Emmy The Great: TAS In Session

Singer and songwriter Emma-Lee Moss, who records as Emmy the Great, has been nomadic of late, drifting between her longtime home base of London, her native Hong Kong, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and other locales. That peripatetic spirit has informed the new songs for her forthcoming third album and her new EP, called S. She recently came by FUV's Studio A (accompanied by her brother as a handy backup band!) and discussed the impact of her romantic travails on her songwriting, life living out of a suitcase, the progress of her third album, and much more. Watch videos of Emmy the Great playing live in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 27, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.


First Listen: Sufjan Stevens, 'Carrie & Lowell'

A prolific, wide-ranging singer-songwriter crafts an intimate memorial to his late mother, who died three years ago. Listen to Sufjan Steven's Carrie & Lowell streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on March 31.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending March 29


Lower Dens and Twin Shadow have dark singles lighting up this week's TAS Top 20 chart.

Twin Shadow Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On April 1


Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr., who kicked off the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage showcase at SXSW last week, is happily headed to New York next month to support his very personal new album, Eclipse. Want to see Twin Shadow's sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 1 with openers Lolawolf (the band fronted by Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet's daughter Zoë) and The Great Void? Just enter by this Sunday, March 29, at 5p.m. EDT.

Alt-J Ticket Giveaway: Madison Square Garden On March 30


Mercury Prize winners for their 2012 debut album, An Awesome Wave, Alt-J have become as big a band Stateside as they have in their native Britain, garnering a Grammy nomination this year for Best Alternative album for their second release, This Is All Yours. In fact, they've gotten so big that the trio is tackling their first big headlining gig at Madison Square Garden on March 30 with openers Phantogram. Want to see Alt-J and Phantogram? Just enter for a chance to win by this Friday, March 27, at noon.

Horse Feathers Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On March 28


Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the chamber-pop collective Horse Feathers released its most recent album, So It Is With Us, in October. There is a brisk, springtime feeling to many of the songs on this record, and they'll be arriving in New York next week to greet the season with a show at Bowery Ballroom. The Alternate Side has tickets to see Horse Feathers; just enter for a chance to win a pair by this Thursday, March 26, at 5pm EDT.

Two Gallants: TAS In Session

San Francisco-based Two Gallants is the duo of childhood friends Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel.  With Stephens handling vocals and guitar and Vogel behind the drum kit, the pair create a tight mix of blues, folk, country, and garage rock. Even after 13 years together, Two Gallants continue to push the boundaries of what a duo can accomplish. The band's fifth album, We Are Undone, is possibly their heaviest outing yet, sonically and thematically.  Watch videos of Two Gallants in Studio A, listen to their session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 20, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

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