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The Group Harmony Review For March 14

by Dan Romanello
Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions (c. 1969)

On the "Group Harmony Review" at midnight, I'll trace the vocal group sound from 1956 to 1965. The show will include such artists as Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Arlene Smith and the Chantels, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, and Barbara English and the Clickettes. It was a golden age of rhythm 'n' blues and rock 'n' roll vocal group harmony.

UKNY On FUV For March 14: SXSW Preview

by Kara Manning
Golden Fable (courtesy of the artist)

Although SXSW's film and interactive festival is already underway, the music part of Austin's annual mega-event kicks off on March 17, when the streets of the city are overrun with exhausted and eager musicians, taco trucks and rivers of cheap beer. Tonight's UKNY at 11 will dodge the madding crowd, but we'll preview some of the terrific young bands that will run the gauntlet of endless SXSW gigs, like Boxed In, Go Wolf, Golden Fable (pictured), and FUV's CMJ showcase veterans Happyness. Also, new music from Portico, formerly the Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet, and one more nod to Elastica's mighty debut album, marking its 20th anniversary this very day.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For March 14

by Marshall Crenshaw
Bill Lloyd (courtesy of the artist,

Tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 was pre-recorded just before I left on a month-long road trip, which I'm still on. I don't remember exactly what's on the show, to be honest. But a great way to find out, for all of us, would be to listen to the program, as I sincerely hope you'll do. Here's what I remember about it:  On this show I use a ploy, a tactic, that I list in my notes as "The Car." There are usually between 12 to 20 CDs in my car at any given time. I just went out to the car, rounded up whatever was there, and made a show out of it.

I remember now that these included CDs by three actual friends of mine: Bill Lloyd (of Nashville), Ray Mason (and The Ray Mason Band), and Glen Burtnik and his great new band, The Weeklings.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For March 14

by WFUV Staff
"Out of the Past," with Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer (1947)

Vin Scelsa describes the opening set of this evening's "Idiot's Delight"® as the soundtrack to an imaginary Hollywood film noir starring Robert Mitchum, slanted with steely solitude, smoke-choked bars and long goodbyes. Also, Vin has set aside vintage gems from Jackson C. Frank, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, and The Band as well as new releases from My Morning Jacket and Josh Rouse.