Temples: FUV Live

It's not often that the first recording of a young band perfectly conveys that group's promise and mission. Temples, then a duo, managed to do that very thing with their debut single, 2012's "Shelter Song." Last winter, Temples released their debut album, Sun Structures, and embarked on a long trek of sold-out headlining gigs and major festival outings. This autumn, Temples paid an overdue visit to WFUV for a session. Singer and guitarist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Warmsley candidly discussed the breakneck pace that the band's been on this year, maintaining artistry despite exhaustion. Watch videos of Temples in Studio A and listen to the entire session in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, December 26, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Angel Olsen Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On December 8

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Angel Olsen's incendiary debut, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, has topped a lot of end-of-year polls and recently, the album was re-released with five bonus tracks. Olsen and her band are sweeping through the New York area once more playing three shows, including a stop at Bowery Ballroom on December 8 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, November 30, for a chance to win tickets to see the arresting Angel Olsen.

Robert DeLong Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On December 12

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Robert DeLong, a Los Angeles electronic producer, drummer and enthusiastic explorer of a multitude of instruments, broke through a couple of years ago with his debut, Just Movement, and a single "Global Concepts." He now has a new EP called Long Way Down and he's been supporting it via a tour with St. Lucia and his own headlining gigs, including a Brooklyn show at Rough Trade on December 12. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Robert DeLong's Rough Trade outing. Just enter for a chance to win by this Sunday, November 30, at 5pm EST.

The 2014 WFUV Feastival

It's been a big year of live music for The Alternate Side's sister station WFUV, with its first-ever live coverage of the Clearwater Festival and a return to Celebrate Brooklyn for three exclusive broadcasts. Add those festivals to an already long list of FUV Live events, including SXSW, Newport Folk Festival, CMJ and shows at venues around New York City, and it's no wonder that the WFUV Feastival tradition can't be contained to just Thanksgiving Day.

The Wytches: TAS In Session

The Wytches' Kristian Bell, Daniel Rumsey and Gianni Honey have a lot of influences that might not be immediately plain by listening to the group's debut, Annabel Dream Reader. This makes for a rich and rewarding listening experience beyond the Black Sabbath and Misfits foundation that their name suggests. The Wytches are back in New York, playing Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on November 22 and Mercury Lounge on November 24.  Watch videos of The Wytches in Studio A and listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, November 21, at 11am EST, also streaming online.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending November 23

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The return of TV on the Radio to the TAS Top 20, plus a chart debut from Toronto's Death from Above 1979.

Blonde Redhead Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On December 2

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Blonde Redhead released its first album in four years, Barragán, earlier this year, marking the New York-based trio's ninth record over a stretch of 21 years of noirish songwriting and dense thickets of angular dream pop and atmospheric rock. The band plays a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 2 with Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple supporting and The Alternate Side has a couple of pairs of tickets to give away to Blonde Redhead's gig. Enter by this Sunday, November 23, at 5p.m. EST for a chance to win a pair for yourself.

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