Christopher Owens: TAS In Session

We first became aware of the talents of Christopher Owens a few years ago through his band Girls. Their full-length debut was simply titled Album and the dreamy songs on it recalled warm and hazy California pop. Girls went on to release one more full-length album and an EP before breaking up in 2012. Without wasting much time at all, Owens got straight to work and released his solo debut, Lysandre, a year later. Incredibly, he has already made his second solo album, A New Testament. Watch Christopher Owens performing live in Studio A and listen to his session via the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 6, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For 2014

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Alt-J tops the list of the most popular TAS tracks of 2014.

Temples: FUV Live

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It's not often that the first recording of a young band perfectly conveys that group's promise and mission. Temples, then a duo, managed to do that very thing with their debut single, 2012's "Shelter Song." Last winter, Temples released their debut album, Sun Structures, and embarked on a long trek of sold-out headlining gigs and major festival outings. This autumn, Temples paid an overdue visit to WFUV for a session. Singer and guitarist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Warmsley candidly discussed the breakneck pace that the band's been on this year, maintaining artistry despite exhaustion. Watch videos of Temples in Studio A and listen to the entire session in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, December 26, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Listen: Holiday Cheer For FUV 2014

Guided by Conor Oberst, this year’s sold-out Holiday Cheer for FUV offered warmth and celebration courtesy of Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson. Listen to the entire Holiday Cheer for FUV: Live From The Beacon Theatre concert in the FUV Vault now and watch a recap video of the festive night too featuring interviews with Conor Oberst, James Felice, Laura MarlingSuzanne Vega and more.

Break Out That Mistletoe: The Alternate Side's Christmas Show Returns

Along with spiked eggnog and your grandmother's fruitcake, The Alternate Side's annual holiday show has become tradition, so join Russ Borris and Alisa Ali for the TAS Christmas Special on Wednesday, December 24, from 8-10p.m. EST on 90.7 FUV, also streaming online. They'll spin new holiday tunes from Sharon Van Etten, Dum Dum Girls, Mark Kozelek, Deer Tick, Bad Religion and other Yuletide merrymakers. Also expect seasonal favorites from The Ramones, The Magnetic Fields and Sufjan Stevens too. And no TAS Christmas is complete without Run DMC's "Christmas in Hollis!"

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending December 28

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As the end of the year draws near, new singles from Parquet Courts and Weezer debut on the last TAS Top 20 chart of 2014.

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

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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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