Christopher Owens: TAS In Session

We first became aware of the talents of Christopher Owens a few years ago through his band Girls. Their full-length debut was simply titled Album and the dreamy songs on it recalled warm and hazy California pop. Girls went on to release one more full-length album and an EP before breaking up in 2012. Without wasting much time at all, Owens got straight to work and released his solo debut, Lysandre, a year later. Incredibly, he has already made his second solo album, A New Testament. Watch Christopher Owens performing live in Studio A and listen to his session via the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 6, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Milagres Announces Local Tour Dates With James Iha

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TAS in Session veterans Milagres will be touring with James Iha this October and the itinerary includes two local dates: Mercury Lounge on October 5 and Maxwell's on October 6.

First Listen: Dinosaur, Jr., 'I Bet On Sky'

I Bet on Sky, Dinosaur Jr.'s 10th studio album, knows where its strengths lie: namely, in volume, particularly when J Mascis lets his guitars speak and shout on his behalf. Listen to the album streaming now via WFUV and NPR prior to its release on September 18 on Jagjaguwar.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 16

Stars shine and Animal Collective measure the frequency on the TAS Top 20 while Grizzly Bear lumber to peak of the album chart.

Yeasayer: TAS in Session

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Those irreverent jesters Yeasayer are back with a trippy third album, Fragrant World. The guys are in the midst of a fall tour and play a special hometown gig at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield this Wednesday, September 12. Recently, Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder visited TAS's Studio A for a conversation and a live session. Listen to Yeasayer's musings on Ikea's meatballs, Bruce Springsteen and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, plus a generous set of songs, this Friday, September 14 on TAS in Session on WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT and streaming on The Alternate Side. Watch videos of their performance and read interview highlights here.

TAS On WNYE Schedule For Tuesday, September 11

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To accomodate WNYE's broadcast of the official September 11 memorial ceremony at the World Trade Center site in New York tomorrow, TAS on WNYE will be pre-empted from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. TAS will be available, as always, streaming on the The Alternate Side's website and WFUV-HD3.

Sigur Rós Cancels Bestival Webcast, Calls UK Set A 'Miserable Experience'

Although the jubilant, eclectic Bestival is one of the highlights of the UK festival circuit, the Isle of Wight experience was apparently less than stellar for Sigur Rós on Sunday night. The Icelandic group, playing its only 2012 UK gig, pulled the plug on a webcast, apparently dismayed that they were pushed into slot, preceding Orbital and Stevie Wonder, that had them performing in daylight. A surprisingly frank statement went up on Sigur Rós' website on Monday, calling the set "a thoroughly miserable experience" for the band.

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