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REVIEW: You Blew It! – ‘Pioneer of Nothing’ EP

Artist: You Blew It!
Album: Pioneer of Nothing EP
Genre: Emo, Indie
Label: Jade Tree Records

Jade Tree Records is one of the best record labels. If you just take a quick scroll through their releases over the past 25 (?!) years, you’ll see that Jade Tree bands simply just make great music. There are probably very few, if any, bands on their roster that I do not like on a pretty basic level. Jade Tree hasn’t been all that active over the past five to six years, but it appears that the label is gearing up to start releasing …

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Trash Talk Announce U.S. Winter Headlining Tour

Crazy California hardcore punks Trash Talk had an eventful 2014 with the release of their latest record No Peace, doing a free tour, and even taking out a drone helicopter with a beer can while performing on stage.

To start off 2015 with a bang, the band has announced a full U.S. tour that will see stops at almost every major tour market in the country. The Odd Future Records-signed band will be starting on February 13 at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, with the tour ending on March 20 at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. Two …

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Kill Lincoln Announce Spring Tour

Kill Lincoln, ska-punk subhumans from DC, just announced that they will be playing their loud guitars and horned instruments that you stopped playing in 8th grade all across the United States this coming March of 2015. They’ll be hitting a lot of the major markets on their 23-day journey, so if you’re in the area, or not in the area at all and just like ska-punk a lot, you should definitely make a point to lace up your skankin’ shoes.

Joining them on some of their Southern dates is Survay Says!, so check out the poster to see …

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The Sidekicks Stream New Album, ‘Runners In The Nerved World’

Alternative punkers The Sidekicks have had an awe-inspiring couple of months, due largely in part to their signing with Epitaph Records back in November in order to release a follow-up to 2012′s Awkward Breeds. In signing with the ever-growing label, they will be releasing a new album called Runners In The Nerve World on January 20.

To further promote the release, the band teamed up with Stereogum to stream the album in its entirety. Don’t let the slow aspect of the album fool you, for there are numbers that certainly still have the fast punk rhythms reminiscent of their …

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STREAM: Blacklisted – “Burnt Palms”

Philadelphia’s Blacklisted is one of the most important hardcore bands in recent memory. Some may read that statement as hyperbole, but the band continuously dares to reinvent themselves, putting out one emotionally-excruciating record after the next, all of which having their own unique qualities. Today, Blacklisted released another song off their new record, When People Grow, People Go, titled “Burnt Palms.” The song is more reminiscent of some of their older material, specifically Heavier than Heaven Lonelier Than God-era Blacklisted, while still adding a new spin to the sound. The song is searing, mean, and is the kind …

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STREAM: The Districts – “Peaches”

The Pennsylvania music scene is one of the best around, and continuously shows that it’s home to bands who release great music. Today, blues-infused Americana band The Districts released a new song, “Peaches,” which comes off of their upcoming full-length, A Flourish and a Spoil. The song has very raw production, but still manages to sound huge, sweeping, and incredibly catchy. “Peaches” starts off soft, but then swells into a wall of sound.

Having recently seen The Districts at their “secret” show in Philadelphia with mewithoutYou, UTG can confirm that while their studio music is great, to truly appreciate their …

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REVIEW: Turnstile – ‘Nonstop Feeling’

Artist: Turnstile
Album: Nonstop Feeling
Genre: Hardcore, Rock
Label: Reaper Records

Even if you just joined the hardcore scene very recently, you’ve probably heard the name Turnstile. From a few different parts of the East Coast but seemingly based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Turnstile has been around since 2010, putting out only a demo and two 7-inches. Turnstile, over the course of their career, has made a name for themselves as one of the groovier bands in the genre. With their first debut full-length, Nonstop Feeling, Turnstile does exactly what you probably expected: they created a record that …

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The Movielife Sell Out First Show Back, Schedule Another

The Movielife announced their return to music earlier this month, and it did not take long for the internet to lose its collective mind with excitement. The band quickly announced plans for a reunion show in NYC at the beginning of February, and just last Friday tickets for that show went on sale. Within hours, the show sold out. So, knowing demand was still high, The Movielife did what any intelligent entertainment professional would do when presented with a similar situation: Schedule another show.

This morning, The Movielife revealed that they have scheduled a second reunion show for Friday, February …

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Dads Announce February Tour with Somos and Roger Harvey

Indie outfit Dads announced today that they will be heading on the road with Somos and Roger Harvey this coming February. Over the course of this 12-day tour, the package will hit a large portion of the East Coast.

Dads will be in support of their newest full-length, I’ll Be the Tornado, which came out this past October. Somos’ 2014 release, Temples of Plenty, is a massive ripper, so if this tour is coming to your area, you should probably make a point to check it out.

The official tour poster is after the break. You know the …

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UTG TV: The Matches Talk Reunion Shows

In 2004, Epitaph Records re-released The Matches‘ debut album E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals. Ten years later and after a break from being a band, the guys got back together to repress some vinyl. They didn’t expect it to turn into a series of sold-out reunion shows in Chicago, New York City, and even Australia.

On the second night of The Matches’ gigs at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre, we sat down with Shawn Harris (vocals/guitar) and Matt Whalen (drums) to talk about their experience in reuniting the band.

Check below the jump to hear about the nostalgic and …

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Refused Confirm Reunion Festival Shows in Europe and Canada

All the rumblings about a Refused reunion have fans feeling nostalgic, despite the fact that the possibility of a new record is largely unconfirmed.

Still, fans in Europe and Canada have some exciting opportunities to look forward to regarding the Swedish punk band, as a string of festival dates for 2015 have recently been announced including the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK.

Given that the band will be playing together again, it’s unknown if the current dates will remain the band’s only shows. You can check out all 4 festival appearances below the jump:…

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Relient K Release Live Lyric Video in Honor of 10-Year ‘Mmhmm’ Anniversary Tour

As you may know, Relient K are currently out on tour celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their popular 2004 record, Mmhmm.

Today the band released a pretty slick lyric video for their classic song, “I So Hate Consequences,” which centers around footage of the band performing the song live on tour.

You can stream the video below, where you can also check out the remaining dates on the Mmhmm 10-year anniversary tour.…