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FUV Essentials

There are many variables that determine what makes an artist or band “essential” — longevity, impact, influence, history, discography — and WFUV takes a deeper look with FUV Essentials. On-air and online, we celebrate musicians who have shaped our cultural soundtrack. Let’s love these artists while they’re here, and honor those who have departed too soon.


As Radiohead returns in July 2018 for a four-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden, we're celebrating the music of this beloved #FUVEssentials band.


Phoenix is a beloved and much-needed ambassador of French joie de vivre in the States. As the band returns to New York for a five-day residency at Brooklyn Steel, we're celebrating the quartet as one of our FUV Essentials.