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Taking Back Sunday's John Nolan performing "Cute Without The 'E' (Cut From The Team)" at Riot Fest Denver (Day 2).

John Nolan Unveils PledgeMusic Campaign For Solo Album

John Nolan (of Taking Back Sunday), has recently announced that he is in the process of writing and recording new music. Nolan shares that he has been doing so for the past couple of years now, and is finally ready to share it with everyone. The new album, whose title is yet to be unveiled, […]

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Manchester Orchestra Extend Tour to UK With Kevin Devine and Bad Books

Time is winding down on Manchester Orchestra‘s US tour in support of their near-perfect new album, Cope. That doesn’t mean they’re going to stop playing, though. The band will be heading overseas to play a series of shows in the UK in the fall with Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band and Bad Books opening. Manchester […]

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REVIEW TIMES TWO: Kevin Devine – ‘Bubblegum’ & ‘Bulldozer’

Artist: Kevin Devine Albums: Bulldozer & Bubblegum Genre: Indie Label: Devinyl Records / Favorite Gentleman / Procrastinate! It would be easy enough to get away with glossing over a Kevin Devine review. Realistically all it takes is tossing 500 buzzwords at a webpage, including phrases like Andy Hull, Jesse Lacey, and Bad Books. If you take the lazy way […]

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ALBUM STREAM: Twin Forks – ‘Self-Titled EP’

Twin Forks, Chris Carrabba’s folk infused pet project featuring members of both The Narrative and Bad Books, have made their debut EP available to stream thanks to the good people at Billboard. Though initially formed because Carrabba “needed a break from Dashboard,” Twin Forks has snowballed into a hearty, stand-alone act with a continually growing […]

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UTG PREVIEW: Eight Reasons Riot Fest Is The Most Unique Festival Of The Year

Riot Fest Chicago is everything an alternative music lover of the past 3 decades wants in a festival. It is arguably the most buzzed about, tweeted at, liked and talked about festival of 2013. It has the potential to be legendary.  Riot Fest-Chicago will be a weekend full of unforgettable sets and unrealistic appearances. Here at […]

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Chris Carrabba’s Twin Forks Debut First Music Video, Announce US Tour

As the lead singer of Dashboard Confessional, Chris Carrabba stood as a martyr for an entire generation of anguished teens for over a decade. Now, nearing age forty (do you feel old yet?), it would seem that Carrabba has shed the emo moniker of his youth, vying for more mature melodies in the form of […]

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Riot Fest Lineup Announced, Fall Out Boy And Blink 182 To Headline

You know when a “scene” festival lineup is pretty damn strong? When you have Taking Back Sunday, Say Anything, and Saves the Day below the halfway mark of your poster and Brand New on the third line. As announced by our fellow AbsoluteVoices website PropertyOfZack, this year’s Riot Fest will feature (and take a big […]

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Bad Books Perform “No Sides” Acoustic

Rockers Bad Books were filmed performing their new song “No Sides” acoustic. This song is off of the group’s latest release, II, which hit shelves in October 2012 through Crown Records/Favorite Gentlemen. Be sure to head through the link provided to pick up your very own copy of II over on iTunes now. Andy Hull […]

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Kevin Devine & Andy Hull Release Details About Upcoming LPs

In a recent interview with Property Of Zack, Kevin Devine and Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra, Bad Books) spoke in depth about their bands, their past and upcoming plans for the future as musicians. Kevin Devine has confirmed that he will start recording a new full length album March 11, and then will start work on […]

Twin Falls

STREAM: Twin Falls (Chris Carrabba) – “Scraping Up The Pieces”

Twin Falls have released “Scraping Up The Pieces,” their debut track as a band this morning, and it will certainly impress the masses with its charming lyrics and overall folky feel. Like we’ve recently said earlier this week, the group is composed of Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and Further Seems Forever, alongside members of […]

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Chris Carrabba Officially Debuts Twin Falls; Announces Lineup And SXSW Dates

After much speculation on just what Twin Falls exactly is, the details of the latest side project by the Further Seems Forever and Dashboard Confessional frontman have finally come to see the light of day. According to a post by AltPress, it seems as if the band’s lineup includes the likes of Chris Carrabba (obviously) […]

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The Front Bottoms Perform New Song “Twin Sized”

The Front Bottoms were captured performing a brand new song called “Twin Sized” at Pittsburgh, PA venue Mr. Smalls. Check out the live video here on UTG! TFB announced (on January 27) that they were finished with their new album. The news posting can be seen through the link provided. Be sure to check them […]