Stories by Kara Manning

Wye Oak Line Up More Tour Dates With The National And Yo La Tengo

Wye Oak, riding high on what the duo believes (and critics agree) is their best album to date, Civilian, have announced additional summer tour dates opening for The National and Yo La Tengo. They're set to start their previously-announced road trip with Explosions in the Sky in September.

Eleanor Friedberger Releases A Dressy New Video And Plans A Summer Romp

Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger releases her solo album, Last Summer, on July 12 via Merge Records and she has a fetching new video for its vivacious first single, "My Mistakes," and a slew of tour dates too. Plus, she'll be playing the Northside Festival this Saturday, June 18, at St. Cecelia's Church in Brooklyn.

Elbow Announce North American Tour This Fall


Elbow, who top the TAS Top 20 album chart this week, will be returning Stateside in September for a two-week tour, including stops at Austin City Limits on September 18 and New York's Terminal 5 on September 25.

Video: Watch Bon Iver's "Calgary"

Bon Iver's masterful sophomore album is out next week, June 21, and the video for the first single "Calgary" has been released. There's fire, water and pretty, sleepless people wandering in the woods. It's all a bit vague too, befitting Justin Vernon's cloaked lyricism.

Celebrate TAS On WNYE Launch With Free David Bazan Show On June 22

Celebrate the launch of The Alternate Side on 91.5 WNYE with a free acoustic performance from Seattle songwriter David Bazan on Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. at New York's Madison Square Park in the Flatiron District. TAS DJ's Russ Borris and Alisa Ali will introduce the former Pedro the Lion frontman Bazan who  released his second solo album, Strange Negotiations, last month.

TAS In Session (Northside Festival Preview): Grouplove

Los Angeles' charming popsters, Grouplove, won't release their debut album until September, but the band of close friends (and one couple) have an eponymous EP out now. The quintet will be at Brooklyn Bowl, as part of Northside Festival, on June 18 and make their Glastonbury debut on June 24. The five effusive pals visited The Alternate Side's Studio A not long ago and not only talked about their serendipitous meeting in Greece, but played several songs from their EP, including "Naked Kids," which was partially written on a pizza box.

Clarence Clemons Suffers A Stroke

According to several sources, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band compadre, sax man Clarence Clemons, has suffered a stroke in Florida and is seriously ill.

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