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UTG LIST: Essential Songs for Valentine’s Day

No one holiday hinges on personal outlook quite like Valentine’s Day. Presents are pleasant, and candy is dandy, but unlike these other annual undertakings, this particular celebration is totally dependent on one’s current state of being. For those deep in the throes of love, V-Day is not only welcomed, but anticipated, while the single and […]

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The Music That Moved Me In 2014

This time last year, my life was more hectic than ever before. I was working three jobs, trudging through my final semester of college, and doing my best to prepare for life as a “real adult.” Fatigue was in fashion, uncertainty reigned supreme, and on top of it all, I couldn’t afford to take my […]

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘The Lost Boys’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re […]

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REVIEW: The Contortionist – ‘Language’

Artist: The Contortionist Album: Language Label: eOne Music Genre: Progressive / Experimental / Metal Like a swift jab to the jaw, The Contortionist mercilessly broke into center stage with 2010’s Exoplanet, a 50-minute arrangement that encompassed a wealth of genres, and displayed a level of musicianship unmatched by their peers. A fluid blend of heavy, […]

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A Decade Under The Influence: 10 Years Of Taking Back Sunday’s ‘Where You Want To Be’

In the fall of 2004, I had just turned 14 years old. I was unsure of how my clothes were supposed to fit my body, and over the summer, I had grown a substantial neck beard. Girls were becoming more interesting by the day, and high school was no longer a far off destination, but […]

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REVIEW: Twin Forks – ‘Twin Forks’

Artist: Twin Forks Album: Twin Forks Genre: Folk / Pop Label: Dine Alone Records Like many, Dashboard Confessional played an instrumental role in my musical upbringing. As a teen, Chris Carrabba’s shrill cry became the soundtrack to my ever-changing worldviews, offering me guidance amidst a myriad of adolescent missteps. Though those days seem distant now, […]

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UTG LIST: The Essential Anti-Love Songs For Valentine’s Day

I have a friend; she loves Valentine’s Day. At the beginning of each year, she spends her days playfully trying to pinpoint just how her stupendously awesome boyfriend will woo her come February 14. She fawns over flowers, swoons over candy, and gets off on public, often cheesy displays of affection. She spends hours in […]

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UTG LIST: The Essential Love Songs For Valentine’s Day

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, and on top of all that, it is about as ambiguous as a feeling can get. Since the dawn of time, droves of individuals have tried to put this warm fuzzy feeling into words, and despite varying results, it would seem […]

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REVIEW: Noah Gundersen – ‘Ledges’

Artist: Noah Gundersen Album: Ledges Genre: Indie/Folk Label: Independent Despite his young age, Washington-based singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen has wasted no time establishing himself as a musical force to be reckoned with. Bursting on to the scene in the summer of 2008 with his debut EP Brand New World, the then 19-year-old immediately began turning heads with his velvety […]

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Kyle Florence’s ‘Best Of 2013’ In Music

When I first sat down earlier in the week and began compiling my favorite albums of 2013, I had grand aspirations. I intended to compose a poignant piece of literature; a perfectly concise, beautifully cultured work of art. Yes, through the power of the written word, I would illustrate the life-altering potential of each of […]

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Life-Size Lady Gaga Dolls Debuted In Tokyo

If you’ve always wanted a strikingly realistic, horrendously creepy, full-scale replica of your favorite pop-star to watch over you as you sleep at night, I highly suggest you keep reading. Yesterday, an undisclosed Japanese company released the “Gagadoll” on to masses of unsuspecting holiday shoppers in Tokyo. The figures, inspired by Gaga’s most recent effort, […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: London Grammar – “Nightcall”

Yesterday, the British trio London Grammar released a music video for their single “Nightcall,” which can be viewed by following the jump. Since forming in 2009 when vocalist Hannah Reid and guitarist Dan Rothman met during their freshman year of college, the group has wasted no time making themselves widely known. With the addition of […]