Landlady: TAS In Session

Brooklyn's Landlady was formed in 2011 by the very busy multi-instrumentalist Adam Shatz who is part of the Afrobeat collective Zongo Junction, the jazzy Father Figures and the soulfully psychedelic The Shoe Ins. In addition, Adam has collaborated with country punks Those Darlins and Philly's explosively quirky Man Man. This diverse mix of music is integrated into Adam Shatz's main project Landlady and the band's new album, Upright Behavior. Watch videos of a recent TAS in Session with Shatz and his Landlady cohorts, listen to the conversation and performance now in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, September 12, at 11am EDT, also streaming online.

 

Geographer: TAS In Session

Based in San Francisco, Geographer actually has local roots thanks to singer and songwriter Michael Deni, a New Jersey native. Following a series of family tragedies, Deni left the tri-state area and headed to the Bay area for a fresh start. He began the buoyant electro-rock infused Geographer with cellist/keyboardist Nathan Blaz and drummer Brian Ostreicher. They released their latest album, Myth, earlier this winter and not long ago dropped by The Alternate Side's Studio A. Listen to the session when it airs this Friday, May 18 on TAS on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT, also streaming on the TAS site. After the jump, check out interview highlights and watch the performance.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending May 20

Both Silversun Pickups and Best Coast realize that the TAS Top 20 is the only place to be whle Jack White has no intention of vacating his spot at the peak of the album chart.

Tennis: TAS and WFUV In Session

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Tennis' 2011 debut album, Cape Dory, unfolded as a testament to Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley's love of sailing, but the couple hit choppy waters when planning their sophomore album. Determined to break from the nautical theme of their first record, the duo — now a trio with the addition of drummer James Barone — recruited the Black Keys' Patrick Carney as producer to shake up their process. The result is 2012's breezy Young and Old, set firmly on dry land and inspired in part by Moore's exploration of poetry. Earlier this spring Tennis dropped by WFUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A for a session; watch the videos and listen to the session after the jump.

Win Tix For Gossip At Terminal 5 On May 22

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Gossip's fifth album, A Joyful Noise, is due out on May 22 and the trio, guided by the bold vocals of the indefatigable Beth Ditto, will be making a very joyful noise at Terminal 5 that evening, marking the record's release. The Alternate Side is giving Gossip fans the chance to win tickets to that very special show, which also features Sscion and CREEP.

Win Tickets For tUnE-yArDs At Terminal 5 On June 1

Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, heads back to New York next month and there seems to be even more reason for the war paint she playfully streaks on her face; the woman is a real road warrior this summer, bound for U.S. and European festivals like Bonnaroo, Sasquatch!, and Lollapalooza. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to tUnE-yArDs' Terminal 5 gig on June 1 where she'll be ably supported by experimental UK rockers Micachu and the Shapes and the African-influenced Delicate Steve.

Win Tix For Grouplove And Reptar At Webster Hall On June 12

Grouplove seems to be everywhere these days, helped in part by the band's prominent placement in iPad Touch and Taco Bell commercials. Aside from their astute way around a sync, this amiable group has also become a festival staple and Grouplove will play Sasquatch! and Bonnaroo this spring. TAS is giving away tickets to Grouplove's sold-out show at Webster Hall on June 12 and opening will be Reptar, getting a lot of enthusiastic attention for its just-released debut album Body Faucet.

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