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.

Twin Sister: TAS In Session

Twin Sister is a clever exercise in duality. The band is from Long Island and Brooklyn. They love a good disco tune, but relish a melancholy twist. After releasing their crafty 2010 EP Color Your Life, which featured the breathy kiss of "All Around And Away We Go," Twin Sister signed with Domino Records. Their debut album, In Heaven, came out earlier this  year. The band plays Bowery Ballroom on December 17 and they  dropped by The Alternate Side not long ago for a session, playing In Heaven selections like "Bad Street" and "Daniel." You can hear the session this Friday, December 9 on TAS on 91.5 WNYE or streaming on The Alternate Side.  

Ticket Giveaway For The Antlers At Webster Hall On December 10

The Antlers, whose 2011 album Burst Apart is landing on critics' lists as one of the best releases of the year,  have been on a long tour throughout the UK and Europe this fall. A handful of days after playing London on December 7, they'll return to New York for a show at Webster Hall, their last gig before embarking on the Weezer cruise (yes, really) in January. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to what will be a big homecoming gig for the trio. Entries for this giveway will close on December 9.

Win Tickets To My Morning Jacket And Band Of Horses At MSG On December 14

My Morning Jacket, freshly nominated for a Grammy for best alternative album for Circuital, joins forces with Band of Horses for what promises to be a memorable show at Madison Square Garden on December 14. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see those hirsute rockers of MMJ with South Carolina-based Band of Horses, still supporting last year's Infinite Arms.  

Win Tix To Bear Hands At Music Hall Of Williamsburg On December 16

Brooklyn's Bear Hands, recently on the road with We Were Promised Jetpacks and Royal Bangs, are wrapping up a busy year with two local shows, in New Haven, CT and their home turf of New York City. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the latter gig, at Music Hall of Williamsburg, on December 16 with support band Fort Lean. 

Madonna Confirmed For Halftime Show For Super Bowl XLVI

Yes, here at The Alternate Side we were rooting for Arcade Fire or PJ Harvey for Superbowl glory, but no such luck. Madonna and her potential for thrilling, albeit middle-aged, wardrobe malfunctions will take on the halftime show for Super Bowl XLVI, airing on February 5. Madonna confirmed the news on her Facebook page after it was announced on NBC during the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints game on "Sunday Night Football" tonight, December 4.

Sleigh Bells Ring In 2012 With A New Album

Sleigh Bells, the winsome, noise-loving duo of Derek E. Miller and Alexis Krauss, will ring in the new year with a brand new album, christened Reign of Terror, a sort of titular antithesis to 2010's more sweetly-named Treats. After the jump, an album teaser.

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