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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 thealternateside.org]

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: rborris@wfuv.org.

More about The Alternate Side

You can stream from thealternateside.org 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

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - FUV Live - 2014

Part of the shoegaze revival of the 21st century, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is led by singer and guitarist Kip Berman. On their new album, Days of Abandon, the band uses fewer electric guitars and focuses on a more acoustic approach. For this FUV Live session, the band performs a couple of their new songs live in Studio A and I talk with the ever so delightful Kip Berman about the new album and his thoughts on music in general.  We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this Alternate Side in Session.

 

[recorded: 5/23/14]

 

More from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart:

FREEMAN - FUV Live - 2014

Formerly known as "Gene Ween" from the legendary alt-rock band Ween, Aaron Freeman is now creating music using his real name. After spending time in rehab and finding inspiration following the disbandment of Ween, Aaron is back with a new band and album, FREEMAN. The name sets the tone for listeners to hear a more personal side from the artist but does not abandon the carefree and fun sound he is known for.

FREEMAN recently stopped by Studio A to play some of the new songs and talk about the new record. We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this episode of FUV Live.

[recorded: 7/23/14]