Interviews

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UTG INTERVIEW: Foreign Tongues Discuss Their Current Sound And What’s Next

On a chilly autumn evening I made my way north to the Riverwalk Cafe in Nashua, NH to see Foreign Tongues and a line-up of local artists. The Riverwalk Cafe is a wonderful coffeehouse that has just recently expanded its territory into a new bar. The environment is warm, welcoming, and a perfect indie outlet […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Foxing Discuss ‘The Albatross,’ the Science in ‘Lucy’ and Their Audiotree Session

On a warm evening in Cambridge, MA, at the venue known as The Middle East, I stood and watched as Foxing came alive on a small stage to a sold out crowd. I witnessed the band pour everything they had into the notes and sounds reverberating from their instruments, bleeding over the crowd, seemingly ill-prepared […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Seahaven Discuss ‘Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only’

Seahaven are currently facing what could very well become one of their most significant years as a band. The Torrance, California group recently wrapped up a month-long tour supporting mewithoutYou, and within a week, they will be releasing their risk-taking sophomore release, Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only. On top of all of that, they […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: O’Brother

I had the pleasure of seeing O’Brother at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA. Last time I experienced their live show, I was floored. This experience was no different, though I was gifted with the pleasure of speaking to O’Brother’s singer and guitarist, Tanner Merritt. Opening for The Sword, O’Brother immediately announced their presence in […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Maker Discuss Upcoming Split Release, Future Plans

There are plenty of bands in the scene right now that deserve your attention, but none as earning as Maker. The Massachusetts-based alternative punk act are veterans to releasing personal and heartfelt music, and have released many consistent works ranging from EPs, a split with The Story So Far, and a debut LP. Releasing their […]

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An Evening with ‘Mistaken For Strangers’ And Director Tom Berninger

On a foggy Boston evening, I had the pleasure to attend a screening and Q&A session with Tom Berninger, director of the documentary Mistaken For Strangers, which follows Tom on tour with his brother Matt’s band, The National. Viewed through the UMass Boston Film Series, I was pleasured by an evening with good conversation and […]

Vitamin Sun

UTG INTERVIEW: Vitamin Sun

While a smaller Boston based band at the moment, I have the pleasure of being friends with Vitamin Sun, a band that just released their first EP, Ergonometry. Weaving in and out of complicated time signatures, the progressive rock band is ready to blow up onto the scene. Sure to please fans of Coheed and […]

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LISTEN: Fit For A King – “Ancient Waters” (Remastered)

Texan metalcore outfit Fit For A King have made it a point this year to tease an announcement concerning the re-release of their debut record, Descendants. After months of waiting, the first taste of the project is finally here, and it can be streamed after the jump. While still recognizably “Ancient Waters,” the rerecorded, reproduced, […]

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 […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Jonny Craig Speaks On Album Plans, Emarosa, And A Visit From His Dad

Jonny Craig is currently on a solo tour across the United States, supported by Kyle Lucas, William Beckett, and Secrets. We sent our team out to two separate dates; Cleveland and Detroit. In Cleveland, Jonny had a special guest in attendance, his father. It was an emotional show on his part and there was no […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks ‘Don Jon,’ Using 35mm, and More

There are not many actors the entire staff of UTG adores, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt is certainly one of them. His body of work speaks for itself, and this Friday he’s adding another fantastic entry to his filmography when his directorial debut, Don Jon, arrives in theaters nationwide. We had the pleasure of speaking with JGL […]