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The Festival of Lessons and Carols - 2014

by Jeremy Rainer

The sounds of the Christmas season reverberated on Fordham University's Rose Hill campus on December 7, 2014 as the Bronx Arts Ensemble joined the University Choir for the Festival of Lessons and Carols at the University Church.

The annual event, which was also held the previous night at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan, drew members of the Fordham community who lent their voices to the chorus in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

New Music from Damien Rice

by Sarah Wardrop
photo by Lilja Birgisdóttir

Today at 3pm, Dennis Elsas will premiere a brand new song from Damien Rice. It's been eight years since this FUV fave released a collection of new material. Now we only have to wait until November 11th for the album My Favourite Faded Fantasy, which was produced by Rice and Rick Rubin. There are also a few NYC tour dates to look forward to (October 16 & 18 at The Box; October 17 at Warsaw), although they quickly sold-out. In the meantime, Damien has offered up a Public Radio Premiere of his new song "I Don't Want To Change You," and it comes your way on FUV this afternoon. (Stream the song via All Songs Considered).

It Was 50 Years Ago Today - The Beatles Invade America

by Dennis Elsas
The Beatles deplaning at JFK, photograph by Harry Benson, from the new LIFE book, "Paul McCartney"

America met the Beatles for the first time on February 7th, 1964, and from that day on, the music world and my life were never quite the same. It Was 50 Years Ago Today – The Beatles Invade America is my personal documentary recounting the events leading up to and following The Beatles' arrival at Kennedy Airport.

Lou Reed (1942-2013) - An Appreciation

by Darren DeVivo

Lou Reed – rocker, songwriter, singer, guitarist, poet, artist, New Yorker. The world lost a unique visionary this past Sunday. Artists like Lou Reed do not come around all that often. We were privileged to experience, first hand, the gifts that Lou Reed had to offer and we can be thankful for the opportunity to continue to explore his art and find new treasures hidden beneath the surface.

Laura Marling, Laura Mvula And David Bowie Included in 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Shortlist

by Kara Manning

Laura Mvula, Foals, David Bowie and Laura Marling, who plays a special concert for WFUV tonight, September 11, at St. Ann's and the Holy Trinity, are among the 12 shortlisted nominees for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, Britain's most prestigious music award. Artists from the UK and Ireland are eligible during a release period that spanned from September 11, 2012 to September 9, 2013.

New Music from TV On The Radio

by Carmel Holt
TV On The Radio

Barely a month after debuting the energetic rocker "Mercy" (their first new song since 2011's Nine Types of Light and the tragic passing of their bass player Gerard Smith), Brooklyn's own TV On The Radio give us another new track, "Million Miles," which you can listen to below. Showcasing the incredible range of the band, "Million Miles" is a perfect counterpart to "Mercy" — burning slow and sexy, with undertones of heartbreak and longing.

Question of the Day: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

by Corny O'Connell

It's the umpteenth anniversary of Woodstock - the 1969 concert festival with a legacy that has grown to mythic proportions. Anyone who was there or tried to get there has a tale to tell. So today we're asking for your concert stories - not of what happened on stage, but what happened on the way to the show. Be sure to include whom you going to see and we'll spin a set of those artists this morning. 

Here's what we played:

The Who "I'm Free"

Richard Thompson "Wall of Death"

Elton John "Honky Cat"

New Music from The Avett Brothers

by Alisa Ali
The Avett Brothers

Ahead of the release of their new album, Magpie and the Dandelion — due out in October — The Avett Brothers have released a new song. "Another Is Waiting" is a short song that gets right to the point in typical Avett Brothers fashion, with banjo, guitars and drums. On this track, Seth Avett sings about a person he sees headed down the wrong path.