Stories by Kara Manning

Yuck Returns Stateside For A Fall Tour


Silly of name, but unquestionably responsible for one of the strongest debut albums of the year, London's hazy, psychedelic-leaning folk-rockers Yuck, currently touring the West Coast, will return this autumn for another gallop down the East Coast. The band's freshly-announced itinerary, which includes two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg, is after the jump.

Listen And Watch: The Shivers On TAS In Session On WNYE 91.5

Local New York band The Shivers has survived an array of lineup changes, but its current core duo of Keith Zarriello and Jo Schornikow seems a steadfast, strong pairing. Desperately seeking the perfect analogue studio, Zarriello and Schornikow traveled to Manchester, England to record their pretty new album, More. The record is out now on Silence Breaks Records in the States and set for a UK release on September 26 via Fence Records. Catch the entire TAS in Session with The Shivers on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, July 29, at 11 a.m. EDT and streaming on the TAS website.

Nirvana's Nevermind Set For Special 20th Anniversary Reissue


It's a little startling to realize that Nirvana's 1991 landmark sophomore album, Nevermind, celebrates its 20th anniversary this September. Not surprisingly, a special multi-format reissue is in the wings to mark the occasion. The standard, deluxe and super deluxe reissues, due out September 27, will feature rare and previously unreleased performances, studio nuggets, a DVD of Nirvana's 1991 Paramount show, producer Butch Vig's original mixes and loads of other extras. 


Feist Returns With A New Album This October

It has been four years since Leslie Feist released her bold, eccentric breakthrough album The Reminder, but after a few hints via videos on her site over the last week, the Canadian singer has finally announced the upcoming release of her new album, Metals, due out in October.

TAS In Session (Newport Folk Festival Preview): The Head And The Heart

The Newport Folk Festival is this coming weekend and Seattle's alt-folksters (and grassroots success story) The Head and the Heart, who perform on July 31, are one of the most promising new acts on the bill, joining more established artists like The Decemberists, M. Ward and Gillian Welch. Not long ago, WFUV's Claudia Marshall caught up with Newport newbies The Head and the Heart for a very special WFUV and TAS session featuring songs, like "Cats and Dogs" and "Down in the Valley," from the band's auspicious debut. Plus The Alternate Side's sister station, WFUV (with NPR Music),  will have extensive live Newport Folk Festival coverage throughout the weekend - details after the jump.

Noel Gallagher Posts Video For "The Death Of You And Me"

The battle-scarred and estranged Gallagher brothers have been embracing new chapters of their post-Oasis lives: Liam Gallagher recently released an album and toured the States with his new band, Beady Eye, while older brother Noel has finally released the first video off of his upcoming solo album, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. After the jump, check out the single "The Death Of You And Me" which has some cloudy Oasis subtext.

Amy Winehouse's Passing Inspires Tributes, Reflection

Amy Winehouse might have sadly lost her heartbreaking battle with drug and alcohol addition this weekend, but the complicated singer's vibrant musical legacy is, at last, passionately honored after being overshadowed for years by her dark personal struggles. After the jump, some of the tributes from Mark Ronson, Lily Allen, Ron Wood and more.

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