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The Word Alive Cancel Worcester Show Due To Weather

It’s no secret that the eastern portion of the United States is currently being pummeled by snow. Even in normal winter conditions the roads can be treacherous for commuters as well as bands attempting to travel for a tour. We’ve already seen a handful of accidents this fall, so it’s no surprise that The Word Alive have made the decision to cancel a show due to bad weather.

The band announced a few hours ago that their stop in Worcester, Massachusetts would have to be canceled because of the weather forecast. They felt it was too unsafe for themselves, the rest of the bands on the tour and fans. You can read their explanation below. Read more »

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STREAM: Tegan And Sara – “Walking With A Ghost” (Manila Killa Remix)

We are rapidly approaching the release date of Tegan And Sara‘s forthcoming ten year anniversary re-issue of So Jealous. In anticipation of the release, the duo teamed up with Stereogum to reveal one of the new tracks off the album. The song is Manila Killa’s remix of “Walking With A Ghost.” You can give it a listen below.

A deluxe pre-order bundle and the So Jealous X book are the only pre-order options that are available at this time. If you are interested in picking one of them up, you can do so by heading here. Read more »

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Front Porch Step Announces First Ever Headlining Tour, Streams New EP

Having finished his run on the Pure Noise Records Tour not too long ago, singer-songwriter Jake Mcelfresh, also known as Front Porch Step, has announced that he will be heading out on his first ever headlining tour in February of next year.

The emo/indie acoustic musician will be supported by Have Mercy, (who have hinted at several tour plans for 2015), Alcoa, Head North, and more.

Pre-sale and VIP tickets will be available tomorrow through Applauze, while general admission tickets will go on sale on Saturday, November 29 at 12PM EST.

You can check out the tour dates on the rad tour poster and the VIP upgrade package details below. Read more »

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Watch Paramore’s New Music Video For “Hate To See Your Heart Break”

Paramore released one of the most phenomenal records of 2013 in their self-titled album through longtime label, Fueled By Ramen. To celebrate, the band announced last week that they would release a 29-track deluxe reissue that includes bonus tracks as well as several live tracks recorded at their recent performance at Red Rocks.

Also included in the reissue is a re-recording of “Hate To See Your Heart Break” which features ex-The Civil Wars singer Joy Williams chiming in on vocals for the song. A music video for the track has been premiered depicting both Williams ladies (Hayley and Joy) hanging out and singing the song together as a duet.

The self-titled deluxe reissue is out now for purchase via iTunes. Read more »

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Such Gold Premiere Strange Music Video For “Faced”

Melodic punk rockers Such Gold released their passionate new album, The New Sidewalk, via Razor & Tie Records, earlier this month, with much praise here at UTG.

The band has released a music video (via Fuse) for “Faced,” the lead single which was streamed alongside the initial album announcement. The video is rather weird and thrilling, showing an old man taking pills after a disgruntled sleep, followed by paint falling from the top of the ceiling down the four-walled room. There are also live shots of the band who have the same problem, yet they continue to play through it. The end of the video is creepy, to say the least, but we’ll let you experience it for yourself.

Watch the music video for “Faced” here and if you haven’t yet, be sure to pick up The New Sidewalk now on iTunes.

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The First ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer Is Here!

The wait is over, friends. After multiple stories spread claiming a Friday release, Universal has surprised movie fans worldwide by sharing the first official trailer for Jurassic World.

Starring Chris Pratt, Jurassic World picks up a number of years after the events of the original Jurassic Park trilogy. A new park has been built, and by the time we arrive it is already open to the public. People ride alongside the dinosaurs in futuristic vehicles, while others stroll the park’s boardwalk in hopes of finding the right piece of merchandise to purchase for loved ones back home. It’s all big, beautiful, and great, or at least that is how it seems on the surface. Behind closed doors, however, the people behind the park are messing with genetics in hopes of creating a new breed of dinosaur. A modern dinosaur, if you will. Check it out: Read more »

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Quavo (Migos) Responds To Recent Robbery With “Tha Truth”

A week after being assaulted and robbed following a performance outside our nation’s capital, Migos member Quavo has released a song he hopes will reach those responsible.

Here’s what we know to be fact: Last week, Quavo and the rest of Migos were performing in Washington D.C. At the end of the night, Migos were leaving the club when they were approached by people claiming to be associated with rapper Fat Trel. Mayhem soon ensued, and in the midst of the chaos someone snatched Quavo’s gold chain. This information eventually made it to rap blogs, and over the last week the industry has been wondering how the men of Migos would react. Some expected violence, while others expected silence. Turns out, neither were right.

“Tha Truth” found its way online early Tuesday, November 25. The song features a ton of bars from Quavo, each focused primarily on the events that took place in D.C. last week. There’s mention of the crime, as well as Quavo’s desire for retaliation. No names are dropped and no direct threats are made, but Quavo makes it clear he’s not letting this go without a fight. You can stream the song, in full, below: Read more »

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WATCH: Dej Loaf Performs On Fallon

I have a confession to make: We recently dropped the ball on a hot hip-hop talent that has quickly begun making huge waves in the music industry. Dej Loaf is a Detroit emcee with a lot of passion for music, and her sound is quickly setting her apart from others on the rise. We missed her recent mixtape release, but we are making it a point to never miss another big headline, starting with her recent TV debut.

Appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show, Dej Loaf made her television debut last night with a performance of her popular mixtape effort “Try Me.” The song, which was brought to life with a little help from The Roots, offers a laid back production that provides Loaf with ample room to flex her lyrical talents. Her delivery is top shelf, as is the badass robe she rocks in the clip. Check it out: Read more »

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Final Trailer For ‘The Interview’ Introduces Kim Jong-Un

A month away from the film’s official release, a final trailer has been revealed for The Interview.

You know the story by now: Seth Rogen plays the producer of James Franco’s popular celebrity talk show. One day, the pair receive an offer to interview North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un, which they immediately accept. Before they can depart, however, the US government recruits Franco and Rogen for the purpose of assassinating the foreign leader as they are the only two Americans with any chance of getting close enough to make such a move. The new trailer introduces Jong-Un, as well as several new gags. You can view the footage below: Read more »

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: The Classic Crime – “We All Look Elsewhere (Revisited)”

After reaching the milestone of existing an entire decade as a band, The Classic Crime looked to celebrate with the assistance of their fans. Creating a Kickstarter project that received over triple its original goal, the Seattle outfit were thus able to recently release What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited — a phenomenal compilation of re-recorded fan favorites that guitarist/vocalist Matt MacDonald explains in further detail:

“I think a lot of folks were expecting an acoustic record, or very live sounding, stripped-down versions of our songs. To be honest, that’s what we were planning to do, until we raised three times the support we needed to make the record. It became something bigger, much more layered, and much more interesting in my opinion, so it was nice to give that to our supporters and read their reactions to it.”

As for specific songs on the record, “We All Look Elsewhere (Revisited)” is quite the standout as it allowed MacDonald to fulfill his “decade-long dream” of performing the “Danny-Elfman-style symphonic arrangements.” Read more »

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Fit For A King Release “Forever Unbroken” Lyric Video

Fit For A King have unveiled a new lyric video for their bone-crushing track, “Forever Unbroken.” Centered on the group’s impressive live show, check it out by following the jump below.

The beefy tune is taken from the Texas outfit’s latest full-length, Slave To Nothing, which hit shelves this past October via Solid State Records. If you like what you hear, let us know in the replies.

FFAK are currently taking part in the Eternal Enemies Tour alongside Emmure, The Acacia Strain, and Kublai Khan. To see if they’ll be visiting a venue in your area, head here. Read more »

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You Can Now Listen To Beyoncé’s Platinum Edition Box Set In Full

Beyoncé is clearly on top of the music world after releasing her stunning, self-titled, visual album without any promotion — grabbing awards left and right, and touring worldwide both solo and with her husband, Jay-Z. Yet, with all these accolades piling up, the female R&B/pop idol is clearly not done with the promotion of her daring, fifth studio release.

Out now, the platinum edition reissue features the original studio recording with a bonus disc that includes two new songs in “7/11″ and “Ring Pop,” both of which were released last week in true Beyoncé fashion. Also included on the bonus disc will be remixes of certain songs that will feature Kanye West, Pharrell, and Nicki Minaj. A bonus DVD of various live performances from Queen B’s ‘Mrs. Carter’s Show World Tour’ will also be a part of the box set.

You can stream the reissue, including the new bonus tracks, via Spotify, below. Also, you can buy the boxset as a rather cool holiday gift through Amazon. Read more »