Won't You Make A Year-End Gift To WFUV And The Alternate Side?

On December 18 and 19 WFUV and The Alternate Side ask you to please make a year-end gift to support the radio stations you love. Any amount helps, but a membership to WFUV is an inspiring present for any music-lover you know. In addition, if you add $5 to your contribution, you'll even help the Food Bank of New York City. You can support us online or by calling 877-938-8907. Also, WFUV will be counting down the results of the 2014 Listener Poll on 90.7FM on Friday, December 19, beginning at 12 noon EST. Won't you join us and become a member too?

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Savoir Adore Announce A Major Lineup Change

Brooklyn's own Savoir Adore,  a longtime favorite of WFUV and The Alternate Side—and one of the bands in our very first CMJ showcase in 2012—has announced the departure of founding member Deidre Muro. The one-time duo of Muro and Paul Hammer had evolved to a quintet over the years and according to Hammer in a Facebook post on Monday, Savoir Adore will continue without Muro as the band works on its third album, the followup to Our Nature.

 

Hamilton Leithauser Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On December 11

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Hamiton Leithauser has forged his own path since The Walkmen announced an indefinite hiatus back in 2013. He released his solo debut, Black Hours, earlier this summer and has spent the better part of the year on tour, supporting friends like Broken Bells and Spoon. Leithauser is on a headlining tour this fall and has a hometown gig at Bowery Ballroom on December 11 with support from Elle King, part of the lineup of FUV Live at CMJ this past October. Enter for a chance to win tickets to see Hamilton Leithauser and Elle King by this Sunday, December 7, at 5p.m. EST.

Angel Olsen Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On December 9

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Angel Olsen's debut album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, has topped a lot of end-of-year polls and was recently re-released with five bonus tracks. Olsen and her band will be in the New York area playing three shows this month, including a stop at Bowery Ballroom on December 9 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, December 7, for a chance to win tickets to see the arresting Angel Olsen.

Marco Benevento Ticket Giveaway: Brooklyn Bowl On December 19

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Local pianist and producer Marco Benevento took a bold step forward this year with his album Swift, adding his own voice to his richly-textured compositions. Marco is playing Brooklyn Bowl on December 19, with special guests to be announced, and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see him. Just enter the giveaway by this Sunday, December 7, at 5p.m. EST for a chance to win.

The Best of 2014

It was difficult for The Alternate Side staff to narrow down our choices for favorite albums and singles of 2014 (we had so many) although our disparate lists seemed to converge at St. Vincent, Sylvan Esso, Bob Mould and The War on Drugs. You can read the lists of Russ Borris, Alisa Ali, Eric Holland, Kara Manning, FUV program director Rita Houston and assistant program director Sarah Wardrop here. Or you can read the entire FUV staff list of selections. We also want to hear from you! The "Listener Poll" is open from now through December 14, and we want your vote for your favorites: WFUV will count down the "Top 90 Songs of 2014" later that week.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending November 30

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Taking advantage of Bloc Party's long hiatus, frontman Kele Okereke returns with a new solo album and single and lands on the TAS Top 20.

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