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From the FUV Vault: Delta Spirit
From 2010: The band Delta Spirit is not about being conventional or even 'marketable,' but they do love playing music with gritty rock and soul influences. Their sophomore album, 'History from Below,' brought them back to Studio A where they were...
From the FUV Vault: Chris Smither
From 2012: Since the growing folk scene of mid-1960s Boston, Chris Smither has proven himself a master of modern acoustic blues. His twelfth album, 'Hundred Dollar Valentine,' is his first to feature only his own tunes, so Chris brought his guitar and...
From the FUV Vault: The Barr Brothers
From 2012: From its roots in Providence, Rhode Island and Montreal, Quebec, the quartet The Barr Brothers pays a visit to FUV to perform songs from its much-buzzed-about self-titled album in a Studio A session with host Alisa Ali.
From the FUV Vault: Metric
From 2012: 'Synthetica' is the fifth full-length album from the Toronto-based band Metric. After its release, the band stopped by Studio A to talk to The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali about the making of the new record and they also performed a few songs...
From the FUV Vault: Tennis
From FUV's Alisa Ali, in 2012: 'I got to interview the band Tennis for their first album, 'Cape Dory' (which I still listen to and I suggest you check out if you are unfamiliar with it). They were typecast from that record as being too cutesy, and I...
From the FUV Vault: Elbow
From 2011: Elbow is one of the most acclaimed rock bands in the UK, but the success was long-awaited and hard-earned. With their fifth album, 'Build A Rocket Boys!', the band continued to work on winning over U.S. music fans, and stopped by FUV to...
From the FUV Vault: Justin Currie
From 2010: After more than twenty years of success as the frontman and founder of the Scottish band Del Amitri, Justin Currie went solo with his 2007 album, 'What is Love For.' A few years later, he spoke with host Claudia Marshall at FUV about his...
From the FUV Vault: Jeff Tweedy
From 2005: The history of Wilco seems to involve as much band drama as music, and back in 2005, frontman Jeff Tweedy set the record straight on which takes priority during a chat with host Claudia Marshall at FUV.
From the FUV Vault: Deer Tick
From 2011: Rhode Island band Deer Tick gives a nod to its hometown in the title of its album, 'Divine Providence,' but don't let the word 'divine' fool you — this is raw rock 'n' roll. Hear the band perform songs from the album during an FUV Live show...
From the FUV Vault: Gillian Welch
From 2011: Sometimes one mic and two guitars is all you need... especially when the two musicians using them are Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. That's how the duo shared songs from Gillian's album, 'The Harrow & The Harvest,' during a return trip...
From the FUV Vault: Billy Bragg
From 2013: How lost would we be without the emotional and political firepower of Billy Bragg? In a career that's over three decades strong, he's targeted Reagan and Thatcher, celebrated unions and the working man, and after he released his Joe...
From the FUV Vault: The Drums
From 2011: Brooklyn band The Drums released their first EP 'Summertime' in 2009, and just two years later had returned with a second full-length album, 'Portamento.' They stopped by WFUV's Studio A to talk to The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali about why...
From the FUV Vault: The Mountain Goats
From 2011: John Darnielle, the only constant member of the ever-rotating cast of The Mountain Goats makes his first visit to WFUV to promote his 18th album — or third if you ask him. A fresh start and a slow recording process led to 'All Eternals...
From the FUV Vault: Jenny and Johnny
From 2010: Between working with Rilo Kiley, Elvis Costello, and even Lucille Ball, you would have thought that Jenny and Johnny — Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice — were having fun before, but their first release as a duo is the album 'I'm Having Fun...
From the FUV Vault: Here We Go Magic
From 2012: The Alternate Side's Kara Manning talks with the Brooklyn band Here We Go Magic about working with the long time Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich on its album, 'A Different Ship.' The band also performs live, acoustic versions of the songs...
From the FUV Vault: Spoon
From 2010: Listen in on Spoon's chat with FUV's Alisa Ali about their seventh studio album, 'Transference.' They told Alisa that their minimalist indie rock also needs minimal input from their label, and occasionally leads to maximal fun in-studio.
From the FUV Vault: Mike Doughty
From 2011: Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty went the extra solo step by releasing his album 'Yes and Also Yes' on his own label. He also stopped by FUV and told host Alisa Ali about that process, and some details about the batch of songs.
From the FUV Vault: David Gray
From 1993: Long before 'White Ladder' made David Gray a household name, Gray was a songwriter trying to make a change before the new millenium. 'A Century Ends' was his debut album, and the reason he paid his first visit to WFUV for an interview with...
From the FUV Vault: Sonny Landreth
From 2012: Sonny Landreth is a slide guitar wizard from southern Louisiana who pours out riffs in a gorgeous stream that sounds almost effortless. His instrumental album, 'Elemental Journey,' is a joyous exploration of blues, country, reggae, strings...
From the FUV Vault: New Multitudes
From 2011: New Multitudes combined the musical talents of Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Will Johnson (Centro-matic), Anders Parker (Varnaline), and Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket) and the words of Woody Guthrie, in a perfect addition to the Woody Guthrie...
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