FUV And The Alternate Side's Spring Member Drive Is Underway

WFUV and The Alternate Side's spring member drive is underway! Please support the public radio you love. Contribute any amount from April 23-30 and not only are you a supporter of The Alternate Side, but you're automatically eligible to win a trip to Reykjavíc, Iceland for the Iceland Airwaves festival this fall. Contribute $30 and we'll send you Live From The Alternate Side Volume 2, our homegrown CD with exclusive live songs, all recorded in Studio A. For $50 you'll receive The Afghan Whigs' new album, Do To The Beast, while supplies last, and a TAS t-shirt. If you prefer, you can also choose FUV thank you gifts at different levels beginning at $60.  You can contribute online or call 877-938-8907 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

Roman Remains: SXSW 2014 Blog

Liela Moss and Toby Butler of Duke Spirit have branched out of late with a side project, the darkly propulsive Roman Remains. Earlier this month they released a debut album, Zeal on Dhani Harrison's H.O.T. Records, Ltd. The duo has been touring North America with Gary Numan—they'll be at Webster Hall opening for the electronic music legend this Saturday, March 22—and earlier this week found Roman Remains traipsing around Austin for SXSW. The Alternate Side asked Liela Moss of Roman Remains if she'd blog about her Texas adventures for us—which involved Blondie, big hats and broken elevators.

Damon Albarn: SXSW 2014

Damon Albarn's creative restlessness has long been a boon to his fans as he has artfully shifted between Blur, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad and The Queen, the ongoing Africa Express projects and even opera. So it's slightly surprising that it's taken over two decades for Albarn to release his first "official" solo album, Everyday Robots. The album won't be out until April 29, but at SXSW's Public Radio Rocks Day Stage showcase earlier today, March 14, Albarn dipped generously into songs from Everyday Robots, like the title track,  "Lonely Press Play" and "Mr. Tembo." Listen to Damon Albarn's full set at Public Radio Rocks in the FUV archives now.

Cut Copy: TAS In Session

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To shake up the sound of their fourth album Free Your Mind, Melbourne's Cut Copy reached out to longtime Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann. The result is a sunny, mind-banding dance record. Cut Copy plays two sold-out shows at Terminal 5 on March 21 and 22, but around the time of Free Your Mind's release, TAS headed to an East Village studio to chat with Cut Copy about the album's development, their affection for The KLF and other sundry fun facts. Listen to the interview now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE tomorrow, March 14, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

The Strypes: SXSW 2014

These Irish teenagers are, apparently, musically wise beyond their years. Dave Grohl, Roger Daltrey and Elton John are counted as early fans of The Strypes—in fact, John signed them to his management company, and was quoted as saying, "they have a knowledge of R&B and blues at 16 years of age that I’ve only amassed in my 65 years." Watch The Strypes cover Bo Diddley's "You Can't Judge A Book by The Cover" for WFUV and The Alternate Side.

FUV Live: Phantogram (SXSW 2014 Band)

The latest release from Saratoga-spawned, Brooklyn-based duo Phantogram is the enigmatic and handsome Voices. And yes, Phantogram is a part of the formidable lineup for Public Radio Rocks which airs tomorrow, March 14, beginning at noon and broadcast on 90.7FM WFUV (also streaming online). Phantogram have a 3pm EDT set, nestled between sets by Damon Albarn, The Hold Steady, Jeremy Messersmith, Lucius and Temples. Want to check them out prior to their Public Radio Rocks showcase at the Austin Convention Center? Watch videos of Phantogram's session here, including songs like "Bill Murray," and listen to it streaming now in the FUV Vault.

Thursday, March 13, At SXSW 2014

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Team FUV's Laura Fedele blogs about a tragic night and a heartbreaking morning in Austin. FUV's crew found it tough focusing on work today, but they managed, filming performances by The Strypes, Hozier and Spanish Gold at Hotel San Jose (videos to post shortly).

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