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.

Wilco Tweets An April Fool's Joke (That We Want To Be True)

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Those rapscallions of Wilco have gotten in the goofy spirit of April Fool's Day, tweeting that they'll be releasing a children's album called Yankee Doodle Foxtrot on July 4. The (fake) album, spinning off of the title of Wilco's fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, will be "the first ever album of deconstructed-yet-patriotic" songs for kids. We kind of wish it were true. 

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending April 6


The Afghan Whigs, Dum Dum Girls and Wye Oak bloom on April's first TAS Top 20 chart.

Cymbals: SXSW 2014 Blog

Cymbals come from London and make effusive dance-rock and electropop that teases at disco while maintaining a wiry edge. The quartet's second album, The Age of Fracture, is a sharp collection of driving beats and glossy melodies framing thoughtful lyrics that reach far beyond perfunctory club anthems. Cymbals made their U.S. debut recently with shows in New York and at SXSW and singer Jack Cleverly kept a blog for The Alternate Side with impressions (and photos) of their long, frenzied week.

The Antlers Will Release A Fourth Album This June

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Peter Silberman, frontman for the Antlers, celebrates his birthday today, March 31. The band marked the day by announcing the release of their fourth album, Familiars, on June 17 in the States and June 16 in the U.K. Watch the video for "Palace," the Antlers' very pretty first single.

Win Tickets To Cloud Nothings At Music Hall Of Williamsburg On April 13


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 Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 13 and The Alternate Side is giving away a couple of pairs of tickets. Enter by this Sunday, April 6, at 5 p.m. EDT.

Win Tickets To Yellow Ostrich At Bowery Ballroom On April 4


Brooklyn-based rockers Yellow Ostrich returned in February with a new album, Cosmos. And yes, the album's title points to Yellow Ostrich's fascination with astronomy. The starry-eyed quartet is touring North America and will return home for a show at Bowery Ballroom this Friday, April 4, joined by Pattern is Movement. Enter to win a pair of Yellow Ostrich tickets from The Alternate Side by this Thursday, April 3, at 10 a.m.

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