Won't You Make A Year-End Gift To WFUV And The Alternate Side?

On December 18 and 19 WFUV and The Alternate Side ask you to please make a year-end gift to support the radio stations you love. Any amount helps, but a membership to WFUV is an inspiring present for any music-lover you know. In addition, if you add $5 to your contribution, you'll even help the Food Bank of New York City. You can support us online or by calling 877-938-8907. Also, WFUV will be counting down the results of the 2014 Listener Poll on 90.7FM on Friday, December 19, beginning at 12 noon EST. Won't you join us and become a member too?

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First Listen: Hookworms, 'The Hum'

On its second album, the Leeds band is beholden to a motorik beat and the pulse it leaves behind. But Hookworms' members also explore the energy and chaos that such a solid anchor can provide. Listen to Hookworms' The Hum streaming via WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on November 11 on Domino.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending November 9

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Ariel Pink soars to the top of this week's TAS Top 20 with a cellphone tune.

Adult Jazz: CMJ Tour Diary

Two weeks ago, over 1300 bands settled down in New York for the CMJ Music Marathon, including the Leeds indie pop band Adult Jazz. The quartet's debut album, Gist Is, is a sophisticated and sensual mélange of songs that ramble and blossom in beautiful, unexpected ways, like an overgrown garden. They made quite a splash at CMJ, landing on NPR's Bob Boilen's list of his "Top 10 Discoveries" of the week. Equally intrigued, The Alternate Side had asked the band's frontman Harry Burgess if he'd keep a diary of his adventures at CMJ and he did, routing Adult Jazz's travels through New York via stops at Stonewall, the Schomburg Center in Harlem and the High Line.

Tame Impala Ticket Giveaway: Beacon Theatre On November 9

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Tame Impala are taking Delicate Steve on the road for a North American tour this month. The psychedelic Aussies will be playing the two sold out shows at the Beacon Theatre on November 9 and 10. The Alternate Side has managed to tuck away a handful of Tame Impala tickets for the November 9 date. Fill out an entry form by this Wednesday, November 5, and you might win a pair.

Johnny Marr Ticket Giveaway: Gramercy Theatre On November 12

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On the heels of his fine 2013 album, The Messenger, Johnny Marr released his second solo effort Playland last month and he's headed back to New York with a show at the Gramercy Theatre on November 12. Expect not just new material, but a career-spanning set as the great Mancunian guitarist always includes songs from The Smiths and Electronic and a cool cover or two. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets for Johnny Marr at the Gramercy Theatre; just fill out an entry form by this Wednesday, November 5, at 6p.m. EST for a chance to win.

The Dismemberment Plan Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On November 8

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Reunited Washington D.C. rockers The Dismemberment Plan are reissuing their 2001 album Change on vinyl this week via Partisan Records. They're also back on the road and will be at Bowery Ballroom this Saturday, November 8. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig, but you'll have to act fast and enter for a chance to win a pair to see The Dismemberment Plan by this Wednesday, November 5, at 6p.m. EDT.

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