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Solid Sound 2015 Festival: Wilco, Real Estate, Tweedy, Mac DeMarco, Richard Thompson And More

by Kara Manning
Solid Sound 2015 (courtesy of the festival, Facebook.com)

Solid Sound 2015, the music and arts festival curated by Wilco, announced its impressive lineup of bands on Tuesday night via a trivia game with fans during a live Facebook event. Perhaps guessing Wilco or even Tweedy was easiest, but the mighty roster also includes Real Estate, Richard Thompson, Mac DeMarco, Shabazz Palaces, Ryley Walker, Luluc, Cibo Matto, the Felice Brothers, Parquet Courts, NRBQ, Taj Mahal, The Autumn Defense, King Sunny Ade and Bill Frisell. Tickets for Solid Sound 2015 are available now.

This year's festival takes place June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Team FUV covered this expansive, exciting festival in 2013 and we will be there again, offering on-site coverage to listeners who aren't able to make the trek north. We're happy to be back!

Question of the Day: Girl Groups

by Corny O'Connell

March is Women's History Month. We're celebrating today with your favorite girl groups, or rather female bands. Let us know who you'd like to hear and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Release Me" The Like

"Dancing In the Streets" Martha & the Vandelas

"Don't Wanna Lose" Ex Hex

"Woo Hoo" The 5.6.7.8's

"Jesus, etc." Puss 'n' Boots

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, Rose-Garcia found his way to the Monday open mic nights at the SideWalk Cafe in the East Village, where he dubbed himself Shakey Graves. He became a one-man band and soon recorded his 2012 low-fi folk debut, Roll The Bones, in a friend’s Brooklyn apartment.