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 13

 Zola Jesus makes a gothic TAS Top 20 debut while The Drums fill in the #1 spot

Megafaun: TAS In Session

Megafaun has released three albums since they formed from the ashes of DeYarmond Edison back in 2006 (that band's former frontman is Bon Iver's Justin Vernon). However, it's the Durham, North Carolina/Los Angeles, California, group's quietly confident, self-titled fourth album that has earned them not only impressive crticial reviews, but a fresh start as a band. The trio, a quartet on the road, are touring the Southeast this month, but they dropped by The Alternate Side not long ago to play a mini-set of songs from their much-praised new release, including "State/Meant," "Real Slow" and "Second Friend," a song written by drummer Joe Westerlund for his wife.

Radiohead Announces 2012 U.S. Tour Dates

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Radiohead has announced the first ten dates of a U.S. tour, the band's first significant trek through the country since 2008. The tour kicks off in Miami, Florida, on February 27 and tickets go on sale to the general public on November 12 with W.A.S.T.E. pre-sale for fans starting this Wednesday, November 9. 

Win Tix For The National And The War On Drugs At Beacon Theatre On December 12

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The National are taking over the Beacon Theatre next month for a 6-night stand with an array of bands and artists in the support slot, depending on the night. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the opening night of the quintet's series of shows on December 12, joined by Philly's  The War On Drugs, whose new album Slave Ambient has collected an impressive stack of critical raves.

Ticket Giveaway For My Morning Jacket And Band Of Horses At MSG on December 14

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My Morning Jacket  and Band of Horses join forces for what promises to be a memorable show at Madison Square Garden on December 14 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. The hirsute men of MMJ are still supporting their sixth album, Circuital, while Band of Horses are still riding on last year's Infinite Arms. However, BoH guitarist Tyler Ramsey just released a solo album, The Valley Wind, this fall.

Win Tix To Clap Your Hands Say Yeah At Webster Hall On December 7

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For their new album Hysterical — Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's return after a 5-year hiatus — the group recruited acclaimed producer John Congleton  to give them the balance they were seeking. A vigorous sense of renewal is apparent in the band's live shows and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see CYHSY when they play Webster Hall on December 7. Opening is Waters, the new project from ex-Port O'Brien member Van Pierszalowski ... who also worked with Congleton on that band's debut, Out In The Light.

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