Stories by Russ Borris

SXSW 2014 Day One: Russ Borris' Blog

FUV and The Alternate Side's Russ Borris arrived in Austin, Texas yesterday and will be blogging from SXSW this week. On Day One, he saw St. Vincent, Hozier, Benjamin Booker and others. Russ is gearing up for the Public Radio Rocks showcase this Friday, March 14, broadcast live on FUV starting at noon with Damon Albarn, The Hold Steady, Temples, Phantogram, Jeremy Messersmith and Lucius.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending March 16

SXSW-bound bands and artists—like Eagulls, Dum Dum Girls, Temples, St. Vincent and Damon Albarn—hold strong on this week's TAS Top 20 chart.

SXSW Preview: Russ Borris Blog

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SXSW gets bigger every year, with hundreds of bands descending upon the city of Austin. So how does an attendee separate the good from the not-so-good? WFUV and The Alternate Side plan to introduce you to bands we're pretty excited about, via live performances from Hotel San Jose, from Ages and AgesThe Strypes, Hozier, Thumpers, Allen Stone, Bear's Den and Mary Lambert of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” fame.  We’ll post videos of these performances starting Thursday. On Friday, we’re teaming up with other NPR affiliates for the Public Radio Rocks SXSW Day Stage show featuring Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), Lucius, The Hold Steady, Phantogram, Jeremy Messersmith and Temples.  Listen in to the whole showcase Friday, March 14, on 90.7FM WFUV starting at noon, also streaming online.

 

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending March 9

Phantogram, Beck and The Afghan Whigs make a long-awaited return to the TAS Top 20 countdown.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending March 2

The British pop duo Thumpers hops onto this week's TAS Top 20 chart.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending February 23

Witty Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett perches atop this week's TAS Top 20 chart.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending February 16

Elbow, Broken Bells, Cloud Nothings and Lo-Fang debut fresh winter releases on the TAS Top 20. 

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