Interviews

Jabberjaw Media seek to break new ground, start a podcast revolution

At base level, it’s easy to understand why podcasting and the punk rock scene seem to go hand-in-hand these days. It’s extraordinarily easy to produce a decent-sounding show with entry-level equipment, episodes are usually free and accessible to all on a variety of platforms, and the format exists to culminate conversation—much like punk rock itself. […]

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, […]

Substances, death, and purpose fueled Culture Abuse for their most imaginative release yet

It’s roughly 9pm on a Thursday night inside Seattle’s Funhouse, and Culture Abuse have finished sound check for one of their last tour dates opening for the enigmatic Self Defense Family, leading into the release of their 6131 Records full-length debut, Peach. Standing front and center is the band’s vocalist, David Kelling, who’s shifting his […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Bear Hands discuss new album, ‘You’ll Pay For This’

UTG recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dylan Rau, vocalist and guitarist of Bear Hands, a four-piece indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY that just completed their run on the Spring Fling Rock AF tour with Cage The Elephant, Foals, and Silversun Pickups. Rau spoke with us about that recent tour and their newest […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Coheed And Cambria talk ‘The Color Before The Sun,’ ‘Star Wars’ spoilers, and more

We recently had the pleasure to chat with Coheed And Cambria bassist Zach “Super Duper” Cooper about the band’s current tour supporting their excellent new LP, The Color Before The Sun, as well as the writing process for the record, how Zach joined the band, Star Wars, and more. Be sure to catch Coheed on […]

UTG INTERVIEW: So What?! Music Festival founder Mike Ziemer discusses this year’s event

In three weeks’ time, hoards of festival-goers will flood the city of Grand Prairie, Texas for So What?! Music Festival (formerly South By So What?!), which will be returning to QuikTrip Park for the fifth consecutive year on March 19. This year’s event features a healthy blend of big name acts and fast-rising stars, and […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Everyone Leaves discuss upcoming 7-inch split, being on tour, and Kanye West

“Everything we’ve done has been indicative of who we are as musicians. It’s never just us trying to fit into a label or a genre.” UTG recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jacob Bialosky (vocals/guitar) and Aubree Roe (vocals/bass) of Everyone Leaves, a Columbus, Ohio five-piece whose music is akin to bands like Bayside, […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Polyenso discuss their local scene and musical metamorphosis

Despite the stronghold of pastel polos, bronzer, and Jimmy Buffet covers, St. Petersburg, Florida is slowly releasing its Miami Vice-grip to a hipper, more artistic population. The current music scene—if you want to call it that—is mostly bands and artists like Polyenso. They are remnants of the “screamo” wave that ruled the 2000s. Once known […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Goldengoat Discuss Dynamic Debut Demo

The alternative music scene is brimming with talent, but Phoenix five-piece Goldengoat are in a league all their own. Energetic and unyielding, the group’s one-of-a-kind sound defies classification in the best possible way, melding elements of rock, emo and punk to create an emotionally-charged final product that is certain to leave listeners aching for more. […]

UTG INTERVIEW: A Will Away Talk ‘Bliss,’ Gear and Signing to Triple Crown

A while back, we had the pleasure of speaking with A Will Away at their Cambridge, MA stop during their tour with Pentimento. After being absolutely floored by their set, we spoke with singer/guitarist Matt Carlson and guitarist Colin Waldron. In our time together we talked about re-releasing Bliss on Triple Crown Records, their gear […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Wara From The NBHD Digs Deep On ‘If Guns Could Speak PSA’

The roots of Wara From The NBHD‘s If Guns Could Speak PSA run deep. Part personal testimony, part La Haine-influenced artistry, the record is a meticulously composed representation of life in urban America and the tragedies it entails. Visceral expressions of anger and confusion function as its lifeblood, reinforced by gripping instrumentals that forgo preconceived notions […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Avenue Discusses ‘Keep Counting’

Operating under the moniker of Avenue, 21-year-old Sam Willows has spent the last two years lighting Hype Machine ablaze with a score of notable remixes, and is now poised to make his biggest splash yet with the release of his debut EP, Keep Counting. Comprised of buoyant synth, droning guitars, and wispy vocal lines, the […]