Music Features

Ruston Kelly (photo by Alysse Gafkjen, PR)

Ruston Kelly: Q&A

May 01, 2023|Kara Manning
Ruston Kelly on Mental Health Awareness month and his new album.
FUV's Russ Borris with Martin Gore (photo courtesy of FUV)

Martin Gore of Depeche Mode: 2023

March 23, 2023|Russ Borris
Listen: Martin Gore on all things 'Memento Mori.'
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
Brandi Thompson on Juneteenth and songwriting.
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.
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
Margo Price (photo by Alysse Gafkjen, PR)

New FUV Faves: Week of September 26

September 27, 2022|Kara Manning
This week: Margo Price, Odesza, Alex G, and Sampa the Great
Dehd (photo by Atiba Jefferson, PR)

New FUV Faves: Week of September 19

September 20, 2022|Kara Manning

A snapshot of some of the new releases you're hearing on WFUV this week.

Phoenix (photo by Shervin Lainez, PR)

New FUV Faves: Week of September 12

September 12, 2022|Kara Manning

Songs by beabadoobee, Michigander, and Phoenix are among our "New FUV Faves."

Allison Russell and Brandi Carlile (photo by Aimsel Ponti, PR)

New FUV Faves: Week of September 5

September 07, 2022|WFUV Staff
New songs from Allison Russell and Brandi Carlile, Arctic Monkeys, The Backseat Lovers, and Vieux Farka Touré with...
Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso (photo by Brian Karlsson, PR)

New FUV Faves: Week of August 22

August 23, 2022|WFUV Staff

A snapshot of some of the new music you're hearing on WFUV:

Alvvays, "Easy on Your Own?"
This pretty, shoegazy track —...

Jealous of the Birds' Naomi Hamilton (photo courtesy of Big Hassle, PR)

Jealous of the Birds: Five Essential Cat Power Songs

December 17, 2018|Kara Manning
Naomi Hamilton is a big fan of Chan Marshall, and explains why.
Tom Waits (AP Photo via Marketwired)

Tom Waits

December 06, 2018|Darren DeVivo
A musician of endless vision, invention, and reinvention. [Playlist]
Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack (photo by Shervin Lainez, PR)

Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner: Five Essential Björk Songs

November 21, 2018|Kara Manning
"Discovering the music of Björk when I was a teenager changed the course of my life."
Shannon Shaw (photo by Alysse Gafkjen, PR)

Shannon Shaw: Five Essential John Prine Songs

November 15, 2018|Kara Manning
With a keen love for the effortless twists of his observant lyricism.
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls (photo courtesy of Propeller Publicity, PR)

Indigo Girls: Five Essential Joni Mitchell Songs

November 07, 2018|Kara Manning
Emily Saliers: "Picking five essentials from Joni Mitchell is torture."
Paul Weller (photo courtesy of the artist)

Paul Weller

November 01, 2018|Kara Manning
Some songwriters never get the international due they deserve. [Playlist]
Jimi Hendrix (image from promotional photo of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, via Wikimedia Commons)

Jimi Hendrix

October 08, 2018|Kara Manning
On earth for a fleeting moment in time, he left a legacy of volcanic grace and brilliance. [Playlist]
Cat Power (photo by Stefano Giovannini, courtesy of the artist)

Cat Power

October 05, 2018|Kara Manning
We honor this late night consoler of the lonely, sculptor of intimate masterpieces. [Playlist]
Marlon Williams (photo by Steve Gullick, PR)

Marlon Williams: Five Essential John Prine Songs

September 28, 2018|Kara Manning
The New Zealander's canny understanding of the legacy of his forebears gives him an eclectic range.
1968 (Collage compiled by Laura Fedele, WFUV)

The Essential Music of 1968

September 20, 2018|Dennis Elsas
Essay and playlist from Dennis Elsas
1978 (collage compiled by Laura Fedele, WFUV)

The Essential Music of 1978

September 13, 2018|Paul Cavalconte
Essay and playlist from Paul Cavalconte
1988 (Collage compiled by Laura Fedele, WFUV)

The Essential Music of 1988

September 06, 2018|Russ Borris
Essay and playlist from Russ Borris