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REVIEW: O’Brother – ‘Endless Light’

Artist: O’Brother Album: Endless Light Label: Triple Crown Genre: Rock Get your ice packs ready, because you’re about to headbang relentlessly into the night. O’Brother return with their third LP, Endless Light, an album that is toned down from the abrupt heaviness of Disillusion and mixed with a little more light and air to make […]

REVIEW: Brian Fallon – ‘Painkillers’

Artist: Brian Fallon Album: Painkillers Label: Island Genre: Folky, Americana-tinged rock Let’s start with a bold claim, just so we all know where we stand: The Gaslight Anthem’s broken-hearted 2014 LP, Get Hurt, is their best record. For some reason, a lot of critics disagree with that; Get Hurt is not exactly a popular choice […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Animated Short Films’ is the Oscars’ most low-key stacked category

Scrambling to catch up on all things Oscars? The big categories are easy: Mad Max should win but won’t. Leo shouldn’t win but will. The little people will be played off and someone will be just insufferable. We’ve been over all that time and again. What doesn’t get as much love are the smaller categories—your documentaries, shorts, and […]

REVIEW: The Starting Line – ‘Anyways’ EP

Artist: The Starting Line Album: Anyways EP Label: Downtown Records Genre: Pop-punk One thing I’ve always admired about The Starting Line was their willingness to evolve as musicians and make new and exciting pop-punk music, despite the majority of their MTV-emo peers sinking and flailing between member changes, awkward “mature” releases, and stagnation in the […]

REVIEW: Basement – ‘Promise Everything’

Artist: Basement Album: Promise Everything Label: Run For Cover Records Genre: Rock Basement return from a hiatus that lasted shorter than most people imagined, thankfully, with their third full-length, Promise Everything—a powerhouse rock record that continues the band’s deep roster of solid tunes, even if it feels a little less alluring than 2012’s Colourmeinkindness. Beginning […]

REVIEW: Panic! At The Disco – ‘Death Of A Bachelor’

Artist: Panic! At The Disco Album: Death Of A Bachelor Genre: Pop, basically Frank Sinatra singing over a Metro Boomin beat Label: Fueled By Ramen I’m going to start this review with something of a hot take. Ahem. The alternative music community—“the scene,” if you will—is not inherently better, cooler, or any more “real” than […]

REVIEW: Daughter – ‘Not To Disappear’

Artist: Daughter Album: Not To Disappear Genre: Indie rock, but so much more. If Daughter‘s If You Leave was their serenely beautiful entry into the world of music, the band’s sophomore full-length, Not To Disappear, is their monumental rebuttal. The British act return with a huge release, as easily stated by opener “New Ways.” The […]

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Weezer Ask “Do You Wanna Get High?” On New Song

God bless Weezer. You never know what Rivers Cuomo and his cohorts will deliver from one album to the next, but over the last month the world has slowly been getting a grip on what will almost certainly be the next phase of Weezer’s existence. Two songs have surfaced since the beginning of October, and […]

REVIEW: Foxing – ‘Dealer’

Artist: Foxing | Album: Dealer | Genre: Indie | Label: Triple Crown A little over a year ago, I interviewed Foxing while on tour supporting their fantastic debut LP, The Albatross. Filled with energy and an upsurge of fans, the band grew larger and larger, high enough to find their sophomore LP, Dealer, one of […]

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Tales Of Halloween’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is loved by the UTG staff more than Halloween. With October’s arrival, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a slew of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day. Now in its fourth year, 31 Days Of Halloween […]

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Knock Knock’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is loved by the UTG staff more than Halloween. With October’s arrival, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a slew of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day. Now in its fourth year, 31 Days Of Halloween […]

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REVIEW: Coheed And Cambria – ‘The Color Before The Sun’

Artist: Coheed and Cambria Album: The Color Before The Sun Genre: Alt-Rock Label: 300 Entertainment It is certainly a daring move, this far into one’s career, to dismantle a foundation that has held heavy mystery, intrigue and fandom, circulating at the center of the behemoth known as Coheed and Cambria. As the band prepares to […]

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