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Actor Observer 2015

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 …

Alkaline Trio

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 …

NEEDTOBREATHE feature

Fastest Finger Contest: Needtobreathe In Boston (9/26/14)

Hello, music fans! It has been a minute since we had any great ticket giveaways on UTG, but over the next month that will begin to change as we have partnered with our friends at Warner Music Group to make your fall far more exciting.

This week, we are thrilled to offer a pair of tickets to see NEEDTOBREATHE perform at the House Of Blues in Boston this Friday, September 26. The band is performing to promote their recent release, Rivers In The Wasteland, and should put on quite the show. The performance is also being broadcast live on …

The Color And Sound 2014

UTG Premiere: The Color And Sound – ‘Peace Of Mind’ EP

Boston’s The Color and Sound have share an advance stream of their forthcoming EP with UTG. For fans of Say Anything, Hostage Calm, and Fun.

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My Pop Punk Heart Is Broken: A Loss For Words Plan To Disband In 2015

There is no way around it. The news I am about to share sucks more than I can begin to express in the introduction, but at least we have a year to let everything sink in.

Last night, August 23, A Loss For Words were playing a hometown show in Massachusetts when frontman Matt Arsenault told the crowd that the band had a very special announcement to share. We were not on site, so it’s impossible for us to tell you exactly what was said, but we do know that the group revealed plans to disband next year. In fact, …

PVRIS

PVRIS Perform “St. Patrick” For Empty Room Sessions

It’s time to stop fooling around and hop on the PVRIS bandwagon. Need proof? Allow me…

PVRIS are one of the must-see buzz bands on this summer’s Warped Tour, and after listening to their music it’s not hard to understand why. Fronted by Lynn Gunn, this fast-rising three piece offer a unique take on rock that is both beautifully melancholy and impossible to resist, with lyrics that cut straight to the heart of anyone willing to listen. Their latest, “St. Patrick,” exemplifies this well, and in recent weeks the group took time from their busy schedule to perform that single …

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Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s New Single “Bigger Party”

Boston indie rock group Speedy Ortiz were one of several bands listed on Adult Swim’s Summer Singles series for this year, joining the list alongside Wye Oak, The Field, Miguel, Run the Jewels, Dan Deacon, and more. Today we get to hear their contribution to the series, “Bigger Party.”

Keeping in line with the grunge pop of 2013’s Major Arcana and this year’s Real Hair EP, Speedy Ortiz serve up a joyful slew of alt-rock riffs and and power chords that, much like before, keep you smiling with snark. With a chorus like “I’m sorry for the time I made …

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36 People Were Sent To The Hospital During Opening Night Of Avicii’s US Tour

Another week, another story about young people not knowing how to handle their high at a large scale EDM event.

The Boston Globe is reporting that 36 people were sent to the hospital last night during a performance from top 40 artist Avicii at TD Garden. The event was the opening night of Avicii’s US and European tour, which is scheduled to run until September. No deaths or life threatening injuries have been reported.

As the story goes, throngs of dance music fans descended on TD Garden yesterday following a sunny day in Boston that included temperatures in the upper …

Chris Restaino

Chris Restaino Releases New EP

Boston based musician Chris Restaino has released his new EP, Anything That Affects Anything. Originally from the New Jersey area, Restaino migrated to Boston to hone his musical skills at the Berklee College of Music. During his time in Beantown, he has released multiple EPs, all while being the bassist in Vitamin Sun, another Boston based act.

Anything That Affects Anything is a vibrant landscape of lush textures, hectic musicianship, and melodies that compliment the music in intriguing and ambitious ways. Providing a more dynamic setting from his previous EP, This Time It’s Alive, Anything That Affects

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Required Listening: The Field Effect – “Jenny (It’s Getting Late)”

New England has been a hotbed for indie/alt rock talent in recent years, and one of my personal favorite groups to watch develop during that time has been none other than The Field Effect. Their 2012 effort (Cartography) showcased a band primed for the major leagues, and their recognition has only continued to grow since its release. Today, the band partnered with the fine people at Vanyaland to share their latest material, and I am willing to wager up front you will think it’s their best work to date.

“Jenny (It’s Getting Late)” is the A-side to a …