FUV At The Newport Folk Festival

The Newport Folk Festival is next weekend, and FUV is once again headed to Fort Adams State Park with NPR Music to bring you some of the sights and sounds. Our coverage kicks off next Friday, with the opening night performance by Ryan Adams. Although the prolific songwriter has a deep catalog to draw from, we're likely in for a lot of new material as Ryan is set to release a self-titled album on September 9th. Listen in and find out, Friday at 6pm on 90.7FM or online. Then all weekend long, FUV will be at Newport's main Fort Stage, recording performances and posting them to the FUV Vault.

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Win Tickets or The War On Drugs At MHOW On April 6

The War on Drugs, which most recently played New York for a couple of gigs in December, are back on the road supporting their second album, Slave Ambient. The Philly band makes its way to Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 6 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig. Opening is another Philadelphia artist, Michael Johnson, who goes by Ape School and will release a new album, Junior Violence, later this year.

Win Tix For Bear In Heaven At Bowery Ballroom On May 8

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Brooklyn's Bear in Heaven don't release their next album, I Love You, It's Cool, until April 3, but the band has been amusing itself by posting the slowest album stream of all time and other pre-release mischief. They're also launching a tour in late March (at Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum) and they'll finally make their way back to New York on May 8 for a show at Bowery Ballroom — and The Alternate Side is giving you a chance to win tickets to see this superb trio of troublemakers.

Listen: Björk Interview And Guest DJ Set On WFUV

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Björk, the Icelandic iconoclast, artistic adventurer and occasional friend of elves (and Stephen Colbert), commences her 10-show Biophilia residency in New York tonight, February 3,  at the New York Hall of Science in Queens (other shows will take place at Manhattan's Roseland Ballroom). Last week Rita Houston, music director of The Alternate Side's sister station WFUV, visited Björk at her Brooklyn home studio and chatted with the 46-year-old singer about the scope of the upcoming shows, the challenge of reworking older songs and her life as a part-time New Yorker. After the jump, stream the interview or check out Rita Houston's Whole Wide World on 90.7 WFUV tonight, February 3, at 7 p.m. ET.

Jack White, Bon Iver, Beck, The Roots Lined Up for Sasquatch! Music Festival

Yes, the summer festival season is just around the bend and Jack White, Bon Iver, Beck, The Roots and The Shins are among the many acts announced for the Sasquatch! Music Festival over Memorial Day weekend in Gorge, Washington. Passes go on sale February 11 at 10 a.m. and after the jump, the full lineup.

What Are Friends For? Join The Alternate Side's Winter Friendraiser Now Through February 1

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It might feel more like early spring outside, but The Alternate Side's Winter Friendraiser is on now through February 1. We think of our listeners as friends and we have a terrific way to thank you for your loyalty. Contribute any amount and you're a supporter of The Alternate Side. Contribute $35 and we'll send you our 9-track "Live From The Alternate Side" CD with exclusive live songs, all recorded this year in Studio A, from James Blake, Okkervil River, The Vaccines, The Naked and Famous, The Antlers and many more. For $50 you'll receive "Live From The Alternate Side" and a TAS t-shirt.  You can contribute online or call 877-938-8907 now through February 1.

Watch: Feist's "The Bad In Each Other" Plus North American Tour Dates

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Feist heads into 2012 with a fresh video for "The Bad In Each Other," from her 2011 album, Metals, and a slew of North American tour dates, including a New York gig at Radio City Music Hall on May 5.

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