Wolf Alice: TAS In Session

At Wolf Alice's gig at Mercury Lounge in late January, the venue was jam-packed for this canny north London quartet with a knack for songs that teeter between stormy lashings and tender idylls. On the basis of two very impressive EPs released over the last two years, Blush (2013) and Creature Songs (2014), Wolf Alice has made ambitious strides, graduating from tiny Camden Town club gigs to behemoth festivals like Glastonbury. The band's debut album, My Love Is Cool, will be released on June 23. Watch Wolf Alice's set in Studio A and listen to the entire session and interview now in the FUV Vault.

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


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

Deer Tick Ticket Giveaway: Brooklyn Bowl On December 30


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


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


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.

Israel Nash Ticket Giveaway: Mercury Lounge On January 22


Israel Nash (aka Israel Nash Gripka) lived in New York City for a while before relocating to Dripping Springs, Texas. That dramatic shift in locale spurred on Nash's third album, Rain Plains, a majestically stirring journey, steeped in Americana, that reflects vast, lonely plains of his new home. The album, self-released in 2013, was re-released this past summer via Loose Music and Thirty Tigers and Israel Nash begins his 2015 with a winter tour that takes him back to New York for a Mercury Lounge gig on January 22. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets; just enter by this Sunday, December 21, at 5p.m. EST.

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