OP-ED: Take Back the Microphone

How do we transform our miasma music community? This question is one that weaves around my regular anxieties like a concertgoer weaving their way around a packed house in order to get to the front row. Our music community is taking advantage of its own and corrupting the innocent young folks who clamor for some […]

Buddy Nielsen (Senses Fail) Opens Up About Struggles With Addiction, Sexuality, Self-Destructive Behavior

As someone who grew up in the New Jersey pop-punk scene, I have always viewed Senses Fail frontman Buddy Nielsen as a guru and one of the most important voices in punk rock music. Buddy has garnered respect for years because of his abrasive honesty and reputation for calling out the bullshit in our lovely little scene. In […]

UTG TV: Warped 2014 With Hunter Valentine

Hunter Valentine has been a band for quite some time now, but it seems that 2014 may be the year the band becomes a household name. At first glance, yes, many would automatically characterize them into the lame category of “all-girl rock band,” but based off of meeting them once, I could immediately tell they […]

Bayside To Team Up With HRC And Equality Rocks For LGBT Pride T-Shirt

Alternative rockers Bayside have teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign, the biggest civil rights organization in America for LGBT equality, and Equality Rocks to create a Bayside shirt that has the band’s logo with the LGBT official colors on it. Portions of the profits from the sale will be donated to HRC’s endless effort to acquire […]

Perfume Genius Announces New Album ‘Too Bright,’ Streams Single “Queen”

Seattle songwriter Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, is back with his third full-length LP, Too Bright, and it’s due out September 23 via Matador. The follow-up to 2012’s gorgeous Put Your Back N 2 It was self-recorded along with Portishead’s Adrian Utley and features a guest appearance from PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish. Hadreas has shared single “Queen” and […]

For Today Frontman To LGBT Community: Sorry Not Sorry

I’m sure you may have heard about the beliefs of For Today‘s frontman, Mattie Montgomery, on homosexuality and marriage. He recently made a rather lengthy statement in an effort to clarify his stance on marriage, and homosexuality. In short, he believes that there is a problem with the Church, and with Christians picking and choosing […]


Movie: My Best Day Director: Erin Greenwell Writer: Erin Greenwell Studio: Smithy Productions My Best Day is a drawn out indie drama with interesting characters and LGBT passion. Usually I find myself either loving or hating indie dramas. I either walk away feeling lots of emotion or I end up bored to tears wishing I could have my 90 […]

BULLSH!T: Detroit Teacher Suspended For Playing Song About Homosexuality; UTG Loses It

I try really hard to keep us out of political waters as often as possible. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not because we don’t care about the issues the impact our readers, it’s actually quite the opposite. You see, we recognize that a large portion of our readers hail from all over the world and […]

Hostage Calm Announce Same-Sex Rally in Maryland

In celebration of last week’s legalization of same-sex marriage by Maryland voters, Hostage Calm will be hosting a rally at the Charm City Art Space in Baltimore, Maryland on November 26 featuring Diamond Youth, Sacred Love, In Between and Distances. Read a statement from Hostage Calm frontman, Cmar, below. This show will be FREE, and it […]