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PVRIS Covering Tove Lo Is As Exciting As Christmas Morning

BBC Radio One has given the world many wonderful music moments during its long-heralded existence, but I don’t know if any one segment has more frequently provided quality shareable content than the station’s ongoing efforts to capture unique in-studio performances. Everyone, and I mean everyone in pop music today has at least been asked to appear, and every single person who said yes has delivered an unexpected cover that (usually) goes viral on some level.

The latest band to enter the Radio One studio is none other than PVRIS, who are currently riding a wave of critical acclaim and …

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Kanye West Debuts “Wolves” on ‘SNL’ With Sia, Vic Mensa

Kanye West has kept fans guessing about what to expect from his currently untitled seventh studio album, but last night audiences around the globe got their first taste of what the album holds in store when Yeezus performed the opening track as part of Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary.

Accompanied by Sia and Vic Mensa, who joined the performance after West opened by lying on his back through renditions of both “Jesus Walks” and “Only One,” Kanye West performed his new single “Wolves” for the first time last night. It’s a brooding track, built on what feels like …

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Sia Recruits Kristen Wiig For Show-Stopping Performance

The Grammy Awards were on last night. We could go back and forth over whether or not these awards still matter, but the fact remains this event is and has always been a big night for the industry. We weren’t too impressed by the show as a whole, but there was one performance we simply had to share with you today.

Sia has been riding a wave of critical and fan acclaim for the better part of the last year, which is due largely to the continued success of her hit single “Chandelier.” The notoriously reclusive singer did step out …

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UTG PREMIERE: Variants – “Idle Eyes” (Studio Performance)

The weekend is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us you’re in need of the perfect soundtrack to help say goodbye to the work week. We don’t make music ourselves, but thanks to the talented men of Variants we have just the record for you.

Today, for the first time in our history, UTG is thrilled to partner with up-and-coming rock act Variants to premiere a video featuring a studio performance of their song “Idle Eyes.” We’re also excited to announce that the band’s debut record, The Concept of Color, is free for a limited time

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UTG PREMIERE: Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra (Space Jam Session)

It’s a big day for premieres here at UTG. Following our exclusive with Ivory Deville early this morning, we have the great pleasure of presenting you with a Space Jam Session featuring Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra.

Oh, you don’t know Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra? Shame on you. This West Coast group have been rising through the underground for more than a minute now, and in that time they’ve proven themselves to be a unique musical concoction of rock, folk, pop, and jam band that is hard to put down. Today, we have two acoustic performances …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Ivory Deville – “Drain Pipe” (Live)

Just a month after releasing their incredible debut album, Ivory Deville have partnered with UTG to share a live video that you won’t soon forget.

If you don’t know the name Ivory Deville just yet, don’t fret. Though the band has been getting a lot of love from critics in recent weeks they are still very much working their way into the public conscious. To help with that effort, the band asked fans to help them fund the production of four live performance videos, which are set to debut at various point throughout 2015. UTG is thrilled to host the …

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Kendrick Lamar Debuts Untitled New Song On ‘Colbert Report’

Stephen Colbert is in the midst of wrapping up his long-running and highly successful Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report, and last night he asked Kendrick Lamar to help him say goodbye.

Serving as the final musical guest The Colbert Report will ever host, K. Dot partook in a short conversation with Stephen before surprising the audience, as well as viewers at home, with the world premiere of a brand new song. The track has no title, or if it does that information has not been made public, but the vibes you get when it plays fit well with …

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Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Performs “Sleepyhead” Acoustic in His Bed

Passion Pit have been silent throughout 2014, likely at work on a new album, but today we get to see frontman Michael Angelakos singing once again. The band’s creator took to YouTube today to share an intimate acoustic rendition of their hit song “Sleepyhead” — from his very own bed.

The Manners cut gets such a stylish reveal thanks to MyMusicRx’s Bedstock event, a mission to make the world’s first ongoing music festival where artists use their bedrooms as makeshift venues. The new online festival hopes to deliver “the healing power of music” to kids and teens while raising …

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Must See: Watch Attila Perform In A Michigan Backyard In 2008

Everyone has to start somewhere, and for many bands that means playing any show that is willing to have you. Sometimes that means you get to open for cool headliners, but more often than not it means opening a show with an oversized lineup or playing venues your favorite bands would never dare add to their own tour itineraries. This is a story about the latter.

In 2008, Attila were a baby band with breakdowns and bad attitudes to spare. They were far from the genre headliners they are today, and spent a lot of their time booking shows in …

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WATCH: Dej Loaf Performs On Fallon

I have a confession to make: We recently dropped the ball on a hot hip-hop talent that has quickly begun making huge waves in the music industry. Dej Loaf is a Detroit emcee with a lot of passion for music, and her sound is quickly setting her apart from others on the rise. We missed her recent mixtape release, but we are making it a point to never miss another big headline, starting with her recent TV debut.

Appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show, Dej Loaf made her television debut last night with a performance of her popular mixtape …

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Damien Rice Performs On Letterman, Announces New Tour Dates

Singer-songwriter Damien Rice has a new album in stores and a world filled with fans anxious to see that material performed in a live setting. Last night, followers got their first taste of the live experience when Rice stopped by David Letterman’s late night talk show for a rare televised performance. You can view his romantic and beautifully orchestrated rendition of “I Don’t Want to Change You” at the end of this post.

To coincide with this appearance, as well as the recent release of My Favourite Faded Fantasy, Damien Rice has also unveiled a slew of 2015 tour …

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Lorde Just Covered Jeremih’s Hit Single “Don’t Tell Em” (And It’s Amazing)

Oh, Lorde. I once thought our love affair with your music was a fleeting burst of hormones and originality, but over the last year you have made it abundantly clear that you will be a staple of music for many years to come. You do what you please when you want, and as far as I can tell no one tries to stop you. Why should they? You’re the golden calf of pop music!

Whether you agree with the paragraph above or not, I think we can all agree Lorde is as much of pop culture today as she was …

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