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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Young Fathers Win The 2014 Mercury Prize

Young Fathers, the Edinburgh alternative hip hop trio, has won the 2014 Mercury Prize for the best British or Irish record of the year for their powerful debut, Dead. The group wins £20,000 (about $32,000) and hopefully a big leap in album sales.

Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow And Jonathan Wilson Added To FUV's Holiday Cheer With Conor Oberst

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Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow and Jonathan Wilson have been added to the still-expanding lineup of FUV's Holiday Cheer with Conor Oberst and Friends at the Beacon Theatre on December 8. It's our annual benefit concert and a not-to-be-missed night. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster so act now for your choice of the best seats. Be a part of an unforgettable night of music, merriness and camaraderie and support the radio station you love.

First Listen: Deerhoof, 'La Isla Bonita'

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Deerhoof has always toyed with the whimsical, but its 12th album feels like its most playful work yet. More relaxed than its predecessors, it retains the long-running band's capacity to thrill. Listen to Deerhoof's La Isla Bonita streaming on WFUV and NPR Music before its release on November 4 via Polyvinyl.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending November 2

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A flurry of new songs from Sleater-Kinney, Mark Lanegan, King Tuff and Thurston Moore scatter onto this week's TAS Top 20 like autumn leaves.

Mac DeMarco Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On November 4

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Mac DeMarco is an irreverent romantic; his second album, Salad Days, is inspired by the 24-year-old songwriter's girlfriend. DeMarco is headed to Terminal 5 on November 4 and accompanying him are two excellent—and equally quirky—acts: New Zealand's Connan Mockasin and Australia's King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. It's a formidable trio of artists and bands and The Alternate Side has set aside a handful of tickets for what will be a weird and wonderful night. Enter by this Sunday, November 2, at 5p.m. EST.

Cold Specks Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On November 7

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Canadian singer-songwriter Al Spx, who records as Cold Specks, is back with a brand new album, Neuroplasticity, and a North American tour kicking off this week. She'll be at Rough Trade on November 7 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see this intriguing singer with a mighty voice. Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, November 2.

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