The 2014 WFUV Feastival

It's been a big year of live music for The Alternate Side's sister station WFUV, with its first-ever live coverage of the Clearwater Festival and a return to Celebrate Brooklyn for three exclusive broadcasts. Add those festivals to an already long list of FUV Live events, including SXSW, Newport Folk Festival, CMJ and shows at venues around New York City, and it's no wonder that the WFUV Feastival tradition can't be contained to just Thanksgiving Day.

Win Tickets To See Liars At Webster Hall on June 20

Liars' new album WIXIW (pronounced "wish you") is yet another departure for the always adventurious trio, leading them down a lush path boldly strewn with electronic experimentation, samples and longing lyricism. It is angular, haunting and an ambitious step for the trio. Liars play Webster Hall on June 20 with another powerful electronic force, Oneohtrix Point Never, and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the show.

Win Tix For Los Campesinos! At Brooklyn Bowl On June 23

Los Campesinos! just released a free new song on their website with the twee title of "Tiptoe Through the True Bits," but the band's 2011 album, Hello Sadness, strays more towards melancholy than quirky mannerisms. It's also the band's strongest release to date so it's a fine time to catch Los Campesinos! live, supporting this excellent record. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Los Campesinos! show at Brooklyn Bowl on June 23 with TAS friends Yellow Ostrich.

The xx Will Release New Album This September

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The xx will release its second album, Coexist, on September 10 (September 11 in the States) via Young Turks. As TAS reported earlier, the band has already announced tour dates, including a stop at New York's Terminal 5 on August 2.

Listen To Divine Fits Preview

The silver lining in the cloudy — downright stormy —  news earlier this month that TAS favorites Handsome Furs had sadly broken up is the intriguing formation of Divine Fits, the collaboration between Dan Boeckner, ex of Handsome Furs and Wolf Parade, Spoon's Britt Daniel and New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown. A debut album is due out later this year on Merge Records and after the jump, check out a video preview of the project.

Bloc Party Back With New Album, New Label And Tour Dates


Despite a flurry of internet rumors and reports earlier this year pointing to the imminent demise of Bloc Party and the departure of frontman Kele Okereke, the band is most definitely together. The quartet will release its next album, Four, on Frenchkiss on August 21 (August 20 in the UK/EU).  Tour dates include a three night stop at New York's Terminal 5, from August 7-9.

Tanlines, The Rapture Set For Free Brooklyn Show This Summer

The Rapture, Tanlines, H20 and 7 Seconds are among the bands tapped for free Vans House Parties in Greenpoint, Brooklyn this summer. Can't make it to New York? The shows will also be available via webcast.

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