Celebrate Public Radio Music Month with WFUV and non-commercial radio stations across the country, April 2012. Full listings of our upcoming PRMM broadcasts on the Coming Up on WFUV page. On twitter: #pubradiomusic
Aside from performances in Studio A, FUV brings you live music from venues around NYC and festivals around the country. Our SXSW showcase this year was almost an early Public Radio Music Month celebration as FUV joined four fellow public music stations for the "Public Radio Rocks SXSW Day Stage."
You got to hear Divine Fits, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine, Charles Bradley, Pickwick and Vampire Weekend live from Austin, and we're taking a look back at two of those memorable sets tonight on FUV. Take a listen to Charles Bradley and Vampire Weekend at 9pm, and if you haven't yet, please take a minute to support FUV.
When you listen to FUV, you discover new music and hear great new bands perform live. That's part of what Public Radio Music Month is all about, so we're joining in the celebration by looking back at some past live performances. One impressive show was Alabama Shakes at Bowery Ballroom, just after their debut album Boys & Girls was released. It's hard to imagine anyone in that crowd not leaving there a believer, but of course, FUV made sure you didn't have to be in the room to hear the show.
From FUV Live shows with audiences of our Marquee Members to festival broadcasts from around the country, live music has a home on the radio here at FUV, and it's listener support that keeps it coming. So for Public Radio Music Month, we're looking back at some of the great live performances you've been able to hear on FUV. In 2010, before headlining festivals and selling out arenas, Mumford & Sons played an FUV Live show on the day of their debut album's U.S. release — and what an introduction it was.
Part 4: In which Everest's Elijah Thomson tells New York stories to Southern Californians in pretend-Kentucky.
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Hidden in the foothills of Griffith Park behind innumerable palm fronds and a pair of uninteresting Los Feliz apartment buildings, there is a great old Hollywood house affectionately dubbed "Rowena" by the inhabitants and their peeps.
After four weeks in New York, Everest returned to Studio A to track their song, "Wrong Way Rider" that they wrote while here in the city. It has been quite a month for the band. As FUV's first house band, Everest have been busy playing shows across multiple boroughs of the city as well as Long Island. While setting up camp in Point Lookout, they wrote "Wrong Way Rider" and tweaked it to a final product.
Take a look to see the final product! An audio download of the final track will be made available shortly.
For the third installment of SongWorks with Everest, we catch up with the band during sound check at Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan where they try out "Wrong Way Rider" for the first time on stage. Russ reports that the song is nearly finished and they just have some fine tuning left to do.
Check back next week for the completed song when the record it in FUV's Studio A.
For a look at national Public Radio Music Month events, check this Tumblr blog.
Corona Extra joins you in supporting WFUV and Everest, WFUV's artist-in-residence for April, 2012. Corona invites listeners to see a show, grab a Corona Extra and find their beach. Imported by Crown Imports, Chicago, IL. Corona reminds listeners to relax responsibly.