FUV Live At CMJ 2013

Lucius - CMJ Showcase - 2013

by WFUV Staff

Kicking off FUV Live at CMJ with a warm, effusive set that fit perfectly with the waning afternoon sun, Lucius were in a celebratory mood, marking the release day of their debut album, Wildewoman. Although they began with a sweetly mellifluous cover of the Beatles' "Free As A Bird," the balance of Lucius' eight-song set was pulled from their new album and their 2012 self-titled EP.

Saint Rich - CMJ Showcase - 2013

by WFUV Staff

Saint Rich's sinewy guitar rock — coincidentally played by four guys as reedy and tall as cattails — is nonchalant, scruffy and playful. The duo of shaggy-haired Steve Marion and baby-faced vocalist Christian Peslak expanded to a quartet for their FUV Live at CMJ set of nine songs, pulled from their debut album Beyond the Drone. From the muscular throes of "Sorry/Sadly" to the insolent shrug of their catchy single, "Officer," Saint Rich managed to meld their New Jersey swagger with a hint of Arctic Monkeys' chic cheek.

James Bay - CMJ Showcase - 2013

by WFUV Staff

Driving all night from Minneapolis to New York for his set at FUV Live at CMJ, the 22-year-old James Bay played a solo, mostly acoustic, set of seven songs, including a few found on his recent EP, The Dark of the Morning. Shifting between hushed confessions and keening declarations on songs like "Let It Go" and "Need the Sun To Break," Bay, reminiscent of a young Johnny Depp and sporting a wide-brimmed hat, was charming and chatty.

Claire - CMJ Showcase - 2013

by WFUV Staff

Not only was FUV Live at CMJ the very first CMJ show on Claire's itinerary, it was also the buzzy synthpop band's very first set — and radio performance — in the United States. Flying in from Munich, Germany the day before, the quintet surprised us by taking their lush dance EP, Broken Promise Land, and radically deconstructing it for the showcase — stripping away propulsive beats to find each song's tender, emotional core.

FUV Live at CMJ 2013: Recap

by Kara Manning
Photos by Laura Fedele/WFUV

The FUV Live at CMJ 2013 showcase last night was everything that we had hoped for -- and more. Thanks to all you who came down to Rockwood Music Hall or joined us online and on the radio to hear one of the first official showcases of this week's CMJ Music Marathon. Missed the broadcast? It will be in the FUV Vault shortly. (We have to sleep sometime.)