The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending February 1

Five new releases from Belle and Sebastian, Matt and Kim, The Decemberists, Django Django and Sleater-Kinney shovel a path onto this week's snowy TAS Top 20.

Great Seats Just Released For Holiday Cheer For FUV On December 8

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Great seats have just been released for Holiday Cheer for FUV with Conor Oberst and Friends at the Beacon Theatre this Monday, December 8. This year's benefit concert for the station will be led by Conor Oberst who will be joined by Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson. It's a not-to-be-missed night. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster. Don't miss this unforgettable night of music, merriness and camaraderie to support the radio station you love.

Cymbals Eat Guitars: TAS In Session

The Staten Island quartet Cymbals Eat Guitars first made waves in 2009 with its critically acclaimed, self-released debut, Why There Are Mountains. On the band's third and most recent album Lose, there's a noticeable lyrical maturation, courtesy of singer and guitarist Joseph D’Agostino, and bolder sonic strides from the rest of the band. Cymbals Eat Guitars will play a hometown show at Brooklyn's The Knitting Factory on December 12. Earlier this fall they came to the Bronx for a session with The Alternate Side. Watch videos of Cymbals Eat Guitars in Studio A and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, December 5, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

The Vaselines' Eugene Kelly: Five Essential Albums

Glasgow's The Vaselines, the enigmatic Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, have drifted in and out of their partnership since 1987, influencing an eclectic and reverent crew of musicians along the way, like Belle and Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Kelly and McKee have reunited in earnest since 2008, releasing their wiry, bittersweet and robust third album, V for Vaselines, this fall. Happily, The Vaselines return to New York next month for a gig at Brooklyn's Bell House on January 16, so TAS asked the always discerning Eugene Kelly if he'd write up a list of his Five Essential Albums.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending December 7

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Alt-J and Happyness cross the Atlantic for spots on this week's TAS Top 20 while Sleater-Kinney soars to the peak of the chart.

Savoir Adore Announce A Major Lineup Change

Brooklyn's own Savoir Adore,  a longtime favorite of WFUV and The Alternate Side—and one of the bands in our very first CMJ showcase in 2012—has announced the departure of founding member Deidre Muro. The one-time duo of Muro and Paul Hammer had evolved to a quintet over the years and according to Hammer in a Facebook post on Monday, Savoir Adore will continue without Muro as the band works on its third album, the followup to Our Nature.

 

Hamilton Leithauser Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On December 11

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Hamiton Leithauser has forged his own path since The Walkmen announced an indefinite hiatus back in 2013. He released his solo debut, Black Hours, earlier this summer and has spent the better part of the year on tour, supporting friends like Broken Bells and Spoon. Leithauser is on a headlining tour this fall and has a hometown gig at Bowery Ballroom on December 11 with support from Elle King, part of the lineup of FUV Live at CMJ this past October. Enter for a chance to win tickets to see Hamilton Leithauser and Elle King by this Sunday, December 7, at 5p.m. EST.

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