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FUV Five Favorite Concerts: John Platt

by WFUV Staff
Leonard Cohen (courtesy of the artist)

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.

John Platt (Host of "Sunday Breakfast")
Some of the dates may not be reliable, but the memories are real:

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Eric Holland

by WFUV Staff
The Replacements (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.

Eric Holland (The Alternate Side's weekend host, WFUV guest host):
As long as we can all agree this is absolutely impossible, here you go ...

Curious Incident=Thrilling Theater

by John Platt
Joan Marcus

Mark Haddon's popular, award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is an unlikely choice to adapt for the stage. It's written in the first-person voice of a 15-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome. Somehow playwright Simon Stephens has created a script that's true to the book and the basis for one of the most original and imaginative productions I've ever seen, opening tonight at the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway.

UKNY On FUV For October 4

by Kara Manning
Kate Bush (courtesy of the artist, "Before The Dawn" publicity, photo by Rex)

After enthralling fans for 22 wildly sold-out "Before the Dawn" shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo, Kate Bush performed her final comeback concert on Wednesday, October 1. On Tuesday night, I was ridiculously lucky to see her penultimate show, clutching my ticket like an overeager Charlie Bucket on the brink of meeting Willie Wonka. So tonight on UKNY at 11, there will be a sturdy set of Kate Bush songs, celebrating her love of nature and family. In addition, the very influential electronic duo Underworld celebrate the 20th anniversary of their arresting, brilliant album dubnobasswithmyheadman with a remastered and expanded edition, released October 6, and a sold-out show at London's Royal Festival Hall on October 11; hence something epic from that record as well. Also, new Thom Yorke and Courtney Barnett (this evening's Commonwealth Cut) too.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For October 4

by Marshall Crenshaw
Idris Muhammad

At 10 on "The Bottomless Pit," an overdue tribute to one of the greatest of the greats and one of my favorite musicians of all time: jazz, soul and funk drummer Idris Muhammad (November 13, 1939 – July 29, 2014). Born as Leo Morris into a musical family in New Orleans, Idris had a sound, style and groove that was utterly distinctive. Hearing Idris Muhammad play the drums makes me want to say, "God Bless America."

Also, we'll hear some of the remarkable recorded works of my good friend David Greenberger, of Duplex Planet fame. It's very moving stuff, and he always works with brilliant musicians. "The Bottomless Pit" is still on a Victoria Williams binge of indefinite duration, so we'll hear at least something from her ... and it'll be great.