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Newport Folk 2014: Sunday

by WFUV Staff
Photo by Neil Swanson/WFUV

Fine, we were due for a little rain, but it's not stopping Team FUV, here in Newport with our friends from NPR Music. We're uploading music from the main stage, which we're archiving in the FUV Vault. Photos of all the action are going onto our Flickr stream and in the gallery below.

On the Fort Stage Sunday: Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Conor Oberst, Dawes, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Ages and Ages, The Berklee Gospel Choir

Of course we had to head over to the Harbor Stage to see some of that fine Hozier fella (with special guests), and get our guitar groove on with Rodrigo y Gabriela on the Quad Stage. And speaking of special guests, the turnout for Mavis Staples' 75th birthday is going to be the talk of the festival for years to come!

King of One Medium

by Rich Conaty

Unless you're a Record Head (Shellac Division), or of a certain age (AKA "deceased"), you may know Rudy Vallee only from Preston Stuges' pictures or a TCM showing of "How to Succeed in Business..." But those significant roles were predicated on Vallee's initial fame on the radio. And Rudy was huge! Vallee was the archetypical crooner. He was handsome. And he played the saxophone. His career as a band leader began not long after leaving Yale in 1927. The following year he was working at the "Heigh-Ho Club" in NYC.

UKNY On FUV For July 26: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Edition

by Kara Manning
OY's mysterious Lleluja-Ha and Joy Frempong (photo by Zoe Noble)

The Glasgow 2014 Commonweath Games are underway until August 3, with nearly 5000 athletes from 71 nations and territories competing in 17 different sports. At 11 tonight, in honor of the 20th anniversary of this iteration of the Games (originally founded 84 years ago as the British Empire Games in Hamilton, Canada), UKNY will dwell on music from some of those Commonwealth countries, like Scotland, South Africa, Nigeria and New Zealand. Included in that international lineup is music from Wunder Wunder, OY (pictured), Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Tiny Ruins, Owl John and much more. Plus, a small salute to the Tour de France too, which concludes at Stage 21 tomorrow in Paris. Will Italy's Vincenzo Nibali take home the yellow jersey?

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For July 26

by Marshall Crenshaw
Charlie Haden (courtesy of the artist's Facebook page)

For most of tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10, we'll hear the music of the now late Charlie Haden, and the now late Tomas Erdelyi, aka Tommy Ramone, who of course both passed away back on July 11. True, I acknowledged them both last week and played some of their music, but it wasn't enough, not for me anyway. In between hearing from these two great and now departed souls, we'll hear a little bit from Somi, Vintage Trouble and of course much much more.