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the dangerous kind single premiere

UTG PREMIERE: Aaron Lee Tasjan – “The Dangerous Kind”

Aaron Lee Tasjan’s newest single, “The Dangerous Kind,” is a fine piece of blues rock ‘n’ roll music. The track—which comes off of Tasjan’s new record, In The Blazes—mixes everything from poignant storytelling to sleek and saucy guitar playing. “This love is the dangerous kind,” Tasjan sings. This song is the dangerous kind…dangerously good. In […]

the native howl

UTG PREMIERE: The Native Howl – “Death Jam”

Allow us to introduce Michigan folk-rock band, The Native Howl, a group of singer-songwriters and entrepreneurs that are busy carving out a local scene and chasing a dream. Lead vocalists Alex Holycross and Jake Sawicki had been friends and musicians in the same area for several years before venturing into what would become The Native […]

Greylag

Stream Greylag’s Excellent Debut Album in Full

On October 14, Portland folk rock trio Greylag drop their debut self-titled LP on Dead Oceans. We’ve been eyeing the release with hungry hearts, completely devouring what we’ve heard so far, so it’s with happiness that it’s time to announce their album is streaming in full here. Deep underneath their acoustic strumming and boot-stomping beats […]

Sharon Van Etten Are We There

REVIEW: Sharon Van Etten – ‘Are We There’

Artist: Sharon Van Etten Album: Are We There Genre: Folk Rock Label: Jagjaguwar Sharon Van Etten is a rarity among musicians. The New Jersey native will step onstage and squabble with her three-piece backing band, combining nervous jokes with a half-snort laugh that would probably get a kid bullied in middle school. She’s a bit […]

New Mongrels RI

REVIEW: New Mongrels – ‘Raised Incorruptible’

Artist: New Mongrels Album: Raised Incorruptible Genre: Folk, Americana With a history unlike that of any other band, the 13-member ensemble known as New Mongrels have a brand new 14-track effort for us to absorb and it’s chock full of multi-instrumental folk goodness and beautiful melodies. With influenced sounds that span many decades, fans of […]

desaparecidos

Desaparecidos Announce Maha Festival Performance

Conor Oberst’s angsty side project Desaparecidose have announced plans to make a rare live appearance at this year’s Maha Music Festival. Though they have only released one album to date, Desaparecidos have long been a favorite of any Saddle Creed Records diehard. The last time they shared the stage was in 2010, which was their […]

Good Old War 2012

Good Old War Stream New Song “Can’t Go Home”

Folk rockers Good Old War are on the brink of releasing Come Back As Rain and are celebrating by streaming a new tune over on Consequence Of Sound called “Can’t Go Home.” This album was recorded in the Nebraska studio of Mike Mogis, with production by Jason Cupp. The feel of this song has a […]

Bob Dylan plays first live show in Vietnam

The folk-rock legend is popular in our country for his strong protest songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” However, when Dylan plays his first-ever live show in Ho Chi Minh City on April 10th, his set-list will be reviewed by government officials to keep the politics under cover. […]

The Forecast – Alive For The First Time

Artist: The Forecast Album: Alive For The First Time Genre: Rock Label: Unsigned Tracks: 1. Say You Miss Me 2. A Better Man 3. May You One Day [Carry Me Home] (acoustic) 4. And We All Return To Our Roots (acoustic) 5. You Wreck Me [Cover] To say I was heartbroken when The Forecast parted […]

Chris Jane – Watching The Leaves Go By

Band: Chris Jane Title: Watching The Leaves Go By Genre: Christian/Folk Rock Label: Let It Flow Records Tracks: 1. I’m Grateful 2. What Is Good 3. Now I Know 4. I’m Glad You Came 5. Heaven Came Down 6. Thank You Jesus 7. Watching the Leaves Go By 8. So I Can Stay With You […]

Shawn Mullins – Live At The Variety Playhouse [DVD]

  Band: Shawn Mullins [solo and full band] Title: Live At The Variety Playhouse Genre: Live Show Release: 10/28 Distributor: MVD It seems hard to believe that the world that most of us first heard of Shawn Mullins back in 1998 with his infectious single, “Lullaby.” If you don’t think you remember it, do a […]

Ninja Gun – Restless Rubes

Band: Ninja Gun Album: Restless Rubes Genre: Folk Rock Label: Suburban Home Tracks: 1. Restless Rubes 2. Eight Miles Out 3. Red State Blues 4. Darwin Was a Baptist 5. Front Yard Screamers 6. Life is Loud 7. Asking Price 8. Nostradumbass 9. Security 10. The Last Cowboy 11. Permanent Press 12. Breaking Light Of […]