Music Features

Essential Songwriters

April 13, 2018|Kara Manning
The FUV on-air staff on songwriters we personally treasure and revere — plus a playlist.
Jack White (photo by Kris Krüg)

Jack White

March 26, 2018|Darren DeVivo
The essential history and playlist for a rock and roll renaissance man.
The Decemberists (photo by Autumn DeWilde, PR)

The Decemberists

March 19, 2018|Kara Manning
Essential milestones (and a playlist) for a band of poets and rock revolutionaries.
Erika Wennerstrom (photo by Linda Beecroft)

Erika Wennerstrom: Five Essential Led Zeppelin Songs

March 07, 2018|Kara Manning
"For the last 20 years they have been absolutely, without a doubt, my favorite band."
Sylvan Esso (photo courtesy of Loma Vista, PR)

Sylvan Esso: Five Essential David Bowie Songs

March 02, 2018|Kara Manning
Deep in the heart of "Radio" lurks a clue to one of Meath's favorite Bowie songs.
Johnny Cash (1969 Look Magazine photo by Joel Baldwin, public domain)

Johnny Cash

February 26, 2018|Kara Manning
A champion of the voiceless, the underdogs and the downtrodden. And something of a holy terror. [Playlist]
Lucinda Williams (photo courtesy of Thirty Tigers, PR)

Lucinda Williams: Five Essential Johnny Cash Songs

February 26, 2018|Kara Manning
Williams considers Johnny Cash to be a touchstone in her own songwriting.
Jade Bird (photo by Francesca Allen, PR)

Jade Bird: Five Essential Johnny Cash Songs

February 26, 2018|Kara Manning
Her own boisterous attack of Cash's "I've Been Everywhere" is a joy.
Brittany Howard (photo by Eric Ryan Anderson, PR)

Brittany Howard: Five Essential Nina Simone Songs

February 21, 2018|Kara Manning
Howard finds solace in the music of one of her most beloved influences.
Nina Simone (1969 photo by Gerrit de Bruin, photo illustration by Laura Fedele)

Nina Simone

February 21, 2018|Kara Manning
Nina Simone made us weep, articulated our rage, and turned a mirror to our hate and prejudice. [Playlist]
Left to right, Django Django's Vincent Neff, Tommy Grace, Dave Maclean and Jimmy Dixon (photo by Fiona Garden, PR)

Django Django's Dave Maclean: Five Essential Dance Songs

February 13, 2018|Kara Manning
A DJ's perspective on what works in a set, and his love of dance music.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay

FUV Dance Floor Essentials

February 12, 2018|Kara Manning
WFUV DJs answer: What gets them on the dance floor? [Playlist]