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UKNY On FUV For January 31

by Kara Manning
Rozi Plain (courtesy of Lost Map Records)

It's been snowy and brutally cold. If you don't have a fireplace, you kind of wish you could rent one. So on UKNY on FUV at 11, we'll dive headlong into a snowdrift and a stormy state-of-mind with Smoke Fairies, Laura Marling, Kate Bush and others. We'll explore brand new releases from Manchester's groove savvy LoneLady, the thoughtful Rozi Plain (pictured) and the majestic London trio Cold, Cold Heart too. Also, a Commonwealth Cut collaboration between Canadians Andy Kim (yes, of "Rock Me Gently" and "Sugar Sugar" fame) and Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For January 31

by Marshall Crenshaw
TV on the Radio (courtesy of the artist,

It's (still) a New Year, so let the tributes to newly-dead rock and rollers of 2015 begin. On tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10, I'll start with a tribute to Kim Fowley, a singular and brilliant character. He was only 75 when he died earlier this month, but had a couple lifetimes' worth of first-hand rock and roll stories. He also had some unique personal accomplishments as a record producer, manager, songwriter, and person who did it all and saw it all.  In addition, I'll also be playing some tracks from the superb new (as of 11/14) album Seeds by TV on the Radio. And I plan on letting my iPod-on-shuffle do at least part of the show for me. What could possibly go wrong?

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For January 31

by WFUV Staff
Bob Dylan (courtesy of the artist, and

Vin Scelsa describes tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8 as his version of "radio heaven." He features tracks from the forthcoming Bob Dylan album, Shadows In The Night (release date is this Tuesday, February 3), places Dylan's purview of Frank Sinatra in musical and historical context, and waxes, with great personal enthusiasm, about this surprising collection of American Songbook "standards." In addition, Vin has selected cuts from Jack White, Jim White, Linda Ronstadt, Belle and Sebastian, Memphis Minnie and much more.

Question of the Day: Single Artist Tributes

by Corny O'Connell
Sinatra Walk of Fame Shutterstock

Throughout the day we're giving you the chance to hear the forthcoming album from Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night. The songs, some familiar, some not-so, have all been recorded by Frank Sinatra. This is an album concept that's worked before - one artist recording the songs of another. Sometimes, like here, it's the repertoire of another artist. More often it's an album based on the songwriting of another artist.