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.

Hospitality Recruit Cat For Album Release Shenanigans, Kick Off Tour Next Week

Brooklyn's Hospitality, who release their self-titled debut album on January 31 and who are one of TAS' picks for breakthrough bands of 2012, kick off a short-but-sweet tour next week. The group is also plotting their February 3 hometown record release celebration at Glasslands Gallery and have even recruited a trusty feline to deliver their invitation. Cat-hair-covered video and tour dates after the jump.

The Last Shadow Puppets Plot Return With A Second Album

Miles Kane, ex-frontman of The Rascals and currently touring with his solo album Colour of the Trap, has confirmed that he and Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner will return to the studio in the not-too-distant future to record their second album as The Last Shadow Puppets.

We Are Augustines: TAS In Session

Although We Are Augustines' Billy McCarthy, Eric Sanderson and Rob Allen are receiving enthusiastic praise for their powerful 2011 debut, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, the album was born from harrowing and heartbreaking circumstances. The band, cobbled together from the remains of longtime Brooklyn favorites Pela, overcame not only the abrupt and messy dissolution of that group,  but profound family tragedy, financial destitution and the darkest depths of depression. Not long ago, the trio dropped by The Alternate Side studios to play tracks from the new album, like the deeply personal "Book of James,"  and frankly discussed their determined road from utter despair to invigorating rebirth. The session will air on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, January 6, at 11 a.m., also streaming on The Alternate Side.

Win Tix To The Black Keys And Arctic Monkeys At Madison Square Garden on March 12

The Alternate Side has come up with a sensational way to kick off 2012: we're giving you the chance to win a coveted pair of tickets to see The Black Keys with Arctic Monkeys at Madison Square Garden on March 12. Now how's that for a happy new year?

Win Tickets To Heartless Bastards At Webster Hall On February 24

Heartless Bastards release their next album, Arrow, on Partisan Records this Valentine's Day, but the band, celebrating their first recording in their current lineup, is already taking the new record on the road. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Heartless Bastards' early Webster Hall show on February 24 

Win Tix To See O'Death At Le Poisson Rouge On January 21

Brooklyn's edgy bluegrass, folk and country practitioners O'Death released their latest album, Outside, last year and launch another tour supporting that album later this month. They'll be playing Le Poisson Rouge on January 21 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to this foot-stomping show. 

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