Prinze George Ticket Giveaway: Mercury Lounge On February 10

Maryland-spawned, Brooklyn-based trio Prinze George won't release their self-titled debut EP until March 3, but the buzzy young band embarks on a tour this winter, playing Mercury Lounge on February 10, along with Ayer. Kenny Grimm, Naomi Almquist and Isabelle De Leon make shimmering synth pop with a wistful undertow, like their gently percolating singles "Make Me," and "Victor." The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Prinze George and Ayer's February 10 gig; just enter by this Sunday, February 1, at 5p.m. EST for a chance to win.


Deer Tick Ticket Giveaway: Brooklyn Bowl On December 30


Raucous rockers Deer Tick will mark their tenth anniversary as a band with a six-night residency at Brooklyn Bowl that begins on December 26 and continues through New Year's Eve. Every night, Deer Tick will cover one of their favorite albums in its entirety, along with their own originals, with an array of special guests (The Replacements' Tommy Stinson and Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith have signed up for the first show). The Alternate Side has tickets to Deer Tick's December 30 show in which they'll tackle Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True. Want to go? Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, December 21, at 5p.m. EST for a chance to win.

Television Ticket Giveaway: The Stone Pony On December 30


The iconic quartet Television, whose 1977 debut Marquee Moon persuaded an entire generation of musicians to go out and form a band, is playing The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on December 30. Television has gone through some slight lineup changes over the years, notably the departure of Richard Lloyd in 2007, but Tom Verlaine, Billy Ficca and Fred Smith, along with Lloyd's replacement Jimmy Rip, will be on hand when Television plays the legendary venue. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets; just enter by Sunday, December 21 at 5p.m. EST for a chance to win.

Erasure Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On December 30


Hoping to see out the year dancing? Erasure's Andy Bell and Vince Clarke are in New York this month with two shows at Terminal 5, on December 30 and New Year's Eve. The duo have a new album out, their sixteenth, called The Violet Flame, but expect some classic hits too, like "Oh L'Amour" or "Chains of Love." The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets to Erasure's December 30 gig; just fill out an entry form for a chance to win by December 21.

Israel Nash Ticket Giveaway: Mercury Lounge On January 22


Israel Nash (aka Israel Nash Gripka) lived in New York City for a while before relocating to Dripping Springs, Texas. That dramatic shift in locale spurred on Nash's third album, Rain Plains, a majestically stirring journey, steeped in Americana, that reflects vast, lonely plains of his new home. The album, self-released in 2013, was re-released this past summer via Loose Music and Thirty Tigers and Israel Nash begins his 2015 with a winter tour that takes him back to New York for a Mercury Lounge gig on January 22. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets; just enter by this Sunday, December 21, at 5p.m. EST.

Teleman: TAS In Session


The London trio Teleman consists of brothers Thomas and Jonny Sanders and Pete Cattermoul. Although the guys released their debut album, Breakfast, earlier this year, they have all played together before in the band, Pete and The Pirates. That band had a bigger, bouncier rock feel, but Teleman takes a more stripped-back approach with a darker, synth-laden sound. Watch videos of Teleman in Studio A performing two songs from Breakfast and listen to their session and interview in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, December 12, at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Recap: Holiday Cheer For FUV 2014

The warmth and exuberance that filled the Beacon Theatre for our sold-out 2014 benefit concert, Holiday Cheer for FUV, was an oasis of peace in unsettled times. The stormy winds of change were blowing just beyond the doors (and an actual Nor'easter was charging up the coast), but as led by Conor Oberst, his band, and observant storytellers like Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson, the nearly three-hour concert was a robust celebration of the tenacious human spirit. Read the recap here.

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