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Dan Mangan + Blacksmith - FUV Live - 2015

by Alisa Ali

Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Mangan is a very talented fella. His album Nice, Nice, Very Nice was nominated for a Polaris Prize and he had the (ehem) good fortune of winning a Juno Award for his last album, Oh Fortune. Dan is back again with his fourth full-length album, Club Meds, and I wouldn't be surprised if he finds himself on the red carpet for this one too. He'll have company this time, as this new album is billed as Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Although he's been playing with the guys in Blacksmith for a while now, he has finally made it official.

Question of the Day: Musical Movie Moments

by Corny O'Connell
Universal Pictures

With the Oscar nominations coming out today, we'd like your nominations for the best musical moments in movies ever. What songs for you are forever linked to scenes from films? Tell us the song and scene/film in the comments below. We'll roll them after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Wise Up" by Aimee Mann Magnolia 

"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli The Deer Hunter 

"Stuck In The Middle With You" by Steelers Wheel Reservoir Dogs 

Johnny Marr - FUV Live - 2015

by Russ Borris
Johnny Marr (courtesy of the artist,

Johnny Marr is most closely associated with his tenure in The Smiths, creating some of the most notable and long lasting guitar riffs in rock history. His 30-year-plus career, though, has taken him in a number of different directions with stints in Electronic, The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs as well as countless recordings as a session player.

The 2 Bears - FUV Live - 2015

by Kara Manning

Euphoric in sound and scope, The 2 Bears' sophomore album,The Night Is Young, picks up seamlessly from where the duo's 2012 debut, Be Strong, left off. Longtime friends Joe Goddard, a core member of Hot Chip, and Raf Rundell, formerly with the label 1965 Records, released a first album that brimmed with rapturous, intelligent house music that addressed both the unifying power of love and, surprisingly, the economic woes of the recession. Humor was also a vital element in their chemistry: in videos, festival gigs and Ibiza DJ sets, Goddard and Rundell delivered their club anthems while frolicking around in bear suits. It's not an approach that many bands could pull off, but the ursine-fixated pals managed to do it with dignity intact.