The 2014 WFUV Feastival

It's been a big year of live music for The Alternate Side's sister station WFUV, with its first-ever live coverage of the Clearwater Festival and a return to Celebrate Brooklyn for three exclusive broadcasts. Add those festivals to an already long list of FUV Live events, including SXSW, Newport Folk Festival, CMJ and shows at venues around New York City, and it's no wonder that the WFUV Feastival tradition can't be contained to just Thanksgiving Day.

Win Special Ticket Package To 70th Birthday Tribute To Curtis Mayfield At Lincoln Center On July 20

It has been 13 years since the great Curtis Mayfield, one of the world's most influential artists in soul, rock, funk and R&B, passed away, nearly a decade after a tragic 1990 accident left him paralyzed. Poignantly, Mayfield would have marked his 70th birthday this year and that celebratory occasion will be marked by an all-star concert, "Here But I'm Gone: A 70th Birthday Tribute To Curtis Mayfield," on July 20 at Avery Fisher Hall, part of the Lincoln Center Festival. Special guests include The Roots, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone, Aloe Blacc, Sinéad O'Connor, Mavis Staples, Bilal and Mayfield's former band The Impressions. The Alternate Side is giving one lucky winner a four-ticket package to attend the concert; enter by Sunday, July 15 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Listen To Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' Streaming Now, Released Digitally Today

Frank Ocean's much-discussed new album Channel Ocean was released digitally today on iTunes, a week prior to its official July 17 release, and the entire record is streaming now on Ocean's own Tumblr. Ocean, who made headlines last week after a personal revelation, also performed on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" with the Roots. Watch the performance clip of "Bad Religion" after the jump.

Frightened Rabbit Return With Autumn Tour Of North America, New EP And Album Ahead

A fourth album is in the works for Frightened Rabbit, due out in early 2013, and the band has announced a North American tour this October. The 13-city trek follows on the heels of the band's upcoming, still-untitled EP, set for release on September 25th and marking the Scottish group's first for major label Canvasback/Atlantic. Frightened Rabbit's tour includes a date at New York's Bowery Ballroom on October 8.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending July 15

It's a UK/US/Canadian juggernaut as Cambridge quartet Alt-J, Brooklyn's own Yeasayer and Boston-based Twin Shadow make TAS debuts with new releases while Vancouver's Japandroids celebrate a rocking ascension to the peak of the chart.

Twin Shadow: TAS In Session

A motorbike accident isn't a common catalyst for an album, but Twin Shadow's Confess, out today in the UK and on Tuesday in the States on 4AD, was born of singer and composer George Lewis Jr.'s altered perspective following a crash. Lewis'  admiration of sleek 80s electro-pop and rock is also evident on Twin Shadow's sophomore album, the followup to 2010's Forget, as demonstrated on the grand Bruce Springsteen-meets-Berlin "Five Seconds." The soft-spoken frontman discussed what a gap of two years taught him when he and his Twin Shadow bandmates visited The Alternate Side for an interview and live set. Listen to Twin Shadow's session when it airs this Friday, July 13, at 11 a.m. EDT on TAS on 91.5 WNYE, streaming on the TAS site.

Ticket Giveaway For The xx At Terminal 5 On August 2

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The xx will release a sophomore album, Coexist, on September 11 in the States (the day earlier in the UK), and will introduce its new batch of hushed, haunted songs this summer on a short tour through the States and via the UK/EU festival circuit. Yes, the trio's Terminal 5 show on August  2 sold out fast, but The Alternate Side has snagged a handful of tickets to give away to some lucky fans.

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