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.

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).

SXSW 2014 Day One: Russ Borris' Blog

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FUV and The Alternate Side's Russ Borris arrived in Austin, Texas yesterday and will be blogging from SXSW this week. On Day One, he saw St. Vincent, Hozier, Benjamin Booker and others. Russ is gearing up for the Public Radio Rocks showcase this Friday, March 14, broadcast live on FUV starting at noon with Damon Albarn, The Hold Steady, Temples, Phantogram, Jeremy Messersmith and Lucius.

NPR Music SXSW Showcase 2014

Tonight (and overnight), our friends at NPR Music return to Stubb's in Austin for their annual SXSW showcase, and you can stream live video here. If you missed St. Vincent when she was in town, this is a great chance to see her amazing live show. There's also U.K. punk from Eagulls, R&B from Kelis, and a preview of one of the artists set to perform at our Public Radio Rocks SXSW Day Stage on Friday: Damon Albarn. Check back tonight for live video, and keep tabs on Team FUV at SXSW.

First Listen: Kevin Drew, 'Darlings'

A member of Toronto's baroque-pop collective Broken Social Scene, Kevin Drew can't help but write music that sprawls in satisfying, sometimes bone-rattling ways. Listen to Kevin Drew's Darlings streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music prior to its release on March 18 via Arts & Crafts.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending March 16


SXSW-bound bands and artists—like Eagulls, Dum Dum Girls, Temples, St. Vincent and Damon Albarn—hold strong on this week's TAS Top 20 chart.

SXSW Preview: Russ Borris Blog

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SXSW gets bigger every year, with hundreds of bands descending upon the city of Austin. So how does an attendee separate the good from the not-so-good? WFUV and The Alternate Side plan to introduce you to bands we're pretty excited about, via live performances from Hotel San Jose, from Ages and AgesThe Strypes, Hozier, Thumpers, Allen Stone, Bear's Den and Mary Lambert of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” fame.  We’ll post videos of these performances starting Thursday. On Friday, we’re teaming up with other NPR affiliates for the Public Radio Rocks SXSW Day Stage show featuring Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), Lucius, The Hold Steady, Phantogram, Jeremy Messersmith and Temples.  Listen in to the whole showcase Friday, March 14, on 90.7FM WFUV starting at noon, also streaming online.


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