Archive for May 14th, 2015

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FEATURE: Stop Making Excuses & Start Listening To Oh Honey

This probably won’t be that hard for you to believe, but despite the fact I more or less make a living talking about music there are still great new bands that I don’t discover until well after they have made a splash on the national stage. I like to think I do a fairly good […]

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BUMMER: Fireworks To Go On Hiatus Following Upcoming Tour

Today may be the saddest day in UTG history. After eight years together, Fireworks have announced plans to go on hiatus following their upcoming tour. Announced today via Twitter, Fireworks thanked fans for all their support before breaking news of their plans to take some time away from the spotlight. “After these upcoming gigs are […]

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Dirt Fest 2015 Expands To Two Days, Unveils Initial Lineup

Michigan’s loudest rock festival is expanding to be a two-day event this year, and the initial lineup gives us a lot to be excited about. Dirt Fest 2015 will take place in Birch Run, Michigan on August 7 and 8 of this year. It will be the first time the long-running festival has been a […]

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REVIEW: Twenty One Pilots – ‘Blurryface’

Artist: Twenty One Pilots Album: Blurryface Genre: Pop, Rock When Twenty One Pilots burst onto the national stage in 2013 with their major label debut, I’m not sure anyone knew quite what to think of the Midwest duo who have since become akin to alternative music royalty. Though the album was far from perfect, there […]

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Between The Buried And Me Unleash Gripping Video For “The Coma Machine”

Between The Buried And Me have provided their eight-minute epic, “The Coma Machine,” with a brand new music video. Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments. The track is taken from the outfit’s forthcoming concept album, Coma Ecliptic, which hits shelves on July 7, and “follows the wanderings […]

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REST IN PEACE: Vanities (2013-2015)

Hardcore outfit Vanities have decided to call it quits after just three years of giving people a good reason to still care about heavy music from New England. Writing to fans by hand, which was shared with the world via Facebook, the members of Vanities have explained their decision to part ways by citing a […]

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REVIEW: The Story So Far – ‘The Story So Far’

Artist: The Story So Far Title: The Story So Far Label: Pure Noise Genre: Pop-Punk There seems to be a divide among those within The Story So Far’s reach. You were either very heavily into From Under Soil And Dirt or heavily into What You Don’t See. These two are equally excellent records that possess […]

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The King Has Returned: Meek Mill Freestyles Over Drake’s “Energy”

MMG rapper Meek Mill is still tight lipped about when his Sophomore album will drop, but last night he shared a new freestyle that is sure to please fans. Partnering with Funkmaster Flex for the official premiere late Wednesday night, May 13, Meek Mill recently shared his first new freestyle in several months with the […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Staring Out The Sun Discuss ‘Break The Silence’

London rock four-piece Staring Out The Sun are still riding high on the positive praise of their most recent 4-track EP that was released in February of this year. Break The Silence balances heavy riffs and pummeling percussion with softer, melodic bits that serve as a great juxtaposition throughout the effort’s brief, 13-minute runtime. Those […]