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.

TAS In Session (Video): AM & Shawn Lee

Electro-popsters AM & Shawn Lee released their debut album Celestial Electric earlier this year,  a bold, retro-gazing splash of psychedelic soul. The quartet, who've already earned celebrity love (actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a fan), just dropped a new remix EP, featuring knob twiddling from Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza and Brooklyn's Captain Planet. AM & Shawn Lee recently visited The Alternate Side for a low-key, laidback session and after the jump, watch videos of live performances of tracks like "Sombody Like You" and "City Boy."

Laura Marling Returns For A North American Tour In December

Laura Marling, who toured the States earlier this fall with her band and embarked on a tour of cathedrals in the UK, will return to North America this December for a short solo tour of just six dates, including a stop at New York's The McKittrick Hotel on December 11 for two shows in one day.

The TAS Top 20 for The Week Ending November 27

M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, spends a second week atop the TAS Top 20, just in time for his two-show stopover in New York this week.

Active Child: TAS In Session

Not many bands claim the harp as one of their defining sounds, but Active Child's Pat Grossi has brought that ethereal instrument into the mix to accompany his thoughtful, choirboy vocals. The band, now a trio, released its debut album, You Are All I See, in August and they have been steadily touring in support of that dreamy release, supporting M83 on the road this fall (including two sold-out gigs at Webster Hall on November 22 and  Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 23). Not long ago, Grossi and his bandmates visited The Alternate Side to chat about the very personal nature of the new album and performed new songs like "High Priestess" and "Hanging On," one of the new tracks now featured on the deluxe edition of You Are All I Need. Listen to the session this Friday, November 25 on TAS on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. ET or streaming on The Alternate Side.


Win Tix To The National With So Percussion On December 14


The National take over New York's Beacon Theatre for a week in December with an array of different bands and artists featured each night. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see the band on December 14th with the rhythmic ensemble So Percussion as that evening's support act.

Win Tickets To Beady Eye At Terminal 5 On December 9


Oasis mght be history, but the estranged Gallagher brothers have forged ahead with new bands and brand new albums. Last week, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds did a two-night stand at New York's Beacon Theatre and on December 9, Liam Gallagher brings his new band, Beady Eye, to Terminal 5. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Beady Eye's outing, featuring brash Belgian rockers Black Box Revelation as support.

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