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UTG PREMIERE: Undesirable People – “Cosmic Man”

Our love affair with Undesirable People is well recorded, but I don’t think we have ever believed in the band as much as we do at this very moment. Undesirable People have long proven themselves to be a strong force in the world of authentic alternative rock, and their latest offering is their best yet. […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Raggy Monster – “Crying Shame” (Music Video)

Another day, another killer exclusive from a promising, up-and-coming artist. Raggy Monster may not be a band on your radar just yet, but they should be. Hailing from West Palm Beach, FL, this five-piece have been making a name for themselves since 2011 with an irresistible take on modern indie rock that you won’t soon […]

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The Money Pit Will Fill The Hole Left By Gatsby’s American Dream

You can cut your hair and dress better than you did in college, but deep down all your mid-oughts emo and scene kids know your heart will always be glued to your shoulder with the permanent adhesive known as Jesse Lacey’s best lyrics. I know it and you know it. Just accept it and we […]

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UTG PREMIERE: Treason This – “Moviegoers Dilemma”

If there is one genre of alternative music with fiercer competition right now than pop punk I have yet to discover it. Still, as countless groups come and go with songs not good enough to hold our attention, a few young groups are breaking through the noise with catchy tracks too good to deny. Milwaukee […]

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Sechion Might Be Your New Favorite Rapper

Anyone who has followed UTG for more than a few years knows our roots lie in the Midwest. The first few years this site existed, our staff, while not neighbors in any way, all resided in the middle of America. We have since grown and spread out, with regular contributors located all over the world, […]

Actor Observer 2015

UTG PREMIERE: Actor Observer – “Steel Yourself” (Video)

Today is a good day, my friends. After years of being one of our favorite bands to promote, Actor Observer have joined forces with UTG to share the exclusive world premiere of their new video. Oh, you don’t know Actor Observer? That’s not exactly okay, as they are without a doubt one of the most […]

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War Games May Be The Next Band To Change Your Life

I was fortunate enough to spend several weeks participating in the Vans Warped Tour during the summer of 2012. My job, which at the time involved working for a music industry start-up focused on new artist discovery, sponsored a stage on the world’s largest traveling festival that offered more than 20 up-and-coming artists a chance […]

Variants

UTG PREMIERE: Variants – “Idle Eyes” (Studio Performance)

The weekend is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us you’re in need of the perfect soundtrack to help say goodbye to the work week. We don’t make music ourselves, but thanks to the talented men of Variants we have just the record for you. Today, for the first time in our […]

Eden The Cat

Eden The Cat Is The ‘Amateur’ Songwriter No One Can Resist

Every year I tell myself I am going to dedicate more time to writing about artists on the rise that no one else makes time to cover, and every year those good intentions fade before the heat of summer arrives. Though I often find myself inundated with music from unsigned artists, I’ve honestly never written […]

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UTG’s 9 Artists To Watch In 2015

We don’t keep many traditions around UTG, but one column we look forward to piecing together every year is our annual Artists To Watch list. We have highlighted several bands in recent years who later went on to make big impacts on music, including Tiny Moving Parts, Dangerkids, and Bad Rabbits. This year we could […]

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: The Weekend Classic – “Fireworks”

This may very well be the last UTG premiere of 2014. If true, at least we are going out with a bang. The Weekend Classic have been on our radar since the release of their debut double single at the tail-end of summer. Their unique take on the border between pop-punk and pop-rock offers catchy […]

Bornstellar

UTG PREMIERE: Bornstellar – ‘Self Destruct’ EP

Less than a year after coming together in the name of rock and roll, Bornstellar have written and recorded a killer EP that demands your full attention. It’s hard to know what to write about Bornstellar that hasn’t already been said in a dozen other articles found here on UTG. Founded in December 2013, this […]

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