Posts Tagged ‘review’

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5 Movies That Mishandle Future Tech As Badly As ’Transcendence’

The future is both incredibly exciting and horribly terrifying at the same time. You never know what breakthroughs will be discovered from one day to the next, nor do you know who will be in control of said innovation once it has been found, and over the last several decades Hollywood has made many promising attempts to bring the idea of future tech and all its crazy possibilities to the big screen. Some work, like Looper or The Fifth Element, but others are so facepalm worthy that the sheer idea of revisiting them makes you want to slap yourself …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Jay Mohr On Stand-Up, George Carlin, And His “Hotel California”

“If anyone thinks my show was ‘pretty good,’ then I’ve completely failed.”

It’s hard to edit down an interview when the person you’re talking to is an incredible interviewer himself. Not only did Jay Mohr devote time to our conversation, but he often turned the table, asking me my opinion on various issues.

Furthermore, it is impossible to define Mohr in a succinct way, given that he’s done so many different things so well. You may recognize him as a stand-up comedian or an actor. You may have seen him on Saturday Night Live or listen to his podcast Mohr

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SINGLE REVIEW: The Amity Affliction – “Pittsburgh”

​Artist: ​The Amity Affliction
Single: “​Pittsburgh”​
Album: ​Let The Ocean Take Me
Label: ​Roadrunner Records​

Back in 2012, The Amity Affliction released a raw, heartfelt album titled Chasing Ghosts. That was their third studio album, and it was their darkest release to date. It happens to be my favorite release of theirs so far, and now it seems they are on the path to releasing yet another emotion-gripping album later this year. Early this morning they officially announced their new album, Let The Ocean Take Me, as well as its release date, and the lead …

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REVIEW: Jamie’s Elsewhere – ‘Rebel/Revive’

Artist: Jamie’s Elsewhere
Album: Rebel/Revive
Genre: Post-hardcore
Label: Unsigned

​Jamie’s Elsewhere have had some dramatic changes in their sound over the years. ​They’ve yet to release two full-length studio albums in a row with the same frontman so it’s been an interesting ride for fans who’ve been there since the beginning. After they left Victory Records their future seemed uncertain, but after some silence they recruited a new vocalist and promised more music. It didn’t take long for them to start teasing new music, and what was released seemed promising.

Considering the group has had different frontmen for their albums, …

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SWOON: Lana Del Rey Shares “West Coast”

Bow down, bitches. The queen is back.

With only a handful of weeks left before the rumored release of her Sophomore album Ultraviolence, Lana Del Rey has shared a new single titled “West Coast.” The song builds on the sound found across Born To Die and Paradise, with heavy influence from 70s fuzz rock and a hook that is almost too hypnotic for description. Lana’s voice is layered thickly over dense guitar reverb and light drumming, singing of love and attraction, but never revealing enough to make her seem too vulnerable. She’s sweet-yet-distant, with a sense of mystery …

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REVIEW: Consider Me Dead – ‘Young At Heart’

Artist: Consider Me Dead
Album: Young At Heart
Genre: Electronic
Label: Standby Records

I’m not sure where I first heard of Consider Me Dead, but after listening to a few of their singles I became a fan of their music. They tied together post hardcore elements with electronic and pop beats, which was fun to listen to. They announced their debut album, Young At Heart, and fans were excited to see what they had in store for them.

Young At Heart opens with a short electronic intro, then quickly transitions to “The Eulogy Ballroom.” There is something clear about …

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Movie Review: ‘The Raid 2′

Film: The Raid 2
Directed by: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais

Bigger is not always better, but The Raid 2 is an exception. It’s two-and-a-half hours of gangs, deception, and over-the-top violence that pushes the limits of visceral filmmaking to the breaking point (then snaps it in two). 

Picking up hours after the events of The Raid, the latest film from Gareth Evans wastes no time diving headfirst back into the bloody and often bleak underbelly of his cinematic universe. Rama, having just finished battling his way through more than a dozen floors of bad guys, finds himself sitting …

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NEEDTOBREATHE Stream “Brother”

Before today, nine of the eleven songs from NEEDTOBREATHE‘s upcoming album Rivers In The Wasteland had found their way online through various premieres and video releases. This morning, track ten came online, and once again we’re blown away by North Carolina’s most exciting rock band.

We have written at length about NEEDTOBREATHE’s desire to return to a more organic, acoustic-driven sound with Rivers, and that is once again what we find on the new song “Brother.” It seems the process of making the new album caused the members of NEEDTOBREATHE to reevaluate their relationship to one another, and …

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Try And Resist The Hook On The Summer Set’s New Single

Okay, right off the top I have to tell you this song is not exactly new. “Lightning In A Bottle” was originally released in 2013 while building excitement for The Summer’s Set‘s third full length album, Legendary, but it has been given new life this week by receiving the official music video treatment.

Anyway, if there is any chance you made it through last year without experiencing “Lightning In A Bottle” then you are in for a treat. The Summer Set claimed the alt-pop throne with the release of Legendary, and this song is one of the …

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REVIEW: The Menzingers – ‘Rented World’

Artist: The Menzingers
Album: Rented World
Label: Epitaph Records
Genre: Punk / Rock

In 2010 I moved out of my home state of Pennsylvania in search of a college education in DC. It’s now four years later, and I don’t show any signs of leaving post-graduation. Over these past four years, I’ve grown a real sense of pride of where I’m from, especially when bands from the hills of Pennsylvania make it big. I love seeing bands become a success, like it’s some little victory for me, despite the fact that I did absolutely nothing to warrant that feeling of …

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Required Listening: Future Featuring Kanye West – “I Won”

A lot of rap released this year has focused on wealth and success, but for his latest single Future has chosen to celebrate the woman that makes him feel like a champion.

“I Won,” which is arguably the most anticipated track off Future’s forthcoming album, found its way online late last night. The track pairs Future with Kanye West for a mid-tempo jam celebrating the women in their lives (in this case, Ciara and Kim Kardashian). These women are trophies, you see, and both these guys are champions because they’ve managed to find one to call their own. You can …

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Betty Who Streams ‘Slow Dancing’ EP

Just a year after bursting onto the national pop scene with The Movement, New York pop artist Betty Who is taking another step towards international stardom with the release of her second EP.

Titled Slow Dancing, the second release from Betty Who features five brand new songs, including “Heartbreak Dream.” We only received the album in the last few hours, but early spins prove Betty Who has only just begun her ascent through the various levels of music industry success. The songs are more complex, the hooks are more creative, and Who has never sounded better.

If you …