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FUV's New Dig: Beck's 'Song Reader'

by Carmel Holt

Various Artists performing songs by Beck
Song Reader
Capitol Records

It has been a good year for Beck fans. We were ecstatic to hear a set of beautiful, folky songs on his first proper album since 2008, Morning Phase, and are feeling even more so now, as we've received his second project of the year: a recorded version of Song Reader. But let’s rewind to 2012.

Novelties

by Rich Conaty

"The Big Broadcast," the radio show too insecure to repeat itself, has an all new edition tonight at 8. It's one of those frustrating situations where there are too few birthday salutes. It's a quirk of the calendar; next week there are eight celebrants. Fortunately, tonight's trio is solid, and fortified with relevant requests and a few supplements from yours truly.

The Group Harmony Review For August 30

by Dan Romanello
Bette Midler (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

At midnight, join "The Group Harmony Review" for a very special, diverse and significant presentation of vocal group harmony. Artists include Ella Fitzgerald, Bette Midler (pictured), Aaron Neville, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Vance, Boyz II Men, The Ronettes, Cher, The Inkspots' Deek Watson, Willie Winfield, Little Isidore, The Manhattan Transfer, Barbara Mason, Carla Thomas and much more.

UKNY On FUV For August 30

by Kara Manning
Allo Darlin' (courtesy of the artist)

There are many roads leading into tonight's UKNY at 11. In addition to new releases from Joanna Gruesome, Allo Darlin' (pictured), Alt-J and Zero 7, expect a set inspired by the legendary, late BBC Radio 1 presenter John Peel who would have turned 75 today, August 30. Also, more music from Kate Bush, who began her residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo earlier this week, a farewell to summer and perhaps the most heartbreaking song of 2014, as exquisitely delivered by Slow Club.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For August 30

by Marshall Crenshaw
Dick Wagner with The Frost (band publicity photo, Vanguard Records)

I'd originally planned tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 as a straight-up summer rerun of show #98, from May 2013. Instead, it'll be a "modified rerun," swapping the original Part 1 for a now-overdue tribute to the great guitarist and songwriter Dick Wagner; he passed away back on July 30. I first saw Dick with his band The Frost at the roller rink in Caseville, Michigan when I was about 14 years old (along with my friend Charlee Throneburg) and became a Fan for Life.  Dick was one of the heroes of my youth.

In addition to the great and now sadly late Dick Wagner, we'll hear some great experimental avant-garde music from three ex-members of Paul Revere and The Raiders, the Joyride album by Drake Levin and Friendsound, a real keeper. To be honest, I forget what else is on the show; I've been away from my desk for about three weeks now. But I encourage you to tune in and find out!