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Watch Daniel Radcliffe Rap Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics” On Fallon

Daniel Radcliffe has done a lot to separate himself from the wizarding world that made him a household name, and it seems like every time he chooses to appear in film or on TV as of late he has something new and surprising to share with the world. Last night, he chose to rap. Don’t worry – we have the footage.

While appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show to promote his new film Horns, Daniel Radcliffe revealed that he has a long-running obsession with rap and hip-hop. It’s an interest that began to take shape around the time Eminem burst onto the scene, and it’s something that has stuck with Radcliffe as he has matured into adulthood. He told Fallon about all of this, as well as his favorite tracks, and proceeded to perform the Blackalicious’ classic “Alphabet Aerobics” with a little help from The Roots. You can view his performance below: Read more »

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REVIEW: Restorations – ‘LP3′

Artist: Restorations
Album: LP3
Label: SideOneDummy Records
Genre: Punk

Third albums can be a major pain. While most artists are either trying one too many new things in a desperate attempt to reclaim the audience they lost or scraping the bottom of the barrel with repeated ideas that they’re too afraid to let go of, there’s a major scarcity of groups who can toe the line successfully.

I was one of many who first learned of Restorations when they had been picked up by SideOneDummy in 2012, and have been keeping LP and LP2 in heavy rotation ever since. So when news first spread about a follow-up, appropriately titled LP3, (as they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!), I was excited, yet simultaneously apprehensive about finding out just which path would be chosen by this Pennsylvania five-piece. Read more »

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New ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Footage Debuts Online

Ask any comic book fan what the biggest surprise of last week was and they will almost certainly tell you it was the leak of the first trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron. The clip, which was originally scheduled to premiere this week, hit the net days before its planned release. Marvel initially responded by uploading an HD version of the trailer, and during last night’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode the company took their efforts one step further by revealing a short clip from the new film.

Thor’s hammer is one of the great oddities in the Marvel universe. Not everyone is able to lift the hammer off the ground, and those who do are allowed to rule over Asgard. In the latest Age Of Ultron footage we see various Avengers take their shot at trying to lift the mighty hammer. They try everything, including Iron Man’s powerful suit, but nothing works. Then, just when you’ve settled into the laid back groove of the sequence, Ultron appears. Check it out: Read more »

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UTG @ CMJ 2014: Gerard Way Tears The House Down…Almost Literally

It is nearly impossible to talk about any of My Chemical Romance’s former members without dedicating a good portion of it to the fact that they were in My Chemical Romance. Like everyone who has ever given the time of day to alternative rock music before 2009, MCR was a vital portion of my music library. I never sought any of it out. These songs always just sort of landed there.

After the band called it quits, I found myself not caring as much. I never followed up on why they broke up, never bothered listening to their solo projects. It wouldn’t be the same. At least, that’s what I thought. Read more »

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REVIEW: Too Close To Touch – ‘Too Close To Touch’ EP

Artist: Too Close To Touch
Album: Too Close To Touch EP
Genre: Post Hardcore
Label: Epitaph Records

Ladies and gents, prepare yourself for the arrival of an exciting newcomer in the post-hardcore scene: Lexington, Kentucky’s Too Close To Touch. The 5-piece assembly from the birthplace of Emarosa have recently announced their signing to Epitaph Records and released an exciting self-titled EP.

Despite the EP being only 4 tracks long, each song is a uniquely pleasing aural experience that glistens with the soaring vocals of frontman Keaton Pierce, who delivers an impressive performance throughout. Pierce’s hooks are downright catchy, plus he demonstrates excellent range and diversity from well-timed uses of falsetto to a powerful array screams and strained vocals; all complementing his smooth, natural style. Read more »

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Calvin Harris Collaborating With Everyone, Teams With Haim For “Pray To God”

Calvin Harris grows more inescapable by the day. The hit-maker is releasing his new album, Motion, next week, and its tracklist is a star-studded one. Last week brought the Ellie Goulding track, “Outside;” this week, we get the Haim collaboration. Yet to come: songs with Gwen Stefani, Big Sean, Tinashe, and more.

Though odd to hear the Haim sisters in a Calvin Harris world, “Pray To God” does bring telltale elements of both parties. It lacks some of the Haim sisters’ sleek rock, focusing on the Haims’ voices. It then places them in that unmistakable Calvin Harris zone, a place of boisterous, summery, mass appeal EDM. Check out the track below via Teco Apple. Rage against the onset of the autumn. Read more »

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Emarosa Debut “People Like Me, We Just Don’t Play” Music Video

Post-hardcore outfit Emarosa recently released their third full-length, Versus, a long-awaited effort featuring the band’s first stab at recording with vocalist Bradley Walden. In support of the album’s release, they have debuted a brand new music video for one of Versus‘ standout cuts, “People Like Me, We Just Don’t Play.” Finding the band performing under a slew of light bulbs in an otherwise dark room, it’s a simple premise, but there’s enough passion on display from the musicians to warrant checking the video out.

Follow the jump to watch the visuals for “People Like Me, We Just Don’t Play” and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the music video in the comments section below.

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Go For A Ride With Bleachers in New Video For “Rollercoaster”

Check out the latest from Bleachers, the side project of Jack Antonoff, guitarist of the monumentally popular indie-pop band, fun. The first release for Bleachers, called Strange Desire, dropped on July 15 through RCA Records, receiving high praise among fans and critics alike.

This afternoon, Antonoff released a music video for “Rollercoaster,” the third single off of Strange Desire. The video is currently streaming below the jump, via YouTube.

Antonoff is currently on a world tour with Bleachers, which will wrap up in late November. Read more »

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STAND-UP TUESDAYS: Felicia Michaels

Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Felicia Michaels’  comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

This week in Stand-Up Tuesdays, we take a look at the brilliantly blue comedy of Felicia Michaels, who recently released her album, Milf & Cookies, via Uproar Entertainment. A true renaissance woman, Michaels not only boasts a wildly successful comedy career, but is also an actress, director and noted photographer. Add posing for Playboy to the mix, and you’ve got a woman who can do it all. Read more »

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Ashestoangels – “Bury Us In Black”

Halloween is just a few short days away, and with the help of our friends in Ashestoangels we have a spooky new music video to help kickstart your holiday celebrations.

Today, UTG has the great honor of the world premiere for Ashestoangels’ “Bury Us In Black” music video. The song, which is featured on the band’s upcoming album Horror Cult, delivers a punk drenched take on alternative rock that will make the knees of those who love bands like Aiden incredibly weak. The video is largely performance based, with members of the band appearing in Day Of The Dead style face paint. You can view the clip below: Read more »

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Marvel Announces Eight New Films, Including ‘Black Panther’ & ‘Captain America: Civil War’

DC Comics just got beat at their own game, and it’s going to take a miracle for their next move to top the announcement made by Marvel earlier today.

Marvel Entertainment surprised fans and members of the press over the weekend by inviting them to a mysterious event in downtown Los Angeles today, October 28. Those who made it in the door were treated to the reveal of not one, but eight new Marvel titles, as well as nine release dates. Why nine? Because the third Avengers film is going to be split into two parts.

The films announced include:

Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017
Black Panther – November 3, 2017
Captain Marvel – July 6, 2018
Inhumans – November 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War May 4, 2018 (Part I) and May 3, 2019 (part II)

In addition to all this release news, Marvel also announced the casting of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. The actor who will tackle the role of Doctor Strange, which was recently connected to Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, remains a mystery. Read more »

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UTG PREMIERE: Iris – “Phenom”

There are few things we feel as passionate about as we do sharing great new music with our readers. Regardless of genre or country of origin, if something comes across our desk that blows our minds we make it a point to share it with you. That’s the reason posts like this exist, and if you’re a fan of synth pop you’re going to want to pay close attention to everything we are about to share.

Today we have the great pleasure of helping German experimental synth pop outfit, Iris, share the world premiere of their new single, “Phenom.” The song is taken from the group’s fifth full-length album, which hits stores this week. You might think you know what you’re about to experience, but you’re probably wrong. Take a few moments and discover why the world is going nuts for Iris: Read more »