Panama Wedding: TAS In Session

The New York City-based band Panama Wedding is the synth-pop ensemble behind the hit single “All Of The People.” The exuberant pop song reached nearly one million plays on the band’s SoundCloud, and the mastermind behind Panama Wedding, Peter Kirk, believes their popularity has yet to peak. The band, which plays Rough Trade on November 5, has released its debut EP, Parallel Play, and a full-length album is expected to follow soon. Watch videos of Panama Wedding play a set of songs in Studio A, listen to the session in the FUV Vault now or on The Alternate Side on 91.5 WNYE today, October 31, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online. 

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Best Coast Ticket Giveaway For Terminal 5 Show On July 17

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno just released a sophomore album, The Only Place, which departs from the sunnier climes of their debut and casts a more overcast tone. That said, Best Coast's vibrant live shows are a perfect way to spend a summer's night and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see the band at Terminal 5 on July 17. Opening is Those Darlins who did a Studio A session for WFUV last year.

The Drums, Hospitality And Crocodiles On 4Knots Festival Lineup

The Drums, Hospitality, Crocodiles, Bleached and Nick Waterhouse have been tapped for the Village Voice's second annual 4Knots Festival which takes place on July 14 at New York's South Street Seaport on Piers 16 and 17. More acts are expected to be announced for the all-ages day festival which will include a second outdoor stage this year, permitting more bands.

Geographer: TAS In Session

Based in San Francisco, Geographer actually has local roots thanks to singer and songwriter Michael Deni, a New Jersey native. Following a series of family tragedies, Deni left the tri-state area and headed to the Bay area for a fresh start. He began the buoyant electro-rock infused Geographer with cellist/keyboardist Nathan Blaz and drummer Brian Ostreicher. They released their latest album, Myth, earlier this winter and not long ago dropped by The Alternate Side's Studio A. Listen to the session when it airs this Friday, May 18 on TAS on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT, also streaming on the TAS site. After the jump, check out interview highlights and watch the performance.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending May 20

Both Silversun Pickups and Best Coast realize that the TAS Top 20 is the only place to be whle Jack White has no intention of vacating his spot at the peak of the album chart.

Tennis: TAS and WFUV In Session

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Tennis' 2011 debut album, Cape Dory, unfolded as a testament to Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley's love of sailing, but the couple hit choppy waters when planning their sophomore album. Determined to break from the nautical theme of their first record, the duo — now a trio with the addition of drummer James Barone — recruited the Black Keys' Patrick Carney as producer to shake up their process. The result is 2012's breezy Young and Old, set firmly on dry land and inspired in part by Moore's exploration of poetry. Earlier this spring Tennis dropped by WFUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A for a session; watch the videos and listen to the session after the jump.

Win Tix For Gossip At Terminal 5 On May 22

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Gossip's fifth album, A Joyful Noise, is due out on May 22 and the trio, guided by the bold vocals of the indefatigable Beth Ditto, will be making a very joyful noise at Terminal 5 that evening, marking the record's release. The Alternate Side is giving Gossip fans the chance to win tickets to that very special show, which also features Sscion and CREEP.

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