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FUV's New Dig: Benjamin Booker

by Darren DeVivo

Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker
ATO Records

Benjamin Booker is a new artist poised to make a unique mark on the current landscape of American rock. His debut album, Benjamin Booker, sounds nothing like what we have heard in the past. This is no small feat. It’s not easy to create something fresh and new using the same basic materials as others who have come before. Booker taps into both the old masters as well as his contemporaries and – like Victor Frankenstein building the perfect beast – he takes bits and pieces from these influences to create new life. As if he is declaring his arrival, Booker sings, “I’m a new beginning,” in the song “Wicked Waters."

Bahamas - FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall - 2014

by Alisa Ali
Bahamas photo by Gus Philippas

After two very successful albums as Bahamas, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Afie Jurvanen is stepping out from behind the curtain to reveal his most self-assured album yet. Bahamas is Afie is a breezy collection of songs that are perfect for the late summer. Ahead of the release of the album (which is out tomorrow), Afie and his band performed an FUV Live show for a crowd of WFUV Marquee members at Rockwood Music Hall, which you can listen to right here.

Bottomless

by Rich Conaty

Not long ago, a "Big Broadcast" listener, a retired pharmacist from Fishkill, passed away. We'd met a few times. And he kindly gave me a two volume "Dance Band" discography, even a spare three-speed turntable. We even had a preliminary chat regarding his record collection. (Nowadays, people ask me if I've made "arrangements" for my collection, and wish they'd stop!) The next contact was from his widow. The other day I filled my station wagon with around 1000 records, and that's just the first trip.