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2015 80/35 des moines music festival

UTG PREVIEW: Everything To Catch At This Year’s 80/35

With festival season in full swing across North America and beyond, all eyes are set on the beautiful city of Des Moines, Iowa this weekend for the all-too-stacked two-day lineup at 80/35. More than just a slew of amazing artists playing across three stages this July 10-11, 80/35 is an entire experience—from the food to […]

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SXSW 2015: Don’t Sleep On These Four Showcases

Austin Texas’ SXSW music conference and festival kicks off this morning — the beginning of a week of utter madness with the soundtrack of over 2,000 bands from across the globe invading the heart of Texas. SXSW is the one time of year where there’s music for everyone in one place. K-pop in one club […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: MAIDS @ 80/35

A MAIDS live show isn’t something that’s going to punch you in the gut. It’s not aggressive or overbearing. A MAIDS live show is like an addictive trance. The band sends participants into a transfusive and seductive melting pot of pop hooks and an authentic mixture of electronic and experimental instrumentation. It’s the type of […]

80/35 2014

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The 6 Best Things At 80/35

Last weekend, downtown Des Moines, Iowa filled with an array of concertgoers young and old for the seventh annual 80/35 music festival. The atmosphere was vibrant and the music was nothing short of amazing. Artists the likes of Ziggy Marley, Dawes, Dr. Dog, and Cake took the stage and lit the city up with blasts […]

80/35 2014

UTG PREVIEW: The 8 Must-See Acts At 80/35

Tucked away in Des Moines, Iowa is 80/35, one of the best festivals slated for the holiday weekend. Headliners Cake, Conor Oberst, Ziggy Marley, and Dr. Dog help round out an electric lineup of local, regional, and national talent who are all pouring into the heart of America for this annual event. Named after the […]

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REQUIRED LISTENING: MAIDS – “Do This Better”

Earlier this week our friends at The 405 premiered the brand new video for “Do This Better” from Des Moines’ finest act, MAIDS. The incredibly infectious song has a sequential groove to it that could make even the most lackluster dancer want to move his or her hips. The band’s self-prescribed title of “Midwest disco” […]

MAIDS Des Moines Bandits

UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: MAIDS – “Bandits”

Self-described as “Midwest Disco,” the Des Moines dance duo MAIDS have delivered a sensually satisfactory new single in “Bandits.” The song, produced by Luke Pettipoole and Brandon Darner (The Envy Corps, Imagine Dragons), is smooth and seductive, with a transposed sense of simplicity not often captured with such passive grace. Listeners will find the track […]