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Beyond Creation Release Live Performance Video For “Fundamental Process”

Hands down, Beyond Creation‘s Earthborn Evolution was one of the best metal albums of 2014, and maybe of the last decade honestly. It contains some of the most innovative songwriting I’ve heard from the genre in some time, and you can’t be mad at the sweet groove from that fretless bass. Today, the band has […]


MUSIC VIDEO: Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

Indie rockers Arcade Fire have released their latest interactive music video for the track “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) and it is truly confusing. Régine Chassagne takes a leading role in this bizarre creation and brings us into the band’s world. This song comes off of Arcade Fire’s latest release, The Suburbs. Take a look […]


I Guess You Could Say I Enjoyed Some Music in 2014

This year, I’m throwing convention to the wind. I tend to spend too much time deliberating, trying to narrow things down to a set amount of this or that. For 2014, much like any other year, I’m sharing a [very] large collection of what I enjoyed most in the world of music, except these lists […]

UTG has a newly revised Patreon and we need your help!

UTG’s Patreon, originally launched in August of last year, has been completely rebuilt to support more realistic expectations from both the patrons and us, the content makers. We have big things on the way with many positive changes and plenty of great content. Below is a revised version of our original explanation of the Patreon […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Animated Short Films’ is the Oscars’ most low-key stacked category

Scrambling to catch up on all things Oscars? The big categories are easy: Mad Max should win but won’t. Leo shouldn’t win but will. The little people will be played off and someone will be just insufferable. We’ve been over all that time and again. What doesn’t get as much love are the smaller categories—your documentaries, shorts, and […]

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Billy Crain focuses on what’s important with newest LP, ‘Family Matters’

Nashville southern rocker Billy Crain is certainly no newcomer. Although his name might not be instantly recognizable to some younger folk, the award-winning singer-songwriter boasts an active, laudable career, having played with Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain and shared stages with some of classic rock’s finest in Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brother Band, The Rolling […]

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Temporary Hero’s ‘CHET’ is a unique, alluring tribute to a jazz great

Portland, Maine’s Jonah Bell, aka Temporary Hero, has taken on many musical challenges during his time as an artist, but arguably most impressive are his ambitious but wholly original tributes to some of the most beloved musicians of all time. Following full-length salutes to both Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, Temporary Hero’s newest undertaking is […]


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Wolfpack’ Must Be Seen To Be Believed

Film: The Wolfpack Starring: The Angulo Brothers Directed By: Crystal Moselle I don’t know that I have ever felt about a documentary the way I do for Crystal Moselle’s directorial debut, The Wolfpack. It’s a deeply moving look at the human experience as viewed through the eyes of a Lower Manhattan family whose only working […]


UTG INTERVIEW: The Great Game Discuss Their Huge Lineup and Newest Album

The Great Game is spread across Europe–primarily from Spain to Scotland–but that doesn’t stop its several members, both permanent and the occasional contributor, from creating some of the most unique music you’ve heard, from any genre, in some time. We had the chance to have a lengthy conversation with composer and guitarist Mounzer Sarraf, and […]


UTG @ Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Nina Conti, Nick Cody, and Sam Simmons

Comic: Nina Conti Show: In Your Face Venue: Melbourne Town Hall Ventriloquist Nina Conti and her long-time, foul-mouthed puppet companion, Monkey, have been delighting MICF audiences for years with their unique brand of comedy. If Tuesday night’s performance is anything to go by, Conti’s new show In Your Face will only intensify Melbourne’s love affair […]

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The 5 Films From 2014 I Urge You To See ASAP

If you clicked over to this page with fears of encountering yet another listicle compiling the best films from 2014 then you might as well stop now and visit another entertainment site. I get it. List burnout is a real problem in our modern society, but it’s also the ultimate first world problem. The fact […]


REVIEW: Angels and Airwaves – ‘The Dream Walker’

Artist: Angels and Airwaves Title: The Dream Walker Label: To the Stars Genre: Alternative Rock I’m going to spare all of you my history with this band. I have had various opinions about Angels and Airwaves for many years, and it’s all come to a pinnacle with the release of The Dream Walker. Objectivity was […]