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Watch Tonight Alive’s Jenna McDougall Stop Security From Choking Fan Mid-Show

When Australia pop rock outfit Tonight Alive first burst onto the international alternative scene there were some who were quick to call their punk/edge into question. It may say 2015 on our calendars, but for whatever reason there are still trolls hiding in various corners of the planet who do not believe female-led bands can be as tough as bands filled with all male members. If that description applies to you, and I truly hope it does not, then all I have to say is that your world view is about to be changed.

Over the weekend, Tonight Alive were …

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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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Drake Shares New Short Film, ‘Jungle’

Amidst a flurry of rumors regarding his plans to release new music, Drake has shared a gorgeous and incredibly intimate short film titled Jungle with the world.

Released through the OVO blog early Thursday morning, Jungle offers glimpses of Drake’s life. We begin in the present, with Aubrey discussing the state of hip-hop and his concerns for its future. We then go back in time to Drake’s youth, complete with adorable family videos, then back to the present for a hypnotic trip through Toronto at night. Along the way a series of new tracks are teased, but (of course) no …

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Watch ‘He Took His Skin Off For Me’ And Have Your Life Changed

We don’t feature nearly enough short films on UTG, but when we see one that really throws us for a loop we cannot help creating a post.

Ben Aston spent two years trying to make his latest short, He Took His Skin Off For Me, and along the way he recruited the help of over 250 backers through use of Kickstarter. The story he decided to tell is one that defies genre classification, though I think the description of a ‘fractured fairytale’ wouldn’t be too far off the mark. It’s a practical SFX filled, CGI-free tale of love and …

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Watch Nicki Minaj’s Short Film ‘The Pinkprint Movie’

Rap got a handful when Nicki Minaj entered the scene, and she hasn’t slowed down in the slightest since first making a roar. After dropping her newest LP, The Pinkprintthis week (that’s well worth giving a full listen through), Minaj is back with a brand new short film to accompany many of the album’s sodden numbers. The film, The Pinkprint Movie, is currently streaming on YouTube in its entirety.

The visual companion piece to her album clocks in at 16 minutes. Directed by Taylor Cohen and Francesco Carrozzini, it follows Minaj through a series of heartbreaks and …

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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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Watch Interpol Perform “My Desire” on Conan

Last night, indie rock act Interpol stepped on Conan’s stage to continue supporting El Pintor, their sturdy new LP that reclaims their early 2000s sound. The New York group have had quite a year, from their Governors Ball set to a new tour and getting caught in a snowstorm, yet somehow, despite all of the year’s hectic ups and downs, their performance of “My Desire” is a bright reminder that Interpol have pretty much nailed this year. Check it out after the jump.

While you’re waiting for the commercials to end, catch up on the band’s most recent release: “…

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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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Get Cozy in a Photobooth in Jessie Ware’s “You & I (Forever)” Video

Earlier this year, R&B crooner Jessie Ware dropped her second full-length, Tough Love, to good marks. While we’ve been treated to some unreleased singles and radio hits, she’s decided to surprise fans with a brand new video for “You & I (Forever),” and the video is a cozy clip that will leave you warm with love.

In the “You & I (Forever)” music video, Ware brings out friends and loved ones for a series of goofy photobooth shots in a film stand. It’s simple in nature, but the genuine love present makes up for any bluntness. Keep your …

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Watch The Simpsons Pay Homage to Cat Stevens

So far there have been 26 seasons of The Simpsons, and they never fail to come up with a clever “couch gag” in every episode — one of the many reasons why they’re still running strong. There have been art deco takes, spoofs on “The Harlem Shake” and Breaking Bad, and directorial debuts from Banksy and Don Hertzfeld. The newest addition to their reel? A very yellow take on Cat Stevens’ iconic 1970 album Tea For The Tillerman.

The clip sees The Simpsons replicating the album artwork while other Springfield residents act out a literal interpretation …

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Watch tUnE-yArDs Battle Colorful Mannequins in “Real Thing” Video

Freak folk has a new queen, and she’s still ruling the world months after her latest release. Merill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, has just shared a new video for “Real Thing” off of this year’s LP Nikki Nack via NPR. In a press release, Garbus said the following:

I believe “Real Thing” was the one song I didn’t want to make a video for. It has too many images of its own in the lyrics, and could mean so many different things for different listeners… I love leaving room for audiences to paint their own mental pictures. What changed my

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Meta ‘Veronica Mars’ Spinoff ‘Play It Again, Dick’ Premieres Online

The world is still waiting to learn whether or not the Kickstarter funded Veronica Mars movie made enough money at the box office to warrant a proper sequel, but in the meantime the show’s cast have reunited for a new web series that is sure to make fans squeal with joy.

Play It Again, Dick is perhaps the most meta idea for continuing a hit series without actually continuing a hit series. The web series, which premiered today on CWSeed, focuses on actor Ryan Hansen and his Dick Casablancas character. Hansen plays himself, or at least a fictionalized version of …