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lydia 2015

UTG INTERVIEW: Lydia Talks ‘Run Wild’ On Their Headlining Tour

“I think I’m going to shotgun a Redbull. They don’t affect me like they used to,” said Lydia guitarist Justin Camacho as I walked into the green room of Musica, Akron’s coziest music venue. “Damn, you got the XL one,” continued Leighton Antelman, vocalist of the group to Matt Keller, who holds up the keys […]

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Alien 3’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is loved by the UTG staff more than Halloween. With October’s arrival, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a slew of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day. Now in its fourth year, 31 Days Of Halloween […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Jonny X Kyle X Midnite – “Party And The Dream”

Artist: Jonny X Kyle X Midnite Song: “Party And The Dream” Label: Gold Standard / Artery Recordings The second tune from the Jonny X Kyle X Midnite project has dropped. I liked the first one, despite its shortcomings. I really don’t like this one. Frankly, the song feels slapped together. The instrumental holds it together as best […]

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UTG EXCLUSIVE: Cartel Release Statement On Enjoy The Ride ‘Chroma’ Pressing

As previously reported, controversy has arisen this week in regards to an Enjoy The Ride pressing of Cartel‘s album, Chroma. Starting as a topic of conversation in an interview with UTG last year, Cartel had been planning a 10-year anniversary release of the record. Then Enjoy The Ride put their release on their web store. […]

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STREAM: Emarosa – “Mad”

It’s been a few months since Emarosa left Brian McTernan’s Salad Days Studio. Having completed their third studio record, a first with Bradley Walden on the mic, the band began practicing their live set and geared up for their tour with Chiodos, Hands Like Houses, Our Last Night, and ’68. At their first few shows […]

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Fashion Meets Music Festival Announces Free Bands

I’m here at the Fashion Meets Music Festival announcement party in Columbus, OH. The venue is the Three-Legged Mare and the body count is high. The announcement was just made for the free bands that will be playing in the Arena District this August in Columbus. Headliners include Local Natives, Cold Wars Kids, New Found […]

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UTG CONTEST: Win A Pair of After Party Badges For the Fashion Meets Music Festival

A month ago, we caught wind of a new festival making its home in the center of Ohio. The Fashion Meets Music Festival. So far, the festival boasts more than 500 performances, 250 artists, and 3 days in the Arena District of Columbus, OH. The lineup will be first announced this Thursday, March 27 at […]

My Mouth is the Speaker

UTG EXCLUSIVE: My Mouth Is The Speaker ‘In Focus’ Documentary Series Part 4

Akron, Ohio’s My Mouth Is The Speaker and Escapist Records are just a few short days away from the release of the In Focus 7?, the band’s first vinyl release. For those who don’t yet know the band or any of their fine members, we’re giving you a look into the lives of these young artists during the recording of the […]

My Mouth is the Speaker

UTG EXCLUSIVE: My Mouth Is The Speaker “In Focus” Documentary Series Part 3

Akron, Ohio’s My Mouth Is The Speaker and Escapist Records are just a few short weeks away from the release of the In Focus 7?, the band’s first vinyl release. For those who don’t yet know the band or any of their fine members, we’re giving you a look into the lives of these young artists during the recording of the […]

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Runaway Brother Signs To Tiny Engines

It has finally happened. ‘Best Band in Cleveland’ aka Runaway Brother has signed a record deal with Tiny Engines. The band’s full-length will be released on the label later this year. I’ve had the opportunity to know Runaway Brother for quite some time. I’ve seen them play on stages, in basements, and even in a […]

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Ghost House (Featuring Members of Athletics) – ‘Sorry About Everything’

When intheclouds label-head Dan Marter told me about Ghost House, I was intrigued. You see, Ghost House is essentially the band Athletics with a different drummer and a different attitude. Over the past year, Marter has helped the band by recording the demos that would later become this release. “I thought it would be fun to […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Great American Cult Tour – Cleveland, OH 3/5/14 (Photos)

Opening night of the Great American Cult Tour took place in Cleveland, OH last week. As Bayside’s first headlining tour in some time, I was prepared for a fantastic show. I wasn’t disappointed. I asked local photographer Andy Wells to accompany me and his pictures from the show can be found below. The lineup: Ohio’s […]