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UTG INTERVIEW: Chris Rogge discusses Human Juicebox’s ‘Songs For The Sun’

When we catch up with guitarist Chris Rogge he’s messing around on the guitar in his hometown of Maumee, Ohio. His psychedelic indie-alternative band known as Human Juicebox just recently released their album, Songs For The Sun, a collection of eight songs filled with melodic lead guitar riffs that take their own time to speak, […]

UTG PHOTOS: We Came As Romans, Miss May I in Grand Rapids, MI (04/15/16)

Before shipping out on the Bands vs. Food Tour, We Came As Romans made a pit stop at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI with Miss May I, Sworn In and Wilson for a performance that we nearly missed due some soul-crushing Michigan road construction. It’s always a joyous, warm feeling when Spring comes to […]

IFFBoston 2016: ‘The Hollars,’ ‘The Peacemaker,’ and ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

I always get unreasonably excited when Independent Film Festival Boston rolls around every April. Executive Director Brian Tamm and Program Director Nancy Campbell bring their A-game every year, having scoured fest after fest for the cream of the crop to show to a rowdy Boston crowd. This year’s theme, “Make it yours,” couldn’t be any […]

On The Road: May 2016 tour roundup

On The Road is your trusty, bi-weekly guide to ongoing and upcoming tours from many of your favorite artists. This list will be updated regularly with dates and other necessary information for you to get that mark-your-calendar fix. If you feel we’ve forgotten anyone, don’t hesitate to point it out. Leave a comment down below!

REVIEW: After months of anticipation, Drake’s ‘Views’ lands with a thud

Artist: Drake Album: Views Genre: Hip-Hop Label: OVO Sound, Young Money Entertainment It feels like Views (formerly Views From The 6) has been a shadow hanging over Drake since he announced it to Billboard all the way back in 2014. Last February he dropped If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and we thought it […]

UTG PREMIERE: Weller – ‘Career Fair’ EP

Today, we have the immense honor of premiering Weller‘s brand new EP, titled Career Fair. Recorded with Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald at The Metal Shop in Philadelphia, Weller’s newest will work its way into the hearts and minds of those who can’t get enough of Ewald’s band and similar Pennsylvania acts like Tigers Jaw, Three […]

UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: Greaver – ‘The Faun’

Today, North Carolina’s Greaver have released their massive conceptual effort, The Faun, through Cardigan Records. Having had the time to soak in the depth of its story and sonic intensity, we’ve teamed up with the band to share their in-depth breakdown of each of The Faun‘s 10 tracks and overarching storyline, which you can immerse […]

REVIEW: Henrietta offer quality indie rock on ‘Paper Wings’

Artist: Henrietta Album: Paper Wings Genre: Indie Rock Label: Animal Style I was a big fan of Henrietta‘s debut, The Trick Is Not Minding. Playing nothing like a debut, the band create incredibly emotional business, drowned in massive guitars and gritty vocals that are sure to bring up discourse on Pedro The Lion. On their […]

REVIEW: Pity Sex keep it simple on ‘White Hot Moon’

Artist: Pity Sex Album: White Hot Moon Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Label: Run For Cover Records There’s typically this underlying expectation with every musical act that a second album has to be bigger and different than its predecessor. Sometimes, though, bands refrain from taking huge risks and instead opt for the safe route, still managing […]

REVIEW: We grieve with Greaver on immense full-length, ‘The Faun’

Artist: Greaver Album: The Faun Genre: Post-Hardcore Label: Cardigan Records At one point in our lives, we all love someone or something. And at another point we all lose that someone or something. This is the circle of life. As Mr. Vonnegut so aptly put it, “and so it goes…” Music has the power to […]

UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: Right On, Kid! – ‘On The Brighter Side Of Things’

Drawing influence from pop-punk mainstays like Blink-182 and The Ataris, Right On, Kid! are sure to appeal to even the most hopeless romantic. Unapologetic and brimming with energy, the New Mexico five-piece have a knack for huge hooks and smart lyrics, making for a fitting summer soundtrack that’s more than worthy of repeat listens. The […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘High-Rise’ is a deeply disturbing, affecting look at human survival

Film: High-Rise Directed by: Ben Wheatley Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller When you stop and think about it, the human race’s survival to this point is amazing. Think of all that we’ve had to endure over thousands and thousands of years: shifting climates and environments, multitudes of vicious predators and wildlife, disease and […]