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.

TAS Five Favorite Concerts: Alisa Ali

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.  Check out Alisa Ali's list which finds our fearless TAS host sneaking into a Nirvana gig and dancing onstage with George Clinton.

TAS Five Favorite Concerts: Eric Holland

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another. Read TAS weekend host Eric Holland's globe-trotting list, which takes him from Queens to Fukuoka, Japan, from the Replacements to the Rolling Stones.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 12

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Not only does Thom Yorke debut on this week's TAS Top 20 with new music, but his single is the first Bit Torrent bundle release we've ever played.

Bombay Bicycle Club Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On October 22

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London's talented Bombay Bicycle Club has been shortlisted for this year's Mercury Prize (alongside other TAS favorites like Damon Albarn, Jungle and FKA Twigs) for their fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow. That prestigious British/Irish prize won't be handed out until October 29 and a week earlier, Bombay Bicycle Club will be playing Terminal 5 in New York. The Alternate Side has tickets for some lucky fans to that terrific show, watching what could be this year's Mercury Prize winners (James Blake won last year). All you have to do is fill out the entry form by Sunday, October 12, at 5p.m. and cross your fingers.

Pond Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On October 18

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The woozy psychedelic rock of Perth's Pond splays like a prog rainbow across albums like 2013's Hobo Rock and the band's forthcoming Man It Feels Like Space Again. Although at times more of a shifting collective of Aussie musicians, Pond's current lineup includes Tame Impala's Jay Watson and longtime Pond frontman Nick Allbrook, who also toured with Tame Impala until last year. They are a lot of fun live and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Pond's intimate Rough Trade gig on October 18. Just enter by this Sunday, October 12, at 5pm EDT.

The Horrors Ticket Giveaway: Stage 48 On October 21

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The Horrors have postponed most of their autumn North American tour dates in support of the Essex-born band's stirring new album Luminous due to circumstances they say are beyond their control. Thankfully, The Horrors have managed to hang on to their New York date, shifting it from November to October 21 at Stage 48. The Alternate Side has set aside tickets to see the British rockers in one of their only U.S. tour dates of the year; enter by this Sunday, October 12, for a chance to win.

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