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.

Dum Dum Girls Ticket Giveaway: Brooklyn Bowl On October 30

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Dum Dum Girls released their third album, Too True, back in January and Dee Dee Penny and her bandmates are still on the road promoting it. Penny (who is also in the band Haunted Hearts with her husband Brandon Welchez of Crocodiles) and her fellow Dum Dum Girls play Brooklyn Bowl on October 30 with Ex-Cops and Christines. Enter by October 26 at 5p.m. EDT for a chance to win a pair of TAS tickets to the show.

Cass McCombs And The Meat Puppets Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On October 31

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Singer and songwriter Cass McCombs and eclectic rockers Meat Puppets will release a split 7-inch single together via Domino Records later this month and now McCombs and the Kirkwood brothers are touring North America. Cass McCombs, whose album Big Wheel and Others also came out earlier this year, and Meat Puppets, who released Rat Farm in 2013, are taking over Rough Trade on October 31 and November 1. The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets for their Halloween show; just enter the giveaway by this Sunday, October 26, by 5p.m EDT.

Sohn Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On October 31

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British producer Sohn released his lush, introspective album Tremors earlier this year, an collection of R&B-leaning electronic songs inspired by his move to Vienna, Austria and the contrasts and parallels between that city and his native London. Perhaps Sohn will find fresh (or spooky) inspiration in Brooklyn when he plays two sold-out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg, one on Halloween night, October 31. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig; just fill out an entry form by this Sunday, October 26, for a chance to win.

Highasakite: TAS In Session

Like a brooding Nordic Noir novel, Highasakite's second album, Silent Treatment, brims with menacing chapters: tracks bearing bellicose titles like "The Hand Grenade," "Iran" and "Darth Vader" don't promise a sweet outcome. But the Norwegian quintet's sound, as darkly conceived as it might be, is elevated by lushly cinematic, often upbeat arrangements, urged forward by Ingrid Helene Håvik's pensively pretty vocals. Not long ago, Highasakite visited FUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A for a live session and a conversation. Watch videos of the band in Studio A and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, October 17, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.  

WFUV And TAS At CMJ 2014: Happyness, Horse Thief, Elle King And Son Little

When FUV staffers first heard the singles, EPs and albums released by Happyness, Horse Thief, Elle King and Son Little, we were immediately besotted with their smart originality, unconventional beauty and potent songcraft. So WFUV and The Alternate Side is pleased that all four artists and bands will be a part of our official CMJ Music Marathon showcase, FUV Live at CMJ, on Tuesday, October 21, at Rockwood Music Hall from 5-9p.m. EDT.  The showcase will be broadcast live on 90.7FM WFUV, also streaming online. In addition, a 10-inch vinyl EP, featuring one song from each band, will be recorded and pressed at Rockwood Music Hall that night and given away to FUV listeners at the event. FUV Live at CMJ is supported by Squarespace.

Conor Oberst And Friends: Presale For FUV Holiday Cheer Today!

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Want to see FUV's Holiday Cheer with Conor Oberst and Friends at the Beacon Theatre on December 8? It's our annual benefit concert and it's a not-to-be-missed night. Today only, October 16, we have a presale until 9pm EDT. Head here for the presale code and then go to Ticketmaster for your choice of the best seats before the tickets are available to the public tomorrow, October 17.

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