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Question of the Day: Colorful Band Names

by Corny O'Connell

After playing The Black Keys this morning, I got to thinking of all the other bands and artists with colorful names. There's Maroon 5, P!nk and, of course, Whitesnake. How many can we come up with? Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Simply Red - "Holding Back the Years"

Al Green "Let's Stay Together"

Shocking Blue - "Venus"

The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army"

FUV's New Dig: Benjamin Booker

by Darren DeVivo

Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker
ATO Records

Benjamin Booker is a new artist poised to make a unique mark on the current landscape of American rock. His debut album, Benjamin Booker, sounds nothing like what we have heard in the past. This is no small feat. It’s not easy to create something fresh and new using the same basic materials as others who have come before. Booker taps into both the old masters as well as his contemporaries and – like Victor Frankenstein building the perfect beast – he takes bits and pieces from these influences to create new life. As if he is declaring his arrival, Booker sings, “I’m a new beginning,” in the song “Wicked Waters."

Bahamas - FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall - 2014

by Alisa Ali
Bahamas photo by Gus Philippas

After two very successful albums as Bahamas, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Afie Jurvanen is stepping out from behind the curtain to reveal his most self-assured album yet. Bahamas is Afie is a breezy collection of songs that are perfect for the late summer. Ahead of the release of the album (which is out tomorrow), Afie and his band performed an FUV Live show for a crowd of WFUV Marquee members at Rockwood Music Hall, which you can listen to right here.