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FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Darren DeVivo

by WFUV Staff
Tom Waits

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Darren DeVivo's Five Favorite Concerts (FUV Weekday Host):

The Doobie Brothers, The One Step Closer tour at Belmont Park, New York (July 18, 1981):
They say you never forget your first time! This was my first concert (not counting Glen Campbell in Las Vegas a few years earlier). The $5 tickets went on sale the morning of the show and I ended up with second row seats. “Boy, going to concerts is easy and cheap,” I thought at the time!

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Dennis Elsas

by WFUV Staff
Clarence Clemons and Bruce Springsteen, 'Born To Run' album cover

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Dennis Elsas's Five Favorite Concerts (FUV Weekday Host):

The Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden (August 1 ,1971)
George Harrison and friends—including Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell and Ravi Shankar—with the first major rock concert organized to raise money and awareness for a social cause. Though questions linger as to how successful the charity results were, it was still an amazing afternoon and evening (two separate shows) of musical collaboration.

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Don McGee

by WFUV Staff
Cream

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Don McGee's Five Favorite Concerts (Host of "Mixed Bag"):

Cream Reunion Concert, Madison Square Garden (October 25th, 2005)
The most expensive ticket I've ever bought - to any event. Worth every penny.

Question of the Day: Big Name, Small Room

by Corny O'Connell

We're focusing on live performances for WFUV's Fall member drive. Here's your chance to boast about having seen an artist perform in a small club before they hit the big time. Or perhaps you've seen a big name play a venue that's unusually intimate for them. Either way, let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

By the way, WFUV marquee members get to attend our private concerts in intimate venues like Rockwood Music Hall, City Winery and Hill Country Live. Learn more here.

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Carmel Holt

by WFUV Staff
Ryan Adams at WFUV (photo by Joe Grimaldi)

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Carmel Holt (FUV Weekday Host, Assistant Music Director):
This is an impossible task, but here are 5 concerts I'll never forget, in no particular order:

Ryan Adams, solo acoustic, Beacon Theater, October 2002:
This was Ryan's biggest NYC show to date, and it was incredible. He was only a couple years out of his band with Whiskeytown, and had just released his third solo outing, Demolition. I am, and always have been, a diehard fan, and have seen him at every opportunity over the last 12 years, both solo and with his band, The Cardinals. It was hard to pick a favorite show. Was it his Carnegie Hall solo acoustic show back in 2011? Was it with the Cardinals' Halloween show at The Apollo Theater in 2008? But my first Ryan Adams concert still pulls on my heartstrings. I feel so lucky to have seen him at this time in his career. The show pulled material from Heartbreaker, Gold, of course, and the new album. This was also the first time I experienced Ryan's deadpan humor, which I have come to look forward to as much as the music. That night we got a few breaks in the beautiful sadness with fun and silly covers like "Brown Sugar" and, most memorably, Madonna's "Like A Virgin".