Stories by Kara Manning

Bonnaroo 2011: TAS In Session (Audio) with DeVotchKa

Colorado's DeVotchKa is set to play this weekend's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival tomorrow, June 11,  and it's one of many  festivals the band has lined up for the summer, both Stateside and overseas. They head to Worthy Farm to play Glastonbury on June 25 and recently signed up for Dave Matthews' Caravan Festival at the Gorge this September. Not long ago, DeVotchKa's Nick Urata and Tom Hagerman dropped by The Alternate Side's Studio A and played something old ("Undone"), something new ("Exhaustible"), something borrowed (Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart") ... and all three were blue.

Jack White and Karen Elson Split But Plan A 'Divorce Party'

Jack White and Karen Elson are a couple no longer. The pair announced their intention to divorce via a press release today.  But it's not all bad! They're throwing a divorce party for friends and family in Nashville tonight, June 10, which also marks their sixth anniversary.

TAS And WFUV Bonnaroo Coverage 2011

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival weekend is here at last and it's hot as hell in New York, just like Manchester, Tennessee. Can't make it down south this year to follow the likes of Arcade Fire and The Strokes? If you follow Team TAS and Team WFUV's coverage, plus check out Bonnaroo's own Vevo stream, you'll have all the coverage you'll need in the air-conditioned comfort of home (and you won't have to snooze in a muddy tent either). After the jump, all you'll need to know about The Alternate Side's Bonnaroo coverage 2011.

Listen To A Stream Of Bon Iver's Sophomore Album


Bon Iver's sophomore album isn't out until June 21, but The New York Times, which profiled Justin Vernon and the band over the weekend, is now streaming the album itself. Check out the album after the jump.

Download Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks' "Senator"

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks release a new album, Mirror Traffic, on August 23 on Matador in the States and August 22 on Domino in the UK. Available now for a free download is the track "Senator" from the Pavement frontman's fifth solo record.

Beirut Is Back With The Rip Tide This August


Following the release of the single "East Harlem" on Monday and a slew of tour dates, Beirut has finally revealed the name of its first album in four years, The Rip Tide, which is due out in late August. Track listing after the jump.

TAS In Session (NYC and Glastonbury Preview): Noah And The Whale

Britain's thoughtful popsters Noah and the Whale are currently swinging through the States, landing at New York's Irving Plaza on June 18, their last gig before heading to the sprawling Glastonbury Festival on June 25, followed by a packed summer of European and UK festivals. They'll also be at Lollapalooza in August. The quartet, led by the soft-spoken, heart-on-his-sleeve singer and songwriter Charlie Fink, recently dropped by The Alternate Side to chat with WFUV's Claudia Marshall and performed four songs from their excellent new album, Last Night On Earth. Plus, check out (and download) the bouncy - dare we say happy? - RAC mix of "Tonight's the Kind of Night" after the jump.

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