FUV And The Alternate Side's Spring Member Drive Is Underway

WFUV and The Alternate Side's spring member drive is underway! Please support the public radio you love. Contribute any amount from April 23-30 and not only are you a supporter of The Alternate Side, but you're automatically eligible to win a trip to Reykjavíc, Iceland for the Iceland Airwaves festival this fall. Contribute $30 and we'll send you Live From The Alternate Side Volume 2, our homegrown CD with exclusive live songs, all recorded in Studio A. For $50 you'll receive The Afghan Whigs' new album, Do To The Beast, while supplies last, and a TAS t-shirt. If you prefer, you can also choose FUV thank you gifts at different levels beginning at $60.  You can contribute online or call 877-938-8907 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

Win Tix To Daniel Rossen At Music Hall Of Williamsburg On April 15


Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles released a solo EP back in 2012, Silent Hour/Golden Mile, and this spring he commenced his very first solo tour of North America. It's truly a solo tour in every way—Rossen is playing on his own with an acoustic guitar, a 12-string, an electric guitar and a piano. Daniel Rossen's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Aprll 15 is totally sold out, but The Alternate Side has a handful of tickets to give away. Just enter for a chance to win by this Sunday, April 13, at 5pm EDT.

Win Tickets To Cloud Nothings At Bowery Ballroom On April 14


The explosive fourth album from Cleveland's Cloud Nothings, Here And Nowhere Else, released this week, continues the anxious, terse trajectory jumpstarted by 2012's Attack on Memory. The trio brings their volcanic aura of ache, anger and aggravated musicianship to Bowery Ballroom on April 14 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. Enter by this Friday, April 11, at 5 p.m. EDT.

Win Tix To Milagres At Bowery Ballroom On April 10


Brooklyn's own Milagres released its third album, Violent Light, back in February. They did a session in Studio A and have toured around North America since the winter, but the band is just getting around to officially celebrating their album release in New York with a hometown show at Bowery Ballroom on April 10. The Alternate Side is offering a couple of pairs of tickets to Milagres' gig, but you'll need to enter by this Wednesday, April 9, at 11a.m. EDT.

Ticket Giveaway For James Vincent McMorrow At Music Hall of Williamsburg On April 11


Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow released his second album, Post Tropical, early in January and he's touring North America this spring. McMorrow, who recently visited FUV for a session, will be playing a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 11. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the show; just fill out the entry form for a chance to win by this Wednesday, April 9, at 11 a.m. EDT.

East India Youth: Five Essential Albums

A demo recorded by East India Youth's William Doyle so impressed the powers-that-be at the online British publication The Quietus that they were inspired to set up a record label. In January, Doyle dropped his debut album, Total Strife Forever, and was promptly swept away in a sea of laudatory reviews and inevitable comparisons to James Blake. Given the electronic and emotional impact of his auspicious debut, The Alternate Side asked Doyle, er, East India Youth if he'd reveal his Five Essential Albums for us.

Milagres: WFUV Live

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The latest release from the Brooklyn-based Milagres is called Violent Light and it finds the band refining its icy synthpop sound. There are subtle hints of '80s-era Roxy Music and David Bowie filtering through Milagres' lush and grand songs. Not long ago the men Milagres, who mark the release of Violent Light with a show at Bowery Ballroom on April 10, stopped by Studio A for a conversation. Watch Milagres in performance and listen to their session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, April 4, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

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