Archive for June, 2016

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Meet the new lead for ‘Pacific Rim 2’

The sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s monster versus machine film, Pacific Rim, will feature John Boyega as the leading man. Boyega, who is most likely known to the world as stormtrooper turned rebel Finn, is gaining traction after his breakout performance in last year’s incredibly anticipated film, The Force Awakens. Speaking on the casting, Del […]

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Set Mo look to “Comfort You” on new single

Set Mo have quickly established themselves as a go-to source for emotionally-driven house, so it’s a pleasure to see they have returned with a brand new collaboration. Entitled “Comfort You,” the Syndey duo’s newest effort finds them teaming up with Melbourne vocalist Fractures for a feel-good production as he soothingly sings, “Tell me what you […]

UTG PHOTOS: Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man in New York, NY (05/17/16)

Don’t ever expect to stand around at a Cage The Elephant show. They sure won’t. “That guy is going to be completely spent by the time this show is over,” I thought to myself as I watched lead singer Matthew Shultz power through the lines of “Cry Baby” in frenetic and sometimes acrobatic fashion. The […]

UTG PHOTOS: The Kills in New York, NY (05/17/16)

By the looks of the packed Music Hall of Williamsburg, the five-year absence of The Kills did not go unnoticed. For that venue, where bands can be virtually on top of the front row, this was a great night for a gritty rock show. As a constant supporter of The White Stripes, it’s impressive to […]

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SakkieFTW snaps you out of it with new EP, ‘Experiment 1.3.2’

Vancouver electronic artist Sakkieftw has some of the most electrifying creations I’ve heard in some time. Traversing all areas of electronic music—from breakbeat to dubstep and everything in between—you’ll find massive, crunchy beats, buzzsaw synths and plenty more to snap you out of it on the artist’s new EP, Experiment 1.3.2. If coffee just isn’t […]

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Oliver Tree teams up with Getter for “Soulmother, I Love You”

Oliver Tree has a diverse array of musical talent under his belt in terms of vocals and production, so it’s only right the California native’s collaboration with Getter pushes the latter musician into less-explored territory. “Soulmother, I Love You” features an ethereal atmosphere that evolves from a calming set of chopped-up vocals and minimal percussion into a […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Popstar’ has at least a few hits

Film: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Directed by: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone Starring: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer From the makers of heralded comedic masterpieces such as “Dick in a Box” and “Motherlover” comes a 21st century satire on the extravagance and vapidness of modern pop idols. Sounds like a pretty good tagline, right? […]

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The Lost Poets’ ‘Insubordia pt II’ is dark and gritty

Self-proclaimed “swamp rock” duo The Lost Poets is a very busy band. Having relocated from Sweden to Los Angeles, the ever-mysterious two-piece has a lot going on this year, including a new album, a short film, and a children’s book to boot. The Lost Poets’ newest release, Insubordia pt II, is a 10-track rocker packed […]

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GOLDHOUSE and Lostboycrow team up for Summer jam “Free From The Start”

Now that it’s June, every music lover is faced with an incredibly important task: finding songs for the ultimate Summer playlist. A prime candidate for that playlist just dropped, and it comes in the form of GOLDHOUSE and Lostboycrow‘s collaboration, “Free From The Start” (via Kick Kick Snare). The song is an upbeat celebration, with […]

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Brand New tease possible break-up date through…t-shirts?

Don’t panic, but Brand New might have just given us a sign that there is an end date to the band. Normally new merch is a thing to celebrate, but the t-shirt designs that Brand New released today carry a very interesting detail. We’ve included pictures of the shirt designs below for you to check […]

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Indie singer Chris Hoepfl releases introspective solo album, ‘Memoir’

This year has been amazing so far for music releases. Our current favorite bands are releasing new albums along with those we thought lost to the void of hiatus or the once-final “break-up.” But we must not stop seeking out new music each and every day as well. On Monday, May 30, Chris Hoepfl—frontman of […]

UTG PHOTOS: Ghost in Grand Rapids, MI (5/20/16)

On May 20, theatrical rock superstars Ghost came through The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI with special guests Pinkish Black and one of the most unique stage performances I have encountered in a long time. Much of the crowd arrived in face paint and outfits—from nuns to ghouls, and even impersonators of Papa Emeritus […]