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Music Discovery and Kristin Andreassen on Sunday Breakfast

by John Platt
Laura Crosta, from Kristin Andreassen website

On this week's Sunday Breakfast, I'll share some of my favorite discoveries from the recent Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City. It truly was an international bunch, with artists from The U.S., Canada, Ireland, and Australia catching my ear. I'll also have brand new music from Jorma Kaukonen, The Nields, and Spuyten Duyvil and, in the final hour, a session with Kristin Andreassen, the singer-songwriter-dancer who was once part of the string band, Uncle Earl.

UKNY On FUV For February 28

by Kara Manning
Underworld at Royal Festival Hall (photo: David Rowntree, courtesy of the artist,

Tonight on UKNY at 11, a conversation with Karl Hyde of the influential electronic band Underworld, focusing on the recently remastered 20th anniversary release of the band's seminal 1994 album Dubnobasswithmyheadman. Hyde and his longtime compadre Rick Smith embark on a sold-out UK and European tour beginning on March 5 in Bristol and they'll be coming Stateside this June with one show announced thus far at L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl. Karl discusses the unlikely road that led to this groundbreaking album and the potent role that New York City has had on his artistic life.

Also, brand new music from Meadowlark, East India Youth, Blur and more.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For February 28

by Marshall Crenshaw
The Shangri-Las, c. 1964

Due to my week being especially harried and hectic, tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 is a rerun, and I went way back in the archives for this one, from October 2011. The whole show is dedicated to the girl group sound and era. This music was created back in the 1960s but continues to cast its spell to this day. I did the show in the first place after having to miss the Lincoln Center concert, "She's Got the Power: A Girl-Group Extravaganza," which I'm told was, emotionally and musically, a killer.

Tune in tonight to hear The Luv'd Ones, Maxine Brown, Jackie DeShannon, The Shangri-Las, and many more!

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight' For February 28

by Vin Scelsa
Bruce Sinofsky (from American Masters on PBS)

The Spirit of Death hovers in and around tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, but don't let that frighten you away. It is a loving gentle Spirit. I was a little late in remembering the anniversary of the passing of Andy Warhol last week, and will make up for that tardiness. However, what's been on my mind for days is the passing of documentary filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky earlier this week. Bruce and his creative partner Joe Berlinger were frequent guests and friends of "Idiot's Delight,"® talking about such films as "Brother's Keeper," "The Paradise Lost" trilogy, and "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster."