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Motionless In White (Christopher "Chris Motionless" Cerulli)


After a week of recovery, UTG is excited to finally bring you a collection of photographs captured on our journey to SXSW 2012.

There really are no words to describe a week at SXSW. From the mile-long dashes between sets, to the lengthy conversations with people from all over the world, to taste of a cool Lone Star when Texas heat hits its peak, SXSW is an experience all its own that never repeats and never looks back. This year we were able to send two staff members, one of which being Editor James Shotwell, whose shots are included with …


UTG TV: Larry g(EE) – I Don’t Know (Live @SXSW 2012)

We posted a lot of SXSW footage today, so how about one more?

One of our favorite up and comers, Texas’ Larry g(EE), helped us celebrate the Tuesday kickoff of SXSW last week with a brilliant performance atop the Bling Pig bar. UTG TV was on hand to capture a couple of songs from the performance and tonight we’re excited to unveil our exclusive footage of “I Don’t Know” for your viewing pleasure. Put on your dancing shoes, click past the jump, and enjoy.

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UTG TV: Tyler Carter – Love Sex Riot (Live @SXSW 2012) (First Show Ever)

Former Woe, Is Me frontman Tyler Carter made his live solo debut last week in Texas and UTG TV was on hand to capture the moment.

Taking place at the Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, Texas amidst the insanity known as SXSW, Tyler Carter’s first set featured four new tracks, as well as a piano rendition of a Woe classic. In the middle of his set, Carter performed “Love Sex Riot,” a song he informed UTG would be his next single. Thanks to the power of digital media and Youtube, we can now share that performance with you and showcase …


UTG TV: Bye Bye Birdy – Crystals (Live @ SXSW 2012)

UTG TV was all over SXSW last week and we could not be more excited to bring you an exclusive video of Michigan’s Bye Bye Birdy to brighten your day.

Performing as part of Michigan Tastes & Tunes, Bye Bye Birdy delivered a gorgeous rendition of “Crystals” on a hot Austin patio. So far, only one other song from Bye Bye Birdy has surfaced on Facebook, so this glimpse into her performances is an absolute treat. Click past the jump to experience “Crystals” now.

We are working with Bye Bye Birdy to bring you even more new music in …


UTG PRESENTS: 10 Must-See Bands At SXSW 2012

Kicking off this Tuesday, the music portion of SXSW 2012 will find thousands flocking to Austin, TX with one question on their mind: Who should we see this year? Many will gather in long lines to see faces they remember from magazine covers, while others will spend their days in dimly lit bars watching bands they already know play songs they’ve been touring on for a year, but what everyone should be there for is discovery and that’s where UTG comes in. After countless revisions and late night Skype conferences to plan our own coverage for this year’s event, UTG …

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Doug Benson To Host 2012 SXSW Film Awards

The organizers behind SXSW have announced comedian Doug Benson as host of their 2012 Film Awards.

No stranger to SXSW, Benson will surely bring his unique brand of hilari-t-h-c to the annual event. Though not yet announced, we’re willing to bet he’ll be hosting or performing in one facet or another throughout the entire festival, but this is one you event you will not want to miss.

Those hungry for Benson-talking-movies action right away should be sure to subscribe to his weekly Doug Loves Movies podcast. Also, if you’re true social media fiend, follow him on Twitter.…


SXSW 2012 Unveils First Round Of Band Announcements

We know it is still November, but how can you not already be excited for SXSW 2012? Given our wealth of coverage at this years event, we’re hoping to make next year even bigger and by the looks of the first round of bands, so are festival organizers.

Today the official SXSW website unveiled the first round of band announcements for the March 2012 event. This is obviously nowhere near the complete list of talent, but names such as Against Me, VHS Or Beta, and We Are The Oceans should be enough to push a few more ticket sales. You …