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Cartel Frontman Will Pugh Is (Finally) Working On A Solo Album

Don’t fret, dear readers. I’m being honest when I tell you there is no lie in that headline. The Will Pugh solo album you always thought might happen is actually on its way to becoming a reality. Early this morning, September 2, Cartel vocalist Will Pugh set Twitter ablaze when he revealed plans for a […]

Cartel 2012

Watch Cartel Perform “Honestly” In A Live Acoustic Session

Cartel have kept themselves busy over the last 12 months, and they aren’t slowing things down in 2015. This year marks the ten-year anniversary for their debut full-length album, Chroma, so they have plenty to keep them busy. Last month they announced an anniversary tour to celebrate achievement, and now they are back with another […]

Hit The Lights 2012

Listen To Hit The Lights’ New Single, “No Filter”

After a rocky couple of years due to record label-related conflicts, Ohio pop-punk outfit Hit The Lights are slowly coming back into the swing of things. The band announced earlier last year that they have joined the Pure Noise Records family and that they will be releasing a new full-length record fairly soon. That time […]

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Cartel Announce ‘Chroma’ Ten-Year Anniversary Tour

Hold on to your hats, kids. Chroma, Cartel‘s debut record and one of the most important pop-punk records to date, is celebrating its ten-year anniversary with all of us this spring. The band has just announced that they will be embarking on a full U.S. tour (and playing one U.K. show after) in celebration of […]

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Dream Riders: The Tour Desires of Your Favorite Artists (UTG Exclusive)

Wikipedia defines a rider as: a set of requests or demands that a performer sets as criteria for performance. Whether an act’s tour rider is ridiculously egocentric and/or overly materialistic, just plain outlandish in a fun way, a rock ‘n’ roll legend, or far more modest and unshowy than you might expect, nearly every touring […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 5/25-5/31

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! Essential pick-ups in the vinyl world this week included the debut album from Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, the new solo project from Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years, the long-awaited sophomore album from Dikembe, and the new reissue of Glassjaw‘s classic, Worship and Tribute. If you have a […]

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UTG EXCLUSIVE: Cartel Release Statement On Enjoy The Ride ‘Chroma’ Pressing

As previously reported, controversy has arisen this week in regards to an Enjoy The Ride pressing of Cartel‘s album, Chroma. Starting as a topic of conversation in an interview with UTG last year, Cartel had been planning a 10-year anniversary release of the record. Then Enjoy The Ride put their release on their web store. […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 5/11-5/17

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! Enjoy The Ride Records stole the show this week by releasing two long-awaited vinyl reissues. The first pressing of Turn The Radio Off by Reel Big Fish was a huge hit, with most of the pressing selling out within hours. Check the end of this post for details on how […]

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UTG EXCLUSIVE: Enjoy The Ride Records Releases Statement On Cartel ‘Chroma’ Pressing

Earlier this week, the internet got into a bit of an uproar over some miscommunications pertaining to Enjoy The Ride Records‘ newly announced pressing of Cartel’s Chroma. If you didn’t notice yet, we here at UTG are vinyl fanatics. We are also Cartel fanatics, so this really spiked our interest. This was even a topic […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 12/15-12/21

It’s a well-known feeling among vinyl collectors: Just when you thought all of your Christmas shopping was done and all your loose ends were wrapped up for the year, a new pre-order pops up that you just have to grab. A lot of people were probably feeling that this week with the reissues of scene […]

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Jacob Tender’s ‘Best Of 2013′ In Music

‘Tis the season to make the most difficult choices I have to make all year. Seriously, my life is easy enough to make that statement true. I hate making these lists, more-so this year than any year previous. Yet I’m obligated to do so. So here I am. You see, in January, I told myself […]

Stages & Stereos

UTG INTERVIEW: Stages and Stereos on the GK Tour

On October 30, 2013 in Cleveland Ohio, Editor Jacob Tender attended the GK Tour featuring Mayday Parade, Man Overboard, Cartel, and buzz band Stages & Stereos. After enjoying Cartel’s set for the 3rd time this year, he pushed his way through a vicious crowd of Tumblr-addicted Mayday Parade fans and meandered backstage to the supporting […]