Emmy The Great: TAS In Session

Singer and songwriter Emma-Lee Moss, who records as Emmy the Great, has been nomadic of late, drifting between her longtime home base of London, her native Hong Kong, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and other locales. That peripatetic spirit has informed the new songs for her forthcoming third album and her new EP, called S. She recently came by FUV's Studio A (accompanied by her brother as a handy backup band!) and discussed the impact of her romantic travails on her songwriting, life living out of a suitcase, the progress of her third album, and much more. Watch videos of Emmy the Great playing live in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 27, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

 

Alt-J: TAS In Session

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Clever move on the part of recent Mercury Prize nominees Alt-J to name their debut album An Awesome Wave; the title neatly sums up the young band's amazing trajectory for the year.  An Awesome Wave has been out in the UK since May, but it will be released, at long last, in the States tomorrow on Canvasback. Not long ago, Alt-J made its way to Studio A for a live session which The Alternate Side will broadcast this Friday, September 21, on TAS on WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT, streaming on the TAS site. Check out Alt-J interview highlights and performances of songs like "Tessellate" and "Fitzpleasure."

ATP Day Pass Giveaway! Win To See Frank Ocean, The Afghan Whigs And More This Weekend

The Alternate Side and All Tomorrow's Parties are giving three lucky winners the chance to win day passes to this weekend's ATP "I'll Be Your Mirror" Festival on Manhattan's Pier 36. The festival, partly curated by Greg Dulli, features his own band, the Afghan Whigs, plus Frank Ocean, The Roots, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the Mark Lanegan Band and many more. Enter to win by this Thursday, September 20, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Win Tickets To M83 At Wellmont Theatre On October 4

No, M83's Anthony Gonzales hasn't set up permanent residence playing gigs in the New York City area; it just seems that way given the frequency of M83 visits over the past year. Still supporting the excellent 2011 album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, Gonzales and his bandmates will play Montclair, NJ's Wellmont Theatre on October 4 and yes, The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the show.

Win Tix To Crystal Castles and Health AT Roseland Ballroom On October 3

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Expect the unexpected when Crystal Castles' Alice Glass and Ethan Kath play live; the duo's unpredicatable, emotive shows are legendary, teetering between brilliance and total shambles. Crystal Castles is on the brink of releasing a third album and on the road with the equally kinetic Health (the two bands worked together on "Crimewave") and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the bands' gig at Roseland Ballroom on October 3.

Ticket Giveaway For Miike Snow And Niki And The Dove At United Palace On October 19

An evening of silky, Scandinavian-style synth-pop is headed for Washington Heights next month. Swedish-American trio Miike Snow and Stockholm's Niki and The Dove are touring North America in support of their most recent albums and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the bands' gig at United Palace on October 19. 

Watch Husky's Cover Of Leonard Cohen's 'Lover Lover Lover' Live In Studio A

Folk rockers Husky are a long way from their Melbourne, Australia base these days; the band toured the States this summer supporting its debut album, Forever So, and they'll return in late October for headlining dates. The harmonizing quartet dropped by The Alternate Side recently to perform a set; we'll post that session later this fall, but we loved the band's acoustic, three-vocal version of Leonard Cohen's 1974 song "Lover Lover Lover."  Check out the video — an early preview of Husky's excellent session — after the jump.

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