Horse Thief: Listen To FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Horse Thief's latest release, Fear in Bliss, is a beautifully crafted album, driven by melodic guitar and layers of texture. It represents a band that is embracing its sound and coming into its own. I was really excited to see these songs performed live and they did not disappoint.

Conor Oberst And Friends: Presale For FUV Holiday Cheer Today!


Want to see FUV's Holiday Cheer with Conor Oberst and Friends at the Beacon Theatre on December 8? It's our annual benefit concert and it's a not-to-be-missed night. Today only, October 16, we have a presale until 9pm EDT. Head here for the presale code and then go to Ticketmaster for your choice of the best seats before the tickets are available to the public tomorrow, October 17.

First Listen: Thurston Moore, 'The Best Day'

In the wake of Sonic Youth's collapse, Moore's new solo album is almost calming in its familiarity, particularly as it recalls a minor-key update of SY's well-loved late-'90s salvo A Thousand Leaves. Listen to Thurston Moore's The Best Day streaming via WFUV and NPR Music now before the album's release on October 21 on Matador Records.

Conor Oberst And Friends Headline FUV's Holiday Cheer 2014

Every year The Alternate Side's sister station throws a big show, Holiday Cheer, and asks favorite artists to perform, as a benefit for WFUV Public Radio. This year's show will be an evening with Conor Oberst and Friends on Monday, December 8, at New York's Beacon Theatre. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 17, at 12 noon EDT via Ticketmaster. Oberst's "friends" will be announced soon! 

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 19


Caribou's Dan Snaith ascends to the top of the TAS Top 20 with his anthemic "Can't Do Without You."

SBTRKT Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On October 26-27


British producer SBTRKT, aka Aaron Jerome, had a slight stumble out of the gate for his fall North American tour, canceling several dates because of illness, but he's back on track as of this week and headed to Terminal 5 later this month for two shows. SBTRKT, supporting his lush new album Wonder Where We Land, will be at the venue on October 26 (which is sold out) and October 27 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets for both evenings. In order to enter, you must be available for either SBTRKT date; just fill out an entry form by this Sunday, October 19, at 5p.m. EDT.

Smallpools and Magic Man Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On October 28


Los Angeles popsters Smallpools and New England's Magic Man are both young bands on a fast track. Smallpools broke through with their much-blogged-about single "Dreaming" and a self-titled EP while Magic Man recenty released their album Before The Waves. Both bands are bringing along Panama Wedding for their fall tour too and all three groups will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 28. The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets for a couple of lucky winners; just enter by this Sunday, October 19.

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