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Question of the Day: Oh, Dear!

by Corny O'Connell

Oh, dear! It's the season of reindeer - Comet, Cupid, Rudolph and all the others. But before we dust off the Christmas music, let's play some other songs that are dear to us - songs with "dear" in the lyrics. Give us a song with that term of endearment in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Dear John" - Aimee Mann

"Dear Mr. Fantasy" - Traffic

"Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)" - Monsters of Folk

Temples - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

It's not often that the first recording of a young band perfectly conveys that group's promise and mission. Temples, then a duo, managed to do that very thing with their debut single, 2012's "Shelter Song." That delectable slice of woozy psychedelic pop (which got them signed to Heavenly Recordings) led to the eventual addition of two other bandmates and three strong 2013 singles: "Colours To Life," "Mesmerise" and "Keep In The Dark." Last winter, Temples released their handsome, self-produced debut album, Sun Structures. It's been a heady gallop for the band, spurred on by prestigious support slots, sold-out headlining gigs and major festival outings.

Owl John - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

It’s been a decade since Scottish singer-songwriter Scott Hutchison formed the band Frightened Rabbit. After four albums, a major label record deal and an intense few years of touring and gaining a huge international audience, he was drained. It was obvious to everyone, including his label, that Scott not only needed take time off from his band, but also to pursue his desire to record some songs on his own. With the blessing and support of his label and his bandmates, he and some members of Frightened Rabbit decamped to the Isle of Mull off the coast of Scotland and commenced a fast-paced recording project dubbed Owl John (Scott’s embellished middle name).

David Byrne And Talking Heads Tribute Concert At Carnegie Hall On March 23

by Kara Manning
Talking Heads (courtesy Sire Records)

The Roots, Steve Earle and Rufus Wainwright are among the eclectic array of artists announced for a benefit concert celebrating the music and legacy of David Byrne and Talking Heads at Carnegie Hall on March 23. That storied venue is a bit roomier than the old CBGB where the members of Talking Heads truly began their long love affair with New York City in the mid-1970s.