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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Blitzen Trapper: TAS In Session

Blitzen Trapper, which released a brand new video for its single "Taking It Easy Too Long" earlier this month, kick off a West Coast tour on March 4 in Arcata, California. During their last visit to New York, Blitzen Trapper dropped by TAS and our sister station WFUV for a live session, exploring songs off of the band's latest album, American Goldwing. After the jump, check out performance videos of tracks like "Fletcher" and "Might Find It Cheap" and listen to the archived session.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending February 5

London's The Big Pink and Cleveland's Cloud Nothings drift onto the TAS Top 20 while The Roots remain planted at the pinnacle of this week's album chart.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: TAS In Session

The nearly five-year span of time between Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's 2007 album Some Loud Thunder and 2011's Hysterical led many fans to think, during the band's dormant period, that a break-up was inevitable. That wasn't the case, despite CYHSY's many outside projects and frontman Alec Ounsworth's own 2009 solo record, Mo Beauty. The quintet recruited busy producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Okkervil River) for Hysterical, the band's third album and they have been on the comeback trail since its release. CYHSY kick off a UK and European tour tonight, January 30, in Leeds, England. After the jump, interview highlights and performance videos, and listen to the session this Friday, February 3 at 11 a.m. on TAS on 91.5 WNYE and streaming on The Alternate Side.

 

Jack White Goes Solo For 'Blunderbuss' This April And Releases Digital Single Tonight

Yes, Jack White has been busy with Danger Mouse, the Insane Clown Posse, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Dead Weather and scores of other projects, but he's finally gotten around to recording his debut solo album. That record, called Blunderbuss, will be released on Third Man Records/Columbia on April 24, but fans can check out a sample track, "Love Interruption," right now on White's own site. The digital version of the single will be available to purchase at midnight ET (January 31) which is still 9 p.m. tonight for those on the West Coast.

Ticket Giveaway For Of Montreal And Loney Dear At Webster Hall On March 31

The latest album from Of Montreal, Paralytic Stalks, isn't released until February 7, but frontman Kevin Barnes has deemed the record one of the bands most personal ... and perhaps most somber. That said, expect the flamboyantly extravagant group to put on an unforgettable show when they arrive at Webster Hall on March 31, supported by Kishi Bashi and Sweden's quirky Loney Dear who recently did a session for The Alternate Side. And yes, TAS is giving away tickets to this terrific gig.

Win Tix To Bombay Bicycle Club At Bowery Ballroom On March 5

Bombay Bicycle Club's handsome new album, A Different Kind of Fix, was just "officially" released in the U.S earlier this month, but the record, which came out in 2011 in the UK and Europe and digitally in the States, topped many critics' lists as one of the best releases of the year. The London band returns to New York for two dates this March, bringing along their frequent collaborator, the excellent Lucy Rose, and Toronto rockers The Darcys as openers. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to BBB's Bowery Ballroom gig on March 5.

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