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,

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.

Happy 20 Years, Rita!

by Laura Fedele

Rita Houston likes few things better than to throw a great party, so that's what had to happen to celebrate her 20th anniversary on the air at WFUV (here's the backstory).  Our fine friends at City Winery came up with the idea and provided the venue, we slated it for Friday, April 11, 2014, and Rita filled the night with live music, favorite songs and special guests.