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The Alternate Side on FUV

A healthy dose of our indie music channel, on WFUV weeknights from 10pm-Midnight.

The Alternate Side is the indie music service from WFUV, available online and on HD Radio. The channel features a broad range of established and emerging indie rock and other styles, from across the city and beyond. [read more about it | or | go to]

On The Alternate Side you may hear artists like Chairlift, Antibalas, The Postelles, Ratatat and many others yet to be discovered, alongside established international artists including Arcade Fire, Bjork, and The Decemberists. It's a kind of laboratory where we experiment with diverse genres and sounds as we build our own non-commercial web and radio service made right here in New York City.

Help us shape it! Tell us what we're doing right, and what you think of the music. Drop us a note with your ideas or suggestions, or tell us about a band you think would be right for the show. Write to Russ Borris:

More about The Alternate Side

You can stream from or listen to HD Radio channel 3 at 90.7 FM in New York City. We're also broadcasting on WNYE 91.5 FM in New York City every weekday morning from 6am-Noon. A companion to WFUV's more eclectic weekday programs, the channel provides New York's indie music scene with a full-time local radio outlet, and connects artists and music lovers in New York and across the globe. [more info]

Recent Shows in the Archives

Strand of Oaks - FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall - 2014

Timothy Showalter has been making music as Strand of Oaks for several years. His most recent album Heal is an extremely personal work, expressing the fear and frustration that everyday people go through. But, true to his positive nature, Tim has found ways to rise above the strife and survive. This live performance from Rockwood Music Hall found Tim and the band in great form as there was both shredding and melody throughout the set. His natural, honest charm brought the audience into his world and related to them in a one-on-one way that very few artists can do.

[recorded: 9/16/14]

Funding for WFUV's ongoing coverage of live concerts and festivals comes from The Agnes Varis Trust, supporting affordable access to the arts, education and healthcare.

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Tennis - FUV Live - 2014

Tennis, a husband-and-wife duo, first started making music after they took a very ambitious seven-month long sailing trip. After returning home, Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley began writing songs, influenced by their seafaring adventures. They released their first album, Cape Dory, in 2011 to rave reviews. Evolving from their sailing subject matter over the last few years, Tennis recently released their third album, Ritual in Repeat, and are still basking in praise: Stereogum observes that Tennis finds a way to make “classic rock and radio pop commingle freely into casual grooves and contented sighs" while NPR Music calls Ritual in Repeat “the best record Tennis has done so far."

WFUV staffers have been big fans of every Tennis album and EP and since we've asked them to visit the Bronx twice before, we were delighted to host Patrick and Alaina for a third time in Studio A in support of their new album. During this episode of FUV Live, Tennis delve into a couple of their new songs and discuss their journey as a married couple with music on their minds.

[recorded: 9/8/14]

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