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Made In America Festival Expands To Los Angeles

Jay Z’s Made In America festival will be expanding this year to include dates in Los Angeles as well as Philadelphia. Both festivals will be taking place Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31. Philadelphia’s will be hosted at Ben Franklin Parkway while Los Angeles’ will find its home at Grand Park.

Tickets can be ordered for each show now through Ticketmaster. Find links for each via Made In America’s website.

No word yet on what the lineup will be for each show, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we find out more.…

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LYRIC VIDEO: Nick Santino – “Can’t Say I Miss You”

Nick Santino, formerly of A Rocket To The Moon, has released a lyric video for his new track “Can’t Say I Miss You.” The song is from his forthcoming debut album, Big Skies.

Head after the jump to check out the video. Big Skies is slated to hit shelves on May 27 via 8123. It is currently available for pre-order through 8123′s online store.

Santino will be on the road this summer as part of the Vans Warped Tour. You can view a full list of dates here.…

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Stream Lykke Li’s New Single, “Gunshot”

Swedish indie laden Lykke Li has released her third single, “Gunshot,” off her upcoming third studio album today. The single takes more of a sodden pop route, tracing heartbroken lyrics out in a pretty produced, anthemic piece of sweeping vocals and sturdy guitar work. All in all, it sounds in line with her other work while ditching some of the old hooks.

The album, titled I Never Learn, is slated to come out May 5 via LL/Atlantic Records. So far we’ve also heard “Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone” and “No Rest For The

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WATCH: Somos – “Domestic”

Having just released their debut LP Temple of Plenty on Tiny Engines, Boston’s Somos are premiering their video for “Domestic” exclusively at Alternative Press.

Somos, who are playing this year’s Fest alongside bands like the Descendents and Foxing, just got off a month long tour with label mates Save Ends. Temple of Plenty, which was released March 25, is available to order here.

You can stream the video for “Domestic,” which originally streamed on AbsolutePunk, below or on Alternative Press here.…

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Prepare To Cry During The First Trailer For ‘If I Stay’

Now that Kick Ass 2 has faded from the biggest disappointment of 2013 to being just another letdown from last year, Chloe Grace-Moretz is ready to return to the big screen with a story that is likely to stir emotions around the globe.

Directed by R.J. Cutler (Nashville) and based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman, If I Stay is an upcoming dramatic teen romance that puts Moretz front and center. She stars as a bright, talented teen in Portland who falls into a coma after a car accident kills the rest of her …

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LIVE REVIEW: Taking Back Sunday – Acoustic At Revolution (4/14/14)

On Monday, April 14, Taking Back Sunday performed an exclusive performance at Revolution in Amityville, NY. To gain entrance to the event, fans pre-ordered the limited vinyl pressing of their brand new album Happiness Is. The event was limited to 500 die-hard fans who were able to meet their hometown favorites and hear the special acoustic set.

Looney Tunes CDs, the same Long Island record store to bring in other UTG favorites Bayside and I Am The Avalanche graciously orchestrated and hosted the event alongside Club Loaded.

Check below the jump for some photos from the show, …

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Vanna To Release ‘VOID’ On June 17

We’re just a year removed from The Few and the Far Between, but Boston-based hardcore punk band Vanna aren’t making us wait long for new material. The group have teamed up with Pure Noise Records for the release of their fifth full-length, titled VOID, on June 17. They have yet to premiere a single, but the artwork and tracklist are available after the break.

VOID was recorded with producer Will Putney, who has also worked on recent records by Stray From the Path, Northlane, and Miss May I. We’ll be sure to let you know when pre-orders launch.…

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UTG PREMIERE: Big Neil (Tom Warren of The Front Bottoms) – “Never Had”

The Front Bottoms have exploded in the past year, and their success is due in no small part to a tremendous publicity campaign and an infectious live act that goes past core band members Brian Sella and Matt Uychich. The Front Bottoms‘ bassist, Tom Warren, is effectively Big Neil, and UTG is proud to bring you the debut track from his creative output.

Reigning from Demarest, New Jersey, Big Neil describes their start as something done “as a way to kill time.” Their first album was self-released in 2011, but an upcoming EP, Do Puppies Dream Of Herding

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Animals As Leaders Announce Spring Tour Dates

If you have yet to experience the powerful fusion of technical, progressive metal and jazzy melodies on The Joy of Motion, the latest full-length from Washington, DC natives Animals As Leaders, get on that immediately. After that, clear your calendar for the closest show on the trio’s upcoming US tour. The full list of dates is available after the break.

The tour kicks off on May 17 with a hometown show at the 9:30 Club and ends over a month later at the Glass House in Pomona, California. Joining Animals As Leaders on all dates will be …

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Summer 2014 Release Set For Woody Allen’s ‘Magic In The Moonlight’

Sony Pictures Classics has revealed a July 25, 2014 release date for Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight. It will be his fourth summertime release in as many years, following 2013′s award-winning Blue Jasmine.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly for a new feature, Allen shared some insight on Magic‘s origins by informing the writer “I had it on a piece of notepaper in my drawer for ages…I knew it was a good plot, but I kept seeing it as a contemporary thing and something about that just didn’t smell right to me. Then when it occurred to me …

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Final ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer Will Kick Your Ass

As much as we love a good X-Men movie, we will be the first to admit the promotional efforts for Days Of Future Past have left us a little on the fence about the team’s upcoming adventure. That is, until we saw the film’s final trailer.

Clocking in at just under three minutes in length, which is more than enough time to make your eyes water with tears of pure joy, the third trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past focuses almost all its energy on the larger-than-life action sequences that have largely been kept in the shadows up to …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Books On Fate

“If you can express yourself without hurting others and bring something into this life, well that’s the point of the thing.”

We recently had the chance to speak with San Francisco-based Adam Dishart, who goes musically by his solo moniker Books On Fate, a project started after working with his previous band, The Catholic Comb.

After the jump you can read through our conversation as we discuss the beautiful Bay Area, the works of Books On Fate, and the various projects he’ll be exploring in the not so distant future.…