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UTG Exclusive: Producer Joey Sturgis Picks His 10 Favorite Projects

I am almost certain there has not been a single day in the last few years of this website where we have not discussed at least one artist who has producer Joey Sturgis to thank (at least in part) for their success. His work on The Devil Wears Prada’s first releases ushered in a new era for hard rock production, and to this day he continues to push the limits of music production whenever possible. He’s also expanded his horizons, including the launch of a plugin series based on his own work, but at the end of the day it …

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5 Movies That Will Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

Today is the one day every year Hallmark and all the other companies profiting off romance pool their resources to drive consumerism in the name of affection. For many of you, this probably means you have plans with that special someone in your life, which may include dinner, dancing, drinks, House Of Cards binging, or perhaps a quiet night away from the world with just the two of you and whatever movies you can find to watch. We’re not exactly experts in the love department, but if you choose that final option we can think of a number of films …

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UTG LIST: The Essential Anti-Love Songs For Valentine’s Day

I have a friend; she loves Valentine’s Day. At the beginning of each year, she spends her days playfully trying to pinpoint just how her stupendously awesome boyfriend will woo her come February 14. She fawns over flowers, swoons over candy, and gets off on public, often cheesy displays of affection. She spends hours in front of the mirror, and her dinner reservations have been set for months. And don’t worry guys, social media will be provided with a play-by-play account of her and her man’s evening out.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my friend to death, but the …

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UTG LIST: 5 Atreyu Songs You Need To Know In Case They Reunite

The internet has been flooded with rumors of reunion this afternoon following a vague Facebook update from the members of Atreyu. The band, which has been on a break since 2011, posted a photo of the lineup reunited that has lead many to believe a return to the stage is in the group’s future. We cannot confirm or deny those allegations right now, but we can say our hearts would be over the moon if the rumors were true.

Atreyu released five albums during their thirteen-year run together, and many of their songs still find their way into our …

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UTG List: The Essential Hits Of Outkast

You would need to have spent every day since the dawn of 2014 living under a rock to have missed the news that Outkast are back together. It has been a decade since Big Boi and Andre 3000 shared the stage, and nearly seven years since they were technically together as a group, but the love fans have for the duo has remained strong throughout.

Now that the news is out about Outkast’s plans to embark on a 40-date world tour this summer, the UTG has been hypothesizing about the setlist possibilities that lie on the horizon. The discussion …

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UTG’s 5 Artists To Watch In 2014

It’s that time of year again!

Since 2009, the UTG staff has set aside the first few days of the new year to discuss which bands we thought were destined to take their careers to another level in the months ahead. This discussion eventually became our now beloved ‘5 Artists to Watch’ feature, and in the years since that column’s initial debut we have had the pleasure of giving early exposure to some of music’s biggest acts. This year’s list was the toughest to create to date, but we finally settled on five acts we believe everyone will be talking …

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The 9 Must-See Films Of January 2014

January is usually a month reserved for the worst films of the year. No one really knows why this is, but it seems after the awards season dies down studios seem willing to release just about anything (as long as it does not cost that much to market). This year, however,there are a few more promising titles in January than in years past. Some are for fans of comedy, others action or horror, but no matter which you prefer we are confident there is something hitting theaters or VOD this month that will ‘wow’ you. …

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STAY HOME: 5 Netflix Picks For New Year’s Eve

There was a time not that long ago when anyone seeking an exciting New Year’s Eve needed to make reservations weeks in advance or hope someone other than themselves would host a party (no one wants clean-up duty). Thankfully, we now live in the age of the internet, and anyone with $10 to spare can access enough entertainment from the comfort of their own home to last a dozen lifetimes. The biggest problem most face is which feature to spend their time with, which is what inspired the birth of this list.

Netflix has added some great content in recent …

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UTG LIST: 5 VOD Picks For Friday The 13th

We don’t usually put a ‘th’ at the end of dates, but today we are making an exception.

Friday The 13th, whenever it falls, has a long history of being thought of in the same vein as black cats, slasher films, and other relatively general horror cliches. We’re all well aware of the fact Chritsmas is usually considered a time to share love and happiness with those that matter most, but here at UTG we decided to use this special opportunity to share 5 recent VOD releases perfect for making the most of Friday the 13th from the comfort of …

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Don’t End 2013 Without Falling In Love With These 5 Pop Songs

The year seems to be winding down faster than usual, and it feels like every time I get a minute to surf the net I stumble across a new ‘best of’ lists that commands me to give a portion of precious free time to an album someone I more often than not have never met believes has the power to change lives. They may be right, but if I’m being perfectly honest there is rarely a day when I have the time to add an entire new release to my listening routine. Some days I don’t listen to any album …

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UTG List: The Best ‘Ugly Christmas Sweaters’ From Bands Available In 2013

I don’t know how much time you’ve spent plotting your holiday shopping just yet, but the must-have item in nearly every band store this season is the “ugly Christmas sweater.” Sometimes sold as a crew neck with a sweater design, these items offer a humorous twist on the classic Christmas sweater while giving artists a decent excuse to cash in on the holiday season through merchandising. We love them, as we know many of you do, and after seeing our social feeds flooded with designs from countless bands we decided to compile all our favorite ugly sweaters to ease your …

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UTG LIST: 10 Essential Horror Films Directed By Women

Happy Halloween, everyone! This is by far our favorite holiday, and as part of this year’s celebration we’ve partnered with filmmaker Andrea Wolanin to bring you a list of 10 essential horror films directed by women.

Who is Andrea Wolanin? Good question! No seriously, it’s okay if you don’t know. Andrea is an aspiring feature filmmaker whose most recent short, M is for Mundane, is one of the top contenders to be included in The ABCs Of Death 2. We saw her short a few weeks back and instantly fell in love with her talent. After speaking with …