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FUV's New Dig: Tweedy

by Darren DeVivo

Sukierae
Tweedy
dBpm Records


Wilco fans can relax. Wilco is alive and well.

Fans of Wilco and their frontman, Jeff Tweedy, may have been concerned when news came out that Jeff was recording an album away from his beloved band. As it turns out, this new album signals not just the beginning of a new phase in Jeff Tweedy's career, but an extension of Wilco's collective vision, as all their external projects have been.

Tweedy - FUV Live - 2014

by Rita Houston

The latest project from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is a collaboration with his son Spencer. The band started when Jeff was working with Mavis Staples on her latest album One True Vine, on which Jeff was producer and Spencer played drums. After the album was finished, Jeff and Spencer simply continued making music together. Now, under the very appropriate moniker “Tweedy,” the father-son combo releases their first album, Sukierae, on Tuesday and it's in the spotlight this week as FUV's New Dig. During this episode of FUV Live, we'll get a preview of some of the new songs and hear my conversation with Jeff and Spencer.

Song of the Wanderer

by Rich Conaty
Kim Deitch Studio

Leaving Fort Lauderdale this morning for a one day side trip to NOLA for an exhibit on the Boswell Sisters (Connie and Vet were guests on "The Big Broadcast," but that isn't their primary claim to fame), then an afternoon with the Boswell-inspired Pfister Sisters at the Spotted Cat. I should be back at the hotel to catch tonight's "Big Broadcast." There are seven birthday salutes tonight, including George Gershwin, band leader Ted Weems and Vaughn De Leath, who was said to be the first woman to sing on the radio.

UKNY On FUV For September 20

by Kara Manning
Annie Lennox (courtesy of the artist)

It's been a week of transitions, decisions and comebacks, and on UKNY tonight at 11, Palma Violets drink the dregs of summer wine, Annie Lennox (pictured) gets nostalgic and after 13 years, electronic guru and groundbreaker Aphex Twin returns with a new album, the masterful Syro. Also, Nick Mulvey, Teleman, Kate Bush and more.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For September 20

by Marshall Crenshaw
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

On tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10, I'm still dealing musically with my recent road trip out West. In the Joshua Tree area of California I saw an old friend, Victoria Williams, and over the next few weeks I'll be playing some of her remarkable and singular music on the show. Her records are a real treasure trove, that's for sure. But the most of the show this week, about 65% of it, will feature the music of the great Mitch Ryder, which is way more eclectic—and there's much more of it—than many people realize. I read Mitch's autobiography during my trip. It's one of those books where you have to wash your hands every time you put it down, but I was moved by it, dug it. And likewise for his music that I heard for the first time after reading.