2015 80/35 des moines music festival

LIVE REVIEW: 80/35 Music Festival (Day 1)

Day 1 of 2015’s 80/35 is in the books. The weather was beautiful, the music sounded great, the crowd showed endless enthusiasm and feet soreness is at a manageable level. The main stage, as promised in the 80/35 preview, did not disappoint. But, aside from the top-of-the-bill acts delivering expectedly shining performances, there were some […]

80/35 2014

80/35 Is The Best 60 Bucks You’ll Spend All Summer

The eighth annual 80/35 music festival, held in Des Moines, Iowa, has packed some major bang for your buck in this year’s lineup. At 59 dollars for a two-day pass, you get graced with artists such as Wilco, Weezer, Jenny Lewis, Run The Jewels, and many others. Not into two days for the event? One […]

Beck’s ‘Song Reader’ Finally Gets an Album… and Every Cool Musician Is On It

Back in 2012, Beck put out Song Reader. It was his first set of new solo songs since 2008′s Modern Guilt, a whopping 20 tracks long, and… only sheet music? He created an album that he wanted fans to create themselves, giving everyone the lyrics and sheet music (tempo and notes included) to find out what the […]

Members of Wilco and Cibo Matto to Score ‘Almost Sunrise’ Documentary

Award-winning director Michael Collins is working on a new documentary titled Almost Sunrise about the struggle to overcome the effects of war, and Nels Cline of Wilco and Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto are hopping on board to do the score. Almost Sunrise follows Tom and Anthony, two Iraq war veterans, Tom and Anthony, on their 2,700-mile […]

WATCH: Kendrick Lamar Releases “Sing About Me” Video

In a follow up to the No. 16 Video of the Year “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” Kendrick Lamar has released a video for the song “Sing About Me” off of the album good kid, m.A.A.d city. The video was directed by Darren Romanelli (Wilco’s “Dawned On Me”) and features Lamar drifting around Compton until he […]

Members Of Wilco, Guster, And More To Pay Tribute To The Band’s ‘The Last Waltz’

A lot of concert films have been made over the course of rock and roll history, but few of them come close to The Last Waltz in scale and significance. Directed by Martin Scorcese, the film depicts The Band‘s final show on Thanksgiving Day, 1976. Thirty-seven years later, The Last Waltz will receive a full, […]

Austin City Limits Releases Schedule

Austin, TX’s slogan should include not only keeping the DIY-centered city “weird,” but musical too. Austin City Limits returns this year for two weekends, October 4-6 and October 11-13, and the schedule has just been released. Much to festival-goers’ delights, the two weekends have a pretty similar schedule. Much to festival-goers’ disappointment, there are some […]

Rumored (leaked) lineup for Coachella 2012

The new year is rolling around and with it comes another year of great music. Next spring is the Coachella Valley Music and Fine Arts Festival, a huge (sweaty) gathering of celebrities, rich folk, and hipsters.  To entertain these individuals, hundreds of musicians will flock to the Coachella Valley to play. A Goldenvoice insider has […]

Wilco Add Dates To Current Tour

Indie group Wilco have just announced that they will be expanding their tour schedule in October. The touring run is kicking off October 24 in Glasgow, Scotland. Wilco will be on the road until march and will be stopping in practically every major city. To view the full list of dates or leave your thoughts […]

Wilco Perform Session On The Late Show

Chicago rockers Wilco stopped by The Late Show to perform an entire session for the studio audience. During the show the band performed their latest single “Born Alone” and then stayed later on the program to record an online hour-long session. Watch both sets right here on UTG and let us know how you think […]

Wilco Adds More Tour Dates

Wilco recently added a slew of new tour dates to their upcoming world tour! This new set of dates, that follows the already announced East coast run and a run in the UK and Europe too, sees Jeff Tweedy and company zig-zagging their way across the Midwest and Texas throughout December. The band’s latest full […]

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco plays “Dawned On Me” acoustic

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy recently played a new Wilco tune at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. The track is off of Wilco’s upcoming album The Whole Love which is expected to be released on September 27. Click through to check out the video!