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UKNY On FUV For September 6

by Kara Manning
Jessie Ware (courtesy of the artist,

Tonight's UKNY at 11 focuses on some veteran artists and bands with new—and radiant—albums and EPs out this month, like Robert Plant (whose splendid Lullaby and ... The Ceaseless Roar is easily one of the best recordings of 2014) The June Brides, Groove Armada and Tricky. Also, just-released singles from fresher faces, like Bristol's tender-but tough Rozi Plain and the charismatic, Mercury Prize-nominated Jessie Ware (pictured) who returns with her second album in October.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For September 6

by Marshall Crenshaw
Buddy Holly publicity shot

Since I first started doing "The Bottomless Pit" back in 2005 (sporadically, then habitually), there's been an occasional recurring feature segment on the show called "A Salute To the Fender Stratocaster." Tonight's show at 10 is mostly an all-Buddy Holly edition of the salute: I figured out a way to do it that is well within the letter of the law and doesn't violate the terms of the (idiotic) Digital Millenium Copyright Act, which I'm happy about. The whole time I was putting the salute together I, of course, had a giant dumb grin on my face, listening to all those killer BH records that I never tire of. He "invented" the Stratocaster, as far as I'm concerned, and much else.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For September 6

by Vin Scelsa
Jonny Wickersham, aka Jonny Two Bags (courtesy of the artist,

Jonny Wickersham is a current member of Social Distortion. Under his nickname Jonny Two Bags he has just released her first solo album, entitled Salvation Town. I've been listening to it constantly since its arrival here at Studio V this week. I'll play a couple tunes from it tonight, mixed in with what Mad Magazine calls "the usual gang of idiots." Tonight the gang includes The Del-Lords, Amy Correia, Clem Snide, the dB's, Butch Hancock, Bob Dylan, Joe Henry, John Isaac Watters, Good Luck Mountain, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington, Denmark's Agnes Obel, a heartbreaking new song from Ryan Adams' latest album and (the proverbial) many more. Listen closely for a shout-out to my fellow WFUV Saturday night hosts Marshall Crenshaw ("The Bottomless Pit"), Kara Manning ("UKNY") and Dan Romanello ("The Group Harmony Review"). And of course, adios Joan Rivers ... the "after party" just got much funnier.

Question of the Day: Redheads

by Corny O'Connell

Today and this weekend thousands of redheads from all over the world are celebrating the color of their hair at the Redhead Days in Breda, Netherlands. That's all the excuse we need to ask for your favorite musical redheads. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Patty Griffin "One Big Love"

Willie Nelson "Red Headed Stranger"

Bonnie Raitt "Tangled and Dark"

Adele "Right as Rain"