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.

Ticket Giveaway For Sam Smith At Webster Hall On March 24


Soulful Sam Smith, the winner of the prestigious BBC Sound of 2014 poll and the 2014 Brit Critics' Choice Award, has already scored hit singles with Disclosure and Naughty Boy and is on the brink of releasing his own debut album, In The Lonely Hour, in late May. Not surprisingly, Sam Smith has sold out his show at Webster Hall on March 24, but The Alternate Side has tucked away a few tickets which could be yours if you enter to win by this Sunday, March 16, at 5 p.m.

Win Tickets To Band Of Skulls At Warsaw On March 20


British rockers Band of Skulls release their new album, Himalayan, on March 31 — an album that bassist/vocalist Emma Richardson has described as possessing "big riffs and beautiful moments." Following the group's jaunt to SXSW this week, Band of Skulls head to New York for a sold-out gig at Brooklyn's Warsaw on March 20 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. Just enter to win a pair by this Sunday, March 16, at 5p.m.

Win Tix To The War On Drugs At Music Hall Of Williamsburg On March 21


Didn't win tickets to see The War on Drugs at Bowery Ballroom last week? Never fear, The Alternate Side has tickets for the band's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 21 too. The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel and his current lineup of bandmates have been together for a couple of years, giving solid footing to the band's third and most recent album, Lost in the Dream. Enter to win a pair of tickets to the group's Music Hall of Williamsburg show by this Sunday, March 16.

Bob Mould Will Release 'Beauty & Ruin' In June

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Bob Mould, who is headed to SXSW next week, will release a new solo album, Beauty & Ruin, on June 3 via Merge Records. He is touring this month, including two sold-out shows at New York's City Winery tomorrow, March 7, and Saturday, March 8.

Los Campesinos!: TAS In Session

Over the last eight years, the music of Los Campesinos! has straddled both the irreverent and serious, the wise and the witty. Frontman Gareth "Campesinos" Paisey's lyrics briskly percolate with personal and pop culture references, leapfrogging from soccer puns to romantic strife. The Welsh band's latest album, No Blues, might be their strongest to date and earlier this winter the sextet stopped by FUV and TAS for a session. Watch videos of Los Campesinos! in Studio A, listen to the conversation now in the FUV Vault or hear the band's session this Friday, March 7, on TAS on 91.5 WNYE at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending March 9


Phantogram, Beck and The Afghan Whigs make a long-awaited return to the TAS Top 20 countdown.

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