Musical Feast for Sunday Breakfast

by John Platt

Tomorrow's going to be a four course Sunday Breakfast: we'll celebrate Nellie McKay's birthday and the coming of Passover, and we'll have some songs in memory of Jesse Winchester. Then, to top it off, a studio session with those purveyors of "amped up Americana," Spuyten Duyvil.

NPR icon First Listen: Kelis, 'Food'

by Kiana Fitzgerald
Kelis, photo by Laurent Levy

The new album from R&B's resident provocateur is the embodiment of what she has always contended as an artist: that she can't be molded to fit inside one genre.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For April 12

by Marshall Crenshaw
George Clinton and engineer Jim Vitti mixing P-Funk (courtesy of United Sound Systems, Facebook.com)

This week's "The Bottomless Pit" is one of my favorites so far, ever. It's an hour-long salute to Detroit's United Sound Systems, a recording studio with a deep and illustrious legacy. Launched back in 1933, and moved to its present location in 1943, there's a ton of popular music history connected to this place.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For April 12

by WFUV Staff
The Wizard of Oz

Vin Scelsa isn't feeling quite shipshape yet, so tonight on "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Paul Cavalconte sits in with Record Store Day vinyl from Jack White and new music from Sam Smith, The Strypes and the just-released solo project from Sabina of Brazilian Girls. Plus, Mickey Rooney on drums and a tribute to Nilsson via various artists on This Is The Town, Vol. 1.