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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.

Win Tix To See Doveman: The Burgundy Stain Sessions At LPR On December 1

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Keyboardist Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, continues his salon series at Le Poisson Rouge on December 1 with special guests to be announced. Doveman's frequently sold-out Burgundy Stain shows have included artists like David Byrne and Glen Hansard, so enter to win tickets via The Alternate Side and be wonderfully surprised.

Watch: MGMT and Chairlift Debut New Videos

MGMT's cover of Bauhaus' "All We Wanted Was Everything," from their LateNightTales compilation, gets its own animated video while Chairlift releases the first video from their upcoming album, Something.

The Hold Steady's Craig Finn Pilots His Own Solo Tour

The Hold Steady's Craig Finn, who releases his first solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes, on January 24, launches a headlining tour in February. After the jump, listen to a stream of Finn's single, "Honolulu Blues."

The Big Pink Sample Laurie Anderson For Second Album

The Big Pink, the synth-rock duo of Robbie Furze and Milo Codell, have revealed details of their sophomore release, Future This, due out on January 16. The album's 10 tracks include "Hit The Ground (Superman)," which samples Laurie Anderson's influential 1981 single "O Superman."

Male Bonding and EMA Releasing Nirvana Cover Split Single

Male Bonding and EMA will note the 20th anniversary year of Nirvana's Nevermind in their own special way. The UK band and the candid American singer will release a split 7-inch single this January taking on a different Nevermind-era track.

Listen: Kate Bush's Snowbound New Album Streams On NPR

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Kate Bush's first original, studio album in six years, 50 Words for Snow, isn't out until this Monday, November 21, but the album is streaming right now on NPR.  The seven-song, 65 minute release, a meditative and stormy ode to falling snow, is released through Anti- in the States and Bush's own Fish People label (via EMI) in the UK.

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