CMJ 2014 Postscript: Slowdive, Happyness, Purling Hiss, September Girls, Bo Ningen, Cymbals And More

CMJ blazed through our lives last week, bringing 1300 bands into 80 New York City venues for innumerable showcases (including FUV Live at CMJ with Horse Thief, Son Little, Elle King and Happyness). The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali and Kara Manning set out to see as many bands as they could and report on the highlights of a dizzying five day marathon.

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 WFUV.org/listen.

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.

Jack White's Rolling Records Store Will Dole Out Tickets In NYC Today

Jack White and his Third Man Records squad certainly know how to wake up a sleepy Thursday in New York. To mark this week's release of Blunderbuss, Third Man Records' Rolling Record Store will distribute free tickets to Jack White's sold-out American Express Unstaged concert today, April 26. The concert, which will be filmed, takes place at Webster Hall tomorrow, April 27, throughout the city today, April 26. They'll make it easy to find the van too, tweeting their locales throughout the day. Five locations and just five pairs. Good luck!

Grimes And Wild Nothing Announced For New York's River Rocks Series This August

Grimes is lining up selective festival dates this summer and she'll be New York bound this summer, joining Wild Nothing at New York's Hudson River Park River Rocks Series on August 9.

Join The Alternate Side's Spring Fundraiser Now Through April 25

Ah, springtime. Trees are blooming, folks are sneezing and The Alternate Side's Spring Fundraiser is underway now through April 25. We have not one, but three special ways of thanking our loyal listeners. Contribute any amount and you're a supporter of The Alternate Side. Contribute $35 and we'll send you White Rabbits' new album Milk Famous and our 9-track "Live From The Alternate Side" CD with exclusive live songs, all recorded in Studio A, from James Blake, Okkervil River, The Vaccines, The Naked and Famous, The Antlers and many more. For $50 you'll receive Milk Famous, "Live From The Alternate Side" and a TAS t-shirt. You can contribute online or call 877-938-8907 now through April 25.

Passion Pit Return With New Album This July

It's hard to believe that three years have passed since Passion Pit released Manners, but the band returns this summer with Gossamer, due out on July 24 in the States via Columbia Records. Singer and songwriter Michael Angelakos calls the album lyrically candid and fans will hear the new, emotionally resonant material when Passion Pit tours the festival circuit, including New York's Governors Ball event in June.

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