Horse Thief: Listen To FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Horse Thief's latest release, Fear in Bliss, is a beautifully crafted album, driven by melodic guitar and layers of texture. It represents a band that is embracing its sound and coming into its own. I was really excited to see these songs performed live and they did not disappoint.

Broken Bells Ticket Giveaway: Central Park's Rumsey Playfield On September 26

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James Mercer and Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, of Broken Bells mine deeply into their shared love of the Bee Gees, Seventies-era R&B and folk-leaning electronica on their sophomore effort, After the Disco. They'll greet the early fall in New York with a show at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on September 26. Opening for Broken Bells is Hamilton Leithauser, solo since The Walkmen went on hiatus, who released his debut album, Black Hours, in June. It's a terrific bill and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets—fill out the entry form by this Sunday, September 14.

Marco Benevento Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On September 17

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Northern New Jersey native and pianist Marco Benevento releases his fifth album, Swift, on September 16, and marks that auspicious occasion with two New York shows that week, at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade. Marco Benevento recently did a session for The Alternate Side (which also airs that week) and we're also giving away a handful of tickets for his Rough Trade gig on September 17. Enter by this Sunday, September 14, at 5p.m. EDT for a chance to win.

First Listen: Karen O, 'Crush Songs'

The singer's lo-fi solo debut has the earnest immediacy of Kimya Dawson and the ukulele-driven poignancy of Magnetic Fields. But it's powered by a subversive, fearlessly revealed rock 'n' roll heart. Listen to Karen O's Crush Songs streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music prior to the album's release on September 9 on Cult Records.

Jungle: FUV Live

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The funked-out, falsetto-driven songs of London's Jungle offer up the perfect summertime soundtrack, brimming with sleek harmonies and soulful anthems. The two boyhood friends still stubbornly adhere to some anonymity; they prefer to be called J and T. But as a touring collective of five (or seven) members, Jungle is boldly uncloaked. This summer, the pair finally released their self-titled debut album on XL Recordings and on October 2, they return to New York for a show at Irving Plaza. Not long ago, Jungle ventured to the Bronx to play a mini-set for WFUV. Watch videos from their performance in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, September 5, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

Nick Cave Releases A Single And Announces A New York Show For '20,000 Days On Earth'

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Ahead of the release of the new pseudo-documentary 20,000 Days On Earth, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have released a new single, "Give Us A Kiss," backed with "Jubilee Street." Both songs are previously unreleased and will appear in the film, directed by Jane Pollard and Iain Forsythe. In addition, Nick Cave will play a solo show at New York's Town Hall on September 20 following a screening of the film. There will also be a Q&A with the filmmakers. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday, September 6, at 12p.m. EDT with a fan presale beginning tomorrow, September 5, at noon.

Courtney Barnett Returns For North American Tour This Fall

Courtney Barnett, who will be rereleasing The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas on pink vinyl on September 30 as part of RED Distribution's "Ten Bands One Cause" initiative for National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, will be returning to North America for a headlining tour this fall. She'll play New York's Webster Hall on October 22 with San Fermin.

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