Stories by Kara Manning

Until The Ribbon Breaks: TAS In Session

There's a dystopian undertow to Until The Ribbon Breaks' first album, A Lesson Unlearnt, but the trio's genre-blurring debut is far from dour or dire. Cardiff-born, Los Angeles-based Pete Lawrie-Winfield and bandmates Elliot Wall and James Gordon have deftly mixed hues of soulful R&B, pop, muscular hip-hop, atmospheric electronica and dance rock into a heady brew.  The trio recently visited WFUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A for a session, to discuss the cinematic scope of the album and working with Run The Jewels and Homeboy Sandman. Watch videos of Until The Ribbon Breaks in Studio A, listen to the session any time in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, January 23, at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup Includes Belle And Sebastian, My Morning Jacket, Billy Joel, The War On Drugs And More

The lineup for Bonnaroo 2015 has been revealed and the eclectic, multi-generational lineup includes the return of Mumford and Sons, Billy Joel, Belle and Sebastian, My Morning Jacket, Kendrick Lamar, Run the JewelsFlorence and the Machine, Flying Lotus, The War On Drugs, SBTRKT, Earth Wind and Fire, Hozier, Caribou and more. The festival takes place in Manchester, Tennessee from June 11-14 and tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 17 at noon EST. Watch the announcement show video here.

Temples: FUV Live

It's not often that the first recording of a young band perfectly conveys that group's promise and mission. Temples, then a duo, managed to do that very thing with their debut single, 2012's "Shelter Song." Last winter, Temples released their debut album, Sun Structures, and embarked on a long trek of sold-out headlining gigs and major festival outings. This autumn, Temples paid an overdue visit to WFUV for a session. Singer and guitarist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Warmsley candidly discussed the breakneck pace that the band's been on this year, maintaining artistry despite exhaustion. Watch videos of Temples in Studio A and listen to the entire session in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, December 26, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Listen: Holiday Cheer For FUV 2014

Guided by Conor Oberst, this year’s sold-out Holiday Cheer for FUV offered warmth and celebration courtesy of Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson. Listen to the entire Holiday Cheer for FUV: Live From The Beacon Theatre concert in the FUV Vault now and watch a recap video of the festive night too featuring interviews with Conor Oberst, James Felice, Laura MarlingSuzanne Vega and more.

David Byrne And Talking Heads Tribute Concert At Carnegie Hall On March 23

The Roots, Steve Earle and Rufus Wainwright are among the eclectic array of artists announced for a benefit concert celebrating the music and legacy of David Byrne and Talking Heads at Carnegie Hall on March 23. That storied venue is a bit roomier than the old CBGB where the members of Talking Heads truly began their long love affair with New York City in the mid-1970s.

Recap: Holiday Cheer For FUV 2014

The warmth and exuberance that filled the Beacon Theatre for our sold-out 2014 benefit concert, Holiday Cheer for FUV, was an oasis of peace in unsettled times. The stormy winds of change were blowing just beyond the doors (and an actual Nor'easter was charging up the coast), but as led by Conor Oberst, his band, and observant storytellers like Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson, the nearly three-hour concert was a robust celebration of the tenacious human spirit. Read the recap here.

The Vaselines' Eugene Kelly: Five Essential Albums

Glasgow's The Vaselines, the enigmatic Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, have drifted in and out of their partnership since 1987, influencing an eclectic and reverent crew of musicians along the way, like Belle and Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Kelly and McKee have reunited in earnest since 2008, releasing their wiry, bittersweet and robust third album, V for Vaselines, this fall. Happily, The Vaselines return to New York next month for a gig at Brooklyn's Bell House on January 16, so TAS asked the always discerning Eugene Kelly if he'd write up a list of his Five Essential Albums.

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