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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

Cloud Nothings - FUV Live - 2014

Cloud Nothings are at once caustic and exhilarating, a whirlwind of reverb and regret. On the Cleveland band's latest album, Here and Nowhere Else, Dylan Baldi and his bandmates aspire to sharper songcraft, bringing a sophisticated layer to their tempestuous punk roar. Watch Cloud Nothings' seismic performance in FUV's Studio A and listen to their session right here.

[recorded: 4/14/14]

Jungle - FUV Live - 2014

The funked-out, falsetto-driven songs of London's Jungle offer up the perfect summertime soundtrack, brimming with sleek harmonies and soulful anthems. Although the London duo of boyhood friends still stubbornly adhere to some anonymity—they prefer to be called J and T rather than their given names and shy from too much personal attention—as a touring collective of five (or seven) members, Jungle is boldly uncloaked. It's been barely a year since Jungle first dropped a sultry double A-sided single, "Platoon" and "Drops," on Chess Club Records amid a flurry of queries about their identity. This week, the pair finally released their self-titled debut album on XL Recordings on the heels of an extraordinary year that's included sold-out worldwide gigs and an overload of blogosphere buzz. Not long ago, Jungle ventured to the Bronx to play a mini-set for WFUV and I had a chance to chat with J and T about their carefully crafted ascendance, their love of all genres of music and their inimitable bond.

[recorded: 6/19/14]