Stories by Kara Manning

Lollapalooza Taps Foo Fighters, Eminem, Muse and Coldplay

This year's lineup for Chicago's Lollapalooza Festival was announced last night, April 25, and while Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse might not be the most creative of headlining choices, the presence of bands like My Morning Jacket, Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Cults, Friendly Fires, Cold War Kids, Beirut, The Kills and Crystal Castles should make for an interesting weekend. Lollapalooza takes place from August 5-7 and three-day passes are still available.

TAS In Session: Scala and Kolacny Brothers

One of the more curious hits of Coachella and SXSW was Scala and Kolacny Brothers, an all-female Belgian choir led by a pair of dynamic siblings, Steven and Stijn Kolacny.  Their haunting covers of rock hits, like Radiohead's "Creep,"  grace their new, self-titled album. Scala and Kolacny Brothers play New York's Webster Hall on April 28 and recently, Steven, Stijn and fifteen members of Scala visited WFUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A. Their conversation with Claudia Marshall will air on WFUV this Wednesday, April 27 at 9 p.m., but you can see them perform in our studio after the jump.

Bon Iver Books Celebrate Brooklyn Show

Bon Iver tweeted today, April 25, that he'll be playing a benefit Celebrate Brooklyn concert on August 10 at the Prospect Park bandshell. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 29.

Listen To Fleet Foxes' New Album on NPR

Fleet Foxes' noble new album Helplessness Blues is out on Sub Pop on May 3, but you can listen to the album streaming now via NPR.

Download Or Listen To NPR's Stream of PJ Harvey, Live From San Francisco

No need to hunt for Easter eggs this weekend; NPR is offering up a wonderful treat. PJ Harvey fans can either stream or actually download her April 14 concert in San Francisco, supporting her brutal and beautiful new album, Let England Shake. The Alternate Side and WFUV spoke to Harvey during her Terminal 5 stand this week and we'll post that interview shortly.

TV On The Radio's Gerard Smith Passes Away

In very sad news, it was announced this afternoon, April 20, that TV On The Radio's Gerard Smith has lost his battle with lung cancer. According to a statement on the band's website, Smith died this morning after a "courageous fight" with the disease. TV On The Radio has cancelled all shows through April 26. Smith was just 34.

Bon Iver Confirms Album Release This June, Tracklisting


As The Alternate Side reported last month, Bon Iver is on track to release a second album this summer, confirmed for June 21 via Jagjaguwar. The follow-up to 2007's critical darling, For Emma, Forever Ago, is self-titled and features 10 new songs. Tracklisting after the jump.

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