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Get Your Garage Pop Fix With Casey Jack’s “Cool Kids”

Garage pop has seen quite the revival in recent years. It first started re-soaring when Smith Westerns reminded us how well the two genres blend together, and then got a reboot last year when Ty Segall’s sidekick Mikal Cronin dropped his near-flawless debut LP. Casey Jack may be following in their footsteps, but he’s straying from the […]

Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits Releases Schedule

Austin, TX’s slogan should include not only keeping the DIY-centered city “weird,” but musical too. Austin City Limits returns this year for two weekends, October 4-6 and October 11-13, and the schedule has just been released. Much to festival-goers’ delights, the two weekends have a pretty similar schedule. Much to festival-goers’ disappointment, there are some […]

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STREAM: Smith Westerns – “3am Spiritual”

Chicago rockers, Smith Westerns, dropped their second track entitled, “3am Spiritual,” from their new upcoming album, Soft Will.  The new track is a little more ambitious than the poppier-carefree track, “Varsity,” which was debuted a few months ago. At around marker 3:05, the track breaks into a staccato bridge, which is followed by an emotional guitar […]


6 Killed at Pukkelpop Festival after stage collapses

It has been confirmed, from sources around the Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium, that 6 people have been killed due to the stage collapsing. The indie-rock band Smith Westerns were just about to go on when the stage was severally damaged from the storm that swept through. Bands that were still set to play were […]

Arctic Monkeys announce North American tour dates

Arctic Monkeys have released the second leg of fall touring dates for North America that can be viewed right here on UTG. Pre-sale for these tickets will start at 10am(CDT) on July 11th – July 13th. The group is currently touring to support their latest effort, Suck It And See, off of Domino Records. Tour […]

Smith Westerns cover Tom Petty

Smith Westerns stopped by the the A.V. Club studio to record their cover of “American Girl” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Check out the cover below. Smith Westerns cover Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Free Download!: SPIN’s 33 song SXSW sampler

SPIN is offering a free download of their 2011 edition of: SPIN Presents AUSTIN POWER. The download can be found on their facebook page.   Track Listing: