Tyler Carter Announces Solo EP, ‘Leave Your Love’

After an incredible year with his R&B/metalcore group Issues, lead singer Tyler Carter plans to continue his solo work in 2015 with his debut EP, Leave Your Love. 

Although having previously mentioned news of this EP in 2012, Carter has finally found the right time to release his work on his own. The EP was produced by his bandmate/mixer Ty “Scout” Acord.

An official release date has yet to be announced, but fans can be assured that they will be able to hear his six new songs early in 2015.

Fans can pre-order the EP on his website


UTG Contest: Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Boston Premiere Of ‘Rich Hill’

Earlier this week, I had the great fortune of screening a new documentary titled Rich Hill. The film, which played to critical and audience acclaim at a number of festivals near the beginning of the year, follows the lives of three young boys in one of the most poverty-stricken areas of rural Missouri. It’s the kind of story that grabs your heart strings from the opening credits and plucks them ever so tenderly until the credits begin to roll, but you’re so enthralled in the action taking place on screen you welcome the pain and joy all the same. …

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UTG CONTEST: Win A Pair of After Party Badges For the Fashion Meets Music Festival

A month ago, we caught wind of a new festival making its home in the center of Ohio. The Fashion Meets Music Festival.

So far, the festival boasts more than 500 performances, 250 artists, and 3 days in the Arena District of Columbus, OH. The lineup will be first announced this Thursday, March 27 at The Three-Legged Mare.

Before then, we want to give you a chance to guess at the bands booked for the fest and win a pair of badges for the after party! The rules are simple.

  1. Follow @UTGreview on Twitter.
  2. Follow @FMMFestival on Twitter.
  3. Tweet:

Enter Bayside’s “Time Has Come” Cover Contest

Quick, grab your guitar and set up your video camera. Bayside are asking fans to show them what “Time Has Come” sounds like… before they actually post the song for listeners to hear the original version. After sharing the lyrics and tabs for the song online, they’re looking to see what kind of unique interpretations fans will come up with. It’s like Beck’s Song Reader, only a little more achievable given how many musicians didn’t grow up learning how to read sheet music.

Bayside will be choose their three favorite videos at the end of January and reveal the …

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UTG TICKET GIVEAWAY: Story Of The Year, Hawthorne Heights, Like Moths To Flames, and More at Irving Plaza (11/5)

Do you like shows? Do you like going to shows without paying for it? We’d like to help you indulge in that. Here’s how.

We’ve got some tickets to give away for a very special show at Irving Plaza, NY this Tuesday. The show? Story of the Year playing Page Avenue in its entirety. Also on the bill are Hawthorne Heights, I Am King, Like Moths To Flames, Set it Off, and Sienna Skies. This is a pretty massive show.

If you want tickets. Let us know! Do the following and be entered to win!…


UTG CONTEST: Win a Copy of ‘Resolution’ on Blu-ray Combo Pack

If you’re a regular reader here on UTG, you may recall our praises of the indie horror film, Resolution, or our interview with its directors, Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, where we claimed Resolution to be “one of the most legitimately creepy and intense horror genre films we’ve seen in some time. Without any over the top visual effects and a unique twist on the supernatural theme, the sense of reality and terror in the film has certainly resonated with us and the film’s ending has led to some conversations amongst us that have seen it.”

The film was …


CONTEST: UTG & Fandango’s ‘Summer Of Action’ Giveaway

If there is one thing in life that is better than going to the movies on a hot summer day, it’s going to the movies on a hot summer day FOR FREE. With that in mind, UTG has partnered with the fine folks at Fandango to offer you a one-of-a-kind prize package.

Starting today and running until Thursday, July 25, UTG and Fandango want to give one diehard moviegoer the gift of free entertainment. By entering the contest using the rules outlined below, users will be entered to win a prize pack consisting of a $60 Fandango gift card and …


Riot Fest Unveils Two New Cities; Partners With Absolutevoices for VIP Contest

Last week the internet lost its mind when Riot Fest announced an amazing lineup for the annual Chicago music event. Today two additional cities were announced as playing host to Riot Fests of their own, and this time UTG is getting in on the action.

Riot Fest will also be hitting Toronto (Aug 24-Aug 25) and Denver (Sept 21-Sept 22) this year, with lineups that will be unveiled in the weeks ahead. If Chicago was any sign of what we can expect in these cities, you may want to start planning your roadtrips now. Tickets for both events will go …

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CONTEST: Win A Signed Vinyl Copy Of Iron & Wine’s ‘Ghost On Ghost’

I don’t have to make a weak attempt at referencing the comic strip Garfield or the movie Office Space for you to understand that Mondays can be the worst. Most of us spend today returning to either school or work, which is something the majority of us would rather not be doing with our time, and it’s only the first time we’ll have to repeat this task in the coming days. Recognizing the potential horror that awaits any given Monday is something we all do, but UTG is here to help the week start a bit better for one lucky …

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UTG GIVEAWAY: The Gay Blades – ‘Ghosts’ Vinyl

For those who are unaware, The Gay Blades are a band that hold deep meaning to the staff. Our name, Under The Gun, actually derives from the lyrics of “Robots Can Fuck Your Shit Up.”

Thus, we’re proud to partner with intheclouds Records to give away two copies of the band’s 2008 release Ghosts on vinyl.

This is a really special release. The record is pressed on beer colored vinyl with a bonus 7″, all within a pop-up gatefold jacket.

To enter, visit the submission form here. Best of luck!

James Shotwell is the founder


UTG CONTEST: Drowning Pool and Flyleaf – Irving Plaza 2/28

Looking for something to do with a date this Thursday? Wishing you could go to the Drowning Pool/Flyleaf show in NYC this week, but short a few bucks? We can help.

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to this week’s show at Irving Plaza on Thursday and we want you to win them! All you have to do is one of the following tasks.

The first two fans who complete one of these tasks will earn a pair of tickets to the show.


  1. Like us on Facebook and write the following on our timeline: “GIVE ME THE TIX,

UTG CONTEST: To Write Love On Her Arms Heavy and Light Concert in NYC

Happy Wednesday! Are you in NYC and looking for something to do tonight with your Valentines Day beau?

Consider The Heavy and Light show tonight sponsored by To Write Love On Her Arms.

Tonight at Irving Plaza, you can catch some incredible acts like Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Will Anderson of Parachute, Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Now Now and more!

It’s a great experience and we want to give it to you in the form of a pair of tickets to the show. And we’ve got 2 pairs! It’s super easy to win. Here’s how.

  1. Follow  @UTGReview on Twitter
  2. Then
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