Lake Street Dive

Holiday Cheer for FUV 2012: Words and Pictures

by WFUV Staff
Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams

December 5, 2012 at The Beacon Theatre in New York City
With Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin, Shelby Lynne, special guest Steve Earle, and introducing Lake Street Dive

Yes, a frigid wind whipped down Broadway on this brisk December night, but the Beacon Theatre was an oasis of warmth and bonhomie as FUV Holiday Cheer got underway, the second year the radio station has celebrated this annual event at the legendary venue.

Lake Street Dive - FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall - 2014

by Alisa Ali
Lake Street Dive, photo by Neil Swanson

The members of the Brooklyn-based quartet Lake Street Dive each studied jazz at the New England Conservatory of Music, but their songs incorporate a variety of styles from pop to soul. In this Rockwood Music Hall performance, frontwoman Rachael Price had the crowd mesmerized with her stirring vocals and sassy delivery. Mike “McDuck” Olson brought a bit of a New Orleans vibe with his trumpet playing. Bridget Kearney had a shining solo on her upright bass and drummer Mike Calabrese kept the crowd shaking their hips to his beats. They are clearly individual talents, but with an undeniable power and energy as a group.

Question of the Day: Streets, Roads & Highways

by Corny O'Connell
highways Shutterstock

Tonight at 7 on WFUV hear the up-and-coming Lake Street Dive perform live from Rockwood Music Hall. Their new album Bad Self Portraits comes out today and it's the FUV #NewDig. The band took their name from Lake Street, a storied strip in Minneapolis. That got us to thinking of songs that mention streets, avenues, roads, highways. Can we put together an atlas of those in the comments below? We'll plan out a route after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning:

FUV's New Dig: Lake Street Dive

by Darren DeVivo

Bad Self Portraits
Lake Street Dive
Signature Sounds Recordings


Lake Street Dive, the surprise ace-in-the-hole of WFUV's 2012 Holiday Cheer concert, is back -- and they're poised to make their breakthrough, bringing harmonies and good time vibes to the masses. Bad Self Portraits is the new album from the quartet, coming on the heels of the 2012 EP Fun Machine and their 2010 self-titled full debut.

FUV Live at Zankel Hall 2013-14

by Rita Houston

WFUV is once again so proud to partner with Carnegie Hall for our 9th season of curating a series of 4 shows each year celebrating music discovery, FUV-style.
Zankel Hall (downstairs at Carnegie) is one of New York's best venues for live performances.

Get your tickets now, these shows are sure to sell out.

New Artists To Watch in 2013

by Sarah Wardrop
Savoir Adore photo by Shervin Lainez

Get a jump on new music in the new year, as FUV staffers pick the artists to keep an eye (and an ear) on in 2013. And to get to know them better, follow the links to live performances in the WFUV archives.

Holiday Cheer for WFUV - Live Concert - 2012

by WFUV Staff
Steve Earle & Lucinda Wiliams, photo by Neil Swanson

It was an incredible night of music, where fans of FUV came together to support the station and each other, and fans of great songs had plenty of moments to savor. Now you can look back—and listen—to Holiday Cheer for WFUV: Live from The Beacon Theatre. Hear the complete show below, read a recap, and also check out individual sets from each artist: Lake Street Dive, Shelby Lynne, Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin and Lucinda Williams.

Lake Street Dive - Backstage at Holiday Cheer for WFUV

by Rita Houston

FUV is all about supporting new artists, and if you'd heard Lake Street Dive on FUV or seen video of their Kevin Bacon-approved cover of "I Want You Back," you knew we were in for quite a kick-off at this year's Holiday Cheer for FUV. If you didn't know the Brooklyn-via-Boston band before that night, well, they took full advantage of the biggest stage they'd ever played and won over a whole new crop of music fans.

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: Introducing Lake Street Dive

by Rita Houston

Join us on tonight on The Whole Wide World for an exclusive premiere performance from rising stars, Lake Street Dive. After coming across their cover of the Jackson Five classic "I Want You Back" on YouTube, I invited the conservatory-trained quartet to be the opening artists for our Holiday Cheer for FUV show happening next Wednesday at The Beacon. Just as I expected, this band is much more than a covers project. Their original songs are fun, catchy, and masterfully performed.