UTG CONTEST: Win Two Free Tickets to Four Chord Music Festival

All across the country, the temperatures have dipped, the flip-flops have been laid to rest, and the flannel is out in full force. In no time at all, we will have completely forgotten the gentle caress of the summer sun and the simple bliss of a beer enjoyed outdoors. Christmas may be on the way, […]

STREAM: The Districts – “Peaches”

The Pennsylvania music scene is one of the best around, and continuously shows that it’s home to bands who release great music. Today, blues-infused Americana band The Districts released a new song, “Peaches,” which comes off of their upcoming full-length, A Flourish and a Spoil. The song has very raw production, but still manages to sound […]

STREAM: Balance and Composure – “Reflection”

Indie/emo dudes Balance and Composure have put up a new track off their upcoming album, The Things We Think We’re Missing, for streaming. The song, titled “Reflection”, has already garnered praise from its host site, Pitchfork. Give it a listen here. The song starts out how you expect the Doylestown, PA quintet to sound — until they rush […]

Pennsylvania Teen Loses MSU Football Scholarship Due To Rap Career

This story should be filed under “poor decision making.” Extol, Pennsylvania teenager and high school wide receiver Jay Harris has lost his athletic scholarship to Michigan State University after details of his aspiring rap career were made public. Coming to us from Philadelphia newspaper The Inquirer, it seems all the fuss began roughly a month […]

EXCLUSIVE: Patterns Cover Nickelback’s “Animals”

North Carolina’s Patterns have been cutting their teeth in the underground scene since 2011, and today we are very excited to be helping the group premiere their cover of Nickelback’s tongue-in-cheek smash, “Animals.” Taken from the 2005 album, All The Right Reasons, “Animals” was originally a driving, balls-to-the-wall rock song about hooking up in the […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: Daylight – “Life in a Jar”

Pennsylvania punks Daylight released a music video today on MTV Buzzworthy for their song “Life in a Jar.” Filmed by Alex Henery (previously of Basement fame), the video has the same grungy aesthetic that Daylight’s debut full length, Jar, showcases so well. Here at UTG we can really appreciate a solid music video, and this […]

Minshara Auditioning New Drummers, Ex-Drummer Left For Crobot

Pennsylvania natives Minshara are auditioning new drummers. Their old drummer, Tony Kobel, left to join the band Crobot, and remains on amiable terms with the band. The irony here is that Minshara still has a gig lined up in November, but doesn’t officially have a drummer yet. Whether that means they’ll be playing a show without […]

MUSIC VIDEO: Code Orange Kids – Flowermouth

WHOA. Pennsylvania hardcore group Code Orange Kids released a new music video for their song “Flowermouth,” and it is my favorite track by them, easily. I’m loving this song, and the music video really fits the vibe that this track gives off. While there is a review coming from yours truly, this song is just […]

REVIEW: Handguns – Angst

Artist: Handguns Album: Angst Genre: Pop-Punk Label: Pure Noise Records Handguns is a pop punk band from Pennsylvania that kids have latched onto as oflate. I’ve seen them a few times live, and when Don’t Bite Your Tongue came out, I was really into the release, especially the song “I Hope He Kills You” (I […]


In between all of the madness that is the Vans Warped Tour, Philadelphia rockers June Divided took the time to discuss their sound, Indiegogo, the tour life, and much more. June Divided is among the newest bands on the Vans Warped Tour, playing on the Ernie Ball stage with the likes of other smaller bands that […]

Title Fight Announces Headlining Tour with Pianos Become the Teeth

Just off of the heels of their full stint on Warped Tour and a fantastic performance at Philadelphia’s This is Hardcore, Kingston, PA punks Title Fight announced that they will be going on tour this Fall with Pianos Become the Teeth and Single Mothers. As the tour progresses, there will be bands that hop on […]

RELEASE: August Burns Red – Sleddin’ Hill

Pennsylvania metalcore quintet, August Burns Red, will be releasing their first Holiday album this Autumn. The album, Sleddin Hill: A Holiday Album, will drop on October 9. Check out the track listing and album art after the jump. Sleddin’ Hill will feature several original Holiday tunes along with re-done classics such as “Jingle Bells” and […]