The Strypes - FUV Live - 2014

by Dennis Elsas

The Strypes are a terrific new band from Ireland that are playing adrenalized rock ‘n’ roll.  It’s fast, it’s tough, it’s smart and it’s fun.  I’m hearing echoes of early Stones and Yardbirds mixed with the speed of punk and the hooks of power pop.  Their debut album Snapshot is just that - a musical mix of ten originals and three cover songs that serve up an instant impression of what they do.

But it’s their live performance that really makes them stand out and exciting to watch.  They’ve got all the right moves combined with strong musicianship that seem to defy their age and life experience. Their average age is 17 and they look it.  It also doesn’t hurt that they were signed to Elton John’s Rocket Management and Chris Difford (of Squeeze) is  very much involved as a mentor.

I really enjoyed watching them perform in their FUV Studio A session and spending time talking with them on a variety of subjects. Take a look and take a listen below.

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Suzanne Vega - FUV Live at City Winery - 2014

by Rita Houston
Suzanne Vega, photo by Laura Fedele

Suzanne Vega brought beauty and insight to a mix of new and classic songs in this live set from City Winery. She is in fine voice and was joined on guitars by Gerry Leonard, who also produced her new album, Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles.

Roosevelt Dime - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Roosevelt Dime is a lively Brooklyn-based roots band whose musical trademark is a blend they call Steamboat Soul. Last summer they were voted one of the Most Wanted Emerging Artists at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. They returned to Sunday Breakfast to play some songs from their new CD, "Full Head of Steam."

Question of the Day: Got Healthcare?

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the deadline to sign up for health insurance this year under the Affordable Care Act at healthcare.gov. Folks in need of that have until midnight to sign up. You only have until 9am to submit your requests for the WFUV Question of the Day: songs about doctors, nurses, medicine, etc. Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set this morning.

Here's what we played this morning:

"I Don't Want to Die (in the Hospital) - Conor Oberst

"I Wanna Be Sedated" - The Ramones