at Under The Gun Review are big supporters of the independent film Bridge and Tunnel, which features an overwhelming amount of talent from cast, to crew, to composers. A few months ago, we ran an interview with Ryan Hunter (NK, Envy On The Coast) where he discussed creating an original score for the film.

We are now proud to bring you an exclusive one-on-one sit-down with John Nolan, the renowned guitarist and vocalist of Taking Back Sunday. We spoke to Nolan on set of a video shoot for his track “Here …

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UTG SESSION: Sleep On It, Part 2 – Train Tracks

UTG TV is happy to present you with the second installment of our UTG Session with the boys in Sleep On It. For part one, we brought you an interview with the band from their first ever national tour (‘The Rebel Alliance Tour’), in addition to an acoustic rendition of a brand new track called “Sunrise.”

Today, we bring you two tracks off their debut EP Everything, All At Once, which we recorded alongside some train tracks in Rockville Centre, NY. The track “Cope” was actually premiered through Under The Gun Review back in February. We couldn’t …

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UTG SESSION: Sleep On It, Part 1 – Interview & “Sunrise”

Chicago natives Sleep On It just wrapped up their first co-headlining tour alongside their buddies in Real Talk on ‘The Rebel Alliance Tour.’ The tour, which made its way from Kentucky to New York and back, marks the first time the band has officially hit the road. As a band that operates in a completely DIY realm of music, the guys were able to tour in support of their debut EP, Everything, All At Once, with some of their own savings and some help via their devoted fan-base through a Kickstarter campaign.

In Long Island, NY, we caught up …