Kindness Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On March 14

Berlin-based British producer Adam Bainbridge, who records as Kindness, released his sophomore album, Otherness, last fall. It's a lush, R&B-flavored, '80s-gazing record that includes a bevy of guests, like Blood Orange, Robyn and Kelela. Kindness returns to New York for a show at Bowery Ballroom on March 14 and The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets; just enter by this Sunday, March 8, for a chance to win a pair.

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Rustie Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On January 8

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Glasgow producer Rustie released his restless, shapeshifting second album Green Language last year, tangling pop, hip-hop and atmopherics into an euphoric forest of electronic textures. Rustie, real name Russell Whyte, is in the States for a month-long tour and stops at Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 8. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see Rustie; just enter for a chance to win by this Wednesday, January 7, at 3 p.m. EST.

My Brightest Diamond: FUV Live

Shara Worden is a true artist. She has scored films, has sung with symphonies and in operas, collaborated on various visual art projects and, of course, fronts the experimental rock band, My Brightest Diamond. Worden's most recent album as My Brightest DiamondThis Is My Hand, is a wonderful fusion of high art and pop culture and it might well be her best work to date. Watch videos of Shara Worden's performance in Studio A and listen to the interview via the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, January 2, at 11am EST, also streaming online.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For 2014

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Alt-J tops the list of the most popular TAS tracks of 2014.

Temples: FUV Live

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It's not often that the first recording of a young band perfectly conveys that group's promise and mission. Temples, then a duo, managed to do that very thing with their debut single, 2012's "Shelter Song." Last winter, Temples released their debut album, Sun Structures, and embarked on a long trek of sold-out headlining gigs and major festival outings. This autumn, Temples paid an overdue visit to WFUV for a session. Singer and guitarist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Warmsley candidly discussed the breakneck pace that the band's been on this year, maintaining artistry despite exhaustion. Watch videos of Temples in Studio A and listen to the entire session in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, December 26, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Listen: Holiday Cheer For FUV 2014

Guided by Conor Oberst, this year’s sold-out Holiday Cheer for FUV offered warmth and celebration courtesy of Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson. Listen to the entire Holiday Cheer for FUV: Live From The Beacon Theatre concert in the FUV Vault now and watch a recap video of the festive night too featuring interviews with Conor Oberst, James Felice, Laura MarlingSuzanne Vega and more.

Break Out That Mistletoe: The Alternate Side's Christmas Show Returns

Along with spiked eggnog and your grandmother's fruitcake, The Alternate Side's annual holiday show has become tradition, so join Russ Borris and Alisa Ali for the TAS Christmas Special on Wednesday, December 24, from 8-10p.m. EST on 90.7 FUV, also streaming online. They'll spin new holiday tunes from Sharon Van Etten, Dum Dum Girls, Mark Kozelek, Deer Tick, Bad Religion and other Yuletide merrymakers. Also expect seasonal favorites from The Ramones, The Magnetic Fields and Sufjan Stevens too. And no TAS Christmas is complete without Run DMC's "Christmas in Hollis!"

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