Question of the Day: That Ol' Time Religion

by Corny O'Connell
gospel choir Shutterstock

It's Holy Week and whether you're religious or not, what better time to delve into music with roots in gospel and spirituals. Some of our favorite artists got their start singing in church. With that in mind, what song or artist would you like to hear? Offer it up in the comments below and we'll go to church after 9am. 

Lo-Fang - FUV Live -2014

by Alisa Ali

Matthew Hemerlein is the man behind the moniker Lo-Fang. He is a classically trained musician who likes to experiment with as many different sounds as he can. In fact, he played all of the instruments on his full length debut, Blue Film. The album touches on a great variety of styles – from Pop to Krautrock. He recently stopped by WFUV to perform some of his songs and talk about the new record.

 

The Mixtape Is Music To Your Ears.

by Carmel Holt

The FUV Mixtape playlist for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Peter Gabriel – D.I.Y. -  Peter Gabriel
Portugal. The Man – Purple Yellow Red and Blue – Evil Friends
Rare Earth – I Just Want To Celebrate – Rare Earth
Everything But The Girl – Missing – Amplified Heart
The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue – Emotional Rescue
Beck – Peaches and Cream – Midnight Vultures
The Decemberists – June Hymn – The King Is Dead

Question of the Day: Film & TV Theme Songs

by Corny O'Connell

Henry Mancini was born 90 years ago today. He composed numerous TV and movie theme songs including the themes to The Pink Panther, Peter Gunn and "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's. So today we're looking for some of your favorite theme songs from film and television. Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played

Sarah Vaughan "Peter Gunn"

Johnny Rivers "Secret Agent Man"

Harry Nilsson "Everybody's Talking"

Real Estate - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo

Back in 2011, I was introduced to the band Real Estate while listening to WFUV’s “The Alternate Side” in the car. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. There were jangly guitars and catchy hooks galore. Those are two music ingredients that are sure to get my attention every time! Hearing this band brought back memories of the guitar-based alternative bands that I played on WFUV in the mid 1980s. From that point on, their first two albums became favorites that could be found in my CD players fairly often. In recent years, Real Estate expanded from a trio to a quintet and now they are back with their third album, Atlas. Needless to say, I was pretty excited to spend some time with the band in the WFUV studios. Their in studio performance was flawless. Hear it for yourself!