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Zac Brown Band tickets for ’Black Out The Sun’ headlining tour are priciest in Tampa

Zac Brown Band kicked off their 2016 Black Out The Sun headlining tour back in May, and the tour, which wraps up in September, still has several major cities to hit before it commences. The tour is slated to be one of the summer’s most in-demand, and cities like Cincinnati, Dallas, and Boston are seeing big demand on the resale market.

Currently, tickets to see Zac Brown Band are on the rise. According to data provided by TiqIQ, tickets for the remainder of their route are currently averaging $171. The next stop-scheduled for the Zac Brown Band is coming up on June 24 at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where tickets are averaging $131, and the cheapest available is $49. At Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania on July 23, tickets are currently averaging $134, with the lowest get-in rate at $29. Read more »

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DEVAULT and Wildfire remix Mssingno’s “XE2”

Mssingno’s contemplative, Flume-backed “XE2” gained major traction last year due to its utter malleability in the hands of talented production minds.

Thus, it’s no surprise the track has been revived once more, this time by trap producers DEVAULT and Wildfire. The duo accelerates the original’s infamous R.Kelly sample into overdrive for just the right amount of tension before unleashing a potent mixture of trap and future bass that outright overwhelms the senses.

Check out DEVAULT and Wildfire’s remix below and be sure to snag a free download of the track as well.

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Oshi and D∆WN debut “Lemonade Lakes”

As part of Adidas and Yours Truly’s #songsfromscratch series, Oshi and D∆WN have teamed up for a gorgeous new single. Titled “Lemonade Lakes,” it manages to carry the unmistakable vibes of a club-ready track without ever accelerating into upward tempo territory as a groovy bass-line and stuttering house percussion introspectively swirl under D∆WN’s transcendental vocals.

Give “Lemonade Lakes” a listen after the jump and be sure to check out the making of the song on #songsfromscratch as well.

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UTG PREMIERE: Hymn – ‘Mouth’ EP

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Pennsylvania indie/emo quintet Hymn are just a week out from the official release of their debut EP, titled Mouth, which will be available through Running Around Records as of June 17. Today, we’ve teamed with the band to share the four-track effort in full for your listening pleasure. Sharing influences with home state neighbors like Tigers Jaw, Petal, Superheaven, and the like, Hymn meld elements of punk, emo, and indie rock into a formula that fans of any of those bands will surely find satisfaction in. Read more »

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Falcons takes on GoldLink’s “Late Night”

GoldLink’s future-bounce sound is ripe for producers to flip, so it’s no surprise Falcons has blessed us with a weighty rework of “Late Night.” His take on the And After That, We Didn’t Talk cut speeds up the percussion behind Masego’s vocals before unleashing a pervasive synth-line that grinds along without refrain, rough edges and all.

Give Falcons’ “Late Night” remix a listen after the jump and be sure to cop a free download before they’re all gone.

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MYRNE and Dirty Chocolate enlist JJ for “Intermission”

Producers MYRNE and Dirty Chocolate have teamed up with singer/songwriter JJ for an ultra-smooth collaboration.

Titled “Intermission,” the Daruma-backed release finds JJ gracefully navigating an array of minimalistic trap percussion and keys as she sings “shooting stars don’t look back, nothing more than dead light.” Once she steps away from the microphone during the song’s half-way point, MYRNE and Dirty Chocolate elaborate on their instrumentals with diversified percussion patterns and alluring synths before JJ reclaims center-stage once more.

Check out “Intermission” after the jump and be sure to follow UTG on Twitter for more music news.
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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 Toro says;

I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox. The ‘Pacific Rim’ universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world. “The World saving the world” was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.

The sequel does not yet have an official release date.

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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 feel, I’m here to comfort you,” atop their undeniably airy, uplifting house instrumentals.

Check out “Comfort You” after the jump and be sure to follow UTG on Twitter for more music news.

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

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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 studio version of the 2105 album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, is a little bit calmer. The live version is turned up to the max, welcoming you to a light where you will get your money’s worth. Read more »

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

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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 see a two-person ensemble release so much fury. (Coincidentally, The Kills’ Alison Mosshart plays with Jack White in The Dead Weather). If you were looking for a morsel of space, it was nowhere to be found—although, perhaps just enough for a puddle of sweat to accumulate throughout the hour-and-a-half set filled with dancing. Read more »

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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 doing the trick, turn your speakers up in the morning and put this joint on. It may make you sweat and you might need a neck brace afterwards, but at least you’ll be up and at ’em.

You can stream all five tracks on Experiment 1.3.2 below where you’ll also find the accompanying video for the effort’s opener “Spiral” featuring Kaeli McArter. Read more »

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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 funky, bass-wobbling hook that remains within the confines of the track’s dreamy vibes. When asked about the song, Tree noted it started as an idea in 2012 before eventually becoming “the first and only track we’ve ever created that we weren’t together during the creative process” early last year.  

Without further ado, though, check out the childhood friends’ joint effort after the jump.

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