Panama Wedding: TAS In Session

The New York City-based band Panama Wedding is the synth-pop ensemble behind the hit single “All Of The People.” The exuberant pop song reached nearly one million plays on the band’s SoundCloud, and the mastermind behind Panama Wedding, Peter Kirk, believes their popularity has yet to peak. The band, which plays Rough Trade on November 5, has released its debut EP, Parallel Play, and a full-length album is expected to follow soon. Watch videos of Panama Wedding play a set of songs in Studio A, listen to the session in the FUV Vault now or on The Alternate Side on 91.5 WNYE today, October 31, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online. 

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The 2014 Fall Fundraising Drive Is Underway

The Alternate Side's fall drive is underway — and we need you more than ever. Please support the public radio you love. Contribute any amount and you're a supporter of The Alternate Side. Contribute $50 and we'll send you The New Pornographers' new album, Brill Bruisers, and a t-shirt. Check daily for special bonus gifts or events.  You can contribute online or call 877-938-8907 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

TAS Five Favorite Concerts: Alisa Ali

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.  Check out Alisa Ali's list which finds our fearless TAS host sneaking into a Nirvana gig and dancing onstage with George Clinton.

TAS Five Favorite Concerts: Eric Holland

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another. Read TAS weekend host Eric Holland's globe-trotting list, which takes him from Queens to Fukuoka, Japan, from the Replacements to the Rolling Stones.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 12

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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

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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

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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.

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