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.

Highasakite: TAS In Session

Like a brooding Nordic Noir novel, Highasakite's second album, Silent Treatment, brims with menacing chapters: tracks bearing bellicose titles like "The Hand Grenade," "Iran" and "Darth Vader" don't promise a sweet outcome. But the Norwegian quintet's sound, as darkly conceived as it might be, is elevated by lushly cinematic, often upbeat arrangements, urged forward by Ingrid Helene Håvik's pensively pretty vocals. Not long ago, Highasakite visited FUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A for a live session and a conversation. Watch videos of the band in Studio A and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, October 17, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.  

WFUV And TAS At CMJ 2014: Happyness, Horse Thief, Elle King And Son Little

When FUV staffers first heard the singles, EPs and albums released by Happyness, Horse Thief, Elle King and Son Little, we were immediately besotted with their smart originality, unconventional beauty and potent songcraft. So WFUV and The Alternate Side is pleased that all four artists and bands will be a part of our official CMJ Music Marathon showcase, FUV Live at CMJ, on Tuesday, October 21, at Rockwood Music Hall from 5-9p.m. EDT.  The showcase will be broadcast live on 90.7FM WFUV, also streaming online. In addition, a 10-inch vinyl EP, featuring one song from each band, will be recorded and pressed at Rockwood Music Hall that night and given away to FUV listeners at the event. FUV Live at CMJ is supported by Squarespace.

Conor Oberst And Friends: Presale For FUV Holiday Cheer Today!

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Want to see FUV's Holiday Cheer with Conor Oberst and Friends at the Beacon Theatre on December 8? It's our annual benefit concert and it's a not-to-be-missed night. Today only, October 16, we have a presale until 9pm EDT. Head here for the presale code and then go to Ticketmaster for your choice of the best seats before the tickets are available to the public tomorrow, October 17.

First Listen: Thurston Moore, 'The Best Day'

In the wake of Sonic Youth's collapse, Moore's new solo album is almost calming in its familiarity, particularly as it recalls a minor-key update of SY's well-loved late-'90s salvo A Thousand Leaves. Listen to Thurston Moore's The Best Day streaming via WFUV and NPR Music now before the album's release on October 21 on Matador Records.

Conor Oberst And Friends Headline FUV's Holiday Cheer 2014

Every year The Alternate Side's sister station throws a big show, Holiday Cheer, and asks favorite artists to perform, as a benefit for WFUV Public Radio. This year's show will be an evening with Conor Oberst and Friends on Monday, December 8, at New York's Beacon Theatre. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 17, at 12 noon EDT via Ticketmaster. Oberst's "friends" will be announced soon! 

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 19

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Caribou's Dan Snaith ascends to the top of the TAS Top 20 with his anthemic "Can't Do Without You."

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