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CMJ 2014 Postscript: Slowdive, Happyness, Purling Hiss, September Girls, Bo Ningen And More

by WFUV Staff
September Girls (photo by Alisa Ali)

CMJ blazed through our lives last week, bringing 1300 bands into 80 New York City venues for innumerable showcases (including FUV Live at CMJ with Horse Thief, Son Little, Elle King and Happyness). The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali and Kara Manning set out to see as many bands as they could and report on the highlights of a dizzying five day marathon.

Question of the Day: Is it a Hoax?

by Morning Show

On this day in 1938, Orson Wells scared the pants off of America with a radio show. On this anniversary of the "War of the Worlds" broadcast,  we're remembering great hoaxes. Were you ever fooled by one? Tell us about it and connect a cool song to it. 

Here's what we played: 

"Glass Onion" - the Beatles 

"1999" - Prince

"Atlantis" - Donovan 

"Man on the Moon" - R.E.M.

"Over the Rainbow" - Judy Garland


Sean Rowe - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

An avid naturalist and songwriter from upstate New York, Sean Rowe has been capturing audiences at crowded bars, open mics, and theaters for more than a decade with his baritone voice and prolific songwriting. After spending most of this year performing in friends' living rooms across the country, Rowe was inspired to make an album based on his experiences on this intimate tour. The result is his fourth full-length album, Madman, which features his most upbeat and accessible songs to date.

The Kooks - FUV Live - 2014

by Eric Holland

The Kooks have a new drummer, Alexis Nunez, who has brought a dance-a-bility factor to the band. That's according to Luke Pritchard, the very naturalistic rock star who sings and writes the songs. The fourth Kooks record is dramatically different than its three brothers. As the original quartet from Brighton has matured into the core duo and a freshly locked-in rhythm section, the songs from Listen demand compliance. In this session at our Bronx studios captured the afternoon before their show at The Paramount on Long Island, Luke nods to some funk inspiration.