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Check out recent live studio sessions along with remote concerts. Can't find what you're looking for? View the complete archives.

Marco Benevento - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Marco Benevento has been gracefully blending his jazz roots with indie rock, jam bands, and several other genres for more than a decade. His latest studio album Swift is his most musically consistent and thematic record yet and sees him singing for the first time. Marco Benevento recently stopped by Studio A to play some of the new songs and talk about his new album. We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this episode of The Alternate Side in Session.

 

Future Islands - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Future Islands has spent a decade releasing albums that mix eclectic genres, from synth-splashed pop to harder-edged rock with a hip-hop heart. Yet after three albums, tireless touring and relocating from their native North Carolina to Baltimore, the trio erupted into mainstream consciousness this year with their fourth release, Singles, and via a galvanizing appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman." The video of that performance quickly went viral, propelled by the mighty vocals and endearingly earnest dance moves of front man Samuel T. Herring, and it changed Future Islands' fortunes. After years of hard work, Future Islands—Herring, bassist William Cashion and keyboadist Gerrit Welmers—are finally receiving the attention they deserve.

Jeremy Messersmith - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

This quirky Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter likes to have a theme when writing batches of songs. He considers his first 3 albums a “pop life cycle trilogy” which starts with adolescence on the album The Alcatraz Kid and ends with death on the album The Reluctant Graveyard. Messsersmith followed those albums with a mostly instrumental EP called Paper Moon and is now on his fifth record, Heart Murmurs. As the title implies, the album explores the topic and concept of love.

Honeyblood - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Scotland votes for (or against) independence this week, but in the realm of rock music, Glasgow's Stina Tweeddale and Shona McVicar of Honeyblood have seized upon their own ferociously indie spirit as a winning ticket. The pair—singer/guitarist Tweeddale and drummer McVicar—met serendipitously when they were both in other bands. They found common ground in a mutual affection for artists like PJ Harvey, Best Coast, the Breeders and Elastica, eschewed recruiting a bass player and began writing and recording together. Their first release was a lo-fi two-track cassette, the Thrift Shop EP, which they recorded with a single microphone and a 4-track tape deck in a bathroom. Shortly after that release, Tweeddale and McVicar nervously played their first live show in February 2012 where they caught the eye of FatCat Records founder Alex Knight, who not only bought the pair's handmade merchandise but began the process of mentoring them, eventually signing Honeyblood to the label.

Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

It was love pretty much at first sight when Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt met at Folk Alliance in Memphis. It took these busy musicians about 7 years to record an album together, but it's a beauty, with a fitting title - "For Keeps." The soon-to-be newlyweds, one of Austin's favorite couples, visited me in Studio A to share a little of their love story and a few songs from the album.