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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.

Mike Farris - Sunday Breakfast - 2015

by John Platt
photo by Jeremy Rainer

When I first heard Mike Farris' CD, Shine For All the People, I was immediately drawn to the gospel-flavored music he channels so authentically. When I met him, I connected with him on a spiritual level. This Nashville-based guy uses music as a healing force for himself as a recovering addict and as a way to serve others. Joined by pianist Paul Brown, he told his story in a humble and moving way and performed a couple of songs, including Mary Gauthier's "Mercy Now," in our studio session.

The Hot Sardines - FUV Live at Joe's Pub - 2015

by Rita Houston

The Hot Sardines play "old time" jazz with "new time" energy and style. Glamour and grit come together with this 8-piece ensemble with serious chops. It was truly a night of music discovery as FUV Marquee members packed into the band's hometown favorite venue of Joe's Pub for the performance. Stride piano, upright bass, a brassy horn section, washboard and even a tap dancer create the magic on stage. There is no other band playing live quite like The Hot Sardines.

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith - FUV Live - 2015

by Alisa Ali

Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Mangan is a very talented fella. His album Nice, Nice, Very Nice was nominated for a Polaris Prize and he had the (ehem) good fortune of winning a Juno Award for his last album, Oh Fortune. Dan is back again with his fourth full-length album, Club Meds, and I wouldn't be surprised if he finds himself on the red carpet for this one too. He'll have company this time, as this new album is billed as Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Although he's been playing with the guys in Blacksmith for a while now, he has finally made it official.

Johnny Marr - FUV Live - 2015

by Russ Borris
Johnny Marr (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

Johnny Marr is most closely associated with his tenure in The Smiths, creating some of the most notable and long lasting guitar riffs in rock history. His 30-year-plus career, though, has taken him in a number of different directions with stints in Electronic, The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs as well as countless recordings as a session player.

The 2 Bears - FUV Live - 2015

by Kara Manning

Euphoric in sound and scope, The 2 Bears' sophomore album,The Night Is Young, picks up seamlessly from where the duo's 2012 debut, Be Strong, left off. Longtime friends Joe Goddard, a core member of Hot Chip, and Raf Rundell, formerly with the label 1965 Records, released a first album that brimmed with rapturous, intelligent house music that addressed both the unifying power of love and, surprisingly, the economic woes of the recession. Humor was also a vital element in their chemistry: in videos, festival gigs and Ibiza DJ sets, Goddard and Rundell delivered their club anthems while frolicking around in bear suits. It's not an approach that many bands could pull off, but the ursine-fixated pals managed to do it with dignity intact.