The Alternate Side staffers: Russ Borris, Alisa Ali, Eric Holland and Kara Manning (photo by Jim O'Hara)

Farewell To The Alternate Side

August 19, 2015|TAS Staff

Nearly seven years ago, on December 1, 2008, The Alternate Side launched as an internet and HD radio stream powered by WFUV. And after a good long run — which included the program's tenure on 91.5 WNYE beginning in...

Everything Everything, photo by Daniel Gorman

Take Five with The Alternate Side: Everything Everything

April 12, 2013|Kara Manning

Playing a triumphant gig at New York's Bowery Ballroom last month, Manchester-based rockers Everything Everything deftly proved their mettle as one of Britain's most thrilling young bands, assertively leaping from...

Robert DeLong, photo by Patrick Doherty

Take Five with The Alternate Side: Robert DeLong

March 29, 2013|Kara Manning

Face paint aficionado Robert DeLong is determined to bring a one-man party to the stage, but the Los Angeles-based dance artist isn't interested in churning out the dull brand of roaring EDM as proselytized by...

Toro Y Moi, photo by Daniel Gorman

Take Five with The Alternate Side: Toro Y Moi

March 22, 2013|Kara Manning

Toro y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, joined the madding crowds at SXSW last week for a series of showcases. By month's end, Bundick and his bandmates are headed to South America, supporting his third and — in his...

Guards, photo by Daniel Gorman

Take Five with The Alternate Side: Guards

March 08, 2013|Kara Manning

Guards dives headlong into the deep end of the guitar rock pool on its expansive, brazenly hook-laden debut, In Guards We Trust. Led by former Willowz frontman and Cults touring member Richie Follin — the older...

Palma Violets, photo by Claire Lorenzo

Take Five with The Alternate Side: Palma Violets

March 01, 2013|Kara Manning

The members of Palma Violets might have honed their garage rock chops in a drafty squat, but the quartet is a hot commodity in the UK music press, marked as ascendents to The Libertines' long-vacated throne.


Metz, photo by Colin Medley

Take Five with The Alternate Side: Metz

February 22, 2013|Kara Manning

When Metz visited The Alternate Side late last year, the hard-thrashing trio was, without doubt, the loudest group to ever take over Studio A. That brutal drive, hardcore brio and sinewy muscularity which uplifts...

Menomena, photo by Alicia J. Rose

Take Five with The Alternate Side: Menomena

February 15, 2013|Kara Manning

The shakeup in Menomena's lineup after Brent Knopf's departure in 2011, didn't throw remaining members Justin Harris and Danny Seim too far off course. In fact, the duo's new album, Moms, is likely Menomena's...

Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing, photo by Shawn Brackbill

Take Five with The Alternate Side: Wild Nothing

February 08, 2013|Kara Manning

Singer and songwriter Jack Tatum's hazy Wild Nothing reveries are steeped in rain-dappled hues of British grey, but the Virginia native, who recorded his debut album, Gemini, in his Virginia Tech dorm room, still...

Cloud Nothings

Take Five with The Alternate Side: Cloud Nothings

January 25, 2013|Kara Manning

Support musical discovery on FUV and The Alternate Side, with a contribution during our winter membership drive. Today's Take Five with TAS features Cloud Nothings, whose frontman, Dylan Baldi, has very...