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Dave Matthews Band tickets remain pricey throughout 25th anniversary tour

Dave Matthews Band is currently out on the road on their massive 2016 summer headlining tour. This extensive set of dates is the group’s 25th anniversary celebration, and will continue to run throughout Labor Day weekend, where they will wrap up their trek in George, Washington with a three-night stay. Before finishing up, they are still scheduled to appear in cities such as Charleston, West Palm Beach, Chula Vista and many more. With the band’s recent tour announcement came a notice that the group will be taking some time off in 2017 from touring, making tickets for their anniversary tour this summer in high demand. Tickets to see the Dave Matthews Band are averaging $222.

Throughout the summer, The Dave Matthews Band will stop at several cities such as Columbus, Ohio at the Nationwide Arena on July 8, where tickets are averaging $129 and the cheapest ticket is available for $56. Read more »

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Desert Trip Festival with Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stone boasts insanely pricey resale tickets

For two consecutive weekends in October, Empire Polo Club in Indio, California—the location known for festivals such as Coachella—will host three nights of the world’s most iconic names in rock and roll.

The first-ever Desert Trip Music Festival will begin with Weekend One on October 7-9, followed by Weekend Two, which is slated to run October 14-16. Each weekend will feature headline performances from The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who. Passes for both weekends of Desert Trip are on sale now.

Three-day admission passes and single-day tickets for the sold-out Desert Trip are in high demand and steadily rising across the secondary market. According to data provided by TiqIQ, a three-day pass is currently averaging $3,540, with the lowest get-in rate coming in at $749. Read more »

UTG INTERVIEW: Broderick Batts talks living in L.A. and challenging listeners

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Musicians in the 21st century are afforded the ability to hurdle their region’s perceived shortcomings, broadcast their artistic vision to the world, and stake their claim in the industry from there. That’s the reason Broderick Batts, a Tampa Bay native, has lived in L.A. for two years after his irresistible fusion of hip-hop, R&B, and soul (referred to as “NuuSoul”) rapidly connected with audiences across the internet. Read more »

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Voodoo Music + Arts Experience to feature Tool, Arcade Fire on Halloween weekend; resale tickets available

The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience will be held this year over over Halloween weekend at City Park in New Orleans. Kicking off on Friday October 28, and running through Sunday October 30, this well-known festival will feature music, art, cuisine and more for a complete cultural festival experience. 3-day passes to attend Voodoo Fest are currently averaging $234, and the lowest get-in rate can be found for $187, according to data provided by TiqIQ.

The 2016 lineup will feature appearances from headliners Tool, Arcade Fire, and The Weeknd, as well as over 65 other performers scheduled to take the stage on the festival grounds. Some other performers include Cage The Elephant, Mutemath, The Chainsmokers, Band of Horses, and many more. Read more »

UTG INTERVIEW: Mark Lavengood shares insights into bluegrass and touring

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When you think of music from Michigan, there are probably a lot of places your mind goes instantly. Wether it’s the expansive work that came out of Motown, 8 Mile star and rapper Eminem, pop icon Madonna, or your dad listening to Bob Seger, Michigan has had its share of famous musicians from a wide variety of genres. Despite this, many people aren’t aware that Michigan has a thriving community of bluegrass and Americana musicians. Whether from big cities like Grand Rapids or smaller towns and bergs, Michigan’s bluegrass scene is a thriving and vibrant scene. No one embodies this more than Mark Lavengood. Read more »

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StéLouse and DEVAULT link up for “All I Need”

StéLouse and DEVAULT have premiered a brand new collaboration via Trap Nation. Titled “All I Need,” the cut stretches a vocal sample to exciting lengths as the duo carefully thread it through a blend of trap and future bass; the end result is a powerful yet melodic concoction that climaxes as the modulated voice cries, “come and set me free.”

Give “All I Need” a listen and grab a free download of the track after the jump.

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AWAY remixes Kiiara’s “Feels”

Los Angeles producer AWAY has joined Moving Castle artists Jai Wolf and Hotel Garuda in remixing Kiiara’s low kii savage standout, “Feels.” Featuring Kiiara’s ethereal vocals from the original R&B cut, AWAY transforms the track into a future-bass laden assault on the senses as flairs of percussion rattle away and synthesizers gracefully flutter along in tandem.

Check out AWAY’s “Feels” remix below and be sure to follow UTG on Twitter for more music news. Read more »

REVIEW: Gojira continue to evolve with ‘Magma’

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Artist: Gojira
Album: Magma
Label: Roadrunner Records
Genre: Metal

When a long-running band has worked hard to carve out its own niche in a genre, and when it is also able to create an instantly identifiable, unique sound, that band is in rare company. Gojira has done just that. Wild left turns have alienated many a fanbase and complicated (not to mention shortened) many careers, which is exactly why some acts never try to mix it up. With Magma, Gojira boldly leaps into some uncharted waters. Read more »

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Popeska returns with “Doing Me Wrong”

Atlanta producer Popeska has returned from two years of virtual silence to unleash a brand new single. Titled “Doing Me Wrong,” the first taste of his Spirit Animals LP finds waves of colorful future-bass organically ebbing and flowing with every drop.

Beyond “Doing Me Wrong,” he plans to complete Spirit Animals by releasing a new song from its tracklist every two weeks after expressing displeasure with current business models in the music industry.

Give Popeska’s latest a listen and be sure to grab a free download of the track after the jump.

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2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival expands over two weekends

2016 Austin City Limits is scheduled for Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, and this year, the festival will be held over two consecutive weekends. Starting on Friday September 30, weekend one will last through Sunday October 2, and the following Friday October 7 through October 9 will be home to weekend two. Passes for Austin City Limits across both sets of dates are currently on sale now.

A weekend pass for one of Texas’s most highly anticipated festivals are steadily rising in demand across the secondary market. According to the data provided by TiqIQ, a 3-day pass to attend weekend one of Austin City Limits is currently averaging $517, with the lowest get-in rate at $309. Weekend two comes in only slightly lower with passes averaging $454, and the cheapest pass available for $254. Hotels in Austin can be secured through Hipmunk.com, with rates starting as low as $42. Flights to and from Austin for the festival can also be found on Hipmunk.com. Read more »

REVIEW: ‘Strange Little Birds’ is Garbage that’s worth picking up

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Artist: Garbage
Album: Strange Little Birds
Label: STUNVOLUME
Genre: Alternative Rock

For most of us who remember Garbage from the 90s, their first two albums, Garbage and 2.0, are the definition of what we love about the band: Shirley Manson’s sultry yet haunting vocals, a backing band equal parts trip-hop, industrial, grunge, and a lot of the alternative rock that is very much associated with the time period. Their most enduring works like singles “Stupid Girl,” “Only Happy When It Rains,” “I Think I’m Paranoid,” “When I Grow Up,” “Special,” and “Push It” (among others) all had a keen pop sensibility. Subsequent albums Beautiful Garbage, Bleed Like Me, and Not Your Kind of People saw the band stretching out without quite dominating the airwaves like before. Read more »

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Bonnaroo and Firefly boast top-priced music festival tickets for June

Two of the summer’s most anticipated music festivals are also on track to be the month’s most expensive. The 15-year-running Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee launched June 9, and will run through the weekend, while Firefly Music Festival is scheduled to take place on June 16-19 in Dover, Delaware.

4-Day passes for both festivals are continuing to rise in demand across the secondary market. According to data provided by TiqIQ, passes for Bonnaroo are coming in at $731, with the cheapest pass available for $539. A 4-Day pass for Firefly is coming in slightly lower at an average of $398, with the cheapest ticket priced at a rate at $224. Single-day passes for each festival are also available. Affordable flights to both festival destinations can be found through Hipmunk.com. Read more »