STUDIO 89: Rob Fetters on Monday, February 10th

Feb 4, 2014

Seating is no longer available for tonight's Studio 89.  Check back tomorrow at noon for your opportunity to register for next week's Studio 89, or if you're a contributing member, look for an e-mail soon.  In the meantime, visit our Studio 89 program page for this season's lineup. 

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7pm to listen live.  Then, check back Tuesday afternoon for an opportunity to sign up for the next Studio 89. 

Remember, WNKU Members receive first priority for seating! Click here to learn more about becoming a sustaining member of WNKU or simply make a one time pledge today.

"Fetters has never relied on hyperbole to make his musical point. In 1983, he established his unassailable Pop credentials with the first Raisins album; he’s spent three decades proving that initial blast of melodic brilliance was no mere fluke. With a rotating and consistently gifted cast of collaborators (Adrian Belew, Bob Nyswonger, Chris Arduser, Bam Powell and Ricky Nye, among many others), Fetters has helped create one of Power Pop’s most perfect bodies of work with The Raisins, The Bears, psychodots and a trio of incredible full-length releases under his own name." - Brian Baker, CityBeat Magazine

It's that third and more recent solo release that everyone is talking about these days.  Released in December, Saint Ain't is Fetters' first solo project since 2005's, Musician.  It's well worth the wait and widely regarded as his best work to date.  If you listen to WNKU at all, you've heard at least a couple of tracks already.

Rob Fetters is no stranger to WNKU.  He's played guest DJ with Brian O'D.  He performed at our Live Drive last spring with the psychodots.  He played Studio 89 with The Bears back when it was called Exit 89.  He's even helped us raise money during fund drives.   To put it bluntly, we're all really big fans, and always look forward to his visits.  That's why we're especially excited to have him kick off the spring season of Studio 89 next Monday.

And as if Rob were not enough, he's bringing along his "Saint Ain't Mangled Angels" to perform with him.  The Mangled Angels include Bob Nyswonger (psyschodots, The Raisins, The Bears, Tickled Pink, etc.) on bass, Chris Arduser (psychodots, The Raisins, The Bears, Graveblankets, etc.) on drums, Brian Lovely (Faux Frenchmen, Flying Underground, Secret) on guitar, and Clyde Brown (Ben E. King & The Drifters)  Crystal Peterson (Victor Wooten band), and Elaine Diehl (Bromwell-Diehl Band, Elaine & the Biscaynes, WNKU) on backing vocals.

Want a seat in the live studio audience?  Make your request here.  Here's the thing.  WNKU members receive first priority.  That's just one of the many benefits of membership.  To become a contributing member of WNKU and get first shot at seating, visit our secure online pledge form.

Special thanks to Event Enterprises LLC for audio production support, and thanks to Mio's Pizzeria in Mt. Washington for providing hospitality.