The Best of 2014

It was difficult for The Alternate Side staff to narrow down our 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—but you can read the choices of Russ Borris, Alisa Ali, Eric Holland, Kara Manning, FUV program director Rita Houston and assistant program director Sarah Wardop 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 of 2014" later that week.

The Dismemberment Plan Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On November 8


Reunited Washington D.C. rockers The Dismemberment Plan are reissuing their 2001 album Change on vinyl this week via Partisan Records. They're also back on the road and will be at Bowery Ballroom this Saturday, November 8. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig, but you'll have to act fast and enter for a chance to win a pair to see The Dismemberment Plan by this Wednesday, November 5, at 6p.m. EDT.

James Vincent McMorrow Ticket Giveaway: Town Hall On November 10


On November 10, the very day that James Vincent McMorrow releases the deluxe edition of his latest album, Post Tropical, he'll also be playing a show at New York's Town Hall. The Alternate Side has set aside a handful of tickets for James Vincent McMorrow's New York date; just enter by this Wednesday, November 5, for a chance to win a pair to see the gifted Irish singer and songwriter.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On November 15


Detroit indie-popsters Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., the duo of Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott, return to New York this fall for a show at Bowery Ballroom on November 15 (and Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 13). The guys have been working on their third album too, so expect some new songs to slip into their set. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at Bowery Ballroom; just fill out an entry form by this Sunday, November 9 for a chance to win.

Johnny Marr Ticket Giveaway: The Stone Pony On November 14


Johnny Marr released his second solo effort Playland last month and is touring in support of the new album, including a stop at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on November 14. He'll likely be including some nuggets from The Smiths, Electronic and a favorite cover or two as well. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets for Johnny Marr at the Stone Pony; just fill out an entry form by this Sunday, November 9, at 5 p.m. EST for a chance to win.

Atmosphere Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On November 16


Atmosphere's eighth album Southsiders is their latest release and the Minneapolis duo of Slug and Ant (Sean Daley and Anthony Davis) consider it another extension of their ever-evolving storytelling. Want to see Atmosphere take over Terminal 5 on November 16? Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, November 9, and you might win a pair of tickets.

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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