Samsaya: FUV Live

Effusive, cheerful and self-determined, India-born, Norway-raised and Sweden-based pop singer Samsaya paints a crimson heart over her eye before every performance. It's a talisman of sorts, reminding the singer (and her fans) of her deep love of music, a passion that guided her through some lonely years as a child and teenager trying to bridge two very different cultures. Earlier this summer, Samsaya released her self-titled EP (her second album, Bombay Calling, will be released in the near future) and she's been opening for Lily Allen in North America. However, Samsaya will have her very own headlining New York show this Monday at Mercury Lounge. Watch Samsaya and her bandmates' buoyant performance of "Bombay Calling" and the single, "Stereotype."  

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending August 24


Zola Jesus and Glass Animals slink onto the TAS Top 20 while FKA Twigs ascends like a queen to No. 1.

Glass Animals Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On September 15


The Oxford quartet Glass Animals released their debut, Zaba, in early June, a slyly cerebral and sensual debut propelled by serpentine grooves and frontman Dave Bayley's drawling falsetto that at times verges on a post-coital sigh. Glass Animals have quickly sold out their New York dates this year and their upcoming gig at Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 15 is no different. However, The Alternate Side has squirreled away a small handful of tickets. Want to win a precious pair? Just enter by this Sunday, August 24, at 5p.m. EDT.

Strand Of Oaks Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On September 15


Yes, Strand of Oaks' Timothy Showalter played New York in June, but he's back with his bandmates at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on September 15, still supporting his strong new album, Heal. Opening for Strand of Oaks is singer and songwriter Christopher Denny who recently released his debut, If the Roses Don't Kill Us. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see the terrific Strand of Oaks and Christopher Denny; enter by this Sunday, August 24.

Phantogram Ticket Giveaway: JBL Riverstage At Pier 97 On September 13


New York faves Phantogram have been travelling across the world since we caught up with them at Public Radio Rocks at SXSW in March, but the duo return next month for a show at JBL Riverstage at Pier 97 on September 13. Although supporting their 2013 self-titled album, Phantogram's Sarah Barthal and Josh Carter recently covered the Beatles' "She's Leaving Home" for the Flaming Lips forthcoming Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover album. Perhaps that classic track will make its way into their set on September 13—The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Phantogram's show at JBL Riverstage. Just enter to win by this Sunday, August 24, at 5p.m. EDT.

EMA: TAS In Session

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Erika M. Anderson, better known by her stage name of EMA, released her third full-length album, The Future's Void, earlier this year. The new record showcases a new side to EMA which includes more electronic layers and science fiction-inspired lyrics. EMA will be playing Bowery Ballroom on October 5, but not long ago she stopped by Studio A to play us some of the new songs and talk about the record. Watch a video of EMA in Studio A, listen to the interview in the FUV Vault now or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, August 15, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

St. Vincent: Listen To Her FUV Live Concert From Celebrate Brooklyn 2014

Since the release of St. Vincent's ferociously beautiful self-titled album earlier this year—her fourth solo record—Brooklyn-based Annie Clark's assured ascendance as rock 'n' roll's astonishing guitar-shredding goddess, with silver hair and a sci-fi sparkle in her eye, has been thrilling to watch. So what better way to close out Celebrate Brooklyn's starry 2014 summer season last Saturday night at the Prospect Park Bandshell than with St. Vincent's brilliantly unconventional, explosive show, broadcast live on FUV? Read more about the set and, happily, you can listen to St. Vincent's extraordinary concert now in the FUV Vault.

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