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Nate Ruess

Nate Ruess Shares “Great Big Storm”

Earlier this morning, Nate Ruess continued to showcase his pop prowess by unveiling another new single titled “Great Big Storm.” Give it a listen after the break. The fun. frontman’s newest track is taken from his forthcoming LP, Grand Romantic, which is set to arrive on June 16 via Fueled By Ramen. It is our […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 3/30-4/5

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekly Wax! The most exciting release of the last seven days is one that nobody saw coming. Copeland might have launched a painfully long pre-order for Ixora, but the wait will certainly be worth it, and you can still pick up a copy on black or white vinyl. If […]


WATCH: The Summer Set Cover The Format

Arizona pop rock group The Summer Set recently wrapped up an unplugged tour in support of their latest album, Legendary. In addition to acoustic renditions of their own tracks, the band performed a cover of “The First Single” by fellow Arizona natives The Format. Check out a video after the break. The next few months […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 12/29-1/4

The music industry is always pretty quiet around the new year, and the vinyl world is no exception. A few noteworthy pre-orders were launched for records from Kanye West, Linkin Park, and Sunn O))), all giants in their own genres, and a number of other releases were announced, with pre-orders coming soon. Check out the […]

Anniversary tours 2013

UTG LIST: 15 Anniversary Tours We Want In 2013

2012 has been a year filled with reunions and anniversary tours. From New Found Glory’s run celebrating Sticks & Stones, to Taking Back Sunday’s nearly sold-out Tell All Your Friends dates this fall, it’s clear that nostalgia is big business for the modern alternative scene, and today we’re looking ahead to the future. 2013 is […]


UTG TV: Fun. – Why Am I The One (Acoustic) (Live @SXSW 2012)

Following yesterday’s release of UTG TV’s “All Alright” clip, our camera crew returns with another gorgeous video of Fun. performing acoustic in Austin, Texas. Captured on March 14 during Waterloo Records’ 30th Anniversary celebration, Fun. poke fun at popstar Justin Bieber before launching into a terrific rendition of their Some Nights track “Why Am I […]


UTG TV: Fun. – All Alright (Acoustic) (Live @SXSW 2012)

The UTG Live crew is still recovering from a week in Texas at SXSW, but emerged from their post-show hibernation long enough to grace us with a fantastic video feature. Captured on Wednesday, March 14 at the Waterloo Records’ 30th Anniversary day party (day 1), UTG TV is proud to present an HD recording of […]


Fun. Perform Acoustic For MTV

Fun. have partnered with MTV to ensure no one forgets their Sophomore album, Some Nights, hits stores today. First appearing on MTV’s websites, three new acoustic performances from Fun. have been made available online. Including “We Are Young,” “Carry Me Home,” and “Walking The Dog,” this is one set of performances not to miss. Click […]

Sam Means (The Format) releases free demo

Sam Means, from The Format, has released a demo song called “Bigger Heart” that can be heard by clicking right here. Tell UTG what you think of this demo by commenting.

The Format reuniting on P!ATD tour?

It appears that The Format will be reuniting on the Panic! At The Disco US tour. A few days ago, Nate Ruess tweeted on fun.’s Twitter saying on the upcoming tour with P!ATD, he would be performing acoustic and would feature “very special guests.” Sam Means, former member of The Format, tweeted that he would […]

Fun. – Aim & Ignite

Artist: Fun. Album: Aim & Ignite Genre: Pop Label: unsigned If you’ve had your ears open to the scene for the last six months, you’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Fun.’s debut album, Aim And Ignite. However, if you’ve been in the dark, Fun. is the collaborative project of Nate Ruess (former lead singer of […]

First Impressions: Fun – Aim and Ignite

First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on Fun’s Aim and Ignite. It drops August 25th, 2009. I know it’s over 2 months away, but I couldn’t help writing about this amazing record already. Now, personally, I was […]