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Road Trip Songs

June 24, 2022|WFUV Staff
Planning a trip? Make those miles fly by. [Playlist]
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WFUV's Stress-Free Soundtrack

December 18, 2020|WFUV Staff
DJ-curated Spotify playlist to ease your mind.
George Harrison (Original photo courtesy of AP Photo/Bob Grieser)

George Harrison and The Beatles

February 25, 2020|Kara Manning
Honoring this spiritual man and his music, solo and with the Beatles.
Regina Spektor (original photo by Shervin Lainez, PR)

Regina Spektor

February 18, 2020|Kara Manning
The innovative singer, songwriter and pianist is one of our FUV Essential Artists. [Playlist]
Bob Marley (image in the public domain)

Bob Marley

February 06, 2020|Kara Manning
Keeping the legacy alive.
David Byrne (photo by Jody Rogac, PR)

David Byrne and Talking Heads

January 28, 2020|Kara Manning
The music of David Byrne and Talking Heads prod at the choppy undertow of the American dream.
The Pretenders (photo by Joel Ryan/AP)

The Pretenders

January 16, 2020|Kara Manning
Celebrating the band, and Chrissie Hynde as a solo artist.
FUV Essentials: Soundtracks and Scores (collage by Laura Fedele, WFUV)

Soundtracks and Scores

November 18, 2019|Kara Manning
Our DJs pick their 'essential' movie music. [Playlist]
Unplugged Essentials (original photo by Gus Philippas)


October 31, 2019|Kara Manning
WFUV staffers on their favorite electric-turned-acoustic classics. [Playlist]
Sheryl Crow (photo courtesy of the artist, PR)

Sheryl Crow

October 02, 2019|Kara Manning
Not only great a pop and rock songwriter, but a true activist. [Playlist]
Photo from 'An Introduction To... Elliott Smith,' Kill Rock Stars, 2010

Elliott Smith

August 06, 2019|Kara Manning
He forged haunted whispers and delicate guitar into astonishingly intimate songs. [Playlist]
Dave Matthews (Photo By Moses Namkung, Dave Matthews 3, CC BY 2.0)

Dave Matthews Band

July 17, 2019|Kara Manning
If rock bands were seasons, DMB would be summertime. [Playlist]
boygenius (photo by Harrison Whitford, PR)

New FUV Faves: Week of January 23

January 23, 2023|Kara Manning
Arlo Parks, boygenius, The National and more.
Vagabon (photo by Tonje Thilesen, PR)

New FUV Faves

January 17, 2023|Kara Manning
New music from Vagabon, Everything but the Girl, and Tennis.
Inhaler (photo by Lewis Evans, PR)

New FUV Faves

January 09, 2023|Kara Manning
Brand new Inhaler, Peter Gabriel, and Caroline Polachek.
Little Simz (photo by Karolina Wielocha, PR)

New FUV Faves

December 19, 2022|Kara Manning
New songs from Little Simz, Cuco and Emily King.
Danielle Ponder single artwork

New FUV Faves

November 22, 2022|Kara Manning
Danielle Ponder, Montell Fish, and Shame.
Cafuné (photo by Noah Falge, PR)

New FUV Faves

November 14, 2022|Kara Manning
New songs by Cafuné and SAULT.
Samia (photo by Sophia Matinazad, PR)

New FUV Faves

November 08, 2022|Kara Manning
Samia, Yo La Tengo, Gorillaz & more...
Andrew Bird (photo by David Black, PR)

New FUV Faves

November 01, 2022|Kara Manning
Andrew Bird + Phoebe Bridgers, Spoon
Soccer Mommy's Sophie Allison (photo by Sophie Hur, PR)

New FUV Faves: Week of October 24

October 25, 2022|Kara Manning
WFUV's Favorite New Music This Week
Weyes Blood (photo by Neil Krug, PR)

New FUV Faves: Week of October 17

October 18, 2022|Kara Manning
Weyes Blood, Omar Apollo, Local Natives and more
Jamila Woods (photo by Tim Adorf, PR)

New FUV Faves: Week of October 10

October 11, 2022|WFUV Staff
Bartees Strange, Lucy Dacus, Jamila Woods and others
Bruce Springsteen (photo by Danny Clinch, PR)

New FUV Faves: Week of October 3

October 04, 2022|Kara Manning
This week: Bruce Springsteen, Amy Ray, LCD Soundsystem, and Lissie
Say She She (photo by Kaelan Barowsky, PR)

Say She She

November 30, 2022|Kara Manning
Say She She on #FUVCheer and their debut album, 'Prism.'
Eugene Hütz (photo by Michael Avendon, PR), Sunny War (photo by Joshua Black Wilkins, PR) Andrew Bird (photo courtesy of Loma Vista), Stephen Sanchez (photo by Meredith Traux, PR), and Amanda Shires (photo by Michael Schmelling, PR)

What I'm Grateful For: 2022

November 23, 2022|Kara Manning
Five artists discuss gratitude and giving.
The 1975 (photo by Samuel Bradley, PR)

Matty Healy of The 1975

November 07, 2022|Alisa Ali
In conversation w/ Alisa Ali
Fantastic Negrito's Xavier Dphrepaulezz (photo by Travis Shinn, PR)

Fantastic Negrito

June 20, 2022|Kara Manning
"I don’t know about others but I think it is exhausting begging someone to accept or validate you."
Obongjayar's Steven Umoh (photo by Bolade Banjo, PR)


June 20, 2022|Kara Manning
"Anything that brings our people together in joy is a beautiful thing."
Brandi Thompson of Brandi and the Alexanders (portrait photo by Ry Marie Images, PR)

Brandi Thompson of Brandi and the Alexanders

June 20, 2022|Kara Manning
"Singing 'Fire' evokes pride - I feel it oozing out every time I sing it, so I know the audience senses it."
Sudan Archives' Brittney Parks (photo by Edwig Henson, PR)

Sudan Archives

June 20, 2022|Kara Manning
“Music has always been my first voice in expressing what I feel and struggle to speak up on.”
Artist photos courtesy of Thirty Tigers, Merge, Epitaph, Matador, Rounder, Fantasy, Memory Music, Atlantic.

What I'm Grateful For ...

December 09, 2021|Kara Manning
Artists weigh in on three questions about thankfulness.
FUV Live 24 artists

FUV Live 24: Artists on Songwriting

November 09, 2021|Kara Manning
We asked musicians on FUV Live 24 to tell us the backstory of their song.
Nicole Atkins

Nicole Atkins: FUV Artist-in-Residence

April 16, 2021|Kara Manning
There's an inspired intersection between visual art and music: We ask Nicole about her path as a visual artist.
Liz Phair (photo by eszter+david, PR)

Liz Phair on ‘Soberish’ and ‘Fairy Tales’

April 14, 2021|Kara Manning
On livestreaming, Lou and Laurie, unconditional love, and puppets.
Devon Gilfillian (photo by Jacqueline Day, PR)

Devon Gilfillian

March 23, 2021|Kara Manning
On Marvin Gaye, and his own activism