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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

Eels - FUV Live - 2014

Eels is fronted by prolific singer-songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, who is better known as E. Over the years he has gained a reputation for telling colorful stories through his lyrics, but rarely singing about himself or his own experiences. On the new album The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, E gets personal and honest, writing songs that share his life story as well as his plans for the future. Recently, E and two of his bandmates stopped by Studio A to perform some of the new songs and to talk with me about the latest release.

[recorded: 6/2/14]

Bob Mould - FUV Live - 2014

Bon Mould is considered one of the most influential songwriters of the past few decades, and the music he made with with Hüsker Dü and Sugar inspired bands like The Pixies and Nirvana. On June 3rd of this year, Mould returned with his 10th solo album, Beauty & Ruin, and the energetic yet melancholy songs feature universal subject matter from loss to acceptance. Mould recently stopped by Studio A to play some of the new material, and he spoke with me about his songwriting process and his methods of maintaining longevity in the music business.

[recorded: 06/09/14]

More from Bob Mould in the FUV Vault: