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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 weekend, shows just a bit more without giving away the whole shebang.

I never really thought of Rick Ross when reading about the dark and depraved crimes carried out by Whitey Bulger as he held the city of Boston in the palm of his hand, but the latest trailer for Black Mass may have me seeing things differently. Backed by …

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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 to Sam Cooke, as well as a testament to the power of great songwriting. He can make you fall in love just as easily as he can make you ponder your relationship with the unknown, and he does it all while supplying a steady stream of dancehall-ready music that is sure to get your feet moving.

On Sunday night, May …

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You Cannot Resist Brian Marquis’ New “From Boston” Video

Brian Marquis initially found his way into the national spotlight during his time with Therefore I Am. Those days have come and gone however, and now Marquis makes his living as a singer-songwriter with a record deal through Equal Vision and some of the catchiest acoustic songs you have ever heard. You may have heard the solo record he released last year, but something tells me many of you missed it. Either way, I’m fairly confident everyone will fall further in love with Marquis after witnessing his new music video.

“From Boston” is a song that is both hilarious …

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Johnny Depp Is Whitey Bulger In First ‘Black Mass’ Trailer

I can’t believe I’m about to write these words, but it looks like Johnny Depp may be making good movies once more.

Yes, you read that right. After years of delivering subpar performances in whatever movie Tim Burton needed him to appear in (as long as it didn’t interfere with Pirates Of The Caribbean), Johnny Depp is back to making the kind of gritty, reality-based dramas that showcase actual talent rather than highlighting the awesome power of CGI. His comeback effort, Black Mass, finds him taking on the role of real life gangster Whitey Bulger, otherwise known as …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Nick Kroll Talks ‘Adult Beginners’

In a time when it seems everyone is looking to the next mega-budget Hollywood blockbuster for their entertainment it can be easy to forget that there are countless indie efforts hitting theaters as well that offer equal, if not greater quality entertainment without resorting to the use of CGI and latex. One such film in theaters right now is Adult Beginners, which stars comedian Nick Kroll as a man who is forced to move in with his pregnant sister and her husband after losing everything in a tech startup. It’s the kind of funny, yet emotionally driven story that …

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Arms And Sleepers Launch Kickstarter To Fund “Lots Of New Music”

Writing about and supporting Boston’s Arms And Sleepers are things I will never tire of. For close to a decade now, Max and Mirza’s music has played a huge role in my life, and any prospect of new A&S material will always raise my spirits.

Following last year’s phenomenal Swim Team, Arms and Sleepers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the creation of a slew of new output, including “two EPs (a digital release and a limited 12” vinyl release), a Swim Team remix album, a music video for the song “Tiger Tempo,” and a follow-up album …

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Pile Share Ridiculous “Rock and Roll Forever With The Customer In Mind” Video

Boston has a handful of incredible bands that are too modest to enjoy their own time in the spotlight. Without a doubt, the leaders of that are Pile. The rock band wield guitars to let out some of the best guitar solos you’ve heard in the last ten years all while seemingly unaware of their own relentless talent. On their newest album, You’re Better Than Thisout now via Exploding in Sound Records, they pull it off with a sharpened punk spirit, especially on album closer “Appendicitis.” The last two minutes of the song see them launch …

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Covey Share Moving New Single, “Out In The Cold”

Last year, the budding folk rockers of Covey stole our collective hearts with their phenomenal debut single, “Comes and Goes,” and a sultry cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Now, after almost a year of silence, the Boston-based outfit has returned with an outstanding new track titled “Out In The Cold.” Check it out by following the jump below.

The group is slated to release their debut EP, Haggerty, this spring, so keep your ears open for more new tunes in the coming weeks. For now, give ‘em a like on Facebook

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UTG PREMIERE: Actor Observer – “Steel Yourself” (Video)

Today is a good day, my friends. After years of being one of our favorite bands to promote, Actor Observer have joined forces with UTG to share the exclusive world premiere of their new video.

Oh, you don’t know Actor Observer? That’s not exactly okay, as they are without a doubt one of the most promising young bands to exist in the last decade, but for the sake of moving things along we will go ahead and give you a pass (this time). The band is currently preparing to release their new album, The Longer Now, on March 10. …

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Antique Records Welcomes Trophy Lungs

Trophy Lungs are the latest addition to Antique Records‘ growing roster.

Boston has been a hub for brutally honest musicians for as long as punk and hardcore have been in existence. Trophy Lungs are the latest product of New England’s long-heralded music scene, and they’ve already completed work on their debut full-length, Day Jobs. Their music is as angry as the iconic albums that shaped punk’s foundation, yet catchy enough to still hold the attention of today’s average Warped Tour attendee. It’s essentially pop-punk for people who know what it’s like to be an adult, and it’s a …

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Alkaline Trio To Continue ‘Past Live’ Tour in 2015

Back in October, Alkaline Trio announced a string of shows that had them play all eight of their studio albums in four nights in three cities, which included Los Angeles, Chicago and Brooklyn. But don’t fear, Trio fans, the band will be doing it again in 2015.

The band announced today that ‘Past Live’ will be hitting other markets throughout the first half of next year, this time in eight more cities. These cities include Denver, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Boston, Orlando, San Francisco, and Santa Ana. A small quantity of pre-sale tickets go on sale today at noon local time …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Kevin William – “Children”

When the chill of fall weather cuts through the air I know it’s time to bury my pop punk mixtapes under a pile of releases more fitting of the changing leaves and dropping temperatures. For me, that music often involves acoustic albums and melodic hardcore, or really anything with deep emotions and complex ideas. It just so happens a young artist promoting one of those sounds came across my desk this week, and it took only a few minutes to know we had to find a way to work together soon.

Kevin William is an up and coming indie musician …