Wolf Alice: TAS In Session

At Wolf Alice's gig at Mercury Lounge in late January, the venue was jam-packed for this canny north London quartet with a knack for songs that teeter between stormy lashings and tender idylls. On the basis of two very impressive EPs released over the last two years, Blush (2013) and Creature Songs (2014), Wolf Alice has made ambitious strides, graduating from tiny Camden Town club gigs to behemoth festivals like Glastonbury. The band's debut album, My Love Is Cool, will be released on June 23. Watch Wolf Alice's set in Studio A and listen to the entire session and interview now in the FUV Vault.

Wilco, Megafaun And Blitzen Trapper Part Of WFUV's Newport Folk Festival Coverage

Wilco, Megafaun and Blitzen Trapper are among the bands you'll hear during TAS sister station WFUV's live broadcast from the sold-out 2012 Newport Folk Festival this weekend. Listen on Friday night, July 27, starting at 7:30 p.m. EDT, for sets from Wilco, Megafaun and Blitzen Trapper and tune in throughout the weekend to 90.7 FUV and online for full Newport Folk Festival coverage in partnership with NPR Music.

Silversun Pickups Set A Fall North American Tour

Silversun Pickups has announced plans for a North American tour this September. The itinerary focuses on the West coast, the midwest and western Canada and has a robust array of support acts, including School of Seven Bells, Atlas Genius, The Hives, 3OH!3 and The Wombats. Silversun Pickups, which recently did a session for The Alternate Side, is supporting its most recent album Neck of the Woods.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending July 29

Cat Power and Icky Blossoms bloom on the TAS Top 20 while Japandroids keep rocking their celebratory reign at No. 1.

Father John Misty: TAS In Session

Josh Tillman has been on a mission to discover his "real" voice as a musician, singer and songwriter for a while, trying on the guise of J. Tillman for a solo career and drumming with Fleet Foxes (he left that band earlier this year) and Saxon Shore. But he's finally found his muse as Father John Misty, releasing the quirky Fear Fun in May on Sub Pop and Bella Union to critical plaudits. Watch Father John Misty perform in Studio A and listen to the intriguing TAS/WFUV session with the loquacious Tillman this Friday, July 27 on TAS on WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT, also streaming on TAS and in the WFUV archives.

New Order Announces First North American Tour In Seven Years

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The current incarnation of New Order, the one without original bassist Peter Hook following the group's contentious divorce, will be touring North America this fall, the band's first visit here in seven years. Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman will play New York's Roseland Ballroom on October 18.

Win Tickets For Beirut's Sold-Out Show At Central Park's Rumsey Playfield On August 29

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Beirut's new string of summer shows includes a stop at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on August 29, a show that quickly sold out. Happlly, The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see Zach Condon and his bandmates, who visited WFUV and TAS in session last year, play songs from the brassy, breezy and peripatetic The Rip Tide.

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