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Check out recent live studio sessions along with remote concerts. Can't find what you're looking for? View the complete archives.

Honeyblood - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Scotland votes for (or against) independence this week, but in the realm of rock music, Glasgow's Stina Tweeddale and Shona McVicar of Honeyblood have seized upon their own ferociously indie spirit as a winning ticket. The pair—singer/guitarist Tweeddale and drummer McVicar—met serendipitously when they were both in other bands. They found common ground in a mutual affection for artists like PJ Harvey, Best Coast, the Breeders and Elastica, eschewed recruiting a bass player and began writing and recording together. Their first release was a lo-fi two-track cassette, the Thrift Shop EP, which they recorded with a single microphone and a 4-track tape deck in a bathroom. Shortly after that release, Tweeddale and McVicar nervously played their first live show in February 2012 where they caught the eye of FatCat Records founder Alex Knight, who not only bought the pair's handmade merchandise but began the process of mentoring them, eventually signing Honeyblood to the label.

Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

It was love pretty much at first sight when Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt met at Folk Alliance in Memphis. It took these busy musicians about 7 years to record an album together, but it's a beauty, with a fitting title - "For Keeps." The soon-to-be newlyweds, one of Austin's favorite couples, visited me in Studio A to share a little of their love story and a few songs from the album.

Robert Plant - FUV Live - 2014

by Dennis Elsas
Robert Plant photos by Phil King
Robert Plant keeps moving forward with his musical choices, without abandoning or ignoring his glorious past. Since Led Zeppelin ended in December 1980 (following the death of their drummer John Bonham) Plant has recorded numerous solo albums, reunited with Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page for several projects, and ventured into Americana and world music. He successfully and surprisingly teamed up with bluegrass star Alison Krauss in 2007 and then joined Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller for Band of Joy in 2010.

Landlady - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Brooklyn's Landlady was formed in 2011 by multi-instrumentalist Adam Shatz. You may already be familiar with Shatz since he plays in a bunch of different bands. To name just a few of the prolific musician's endeavors, he's part of the Afrobeat collective Zongo Junction, the jazz improvisation band Father Figures and the soulfully psychedelic The Shoe Ins. In addition, Adam has played with country punks Those Darlins and Philly's explosively quirky Man Man.This diverse mix of music is all explored and integrated into Adam Shatz's main project, Landlady. The latest release from Landlady is an album called Upright Behavior. On this episode of The Alternate Side in Session, Shatz and his Landlady cohorts perform some of the new material for us and Adam talks about the new record.


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.