UTG PREMIERE: Dæphne – “Sharpness Is The Game I Play”

At first glance, “bummer-rock” may not sound like the most appealing genre, but one listen to Dæphne and we’re confident that you’ll quickly think otherwise. The Boston-bred outfit blend grungy riffs and glassy vocals with expert precision, making for a …


Trophy Lungs Release “Bathroom Graffitti” Video

After weeks of talk, Boston pop punk favorites Trophy Lungs have released the long-awaited video for “Bathroom Graffiti.”

Taken from their Antique Records debut, which is due out October 16, Trophy Lungs’ latest single is an ode to the friends …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Mass’ Does Not Celebrate Whitey Bulger

Film: Black Mass
Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton
Directed by: Scott Cooper

My faith in Johnny Depp has been restored.

At its best, Black Mass is a platform for Depp to showcase every ounce of acting talent his recent works …


Boston’s Cousin Stizz Should Be Your New Favorite Rapper

Our love for the creative minds of New England is as old as this site, but we’ll be the first to admit that Boston has only been home to a handful of notable rappers. Blame it on the “Dirty Water” …


Trophy Lungs Announce ‘Day Jobs,’ Stream Lead Single

Boston’s pop-punk underdogs Trophy Lungs have finally announced plans to release their long-awaited Antique Records debut, Day Jobs. The album, which was announced at the top of 2015, will be available on September 18.

To celebrate the news, Trophy …

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REVIEW: Foreign Tongues – ‘Fragile, As Said Before’

Artist: Foreign Tongues
Album: Fragile, As Said Before
Label: No Sleep
Genre: Indie, Sadness

A catalyst for somber emotive imagery and tenderness felt, the best way to experience Foreign Tongues‘ debut record is by imagining a simple, empty white …


BOSTON: Here’s Your Chance To See The New Film ‘Amy’ For Free!

If you’re a regular reader of UTG then you no doubt know the only thing we love as much as music is movies, especially documentaries and indie films. There is something about the power of visual storytelling we cannot get …


It’s Time You Fell In Love With Young Punk Heroes Choke Up

Pop punk has dominated the alternative scene for the better part of the last half decade. So much so, in fact, that many seem to have forgotten there are variations of punk that don’t involve constant references to friendship, pizza, …


Sechion Might Be Your New Favorite Rapper

Anyone who has followed UTG for more than a few years knows our roots lie in the Midwest. The first few years this site existed, our staff, while not neighbors in any way, all resided in the middle of America. …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Foreign Tongues – “Fools Of Love”

Artist: Foreign Tongues
Song: “Fools Of Love”
Album: Summer Of The Reaper (No Sleep Records sampler)

If you have yet to taste a foreign tongue, time to pucker up.

I have said for a while now that Boston-based indie rock …

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Second ‘Black Mass’ Trailer Shows The Dark Side Of Whitey Bulger

The teaser trailer for Black Mass we all saw back in April was a good way to introduce Johnny Depp’s take on notorious crime boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger without giving away an ounce of plot. The second trailer, released this …


UTG FEATURE: Last Night Leon Bridges Changed My Life

For the better part of the last year I have had my eye on Dallas, Texas native Leon Bridges. His music is both a callback to the now long gone heyday of soul, with influences ranging from Etta James …

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