Horse Thief: Listen To FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Horse Thief's latest release, Fear in Bliss, is a beautifully crafted album, driven by melodic guitar and layers of texture. It represents a band that is embracing its sound and coming into its own. I was really excited to see these songs performed live and they did not disappoint.

My Morning Jacket Announce More Summer Tour Dates, Brooklyn Stop In August

In addition to a batch of festivals beginning this month, My Morning Jacket will extend their tour into August. They'll bring along Band of Horses for most dates and Shabazz Palaces, Trampled by Turtles and Trombone Shorty for other selected dates, including a stop at Brooklyn's Williamsburg Park (with Shabazz Palaces) on August 19. Tickets go on sale for the shows, many of them benefitting charities, for fanclub members on Wednesday with sales for the general public beginning this weekend. The band is also giving away a free MP3 of "Wonderful (The Way I Feel)" featuring Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell.

Win Tix For Foster The People, The Kooks And Kimbra on May 30, Rumsey Playfield

Well here's a trinity of three popular and edgier "mainstream" acts heading to New York next month: Foster the People, The Kooks and Gotye's pal Kimbra. They'll all be playing a sold-out show at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on May 30. And does The Alternate Side love you? Yes we do. That's why we're giving you the chance to win tickets (and bragging rights) to the show.

Win Tix To Chairlift At Webster Hall On May 8


After a lineup change and a delay, Chairlift finally released its second album Something at the start of 2012, accompanied by critical kudos.  The duo of Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly (and their bandmates) have a hometown gig right around the bend, May 8, at Webster Hall and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig. Opening is Laurel Halo and the Ice Choir, the side project of the Pains of Being Pure At Heart's Kurt Feldman.

Win Bear In Heaven Tickets For MHOW On May 9

Bear in Heaven's second album, I Love You, It's Cool, offers more synth-pop escapism from the Brooklyn band. The Alternate Side is giving fans the chance to show their love and win tickets to Bear in Heaven's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 9; opening is Portland's Blouse and Portishead pals Doldrums, out of Toronto.

Listen To A Special Mixed Bag Tribute To Pete Fornatale On WFUV, April 28

As listeners of The Alternate Side might know, WFUV and TAS lost our beloved colleague Pete Fornatale yesterday, April 26. This Saturday, April 28, from 4-8 pm EDT,  Pete's longtime friend Don McGee will host a Mixed Bag tribute on 90.7 WFUV. You can also listen online, at

Pete Fornatale: 1945-2012

We are sad to report that WFUV's friend and colleague Pete Fornatale has passed away after suffering a stroke. The host of Mixed Bag on Saturday afternoons on WFUV had a long and illustrious career in New York radio, and a history at FUV that dated back to 1964. A private funeral mass is planned.

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