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The New Pornographers at The Brill Building

by NPR Music
credit: NPR Music

Last week in New York City, on the fringe of Times Square, a band of busy artists gathered in a building brimming with songwriting history. The Brill Building's golden age, when songs like "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Be My Baby" were written in its offices, are in the past, but The New Pornographers' pop music would fit into the mold of that era. You can easily imagine the group's members writing songs in small, secluded rooms to be played on tiny transistors and monophonic record players.

Question of the Day: Remembering September 11th

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the 13th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. As we look back, think about what's happened since, and look ahead, what songs come to mind? Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Hiatt "New York Had Her Heart Broke"

Joan Osborne "Love's in Need of Love Today"

Brinsley Schwarz "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding"

The Kinks "Better Things"

Trampled By Turtles - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

With a wide range of musical backgrounds from folk to speed metal, the Minnesota band Trampled By Turtles is part of a progressive bluegrass movement. The acoustic sextet recently celebrated its tenth anniversary by releasing a seventh album, Wild Animals, and the band stopped by Studio A to play some of the new material and talk about the new album. We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this episode of FUV Live.

Dr. John - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Dr. John and Darren DeVivo, photo by Deirdre Hynes

On his latest album, Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch, Dr. John pays tribute to the one-and-only Louis Armstrong. The album is a collection of 13 songs put through the "Nite Tripper" wash with a little help from his friends, including Bonnie Raitt, Shemekia Copeland, Arturo Sandoval and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. John, here in Studio A to talk about the new album and we’ll hear a sample of the new songs during this episode of FUV Live.