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.

The TAS Top 20 for The Week Ending November 20

Moonlighting Bradford Cox breaks into the TAS Top 20 with his latest Atlas Sound release while M83 hurries up the chart to its dreamy apex.

Real Estate: TAS In Session

Local band Real Estate might not have the easiest name to navigate on Google (although you'll find some intriguing New Jersey house listings when looking for tour dates), but the savvy rockers are becoming far easier to find, thanks to their accomplished sophomore album, Days, out now on Domino Records. Real Estate are touring the States now and arrive at New York's Bowery Ballroom on November 23, but they recently dropped by The Alternate Side to play a four-song set and chat about the days it took to make Days. You can hear the session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, November 18, at 11 a.m. ET or streaming on The Alternate Side.

Mavis Staples, Dawes, The Head And The Heart Set For WFUV's Holiday Cheer Concert On December 5


Legendary soul singer Mavis Staples, Seattle's fast-rising folk rockers The Head and the Heart and LA rockers Dawes will take over New York's Beacon Theatre on December 5 for WFUV's 7th annual Holiday Cheer concert, a fundraiser that benefits The Alternate Side's outstanding sister station. Tickets are on sale now for this very special evening. After the jump, check out Dawes in WFUV's Studio A playing "Time Spent in Los Angeles."

Win Tickets To The National With Sharon Van Etten At The Beacon Theater On December 13


The National's multiple-night stand at the Beacon Theater also means an array of very cool support bands and artists. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to The National's December 13 show which features local chanteuse Sharon Van Etten who releases her new album, Tramp, on February 7. Van Etten's album was recorded with The National's Aaron Dessner, so expect a likely blending of both camps in the sets.

Win Tickets To Deer Tick At Webster Hall On November 20


Deer Tick's reputation as a rigorous, raucous party of a live band has always made the Rhode Island rockers a must-see whenever they've landed in the New York area. The band's brand new, fourth album, Divine Providence, captures that rough-hewn energy and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the Deer Tick's show this Saturday, November 20, at Webster Hall. Both Guards and Dead Confederate's Thomas Hardy open. This giveaway ends on Friday, November 18 at noon.

Win Tickets To Yelle At Webster Hall On December 8


Bold, French electro-pop trio Yelle — which also happens to be the name of the group's singer — released their vivacious sophomore album, Safari Disco Club, last winter and even toured with Katy Perry. But there's actually something more subversive than mainstream about Yelle's brand of brash pop. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the group's show at Webster Hall on December 8. Opening for Yelle is Parisian producers Pierre Leroux and Victor Le Masne, aka Housse de Racket, whose impressive résumés include stints with Cassius, Phoenix, Alex Gopher and more.

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