Panama Wedding: TAS In Session

The New York City-based band Panama Wedding is the synth-pop ensemble behind the hit single “All Of The People.” The exuberant pop song reached nearly one million plays on the band’s SoundCloud, and the mastermind behind Panama Wedding, Peter Kirk, believes their popularity has yet to peak. The band, which plays Rough Trade on November 5, has released its debut EP, Parallel Play, and a full-length album is expected to follow soon. Watch videos of Panama Wedding play a set of songs in Studio A, listen to the session in the FUV Vault now or on The Alternate Side on 91.5 WNYE today, October 31, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online. 

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Sohn Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On October 31


British producer Sohn released his lush, introspective album Tremors earlier this year, an collection of R&B-leaning electronic songs inspired by his move to Vienna, Austria and the contrasts and parallels between that city and his native London. Perhaps Sohn will find fresh (or spooky) inspiration in Brooklyn when he plays two sold-out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg, one on Halloween night, October 31. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig; just fill out an entry form by this Sunday, October 26, for a chance to win.

Highasakite: TAS In Session

Like a brooding Nordic Noir novel, Highasakite's second album, Silent Treatment, brims with menacing chapters: tracks bearing bellicose titles like "The Hand Grenade," "Iran" and "Darth Vader" don't promise a sweet outcome. But the Norwegian quintet's sound, as darkly conceived as it might be, is elevated by lushly cinematic, often upbeat arrangements, urged forward by Ingrid Helene Håvik's pensively pretty vocals. Not long ago, Highasakite visited FUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A for a live session and a conversation. Watch videos of the band in Studio A and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, October 17, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.  

WFUV And TAS At CMJ 2014: Happyness, Horse Thief, Elle King And Son Little

When FUV staffers first heard the singles, EPs and albums released by Happyness, Horse Thief, Elle King and Son Little, we were immediately besotted with their smart originality, unconventional beauty and potent songcraft. So WFUV and The Alternate Side is pleased that all four artists and bands will be a part of our official CMJ Music Marathon showcase, FUV Live at CMJ, on Tuesday, October 21, at Rockwood Music Hall from 5-9p.m. EDT.  The showcase will be broadcast live on 90.7FM WFUV, also streaming online. In addition, a 10-inch vinyl EP, featuring one song from each band, will be recorded and pressed at Rockwood Music Hall that night and given away to FUV listeners at the event. FUV Live at CMJ is supported by Squarespace.

Conor Oberst And Friends: Presale For FUV Holiday Cheer Today!


Want to see FUV's Holiday Cheer with Conor Oberst and Friends at the Beacon Theatre on December 8? It's our annual benefit concert and it's a not-to-be-missed night. Today only, October 16, we have a presale until 9pm EDT. Head here for the presale code and then go to Ticketmaster for your choice of the best seats before the tickets are available to the public tomorrow, October 17.

First Listen: Thurston Moore, 'The Best Day'

In the wake of Sonic Youth's collapse, Moore's new solo album is almost calming in its familiarity, particularly as it recalls a minor-key update of SY's well-loved late-'90s salvo A Thousand Leaves. Listen to Thurston Moore's The Best Day streaming via WFUV and NPR Music now before the album's release on October 21 on Matador Records.

Conor Oberst And Friends Headline FUV's Holiday Cheer 2014

Every year The Alternate Side's sister station throws a big show, Holiday Cheer, and asks favorite artists to perform, as a benefit for WFUV Public Radio. This year's show will be an evening with Conor Oberst and Friends on Monday, December 8, at New York's Beacon Theatre. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 17, at 12 noon EDT via Ticketmaster. Oberst's "friends" will be announced soon! 

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