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OP-ED: Take Back the Microphone

How do we transform our miasma music community? This question is one that weaves around my regular anxieties like a concertgoer weaving their way around a packed house in order to get to the front row. Our music community is taking advantage of its own and corrupting the innocent young folks who clamor for some […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Interview’ Disappoints

Film: The Interview Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen Directed by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg All controversy and media hype aside, The Interview is another hit-and-miss comedy with more budget than brains. Seth Rogen and James Franco have long cemented their place in Hollywood history as one of the premier comedic duos. Ever since their time […]

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‘The Interview’ Has Made $15 Million On VOD in Four Days

It’s no great secret that Video On Demand (VOD) services do not generate the type of revenue for films that the same titles would receive if they were given a proper theatrical release, but The Interview may be proof things are beginning to change. According to a new story from The Hollywood Reporter, The Interview […]

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Dear Sony: Please Release ‘The Interview’ On VOD As Soon As Possible

Sony Pictures announced this afternoon that they have cancelled the December 25 theatrical release of The Interview after receiving several anonymous threats promising violence akin to the 9/11 attacks on cinemas choosing to screen the film. We can debate for hours over whether or not this was the best course of action, but the fact […]

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Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Criticism

Earlier this week, Henry Rollins wrote a column for L.A. Weekly criticizing Robin Williams over his suicide. Last night, he posted a note to his website apologizing which called the anger in his article “off the scale and in my opinion, well placed,” before adding “I am deeply sorry. “Down to my marrow. I can’t think that […]

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Chvrches’ Frontwoman Writes Op-Ed On Internet Misogyny

One of my personal favorite bands, Chvrches, is fronted by a female vocalist. Women in the music industry face a unique challenge that men usually don’t have to deal with: sexist and misogynistic comments directed at them. The band recently shared a screenshot of a disgusting text sent to them referencing Lauren, the vocalist of […]

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Killswitch Engage Frontman Posts Message On Hatred, Asks Fans To Share

Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach has released a length op-ed on his ongoing battle against “hatred.” The message was originally released on the vocalist’s Facebook page, but has since begun circling the net after Leach requested fans share his words with everyone they know. As longtime fans of Killswitch, we knew UTG needed to join […]

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Tom Morello Not a Fan of Paul Ryan

Rage Against The Machine guitarist, Tom Morello, lambasted Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, in an Op-Ed for Rolling Stone. Morello, considered by many as one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, is highly outspoken and minces no words in expressing his confusion and disdain of Ryan. The de facto House of Representatives leader […]

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EDITORIAL: “Brave: Why Pixar Should Take the Animated Flick’s Healthy Performance with a Grain of Salt”

Even with 13 record-breaking animated pictures under its belt, Pixar’s success continues to astound. There is arguably no entertainment company with as much goodwill as the Disney-owned, California-based production studio. Since it unleashed Toy Story in 1995, Pixar has amassed one of the most loyal fan bases in movie history. The company’s consistent track record […]

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EDITORIAL: “48 Frames Per Second: Advancement or Fad?”

Recently Peter Jackson and James Cameron have come out supporting a new film technology: shooting movies at 48 frames per second instead of the traditional 24 frames per second of film. For people in the film industry that sentence has a lot of meaning and implications, but for most other people it is just gibberish. […]

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Koji Speaks Out About Racism, Growing Up in the Punk Scene, and the Strength of Your Voice

Pennsylvania songwriter and social advocate Koji recently sat down with AltPress and wrote an opinion piece on racism and using your voice within the punk scene, and it’s a really fantastic article. In his writing, Koji explains how he started in the punk scene, how he became more involved, and then how he moved into […]

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Scene & Heard #2 – The Crow

Written by UTG critic Grace Duffy, Scene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music […]