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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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Raz Simone shows his versatility on “Missin Joogs”

Rapper Raz Simone has teamed up with XXL to premiere “Missin Joogs,” a killer new single that displays his wealth of artistic versatility. Featuring live recordings from a guitarist, trumpeter, and violinist, the song has layers of sound after gorgeous sound for Simone to accentuate his flow. Its hook is where Simone truly shines, though, […]

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Saígo brings the jazzy vibes on “So Natural”

With plans to release his debut EP this summer, Saígo has dropped a jazzy new cut in “So Natural.” Featuring a wealth of methodically stuttering horns and keys, the track finds the Los Angeles artist displaying a wonderful vocal range as the track slowly morphs into more and more of a melodic affair. Follow the jump […]

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Ramsey’s self-produced dark-pop is irresistible

Los Angeles trip-hop/pop artist Ramsey is on a tremendous rise; one we regret to have not been aware of until just recently. Ramsey’s current collection of tracks on Soundcloud contains some of the best material we’ve heard this year. It’s moody, visceral, expertly crafted, and unforgettably affecting. With several of the tracks nearing 200k plays […]

UTG PREMIERE: Goldensuns – “Give It Up” (Buzzsession)

A few months back, budding indie trio Goldensuns linked up with The Wild Honey Pie for an absolutely breathtaking Buzzsession, and while we weren’t there to see the band in action, today we’re primed to bring you a portion of said performance in the form of “Give It Up“—a dreamy, reverb-heavy cut that goes down […]

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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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Summer Essentials: Tyler Lyle Releases ‘The Native Genius Of Desert Plants’

If perfect summer soundtracks are your thing, I confidently declare that this is the album for you. The independent second album from Tyler Lyle, The Native Genius of Desert Plants, is out today and is the perfect follow-up to his 2011 indie-folk debut, The Golden Age and The Silver Girl. This album is mesmerizing and […]

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FYF Fest Reveals 2015 Lineup

Just a year after being one of the only festivals to host the Blood Brothers‘ reunion, the organizers behind FYF Fest have unveiled an equally thrilling lineup for their 2015 event. Taking place August 22-23 in Los Angeles, FYF Fest will again be a two-day weekend event. The first night will be headlined by Frank […]

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Maroon 5 Crash Multiple Weddings For “Sugar” Music Video

What would you do if Adam Levine and his band crashed your wedding to perform for a new music video? Scream in ecstasy like the guests who went through just that, I suppose. In the most pleasant of surprises, alt-rock outfit Maroon 5 took a trip around Los Angeles and stopped at every wedding they could […]

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Stream Monarchs’ Debut EP, ‘Citizens’

Los Angeles based rock outfit Monarchs, featuring Michael Gallacher (ex-Black Tie Affair), Sean Jordon (ex-Good Knives), and Jarrod Alexander (ex- Death By Stereo, ex-Dead Country), have finally released their debut EP. Entitled Citizens, the record is best summed up as sixteen minutes worth of infectious rock that finds each member playing up their talents to create […]

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Vans Warped Tour Announces 2015 Dates

Punk rockers, assemble! It’s that time of year again, folks. The Vans Warped Tour, the greatest traveling show on Earth, has announced its 2015 dates. Dates include many of the major staple stops of years past, such as Dallas, Ventura, Chicago, and other major markets. The tour is set to run June 16 to Aug. […]

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Childish Gambino Performs New Song “Sober” Live

A couple days ago, Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, released a new song titled “Sober” off his anticipated mixtape STN MTN/KAUAI to much praise, even though he stated that he would not be releasing a mixtape any time in the near future. A live video has surfaced of the rapper performing the new song for […]