DOWNLOAD: Vic Ruggiero & Jesse Wagner’s 3 Song WFMU Set


Earlier this week, Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers and Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites played a 3-song acoustic set on WFMU’s Prove It All Night with Pat Byrne. Fresh off their 5-date stint together that hit The Sinclair in Cambridge last month, the two frontmen played blues-and folk inspired tracks that Vic had written previously. While the three songs are brief and to the point, the second song “Can We Get Back” features a bridge with Vic sharing a rambling story that is totally normal behavior if you’ve ever seen The Slackers live.

The set is available as a free download via the Free Music Archive, WFMU’s interactive audio library of free high-quality downloadable material. Prove It All Night with Pat Byrne airs on WFMU in New York/New Jersey every Saturday from 9pm to Midnight EST, and is described as a show where “DJ Pat Byrne does what he does best: acts weird, plays good music, and repeats… repeats… repeats… repeats. Your 3-hour passport to insomnia”. You can check out past and future episodes here. WFMU is the longest running freeform radio station currently in America.

Hear and download the 3-song set via the Free Music Archive, and check out the entire program via WFMU’s website.

Vic Ruggiero & Jesse Wagner – Live on WFMU’s Prove It All Night with Pat Byrne – January 3rd, 2015:

1. Memories (2:28)
2. Can We Get Back (4:20)
3. Pray (3:46)

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Alex Chiasson

Alex Chiasson is a writer for Boston Ska (dot) net. Alex's first experience with ska involved referring to it as "that music with the horns, right?" He's gotten better with categorization, but he also has this weird thing about staying humble. You can see Alex perform with The New Limits.

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