J. Cole Explains “Let Nas Down”

Last night, J. Cole held a listening party in New York City for his new album, Born Sinner. During the event, Cole discussed various elements of the album and the influences behind it, including the story behind the highly anticipated (and recently leaked) track “Let Nas Down.”

Thanks to a new video uploaded by Youtube user Mike Yi, everyone can now hear the story behind “Let Nas Down” from the man who brought it to life. Anyone who has heard the song before now already knows it covers a large span of J. Cole’s career, specifically focusing on …

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Hostage Calm Cancel Upcoming Shows, Offer Explanation

Hostage Calm are sad to announce that they will have to cancel a couple of their upcoming shows due to a death in the family. Please read the band’s explanation below. We wish the guys the best of luck in this difficult time.

“Hey everyone,

A bit of bad news. Due to a death in one of our families, we have to cancel our shows with Daylight this weekend. The Scranton and New York shows have been canceled, but the Connecticut show is still happening at a different venue without us or Daylight (details below).

Thank you to Matt, Chris, …

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DAMMIT: Van Halen Cancel Every Tour Date After June 26

Some things really are too good to be true.

After months of hype and fantastic tickets sales, Van Halen have announced the cancellation of every tour date following their June 26 appearance in New Orleans. According to Pollstar, announcements began to break shortly after noon today, with multiple sources reporting “no explanation offered” in regards to the decision.

Markets affected by these cancellations include: Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, El Paso, Baltimore, E. Rutherford, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Memphis, Spokane, Reno, Fresno, Wichita and Milwaukee.

We will bring you updates as information becomes available.…


MxPx Announce “Plans Within Plans”

Washington punk trio MxPx have announced the title for their forthcoming LP will be Plans Within Plans.

MxPx announced Plans Within Plans on their official website. In the announcement, Frontman/bassist Mike Herrera offered the following explanation for the title:

“I struggled with this album title for a long time. I had been recording this album between tours and booking tours, studio sessions, and trying to live somewhat of a normal life. Life got in the way of that. Plans Within Plans was the only way i could describe all the mayhem that was going on behind the scenes

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The Dangerous Summer Are NOT Breaking Up, Announce Australian Tour

Rumors have been swirling that pop rockers The Dangerous Summer had pretty much imploded just before they were to embark on a fall tour with Hit The Lights. Nasty comments were made, fans claimed they were crying on social networks, and a whole lot of blogs got some much needed traffic.

Turns out, it’s not true.

Yesterday, The Dangerous Summer announced a slew of upcoming tour dates in Australia. After fans were surprised by the announcement, especially considering some sites reported the band losing members, member Cody Payne took to Twitter. After one fan said she was “going crazy” …

In Flames cancel remaining Mayhem dates, offer explanation

In Flames have announced they will not be performing at their remaining dates of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, nor at their scheduled off dates. Apparently, a one of members currently has a family member in need and as such, the band is leaving the road.

A post from the band to fans addressing the situation can be read below:

It is with huge regret that today with immediate effect In Flames must cancel their current US shows as part of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival and their own US Headline shows. But due to a serious terminal illness of

STREAM: The Swellers – Nothing More To Me

The Swellers have debuted another song from their upcoming album, Good For Me. You can stream the song and read an explanation from the band below. Good For Me hits shelves June 14.

“Nothing More To Me” is set during the 1953 tornado that devastated Flint, Michigan. The focus of the song, however, is that of a relationship gone sour and the couple trying to mend things during such a disaster, as if the storm is almost a second nuisance. With times as tough as they are now, it’s just crazy that people have to deal with their houses

Simple Plan explains “You Suck At Love”

To promote their new album, Simple Plan will be releasing track-by-track video explanations for their new album. Click below to see the first clip of series, which tells us the origin of “You Suck At Love.”

B.O.B. discusses Odd Future diss

The Source caught up with B.O.B. to discuss his recent Odd Future diss track, “No Future.” You can view the clip below. If you haven’t heard “No Future,” click here to entertain your ears.

Emery release track-by-track guide

Emery have partnered with Alternative Press to release a track-by-track guide for their latest album, We Do What We Want. Click here to discover the story behind each and every song. We Do What We Want is in stores now via Tooth And Nail Records and comes highly recommended by the UTG staff.…

Fireworks explain tour departure

Fireworks have updated their blog with an explanation for their departure from the Manscout Jamboree tour with The Wonder Years. You can read the entry below. Our thoughts go out to Dave Pest and the entire Fireworks family.

First off, we would like to sincerely thank everyone for all the warm comments and for keeping us in your thoughts.

After we finished our set last night we received a phone call that Dave’s dad had passed away unexpectedly. We rushed home as soon as we could and we will stay here for as long as it’s needed.

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Washington Square Park perform acoustic

Washington Square Park has performed two acoustic songs that can be viewed right here! The group performed their songs “Explanation” and “Open-Ended.”