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The Group Harmony Review For November 29

by Dan Romanello
Kenny Vance and The Planotones (courtesy of the artist's website)

Tonight at midnight, "The Group Harmony Review" presents a mix from the 1940s through the 1960s and later, including songs by The Nutmegs, The Shadows, The Harptones, Kenny Vance and the Planotones (pictured), Bill Johnson and many more.

UKNY On FUV For November 29

by Kara Manning
"Madchester" graffiti in Salford

Tonight's UKNY at 11 is devoted to bands and artists bred or based in Manchester. After all, what reflects the mercurial nature of the holiday season better than wistful, witty, bleak, brusque, jubilant, dreamy or wildly danceable songs from one of the great cultural hubs of northern England (and the world)?

Manchester has provided the inspiration for so many groundbreaking groups and scenes, bursting at the seams with iconic figures, that it's impossible to cover even a fraction of the city's diverse artistry. So tonight we'll zigzag from indie legends to Factory Records to Madchester to the latest wave of young artists, so expect tracks from New Order, A Guy Called Gerald and The Smiths as well as recent releases from fresh faces like Money, Plank! and Patterns.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For November 29

by Marshall Crenshaw
Norton Records (courtesy of their website)

Tonight's post-Thanksgiving edition of "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 is a straight-up rerun of a show that aired on Dec. 15, 2012. It's a tribute to the good works of Billy Miller and Miriam Linna, outstanding citizens/artists/entrepreneurs, owners and operators of Norton Records and Kicks Publications. They've been having some extra trials and tribulations lately; I'm rerunning this week's show to restate my appreciation for what they do and what they've done.

Musically, we'll hear, of course, Hasil Adkins, The A-Bones, Danny Zella, Gene Vincent, Lou Reed (with The Primitives), Bobby Fuller, Esquerita, Nervous Norvus, and many more great artists that are found on the Norton label and website.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For November 29

by Vin Scelsa
Joan Baez and Bob Dylan at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963

My wife Freddie and I were sitting over coffee and the New York Times one morning earlier this week, bemoaning the racial and cultural strife in contemporary America, the ugly non-productive political divide, the seemingly "endless" war, etc. when we both simultaneously said aloud, "It's just like being back in the 1960s." And I thought of the Incredible String Band song with the lyric "I was a young man, back in the 1960s," and decided to use that as the "theme" for this Thanksgiving weekend edition of "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8.

I thought, let me play only some of my favorite music from that decade. I rarely do this sort of show, where the entire two hours is given over to single topic or one particular musical genre or era. I hope you enjoy tonight's unique departure from form and I extend my wishes to all dear listeners for a peaceful Thanksgiving weekend.

The 2014 WFUV Feastival

by Sarah Wardrop
Lucinda Williams and Stuart Mathis, photo by Neil Swanson

It's been a big year of live music on FUV, with our first-ever live coverage of the Clearwater Festival and a return to Celebrate Brooklyn for three exclusive broadcasts. Add those festivals to an already long list of FUV Live events, including SXSW, Newport Folk Festival, CMJ and shows at venues around New York City, and it's no wonder our WFUV Feastival tradition can't be contained to just Thanksgiving Day.