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Ben Howard - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

British singer songwritter Ben Howard is back with his sophomore album, I Forget Where We Are.  The album follows up his 2011 debut, Every Kingdom which earned him two BRIT Awards and a Mercury Prize nomination. The new album features more electric guitars and has a darker tone to it, but it still features the thoughtful and introspective songwritting that we've come to love. When Ben stopped by Studio A with this band this past October, he played a couple of the new songs for us. Check them out here.

Question of the Day: Happy Festivus!

by Corny O'Connell

Happy Festivus! Yes, it's a Festivus for the rest of us - the holiday popularized by Seinfeld. Let's set up the aluminum pole, have the airing of grievances and the feats of strength. For the WFUV Question of the Day, we'll focus on the airing of grievances. Suggest a song that does just that and we'll spin a set after 9am. Don't disappoint me this year, leave your song suggestions in the comments below.

Here's what we played:

Fountains of Wayne "Halley's Waitress"

Nicole Atkins - FUV Live Guest DJ - 2014

by Russ Borris
Nicole Atkins photo by Laura Fedele

Nicole Atkins has had a great year in 2014, releasing her latest record, Slow Phaser, as well as the new live album, Live at the Masonic Temple.  She’s also got great taste in music and I recently got to sit down with Nicole to talk about some of her favorite songs and albums of the year.  We’ll cover a bunch of others topics too, including her tour with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, her upcoming project with Bad Seeds drummer Jim Sclavunos and lots more.

James - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning
The devastating blow of his mother’s death and the passing of a close friend compelled Tim Booth, the lead singer of James, to deal with profound grief in the only way he knew how: to write songs and record an album with his bandmates. But James’ most recent album, La Petite Mort, isn’t steeped in relentless sorrow and lachrymose lyrics, but embraces broader, brighter themes with a spiritual and even humorous bent, celebrating the fleeting nature of life and love.