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Courtney Barnett - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

With her smart guitar chops, droll sense of humor, intricate lyrics and raconteur-style singing, Australia’s Courtney Barnett is one of the most exciting new artist discoveries over the last year. A set of impressive shows at the CMJ Music Marathon in October elevated Courtney as New York's new Aussie darling and she's sold out every gig she has booked here since last fall (with more appearances scheduled in June). The Melbourne singer's compilation of her early work, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, is out now, but Courtney is focused on finally recording her debut album. She is quick to point out that the EPs represent only a very nascent sampling of her songs.

Tinariwen - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

This Malian band has been around since the '70s. Their music is rooted in the Sahara Desert and combines elements of African folk with Western rock. Electric guitars feature heavily in the mix along with strong percussion, and the lyrics are sung in the band's native Tamashek tongue and focus on the tumultuous political environment that the Tuareg people are forced to deal with.

Cricket Tell the Weather - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Cricket Tell the Weather is an indie string band based in the New York area featuring bluegrass-inspired original songs, not to mention a highly original name. Prior to their appearance at On Your Radar at Rockwood Music Hall on March 11, they gave a preview of their captivating music in Studio A.

Sam Roberts Band - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Montreal-based Sam Roberts continues to find success in Canada and to work hard spreading the word here in the States. With his band’s new album, Lo-Fantasy, they take a step out of their rock-based comfort zone and onto the dance floor, as we’ll hear during this FUV Live session.