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We Came As Romans Stream Acoustic Version Of “Hope”

Michigan post-hardcore titans We Came As Romans have a long history of finding the perfect balance between heavy and soft. Recently, the group has been experimenting with a more stripped down sound, and today an acoustic version of one recent single found its way online.

We could argue the best WCAR tracks all day long, but everyone should be able to agree that “Hope” is one of the bigger songs in the band’s growing catalog. It’s the definitive anthem of the modern alternative scene, and presented here in acoustic form the lyrics have an even greater impact than before. You …

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Success Continues For ‘The Hobbit’ This Pre-Christmas Weekend

Despite the debut of so many other heavyweights this weekend, including the highly anticipated Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, studio estimates are showing that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will come out as the highest grossing film.

The movie, which made its original US release last weekend with over 70 million in sales, saw some good carry over in its success with 31.5 million made in sales this weekend. As previously mentioned, Will Ferrell reprised his nearly ten-year-old role of Ron Burgandy for the sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and in his efforts, earned …

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‘Frozen’ Overcomes Box Office Heat From ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Out of the Furnace’

In its second weekend, Disney’s Frozen earned another $31.6 million, which was enough for it to overtake The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($27 million) for the #1 spot at the weekend box office and prevent Catching Fire from pulling off the rare three-peat.

The post-Thanksgiving weekend frame is typically a weak one as it provides a bit of a lull before the impending onslaught of major Christmas-time releases (beginning with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug next weekend), and this year was no exception. Overall, this was the fifth slowest weekend of the year, with theaters grossing a total of …

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‘Catching Fire’ Survives Against Box Office Newcomers

Catching Fire‘s ongoing box office success has not yet ceased since the sequel’s debut last weekend. There were a few different top ten newcomers this thanksgiving weekend, but none came as close to matching Catching Fire‘s $74.5 million dollar gross as much as Disney’s latest animated film, Frozen, which is currently estimated to earn about $66.7 million by tonight. Jason Statham and James Franco’s Homefront sized up to earning $9.8 million, making for a relatively quiet debut considering the fact that Sylvester Stallone wrote and produced the action flick. The Book Thief saw an exponential increase in …

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Jack White, Conor Oberst, Patti Smith to Play Coen Brothers’ Concert

Who would curate a concert that includes The Avett Brothers, Conor Oberst, Marcus Mumford, Patti Smith, The Decemberists‘ Colin Meloy, and Jack White‘s first live performance of 2013? Obviously the… Coen Brothers?

In preparation for their upcoming film, Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen Brothers and T-Bone Burnett (the film’s soundtrack producer) are bringing the big hitters to New York City’s Town Hall. The film is inspired by Greenwich Village folk icon Dave Van Ronk and will come out December 6.

The previously mentioned artists will be joined by Joan Baez, Gillian Welch …

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LIVE REVIEW + PHOTOS: The Gaslight Anthem + Laura Stevenson and the Cans (Dec 3 at 930 Club, DC)

Earlier this month I made my way out to the 930 Club in Washington DC to see the very popular rock group The Gaslight Anthem with Laura Stevenson and the Cans. Normally I shy away from the 930 Club (although it’s not a terrible venue) because generally a lot of the acts that play there I do not enjoy. However since the announcement in August that New Jersey’s best was coming to DC, I’ve been counting down the days to visit one of the longest standing music venues in the nation’s capital. I had only heard wonderful things about …

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WATCH: Mumford And Sons Cover The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends” In London

It was bound to happen eventually, right?

Mumford And Sons put on one hell of a homecoming show London’s 02 Arena last night, and today clips from the show have begun to pop up online. One of the more compelling pieces of footages to surface so far has been a stunning live rendition of The Beatles’ classic, “With A Little Help From My Friends,” which fans can now view right here on UTG. The clip showcases a much larger sound and stage presence than many expect, and if you ask me that is probably a good thing. You can view …

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STREAM: Bruno Mars – “Moonshine”

We are less than a month from the release of Bruno Mars’ Sophomore album, and this morning we’re greeted by the record’s latest single, “Moonshine.” The song made its debut on iTunes this morning, but the track was simply too good to leave alone on a digital store. “Locked Out Of Heaven” did nothing for me in terms of giving a reason to buy the album, but this one has me thinking different. You can stream “Moonshine” after the jump.

Unorthodox Jukebox hits shelves December 11.…

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Chief Keef Unveils ‘Finally Rich’ Artwork

Chicago’s Chief Keef has pretty much divided the hip hop community throughout the majority of 2012 and it looks like we’ll be closing the year with his label debut. Rumored to be arriving in November, but recently scheduled for stores shelves in December, Finally Rich will be what makes or breaks Keef’s presence in the urban music scene. Fans were quick to the singles so far, and now by clicking through the “Read more” link below supporters can view the album’s official artwork. Click through and enjoy.

Keef recently released his official music video for his single, “Love Sosa.” Click …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Wiz Khalifa – “The Tweak Is Heavy”

Wiz Khalifa released the music video for his new song “The Tweak Is Heavy”. The song was produced by The Invasion and directed by Greg Neiser.

“The Tweak Is Heavy” is off of his latest mixtape, Cabin Fever 2, which was released last Tuesday. Stream and download CF2 here and prepare for Wiz’s 2050 tour, with Juicy J and many more, by heading to his website. Are you planning to head out to a date or two on this run?

O.N.I.F.C. will arrive on December 4 through Rostrum Records.…

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Hydra Head Records To Close Doors This December

Hydra Head Records have announced that they will be closing their doors in December due to financial difficulties. Read the heartfelt statement from the label’s own Aaron Turner by looking below. Thanks to Hydra Head for two decades of awesome releases and memories.

“Hydra Head Records has never been a smooth-running operation. We’ve spent the majority of our existence excitedly scrambling from one thing to the next, taking on more than we could ever possibly hope to achieve, and never quite finding solid footing in the midst of our self-induced whirlwind of chaos. Though not every second of doing this

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MOVIE TRAILER: Judd Apatow’s “This Is 40″

Sequels are everywhere these days, but I’m willing to bet you have not seen many quite like Judd Apatow’s This Is 40. The film expands upon the story of Pete (Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up and shows us first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life. Things were a mess when we left off, and it seems things aren’t quite perfect when we meet them now. I’ll save the comments this time around and let you enjoy the clip wit-free after the jump.

This Is 40 opens December 21.…