Solid Sound 2015 Lineup Includes Wilco, Real Estate, Shabazz Palaces, Mac DeMarco And More

Solid Sound 2015, the music and arts festival curated by Wilco, announced its impressive lineup of bands on Tuesday night via a trivia game with fans during a live Facebook event. Perhaps guessing Wilco or even Tweedy was easiest, but the mighty roster also includes Real Estate, Richard Thompson, Mac DeMarco, Shabazz Palaces, Ryley Walker, Luluc, Cibo Matto, the Felice Brothers, Parquet Courts, NRBQ, Taj Mahal, The Autumn Defense, King Sunny Ade and Bill Frisell. Tickets for Solid Sound 2015 are available now. This year's festival takes place June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.  

London Grammar Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On January 27


From a hit single with Disclosure, "Help Me Lose My Mind," to the trio's own 2013 debut album, If You Wait, London Grammar has become one of the more successful proponents of atmospheric indie soul. Singer Hannah Reid posseses a quiet intensity that elevates songs, like their hit "Strong," to a mournful grandeur. London Grammar, with opening act Until The Ribbon Breaks (also playing Rough Trade solo on January 28) have a sold-out show at Terminal 5 on January 27 and The Alternate Side has a couple of pairs of tickets set aside. Want to go? Enter for a chance to win by this Sunday, January 25, at 5 p.m. EST.

Until The Ribbon Breaks Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On January 28


Until The Ribbon Breaks releases its debut album, A Lesson Unlearnt, this week, a cinematically-inspired mix of hip hop and soul pop featuring special guests like Run the Jewels.  Next week, Pete Lawrie-Winfield and his bandmates arrive in New York for two gigs, one at Terminal 5 opening for London Grammar and the second, a solo outing at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on January 28.  If you want to see Until The Ribbon Breaks at Rough Trade on their own, fill out an entry form for a chance to win by this Sunday, January 25, at 5 p.m. (if you want to see Until the Ribbon Breaks with London Grammar, enter here).

The Districts Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On February 10


The Districts have received their share of blogosphere love over the last year and now the bluesy Pennsylvania rockers are primed to release their debut album, A Flourish and A Spoil, on Fat Possum next month. The quartet will celebrate their release date, February 10, with a show at Bowery Ballroom and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig. Enter by this Sunday, January 25, at 5 p.m. EST for a shot at a pair.

Johnny Marr: FUV Live

Johnny Marr might be most closely associated with his tenure in The Smiths, but his 30-year-plus career has taken him in a number of different directions with stints in Electronic, The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. Recently, Johnny has been concentrating on his own work and last year he released his second album as a solo artist, Playland. The Alternate Side's Russ Borris caught up with Johnny backstage at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey for a chat with one of rock 'n' roll's guitar gods. Listen to Johnny Marr's session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, January 16, at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming online, or via the FUV Vault at any time.

FUV's Hangin' On The Hudson Dance Party On February 13

Warm up your winter and dance the night away at FUV's next dance party—and this time it's in Westchester!  Hangin' On The Hudson is happening Friday, February 13, from 7-11 p.m. at the Lodge at Hudson Harbor in Tarrytown, NY.  FUV DJs Rita Houston, Corny O'Connell, Sarah Wardrop and Alisa Ali will be spinning the tunes while you dance and enjoy a complimentary cocktail, food (courtesy of RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen), Hudson River views, and the chance to support FUV at the same time. Your $50 contribution to WFUV gets you on the list. Space is limited, so get your tickets today!


Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup Includes Belle And Sebastian, My Morning Jacket, Billy Joel, The War On Drugs And More

The lineup for Bonnaroo 2015 has been revealed and the eclectic, multi-generational lineup includes the return of Mumford and Sons, Billy Joel, Belle and Sebastian, My Morning Jacket, Kendrick Lamar, Run the JewelsFlorence and the Machine, Flying Lotus, The War On Drugs, SBTRKT, Earth Wind and Fire, Hozier, Caribou and more. The festival takes place in Manchester, Tennessee from June 11-14 and tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 17 at noon EST. Watch the announcement show video here.

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