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NPR icon First Listen: Sean Rowe, 'Madman'

by Will Hermes
photo by Anthony Saint James

Madman shows Rowe mixing his folk and junk-shop rock styles together with new elements: soul, blues, gospel, R&B. The upshot, surprisingly, is his most coherent record yet.

Novelties

by Rich Conaty

"The Big Broadcast," the radio show too insecure to repeat itself, has an all new edition tonight at 8. It's one of those frustrating situations where there are too few birthday salutes. It's a quirk of the calendar; next week there are eight celebrants. Fortunately, tonight's trio is solid, and fortified with relevant requests and a few supplements from yours truly.

The Group Harmony Review For August 30

by Dan Romanello
Bette Midler (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

At midnight, join "The Group Harmony Review" for a very special, diverse and significant presentation of vocal group harmony. Artists include Ella Fitzgerald, Bette Midler (pictured), Aaron Neville, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Vance, Boyz II Men, The Ronettes, Cher, The Inkspots' Deek Watson, Willie Winfield, Little Isidore, The Manhattan Transfer, Barbara Mason, Carla Thomas and much more.

UKNY On FUV For August 30

by Kara Manning
Allo Darlin' (courtesy of the artist)

There are many roads leading into tonight's UKNY at 11. In addition to new releases from Joanna Gruesome, Allo Darlin' (pictured), Alt-J and Zero 7, expect a set inspired by the legendary, late BBC Radio 1 presenter John Peel who would have turned 75 today, August 30. Also, more music from Kate Bush, who began her residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo earlier this week, a farewell to summer and perhaps the most heartbreaking song of 2014, as exquisitely delivered by Slow Club.