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UTG INTERVIEW: Broderick Batts talks living in L.A. and challenging listeners

Musicians in the 21st century are afforded the ability to hurdle their region’s perceived shortcomings, broadcast their artistic vision to the world, and stake their claim in the industry from there. That’s the reason Broderick Batts, a Tampa Bay native, has lived in L.A. for two years after his irresistible fusion of hip-hop, R&B, and soul (referred to as […]

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Blink-182’s U.S. Summer tour with A Day To Remember rising on resale market

Blink-182 recently dropped their newest single “Bored To Death,” along with plans for a tour this summer, which will kick off on July 22 in San Diego, California. The extensive route will take them across the country throughout the Summer, wrapping up in October. They will make stops at cities such as Las Vegas, Chicago, […]

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Blink-182 announce massive summer tour with ADTR, All-American Rejects, others

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Blink-182 have announced a big summer tour just after releasing their first new song without Tom DeLonge. The band’s upcoming album, California, features Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba filling in on guitar duties, and is set to be released on July 1. Pre-orders are available now. This newly announced […]

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Blink-182 release lyric video for “Bored To Death” from upcoming album ‘California’

Following an unceremonious leak of the new track earlier today, Blink-182 have officially premiered their new single “Bored To Death” on KROQ. Listen to the song, the band’s first without founding member Tom DeLonge, below. The song comes from the new album titled California, due out July 1 (pre-orders are ongoing). The record features Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 09:  Lana Del Rey attends her "Freak" music video premiere event presented by Vevo at The Wiltern on February 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Interscope)

Lana Del Rey, Eddie Vedder to headline inaugural Ohana festival

Music festival lovers often spend months planning out their summers, deciding which states to travel to and which festivals are required attendance. Come the end of August, there’s a brand new festival to add to the list. The Ohana Festival, taking place August 27 and 28—a Saturday and Sunday—in Dana Point, California, is shaping up […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Sophie And The Bom Boms – “Big Girls”

Artist: Sophie and the Bom Boms Song: “Big Girls” Album: TBA Sophie Stern’s knack for songwriting has never been in question; as a former associate of Dr. Luke, the Los Angeles-based musician has more than her fair share of thoroughly infectious music under her belt. Yet, when comparing Stern’s newest single with last year’s The […]

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Second ‘San Andreas’ Trailer Teases The Death Of California

This summer, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will finally step into the disaster movie role we have all been waiting for him to take when San Andreas rolls into theaters. The film, which follows one man’s attempt to save lives while California is brought to its knees by a series of devastating earthquakes, has a new […]

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Thee Oh Sees Announce New Album ‘Mutilator Defeated At Las,’ Stream Single “Web”

After their hiatus, reunion, and lineup change, Thee Oh Sees are back with a brand new album. The new record, titled Mutilator Defeated At Last, drops May 18 via Castle Face. It serves as the follow-up to last year’s Drop. That being said, some things are different, namely the lineup: John Dwyer, Tim Hellman, Nick Murray, Chris […]

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REVIEW: The Ghost Inside – ‘Dear Youth’

Artist: The Ghost Inside Album: Dear Youth Label: Epitaph Records Genre: Metalcore Over the course of their steady climb up the ranks of the music scene, The Ghost Inside have developed a dedicated fanbase through the combination of crushing metalcore, memorable choruses, and brutally honest lyricism (e.g. “Engine 45”). Thus, there wasn’t necessarily a pressing obligation […]

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Meatbodies (feat. Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin Member) Share New Track “Disorder”

Chad Ubovich has plenty of experience playing guitar and bass behind both psych rock gods Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin. Between tours with them, he spent his time recording his own crunchy fuzz as Chad and the Meatbodies. Now he’s shortened the name, written up 12 tracks, and teamed up with Cory Hanson of Wand […]

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Artery Recordings Welcomes For The Win

Artery Recordings has announced the signing of California pop-core outfit For The Win. The label will re-release the band’s most recent album, More Than You Know, this fall. I had never heard of For The Win before a press release announcing their addition to Artery hit my inbox. Before I wrote this story I took […]

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Flying Lotus Announces New Album ‘You’re Dead!’ and Tour

California electronic musician and producer Flying Lotus is undeniably talented. He creates sweeping trip-hop-infused electronic beats and funk-laced rhythms that speak from the soul, although maybe that’s because he’s related to John Coltrane. Earlier this year he shared previously unheard material and a music video for “Phantasm,” but now we finally get word of new material. […]