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Question of the Day: Sons & Daughters

by Corny O'Connell
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Tonight at 9 we've got a session with Liam Finn, son of Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz). That got us to thinking of other sons and daughters of musicians who have followed in their parents' footsteps. Who are some of your favorites? List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Persuasion" - Richard & Teddy Thompson

"The Wheel" - Rosanne Cash

Liam Finn - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Liam Finn may come from a musical family (his father is Neil Finn of Crowded House fame) but he has been making a name for himself since 2007.  Liam writes and records his own style of engagingly innovative music. He's now on his third full-length release, The Nihilist, which is an eccentric and ambitious album that features layering of both organic and programmed instruments, all under his signature falsetto vocal styling. Liam recently stopped by Studio A to perform some of his new songs and to talk with me about made up holidays, writer's block and his adopted home of New York City. 

Jungle - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

The funked-out, falsetto-driven songs of London's Jungle offer up the perfect summertime soundtrack, brimming with sleek harmonies and soulful anthems. Although the London duo of boyhood friends still stubbornly adhere to some anonymity—they prefer to be called J and T rather than their given names and shy from too much personal attention—as a touring collective of five (or seven) members, Jungle is boldly uncloaked. It's been barely a year since Jungle first dropped a sultry double A-sided single, "Platoon" and "Drops," on Chess Club Records amid a flurry of queries about their identity. This week, the pair finally released their self-titled debut album on XL Recordings on the heels of an extraordinary year that's included sold-out worldwide gigs and an overload of blogosphere buzz. Not long ago, Jungle ventured to the Bronx to play a mini-set for WFUV and I had a chance to chat with J and T about their carefully crafted ascendance, their love of all genres of music and their inimitable bond.

Question of the Day: Are the Stars Out Tonight?

by Corny O'Connell

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is tonight. The stars of the American and National leagues will vie for bragging rights (and home field advantage at the World Series). That brings to mind stars of the astronomical kind that show up so often in song. Can you think of songs that mention stars? List them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Mayer Hawthorne "The Stars are Ours"

Earth, Wind & Fire "Shining Star"

Chris Isaak "Western Stars"