Stories by Russ Borris

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending March 30

Singles from Baltimore's Future Islands and Montréal's Chromeo make spring debuts on the TAS Top 20.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending March 23

Los Angeles newcomers NO and Manchester veterans Elbow might have thousands of miles between them, but they both have tracks on this week's TAS Top 20.

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.

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