Backbeat: fun.'s NYC Gig Packed With Execs From Atlantic Records, Fueled By Ramen, Spotify
Backbeat: fun.'s NYC Gig Packed With Execs From Atlantic Records, Fueled By Ramen, Spotify

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fun.'s power-pop set at NYC's Bowery Ballroom.

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L-R: Ashley Mateo, News Editor at Seventeen Magazine and Jordan Frazes, Regional/Online Publicist at Atlantic Records.

With their sophomore album "Some Nights" arriving on February 21, 2012, New York City trio fun. brought its strain of anthemic power-pop to Manhattan's Bowery Ballroom last week. Revving up a sold-out crowd, the Fueled By Ramen signees previewed new material for FBR and Atlantic Records personnel, treating concertgoers with an impassioned hour-long set following openers Party Supplies.

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As the group ripped through its set, executives -- including FBR President/CEO and Co-President of Elektra Records John Janick and Atlantic Records Chairman and COO Julie Greenwald -- watched from the VIP section in the balcony. The two mingled with Warped Tour creator and SideOneDummy Records partner Kevin Lyman (in town for the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards) as well as Atlantic Records regional/online publicist Jordan Frazes and national publicist Ashley White.

Additional guests at the venue included rock duo Tegan & Sara, "The Good Wife" actor John Charles, The Gay Blades' James Wells and executives from Spotify.

For fun., the homecoming show precedes a frenzied few months. The trio, consisting of ex-The Format lead singer Nate Ruess, ex-Anathallo member Andrew Dost and current Steel Train frontman Jack Antonoff, is gearing up for the release of their video for their single "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monae, which will also be featured on an upcoming episode of FOX's "Glee." In anticipation of their 2012 record release, the group is planning additional one-off dates in Los Angeles and Jacksonville, FL.

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L-R: Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records and John Janick, Fueled By Ramen President/CEO and Co-President of Elektra Records.

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