REVIEW: Nothing undress what it means to be “shoegaze” on new LP, ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’

Artist: Nothing Album: Tired Of Tomorrow Genre: Alternative, Rock Though it’s only been two years in between albums for Philly-based alt-rockers Nothing, it feels as if the band has aged much more than that. Striking headlines over the past few months, the band’s tired motifs have not only personified their music, but almost every outlook […]

REVIEW: Bear Hands take risks on ‘You’ll Pay For This’

Artist: Bear Hands Album: You’ll Pay For This Genre: Indie Rock, Experimental Label: Spensive Sounds Bear Hands is one of those rare acts that have spent their trajectory making sure that each record is slightly different from the last rather than only purporting that it is. “Giants,” off 2014’s Distraction, which became their first breakthrough single […]

UTG has a newly revised Patreon and we need your help!

UTG’s Patreon, originally launched in August of last year, has been completely rebuilt to support more realistic expectations from both the patrons and us, the content makers. We have big things on the way with many positive changes and plenty of great content. Below is a revised version of our original explanation of the Patreon […]

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 […]


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Shelter’ Is Captivating And Depressing In Equal Measure

Film: Shelter Starring: Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Connelly Directed by: Paul Bettany Paul Bettany’s first feature behind the camera, Shelter, is without a doubt one of 2015’s most depressing new films. It’s a heartbreaking look at life on the streets and the relationships shared by those who have no place to call home, as well as […]


REVIEW: One Direction – ‘Made In The A.M.’

Artist: One Direction Album: Made In The A.M Genre: Pop If the impending hiatus rumors turn out to indeed be true, there is a good chance Made In The A.M. will be the last new material we receive from One Direction for the foreseeable future. To claim that knowledge of that fact doesn’t impact how […]


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wrecker’ Runs On Fumes

Film: Wrecker Starring: Anna Hutchison, Andrea Whitburn Directed by: Micheal Bafaro In Wrecker, two girls in a Mustang cross paths with a murderous tow truck driver on an empty stretch of highway with a deadly past. What’s the worst that could happen? There is something to be said for simplicity in horror, and in the […]


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse’ Is Dumb Fun

Film: Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse Starring: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan Directed by: Christopher Landon Every time I think I have seen what will certainly be the last enjoyable horror-comedy involving zombies, a new title appears with something fun or unique that pulls me and my hard-earned money back into a theater. […]


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Nasty Baby’ Is An Unforgettable, Albeit Flawed Film

Film: Nasty Baby Starring: Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig Directed by: Sebastián Silva Nasty Baby may be the most surprising movie of the year, but to discuss why that might be true would be to ruin what is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience for even the most dedicated cinephile. Filmmaker Sebastián Silva stars alongside Tunde […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Martian’ Is Good, But Not Great

Film: The Martian Starring: Matt Damon Directed by: Ridley Scott Though it’s nothing like the survival thriller teased in trailers and posters, Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian is enjoyable fall cinema that doesn’t require much thought. In the middle of an expedition to Mars, a team of scientists finds themselves caught outside in the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Deathgasm’ Is An Unforgettable Experience

Film: Deathgasm Starring: Milo Cawthorne, James Blake Directed by: Jason Lei Howden Deathgasm is further proof that no one makes outrageous and unforgettable indie horror films quite like the citizens of New Zealand. Brodie (Milo Cawthorne) is a teenage boy who loves heavy metal. In fact, I think the word love probably understates the way […]


MOVIE REVIEW: ’99 Homes’ Is A Thrilling Tale Of Foreclosure

Film: 99 Homes Starring: Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield Directed by: Ramin Bahrani Combining award-worthy performances with taut, thrilling narrative, 99 Homes is a chilling economic parable that speaks to the deepest fears of every man and woman hoping to provide for their family. Rick Carver (Michael Shannon) is not an evil man, though many believe […]