Won't You Make A Year-End Gift To WFUV And The Alternate Side?

On December 18 and 19 WFUV and The Alternate Side ask you to please make a year-end gift to support the radio stations you love. Any amount helps, but a membership to WFUV is an inspiring present for any music-lover you know. In addition, if you add $5 to your contribution, you'll even help the Food Bank of New York City. You can support us online or by calling 877-938-8907. Also, WFUV will be counting down the results of the 2014 Listener Poll on 90.7FM on Friday, December 19, beginning at 12 noon EST. Won't you join us and become a member too?

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Philip Selway: FUV Live

Already known for his drumming and background vocal work with Radiohead, Philip Selway is finally being recognized for his songwriting talents. In 2010, he released his solo debut, Familial. He is back now with his sophomore effort, Weatherhouse, and the new album shows the great growth and depth of his musicianship. Watch videos of Philip Selway in Studio A and listen to his full session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, December 19, at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming online.

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.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending December 21

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Thurston Moore reigns on this week's TAS Top 20.

Deer Tick Ticket Giveaway: Brooklyn Bowl On December 30

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Raucous rockers Deer Tick will mark their tenth anniversary as a band with a six-night residency at Brooklyn Bowl that begins on December 26 and continues through New Year's Eve. Every night, Deer Tick will cover one of their favorite albums in its entirety, along with their own originals, with an array of special guests (The Replacements' Tommy Stinson and Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith have signed up for the first show). The Alternate Side has tickets to Deer Tick's December 30 show in which they'll tackle Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True. Want to go? Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, December 21, at 5p.m. EST for a chance to win.

Television Ticket Giveaway: The Stone Pony On December 30

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The iconic quartet Television, whose 1977 debut Marquee Moon persuaded an entire generation of musicians to go out and form a band, is playing The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on December 30. Television has gone through some slight lineup changes over the years, notably the departure of Richard Lloyd in 2007, but Tom Verlaine, Billy Ficca and Fred Smith, along with Lloyd's replacement Jimmy Rip, will be on hand when Television plays the legendary venue. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets; just enter by Sunday, December 21 at 5p.m. EST for a chance to win.

Erasure Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On December 30

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Hoping to see out the year dancing? Erasure's Andy Bell and Vince Clarke are in New York this month with two shows at Terminal 5, on December 30 and New Year's Eve. The duo have a new album out, their sixteenth, called The Violet Flame, but expect some classic hits too, like "Oh L'Amour" or "Chains of Love." The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets to Erasure's December 30 gig; just fill out an entry form for a chance to win by December 21.

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