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.

Win Tix To First Aid Kit At Webster Hall On March 28

As First Aid Kit, the sisterly folk duo of Johanna and Klara Söderberg have had a curious career, jumping from YouTube fame and a label signing thanks to a Fleet Foxes cover. They also have some pretty high profile fans, including Jack White and Fleet Foxes themselves. First Aid Kid have released their second album, The Lion's Roar, on iTunes (the official release date is January 24) and kick off their North American tour in New York on March 28 at Webster Hall — and yes, The Alternate Side is giving away tickets.  Check out their NPR "First Listen" after the jump too.

PJ Harvey, Bon Iver, Elbow, Arctic Monkeys, The Vaccines, Feist Among Brit Award Nominees

PJ Harvey, Bon Iver, Elbow, Arctic Monkeys, The Vaccines and Feist are among the nominees for the 2012 Brit Awards, the UK's equivalent of the Grammy. The awards will be handed out on February 21 in London with Florence and the Machine, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Blur, with their first live appearance in three years, slated to perform.

Watch: The Kills Premiere New Video For 'The Last Goodbye'

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The Kills' Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince, who kick off their North American tour on January 20 in Chicago, premiered the new video for their fourth single "The Last Goodbye" today via Nowness. The clip was directed by actress Samantha Morton, twice nominated for an Oscar, and flimed in monochrome on 35mm. The Kills play New York's Terminal 5 on February 11, which marks their 10th anniversary together.

Watch: LCD Soundsystem's 'Shut Up And Play The Hits' Trailer

No, LCD Soundsystem aren't reuniting — James Murphy and his crew said farewell nearly a year ago, on April 2, 2011 at a sold-out show at New York's Madison Square Garden. However, a documentary film about Murphy and that final performance, called "Shut Up and Play The Hits," will be screened at this month's Sundance Film Festival. After the jump, the trailer for the movie.

Sleigh Bells Look Ahead To February Tour

Sleigh Bells, the dog-loving duo of Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss, recently shifted the release date of their sophomore album, Reign of Terror, to February 21. The timing works well for the launch of a handful of tour dates next month to mark the arrival of the record, released via Mom + Pop Music, including a stop at New York's Terminal 5 on February 17.

The Joy Formidable Set For Headlining Tour This March

Shoegazing Welsh-English rockers The Joy Formidable, who tirelessly toured last year supporting their official debut The Big Roar and even opened for The Foo Fighters, return to North America this March for another batch of dates, including a stop at New York's Terminal 5 on March 28.

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