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.

Pulp Adds More Dates, Including New York And San Francisco Shows

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The reunited, original lineup of Pulp, which toured throughout the UK, Europe and Australia for much of 2011, had already set Stateside stops at two weekends of Coachella, but have added dates in New York and San Francisco in April.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 27.

Win Tix To Bombay Bicycle Club At MHOW On March 3

Bombay Bicycle Club's handsome new album, A Different Kind of Fix, was just "officially" released in the U.S this month, but the record, which came out in 2011 in the UK and Europe and digitally in the States, topped many critics' lists as one of the best releases of the year. The London band returns to New York for two dates this March, bringing along their frequent collaborator, the excellent Lucy Rose, and Toronto rockers The Darcys as openers. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to BBB's Music Hall of Williamsburg gig on March 3.

Win Tix To Theophilus London At Webster Hall On February 9

Thanks to early buzz generated by a string of mixtapes and his eclectic 2011 debut album, Timez Are Weird These Days, Theophilus London is one of hip-hop's more intriguing artists, deftly blending rap with a rock 'n' roll undertow. His live shows are often unpredictable, but always invigorating, and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see London at Webster Hall on February 9.

Ticket Giveaway For Galactic And Steel Pulse At Terminal 5 On February 25

Want to celebrate a slightly belated Mardi Gras with a New Orleans band? Funk and jam veterans Galactic drop their new album Carnivale Electricos on Fat Tuesday and they head to New York four days later, February 25, to play Terminal 5. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to this bead-draped, boisterous party which also includes support from Steel Pulse and The Soul Rebels ... although it's probably smart to leave the flambeaux at home.

Watch: Santigold's Video For 'Big Mouth,' Free Track Download

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It's been nearly four years since Santigold released her debut album, but she returns with Master of My Make Believe this spring and offering up a free download of a track off of that album, "Big Mouth," via her website. After the jump, check out the partly-animated video for the song, directed by Cody Critcheloe of Ssion.

Watch: Arcade Fire On PBS' 'Austin City Limits'

In case you missed PBS' "Austin City Limits" on Saturday, Arcade Fire's hour-long set aired on the long-running series. After the jump, check out the full concert which included tracks picked from the band's three albums: The Suburbs, Neon Bible and Funeral.

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