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FUV's New Dig: Ryan Adams

by Darren DeVivo
Photo by Joe Grimaldi

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams
Blue Note / Pax Am (Pax Americana) Records

It's been 14 years and 14 albums since Ryan Adams stepped away from the band Whiskeytown and began his solo career with the acclaimed Heartbreaker. His last album, Ashes & Fire, was released in 2011, and now he offers us a new effort, simply known as Ryan Adams. For many artists, a three-year gap between albums is not unusual, but for the prolific Adams, it seemed like a lifetime.

Luluc - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

This Melbourne-via-Brooklyn duo first met on a chance encounter in 1999 while they were both travelling in Scotland. Several years later, back in Australia, they got together to write and record their full length debut album, Dear Hamlyn which was praised by famed Nick Drake producer, Joe Boyd.

The band have recently released their sophomore album, Passerby and had help from another high profile producer: Aaron Dessner of The National.

Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett of Luluc recently stopped by Studio A to talk about their new record and play us some songs live in Studio A. We’ll hear that performance and conversation during this episode of FUV Live.


Eight on the Seventh

by Rich Conaty

There are eight birthday tributes on tonight's "Big Broadcast." And it wasn't a stretch to include any of them. They're all solid: a singing songwriter (Pinky Tomlin), composing band leader (Gus Arnheim), and the lyricists who gave us "Singin' in the Rain" and "Dancing in the Dark." The other four aren't shabby, either.

UKNY On FUV For September 6

by Kara Manning
Jessie Ware (courtesy of the artist,

Tonight's UKNY at 11 focuses on some veteran artists and bands with new—and radiant—albums and EPs out this month, like Robert Plant (whose splendid Lullaby and ... The Ceaseless Roar is easily one of the best recordings of 2014) The June Brides, Groove Armada and Tricky. Also, just-released singles from fresher faces, like Bristol's tender-but tough Rozi Plain and the charismatic, Mercury Prize-nominated Jessie Ware (pictured) who returns with her second album in October.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For September 6

by Marshall Crenshaw
Buddy Holly publicity shot

Since I first started doing "The Bottomless Pit" back in 2005 (sporadically, then habitually), there's been an occasional recurring feature segment on the show called "A Salute To the Fender Stratocaster." Tonight's show at 10 is mostly an all-Buddy Holly edition of the salute: I figured out a way to do it that is well within the letter of the law and doesn't violate the terms of the (idiotic) Digital Millenium Copyright Act, which I'm happy about. The whole time I was putting the salute together I, of course, had a giant dumb grin on my face, listening to all those killer BH records that I never tire of. He "invented" the Stratocaster, as far as I'm concerned, and much else.