St. Lucia - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali
St. Lucia photo by Michael Shemenski

Jean Philipe Grobler has been singing ever since he was a boy in the choir in his home of Johannesburg. His music also took him to Liverpool to and he eventually ended up here in New York City. After experimenting with a bunch of different styles, he finally found his sound a couple years ago when he released his self-titled EP. The music that came most naturally to him was pop and his songs are immediately catchy and fun as you’ll soon hear. He and his band recently stopped by Studio A to perform a couple of songs from his full length debut, When the Night.  I also got a chance to talk with Grobler about his creative process and musical journey.

 

Nickel Creek - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Nickel Creek photo by Brantley Gutierrez

The “indefinite hiatus” of this talented trio has officially ended – both to celebrate the new album, A Dotted Line  and to mark 25 years since Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins started making music together. Ahead of their Beacon Theatre show, they talked with me about this latest album and performed a few of the new songs live.

Question of the Day: Rockin' and Rollin'

by Corny O'Connell

The New York International Auto Show is town this week. Who doesn't love wandering around the Javitz Center with a plastic bag full of brochures, ogling the spokesmodels? In any event, we're marking the ocassion with your favorite songs about cars. Park a few in the comments below and we'll take them for a spin after 9am.

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Here's what we played

Janis Joplin "Mercedes Benz"

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