Question of the Day: Great Scot!

by Corny O'Connell

It's Tartan Week - celebrating Scotland in New York City. The Scots have brought "the kelpies" horse sculptures to Bryant Park, a whiskey tasting to Pier 60, and music all around town. Which Scottish artist or band would you like to hear? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Frightened Rabbit "Swim Until You Can't See Land"

Del Amitri "Be My Downfall"

Average White Band "Pick Up the Pieces"

Sunday Breakfast - Hannah and Maggie - 2014

by John Platt
Hannah Hickok and Maggie Kraus are a pair of smart songwriters who both grew up in the New York suburbs (Hannah in Westchester, Maggie in NJ) and discovered their musical chemistry in an a cappella group at Smith College. Being a female duo, they're often likened to the Indigo Girls - a comparison they don't mind, though they feel equally inspired by Simon & Garfunkel. Judge for yourself in this Sunday Breakfast session in Studio A.

Question of the Day: Vanished Venues

by Corny O'Connell

Lady Gaga is closing out Roseland Ballroom in New York City tonight. The historic venue which has hosted concerts, dances and radio broadcasts since the 1920s is lowering the curtain for the final time. In doing so, Roseland joins other storied show places in the Big Apple such as the Palladium, CBGB's, and The Bottom Line. Whom do you remember seeing at these or other vanished venues? Share with us in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

FUV's New Dig: Future Islands

by Darren DeVivo

Future Islands
4AD Records

The very bright future has arrived. After evolving over eight years and three albums, Future Islands are poised to make their move and capture our hearts and souls. Their time is now.

Future Islands are a synth-pop trio: Vocalist Samuel T. Herring, keyboardist and programmer J. Gerrit Welmers, and bassist William Cashion. They all hail from North Carolina and were close friends long before they became a band. Today they call Baltimore home.