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.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending April 20


Angel Olsen soars high and wild onto the TAS Top 20 chart this week.

Listen: The Black Keys' "Turn Blue"

The Black Keys have already released the rowdy "Fever," the first single from their forthcoming album Turn Blue. On Monday, the duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney revealed the title track of their eighth album, due out on May 13 in the States and co-produced by Danger Mouse and the Black Keys.

Black Lips Ticket Giveaway: Webster Hall On April 17


Black Lips' new album Underneath the Rainbow, partly produced by the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, swaggers with leather-jacketed '50s-style rockabilly, gritty '60s-era garage and a practiced punk sneer. The band's legendary shows are brutal (and sometimes a little bloody) and they'll be bashing their way into Webster Hall on April 17. The Alternate Side is giving away a couple of pairs of tickets for the Black Lips' gig; just enter by this Wednesday, April 16, at 11a.m. EDT.

Dan Croll Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On April 17


English singer-songwriter Dan Croll's effusive, soul-splashed pop drives his debut album, Sweet Disarray. Famously mentored by Paul McCartney when still a student in Liverpool, Croll has much in common with Vampire Weekend too, leaning on polyrhythmic beats and bright melodies. Dan Croll's upcoming show at Bowery Ballroom on April 17 is sold out, but The Alternate Side is giving away a handful of tickets. Just enter by this Wednesday, April 16, at 11a.m. EDT for a chance to win.

Cloud Cult Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On April 17


The Minnesota collective Cloud Cult releases its 17-track live album, Unplug, this week, offering a different take on songs found on the band's studio recordings. The intricate arrangements remain, but all are radically reimagined and, as the album title suggests, unplugged.  The Alternate Side is giviing away tickets to see Cloud Cult perform two sets—one acoustic, one electric—in concert at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Thursday, April 17. Enter by April 16 at 11a.m. EDT for a chance to win.

Public Service Broadcasting: TAS In Session

The London-based Public Service Broadcasting is a bespectacled electronic duo who call themselves J. Willgoose Esq. and Wrigglesworth. Utilizing clips borrowed from archival propaganda movies, newsreels and educational films found in the British Film Institute and elsewhere, Public Service Broadcasting makes humorous, uplifting and resonant music that is mostly instrumental with spoken samples serving as vocals. Watch Public Service Broadcasting performing live in Studio A, listen to the duo's session now in the FUV Vault, or listen to it on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, April 11, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.


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