FUV And The Alternate Side's Spring Member Drive Is Underway

WFUV and The Alternate Side's spring member drive is underway! Please support the public radio you love. Contribute any amount from April 23-30 and not only are you a supporter of The Alternate Side, but you're automatically eligible to win a trip to Reykjavíc, Iceland for the Iceland Airwaves festival this fall. Contribute $30 and we'll send you Live From The Alternate Side Volume 2, our homegrown CD with exclusive live songs, all recorded in Studio A. For $50 you'll receive The Afghan Whigs' new album, Do To The Beast, while supplies last, and a TAS t-shirt. If you prefer, you can also choose FUV thank you gifts at different levels beginning at $60.  You can contribute online or call 877-938-8907 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

Win Tickets To Real Estate At Music Hall Of Williamsburg On April 4


Like so many local bands, Real Estate did a tour of duty at SXSW this past week, introducing many of their melancholy, beautiful songs from their third, recently released album, Atlas. Real Estate are headed back to home turf with two sold-out shows next month, Aprll 4 (Music Hall of Williamsburg) and April 5 (Webster Hall).The Alternate Side has snagged some tickets for the Music Hall of Williamsburg show. We know you'd like to win a pair; just fill out an entry form by this Sunday, March 23.

Dum Dum Girls Ticket Giveaway For MHOW On March 26


Dum Dum Girls' Dee Dee Penny and her bandmates took on Austin with loads of SXSW appearances last week—even singing "Dreaming" with Blondie's Debbie Harry at one showcase. Dum Dum Girls, relishing the recent release of their third album, Too True, are headed to New York later this month for two shows with Blouse. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Dum Dum Girls' sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg show on March 26. Interested? Fill out an entry form for your chance to win by this Sunday, March 23 at 5p.m. EDT.

Ticket Giveaway For Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. At Webster Hall On March 26


Electropop's Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. has been racing on the road since early February, touring in support of the Detroit duo's dance-friendly new album, The Speed of Things. Their tour, which also includes British electronic artist Chad Valley (Hugo Manuel moonlighting from Jonquil) ends in New York on March 26 with a big show at Webster Hall. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and Chad Valley's groovalicious show; enter by this Sunday, March 23.

Win Tix To Grouplove At Terminal 5 On March 26


Grouplove leaned on drummer Ryan Rabin to produce the Los Angeles band's second album, Spreading Rumors, which was released last fall. The longtime friends are on tour now and play a sold-out show at Terminal 5 with MS MR and Alex Winston on March 26 (there are still tix available for their March 27 show). Luckily, The Alternate Side has a handful of tickets to give away for Grouplove's New York gig on March 26; just enter for a chance to win by this Sunday, March 23, at 5p.m. EDT.

Fenster: SXSW 2014 Blog

The New York/Berlin quartet Fenster just released its delicately-crafted, lo-fi second album, The Pink Caves, earlier this month and brought their gentle new songs to noisy Austin for SXSW. Although Fenster makes beautifully spare music—the vocal interplay between J.J. Weihl and Jonathan Jarzy is sublime—that doesn't mean they are incapable of having a somewhat rowdy time (well, some drinks, some cider and brazen blonding), as Weihl, a native New Yorker, proved when she blogged about Fenster's SXSW adventures for The Alternate Side. 

Thumpers: SXSW 2014 Performance

Childhood friends Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr. regrouped in 2012 after their previous band fell apart, and the two began writing music that would become the first Thumpers songs via email. The London alt-pop duo just released their debut album, Galore, filled with bouncy melodies and fun, catchy songs. Watch Thumpers, defying rain like rugged Brits, perform their single "Unkinder (A Tougher Love)" for FUV and The Alternate Side 

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