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.

The xx Announce North American Tour Dates

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The xx, on the brink of releasing its yet-to-be-titled second album, has announced additional tour dates that takes the trio to North America, including a stop at New York's Terminal 5 on August 2.

First Listen: Sigur Rós And 'Valtari'


Sigur Rós has returned, in full Icelandic splendor, after a hiatus of four years with Valtari, out on May 29. Preview the album now via The Alternate Side's sister station WFUV and NPR Music.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending May 27

Poliça haunts the peak of the TAS Top 20 with Give You The Ghost while Here We Go Magic and the Walkmen sail onto the album chart with two exceptionally good albums.

White Rabbits: TAS In Session

Brooklyn's White Rabbits owe an undeniable debt to Spoon; Britt Daniel produced the group's 2009 album It's Frightening and for its  latest effort, Milk Famous, White Rabbits recruited Spoon producer Mike McCarthy. But on their new album, the sextet spoons with its own formula of bold, percussive assaults, buoyant guitar riffs and synth-swept storms on tracks like "Temporary,"  one of three songs the band played when they visited the Bronx wonderland of The Alternate Side's Studio A. Listen to the White Rabbits in session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, May 25 at 11 a.m. EDT (and streaming on the TAS website), but after the jump, check out exclusive videos of the White Rabbits' riveting set.

Win Tickets For Metric At Radio City Music Hall On September 23

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It's not even summer yet, but The Alternate Side is looking ahead to the autumn and giving away tickets to see Metric's big gig at New York's Radio City Music Hall on September 23. The band's fifth album Synthetica — which is being offered as a free digital download for fans who actually purchase tickets to any stops on Metric's fall tour —  will be released on June 12.  

Win Tix For The Hives AT Terminal 5 On June 22

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The Hives, Sweden's dapper punk pranksters, release their first album in five years, Lex Hives, on June 5. They'll be crisscrossing the globe supporting that brand new release and will make a brief North American trek in June. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the Hives' show at Terminal 5 on June 22 so, to lift from their latest single, go right ahead and enter to win by May 27 at 5 p.m.

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