Horse Thief: Listen To FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Horse Thief's latest release, Fear in Bliss, is a beautifully crafted album, driven by melodic guitar and layers of texture. It represents a band that is embracing its sound and coming into its own. I was really excited to see these songs performed live and they did not disappoint.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 12


Not only does Thom Yorke debut on this week's TAS Top 20 with new music, but his single is the first Bit Torrent bundle release we've ever played.

Bombay Bicycle Club Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On October 22


London's talented Bombay Bicycle Club has been shortlisted for this year's Mercury Prize (alongside other TAS favorites like Damon Albarn, Jungle and FKA Twigs) for their fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow. That prestigious British/Irish prize won't be handed out until October 29 and a week earlier, Bombay Bicycle Club will be playing Terminal 5 in New York. The Alternate Side has tickets for some lucky fans to that terrific show, watching what could be this year's Mercury Prize winners (James Blake won last year). All you have to do is fill out the entry form by Sunday, October 12, at 5p.m. and cross your fingers.

Pond Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On October 18


The woozy psychedelic rock of Perth's Pond splays like a prog rainbow across albums like 2013's Hobo Rock and the band's forthcoming Man It Feels Like Space Again. Although at times more of a shifting collective of Aussie musicians, Pond's current lineup includes Tame Impala's Jay Watson and longtime Pond frontman Nick Allbrook, who also toured with Tame Impala until last year. They are a lot of fun live and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Pond's intimate Rough Trade gig on October 18. Just enter by this Sunday, October 12, at 5pm EDT.

The Horrors Ticket Giveaway: Stage 48 On October 21


The Horrors have postponed most of their autumn North American tour dates in support of the Essex-born band's stirring new album Luminous due to circumstances they say are beyond their control. Thankfully, The Horrors have managed to hang on to their New York date, shifting it from November to October 21 at Stage 48. The Alternate Side has set aside tickets to see the British rockers in one of their only U.S. tour dates of the year; enter by this Sunday, October 12, for a chance to win.

Luluc: FUV Live

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The Melbourne-via-Brooklyn duo Luluc first met on a chance encounter in 1999 while they were both traveling in Scotland. Back home in Australia some years later, they released their debut, Dear Hamlyn, which was praised by famed Nick Drake producer Joe Boyd.  Luluc's sophomore album is Passerby, guided by another high profile producer, Aaron Dessner of The National. Luluc's Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett paid WFUV and The Alternate Side a visit earlier this summer. Watch videos of Luluc's Studio A performance and listen to the entire session in the FUV Vault.  

The Modern Sky Festival Takes Over Central Park's Rumsey Playfield October 4-5

This weekend, a starry lineup of Cat Power, Stars, Liars and more take over Central Park's Rumsey Playfield as the Modern Sky Festival debuts in New York. The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali has a preview.

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