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Jose Gonzalez - FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall - 2015

by Russ Borris
Jose Gonzalez photo by Manish Gosalia

We've been fans of the music of Jose Gonzalez since his debut Veneer in 2003. There's a simplicity in the beauty of his songs, but if you listen closely, you'll discover a whole lot more lies beneath the surface. On his latest trip to NYC, Jose played an exclusive set for WFUV Marquee members at Rockwood Music Hall. To call this a magical night would be an understatement. Playing a "stripped" down set with his band, the new songs from his album, Vestiges & Claws were just incredible live.  

Bluebirds of Paradise - Sunday Breakfast - 2015

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Bronx-born Ari Hest has built a loyal following over the course of a career that's seen more than a dozen albums on both major and indie labels. His girlfriend Chrissi Poland has fewer releases to her credit, but a growing reputation as a singer in her own right. They've teamed up for a Brazilian-flavored project they call Bluebirds of Paradise. Always a sucker for a samba, I was delighted to share their breezy songs and sweet harmonies in this Sunday Breakfast session.

Question of the Day: Messages, Cards & Letters

by Corny O'Connell

You'll see from the Google doodle that today is the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express. You can have some fun with that trying ride your pony across the land. And we'll have some fun playing your favorite songs about messages, cards, letters and the like. Drop them in the slot below and we'll deliver a set on air after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

"Can't Hardly Wait" - The Replacements

"Put the Message in the Box" - World Party

"Love Letter" - Bonnie Raitt

Twin Shadow - FUV Live - 2015

by Russ Borris

Eclipse, the new album from Twin Shadow, is one of my favorite releases of the year so far and it was WFUV's New Dig last month. The man behind Twin Shadow is George Lewis, Jr., an artist with a keen sense of melody and an ambitious vision for his music.  He has spent the last several years on the indie scene in Brooklyn, but a recent move to L.A. brings his major label debut Eclipse.  All of these songs are big and anthemic and instantly likeable.