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Shakey Graves - FUV Live - 2015

by Carmel Holt
Alejandro Rose Garcia has covered a lot of ground in his young life. An aspiring actor with a deep-seated love for songwriting, he initially spent a few years living between Austin and Los Angeles, while pursuing an acting career. There were some notable successes, including a recurring role on the TV series “Friday Night Lights”, which provided him the means to move to New York. Once here, he found his way to the Monday night open mic’s at the SideWalk Cafe in the East Village, where he dubbed himself Shakey Graves, became a one-man-band, and soon recorded his low-fi folk 2012 debut, Roll The Bones in a friend’s Brooklyn apartment.
 

Mumford & Sons Announce A New Album And Head To Seaside Heights In June

by Kara Manning
Mumford & Sons

Prior announcements of sets at Bonnaroo and other festivals this summer strongly indicated that Mumford & Sons' 18-month hiatus was over, but now it's official. The British folk-rockers return with a new album on May 4 called Wilder Mind, produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine). The quartet is also gearing up for another edition of the rollicking "Gentlemen of the Road Stopover" tour, including a two-day festival in Seaside Heights, NJ, on June 5 and 6. Other Stateside shows are booked in host towns like Walla Walla, WA and Salida, CO.

The New Jersey stopover has an impressive lineup joining Mumford & Sons: The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Dawes, The Very Best, Jenny Lewis, Little May, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills with more artists to be announced. Tickets for the Seaside Heights festival go on sale this Friday, March 6, at 10a.m. EST via the "Gentlemen of the Road" website.

Question of the Day: Lions

by Corny O'Connell
lions Shutterstock

They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. It's certainly coming in like a lion this year with snow on the first day and more in the forecast. Perhaps we can appease the weather gods by playing songs that mention lions. Leave your suggestions below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Be Good (Lion's Song)" by Gregory Porter 

"Iron, Lion, Zion" by Bob Marley 

"Wondering Where the Lions Are" by Bruce Cockburn 

FUV's New Dig: Brandi Carlile

by Darren DeVivo
Brandi Carlile (photo: David McClister)

The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Brandi Carlile
ATO Records

Brandi Carlile might be approaching the tenth anniversary of her self-titled debut album, but her fifth and latest studio effort, The Firewatcher's Daughter, shows this ambitious singer and songwriter's ongoing evolution as an artist and a person. Over the past three years, since the release of 2012's Bear Creek, Carlile has gotten married (her wife, Catherine Shepherd, is a former charity coordinator for Paul McCartney) and the couple became parents last year. Carlile's longtime bandmates and collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth—aka "The Twins"—have also started their own families. This strong sense of family has deeply influenced The Firewatcher’s Daughter, a collection of songs dwelling on ideas of home and companionship.