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Question of the Day: Big Name, Small Room

by Corny O'Connell

We're focusing on live performances for WFUV's Fall member drive. Here's your chance to boast about having seen an artist perform in a small club before they hit the big time. Or perhaps you've seen a big name play a venue that's unusually intimate for them. Either way, let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

By the way, WFUV marquee members get to attend our private concerts in intimate venues like Rockwood Music Hall, City Winery and Hill Country Live. Learn more here.

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Carmel Holt

by WFUV Staff
Ryan Adams at WFUV (photo by Joe Grimaldi)

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Carmel Holt (FUV Weekday Host, Assistant Music Director):
This is an impossible task, but here are 5 concerts I'll never forget, in no particular order:

Ryan Adams, solo acoustic, Beacon Theater, October 2002:
This was Ryan's biggest NYC show to date, and it was incredible. He was only a couple years out of his band with Whiskeytown, and had just released his third solo outing, Demolition. I am, and always have been, a diehard fan, and have seen him at every opportunity over the last 12 years, both solo and with his band, The Cardinals. It was hard to pick a favorite show. Was it his Carnegie Hall solo acoustic show back in 2011? Was it with the Cardinals' Halloween show at The Apollo Theater in 2008? But my first Ryan Adams concert still pulls on my heartstrings. I feel so lucky to have seen him at this time in his career. The show pulled material from Heartbreaker, Gold, of course, and the new album. This was also the first time I experienced Ryan's deadpan humor, which I have come to look forward to as much as the music. That night we got a few breaks in the beautiful sadness with fun and silly covers like "Brown Sugar" and, most memorably, Madonna's "Like A Virgin".

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Paul Cavalconte

by WFUV Staff
David Bowie (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Paul Cavalconte's Five Favorite Concerts (FUV Guest Host):

1. Foxboro Hot Tubs (aka Green Day), Bowery Electric
Two hundred people in a dive bar cellar. An all-night explosion of sweat, PBR Tall Boys, Billie Joe crowd surfing, ending arm in arm with him singing "New York New York."

Question of the Day: Rockin' Around NYC

by Corny O'Connell
Jim Marshall / Capricorn Records

During this Fall member drive we're featuring some of the best live performances ever captured on record. Many of them happened here in New York City at places like Carnegie Hall, Radio City, The Garden, and Central Park. What are your favorite live recordings from the Big Apple? List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

While you're here please make a contribution online or call 877-938-8907, thanks.

Here's what we played:

Simon & Garfunkel "Mrs. Robinson" Central Park

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Alisa Ali

by WFUV Staff
Nirvana (courtesy of Geffen Records, photo by Michael Lavine)

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Alisa Ali (The Alternate Side Host, WFUV Producer and On Air Host)
There have been so many great shows and the memory is not what it used to be, but here are a few that come to mind:

My Morning Jacket at Bonnaroo (2004):
The band was on the Which Stage at Bonnaroo and during their set, the clouds went gray. During a blistering guitar solo, the rain starting coming down. It seemed like the more furiously the band played, the harder it rained. I remember the wind was a' howlin' and so was Jim James.