Revisit FUV and NPR Music Newport Folk Festival Coverage

Team FUV spent the weekend at the Newport Folk Festival with our friends from NPR Music. We've uploaded music from the main stage, which we're archiving in the FUV Vault. Photos of all the action are going onto our Flickr stream and you can catch up on all of highlights—which included sets from Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Conor Oberst, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and more—by heading to WFUV's Newport coverage.

Interpol Support 'El Pintor' With North American Dates

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Interpol return on September 9 with El Pintor, the band's fifth album and its first as a trio. In support of that release, Interpol will embark on a long North American tour. The lengthy itinerary includes a hometown show at Terminal 5 on November 24 which falls at the start of Thanksgiving week. Tickets are available for pre-order now; all tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 15, at 10a.m. local time.

Slowdive Tours North America This Fall

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Seminal shoegazers Slowdive reunited earlier this year for assorted UK and European festivals and gigs. Although appearances at this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and next month's FYF Festival in Los Angeles had been Slowdive's only U.S. shows, on Monday the band announced a full North American tour beginning in October, the band's first in over 20 years. Slowdive's road trip includes a stop at New York's Terminal 5 on October 25.  

Veruca Salt Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On July 25

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A fresh batch of resurrected bands have released new albums or toured this year, like Slowdive, Cibo Matto and Pixies. Add to that list the original lineup of Chicago's Veruca Salt, which dramatically broke up in 1998. The quartet of Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack and Jim Shapiro reunited this year for new music, releasing the singles "It's Holy" and "The Museum of Broken Relationships," and they've embarked on a summer tour. Win TAS tickets to see one of Veruca Salt's two sold-out New York shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 25 (the other one is at Bowery Ballroom). Enter by this Sunday, July 20, at 5p.m. EDT

Sun Kil Moon Ticket Giveaway: Town Hall On July 24

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Sun Kil Moon's prolific Mark Kozelek released his sixth album, Benji, earlier this year, a powerful record steeped in grief, death and quiet lives. More recently, a live album, called Mark Kozelek: Live At Biko, came out at the beginning at this month, and now the singer-songwriter embarks on a Sun Kil Moon tour this week, landing at New York's Town Hall on July 24. The Alternate Side has a handful of tickets for that show; enter to win by Sunday, July 20.

Drenge Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On July 26

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Brothers and Eoin and Rory Loveless are Drenge, hard-thrashing rockers who released one of last year's most ferocious debuts. Their eponymous album, which finally gets a Stateside release on July 22, gleefully spews out dark, grunged-out singles like "Bloodsports" and "Face Like A Skull." They're steadily working on their second album, so expect to hear new material too when Drenge assaults Rough Trade on July 26 (they'll also play Mercury Lounge on July 25). The Alternate Side has some tickets to give away for Drenge's Brooklyn gig; just enter by this Sunday, July 20, at 5p.m. EDT.

Braid Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On July 26

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From the Afghan Whigs to Owls to My Bloody Valentine; sometimes a band needs to take its time to reunite and record again. Sixteen years have passed since Braid released 1998's Frame and Canvas but now the emo rockers are back with a new album, No Coast. Even better, Braid embarks on a brief tour this month and they'll be hitting Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 26. The Alternate Side has a couple of pairs of tickets we're giving away; just enter the giveaway by this Sunday, July 20, at 5p.m. EDT.

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