Archive for February 6th, 2014

Shaky Knees Music Festival Will Feature The National, Modest Mouse, and More

In the coming months, the shifting seasons will yield warmer temperatures, which will in turn signal the arrival of a most joyous time of year for all music lovers: festival season. This coming Spring, it seems like Atlanta, GA will the place to be, as it will play host to the second annual Shaky Knees […]

Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe, And Pharrell Williams To Perform During NBA All-Star Game

I am both a sports fan and music enthusiast, and as such, I am always pleased when my two favorite pastimes can be brought together. If this is the case for you as well, then you’ll probably want to tune in to the upcoming NBA All-Star Game, which will feature performances by Kendrick Lamar, Janelle […]

Chiodos Discuss Thomas Erak In New Video

GuitarWorld has premiered a video from Chiodos, in which the band discusses its newest member, Fall of Troy front-man Thomas Erak. The video features commentary from all band members, and highlights on the rewards of adding Thomas to their roster. Their highly anticipated new album, Devil, is due out April 1. Speaking on the record, […]

LISTEN: Issues – “Life Of A Nine”

Issues have bombarded fans with new songs in recent weeks to hype up the release of their forthcoming self-titled debut record, and they have continued that trend today with yet another new cut. Entitled “Life Of A Nine,” the track finds the group injecting one of the largest doses of hip-hop and r&b into their […]

ALBUM STREAM: Cynic – ‘Kindly Bent To Free Us’

After months of teasing fans with singles, Cynic are finally streaming their third full-length, Kindly Bent To Free Us, in its entirety. The record officially hits stores February 14 via Season of Mist, but multiple pre-order options are still available on the label’s official webstore. Click here to stream Kindly Bent To Free Us and […]

LISTEN: Kitty – “285”

Starting off her career as an internet-centered enigma within the rap blog community known as Kitty Pryde, Kitty has not only dropped half of her name over time, but she has managed to completely shift both her image and sound as well. With “285,” the second self-leaked track from her forthcoming full-length, flowerviolence, the notion […]

The Fall Of Troy Want You To Be Involved In Their Future

For fans of The Fall of Troy, it seemed like the end of the 2014 was as good as it would get. The post-hardcore trio reformed for the first time since their 2010 dissolution to play a series of full-album shows in Austin, Texas. What started as a one-off event has blossomed into a full-fledged […]

LISTEN: Iggy Azalea – “Fancy” (Feat. Charli XCX)

Iggy Azalea has been a favorite of UTG’s for quite some time now, thus making the wait for her constantly delayed debut record, The New Classic, borderline torturous. With the release of “Fancy,” a reworking of a demo entitled “Leave It,” though, Azalea once again reminds fans why they have been standing by in hopes […]

Against Me! Announce North American Tour With Laura Stevenson, Cheap Girls

Florida punk rockers Against Me! have announced that they will be touring the western United States and Canada this March and April. The tour kicks off March 9 in Omaha, Nebraska and runs through the band’s April 6 appearance at The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina. Brooklyn, New York native Laura Stevenson and Michigan’s […]

Memphis May Fire Premiere New Single And Launch Pre-Orders

Rise Records promised that they would reveal a new Memphis May Fire song this week, and today they made good on that promise. The new single is titled “No Ordinary Love,” and you can listen to it below the break. In addition to the song premiere, Rise Records launched pre-orders for Memphis May Fire’s upcoming […]

UTG Interview: Brandon James Ellis (Talking Trees / Rocky Loves Emily)

Rocky Loves Emily has been one of our favorite pop rock acts on the rise for the last several years, but during 2013 the group took a step out of the spotlight to re-focus and plans for the future. The results of those efforts are currently waiting to be shared with the world, but in […]

Clay Aiken’s Congress Ad Plays With Emotions

The second season of American Idol was all about the friendship that blossomed between the top two contestants, winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken. Over a decade later, Studdard’s losing weight on TV, and Aiken’s keeping himself pretty busy. He’s done music, went to Broadway, came out, and is now running for Congress in […]