The Alternate Side

St. Lucia - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali
St. Lucia photo by Michael Shemenski

Jean Philipe Grobler has been singing ever since he was a boy in the choir in his home of Johannesburg. His music also took him to Liverpool to and he eventually ended up here in New York City. After experimenting with a bunch of different styles, he finally found his sound a couple years ago when he released his self-titled EP. The music that came most naturally to him was pop and his songs are immediately catchy and fun as you’ll soon hear. He and his band recently stopped by Studio A to perform a couple of songs from his full length debut, When the Night.  I also got a chance to talk with Grobler about his creative process and musical journey.

 

Warpaint - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

We have been caught in "The Undertow" of this L.A.-based band since 2010, when they released their excellent debut, The Fool. Warpaint's atmospheric sound captivated us and had us waiting with bated breath for the release of their follow up. Well, the wait is over and we now have a new self-titled release from the band. Warpaint still maintains that same spooky vibe that we expect from the band, but they've also incorporated some new sounds and a more meticulous approach to arrangement. Warpaint recently stopped by Studio A to play us some of their new songs and to talk about their new album.

TAS On FUV For Monday, March 17

by Kara Manning
Jimi Goodwin (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

Tonight on TAS on FUV at 10, we'll observe the dwindling hours of St. Patrick's Day with a rueful song about whisky via Jimi Goodwin (pictured), a Shuffle from the Irish-blooded and English-hearted Morrissey (it is Monday, after all) and a dose of much-needed, sobering coffee from Sylvan Esso. Plus fresh releases from Sleeper Agent, Broods, Band of Skulls and more.

TAS On FUV For Friday, March 14

by Kara Manning
Beastie Boys (courtesy of Bad Moon Publicity)

On TAS on FUV at 10 tonight, we're still basking in the glow of the SXSW Public Radio Rocks broadcast earlier today in Austin (and if you missed any of it, you'll find every set in FUV's SXSW archives). Sadly, some of us are not in balmy Austin, tracking down burritos and bands, but freezing in New York. Although we're not getting the weekend started in a beastly frame of mind, on tonight's show we seem to have music from Wild Beasts, the Beastie Boys (pictured), Wild Cub and a Grizzly Bear Shuffle.

Plus, new releases from SXSW artists like Wye Oak, St. Vincent and Angel Olsen.

TAS On FUV For Thursday, March 13

by Kara Manning
The Hold Steady (courtesy of the band, Facebook.com)

Tonight on a frosty TAS on FUV at 10, a preview of tomorrow's outstanding Public Radio Rocks lineup with music from Phantogram and Jeremy Messersmith plus a Shuffle courtesy of the The Hold Steady. In addition, new music from Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, Sharon Van Etten, Battleme, Avey Tare and more.

TAS On FUV For Wednesday, March 12

by Kara Manning
Blur (courtesy of the artist via Facebook.com)

We're very excited about the upcoming SXSW Public Radio Rocks showcase, broadcast live on FUV this Friday at noon, and as a harbinger of good things to come, on TAS on FUV tonight at 10, some of the artists and bands making an impact in Austin this week, like Temples, Pins and Eagulls. Since Damon Albarn is headlining Public Radio Rocks, we'll have a Shuffle from Blur, plus more great music from Lo-Fang, Cloud Nothings, Joanna Gruesome, The Replacements and more.

Yuck - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Yuck has more than persevered following the departure of frontman Daniel Blumberg in early 2013. Guitarist Max Bloom, who wrote the bulk of the music on the band's 2011 self-titled debut, is now at the helm, and the London-based band released a bold and dreamy sophomore album, Glow & Behold, last fall.

TAS On FUV For Monday, January 6

by Kara Manning

Tonight on TAS on FUV at 10, we'll endure the plummeting temperatures of the polar vortex together while listening to new (and warm as a woolly sweater) music from I Break Horses (pictured), Cate Le Bon, The Preatures, Foxes, Hospitality and more.

TAS On FUV For Friday, January 3

by Kara Manning

Whoa, it's way too cold out there! Tonight on The Alternate Side on FUV at 10, we're thawing out with a warm, cuddly selection of songs from Toy (pictured), the Lemonheads, Jagwar Ma, Haim, Pixies, San Fermin and other TAS faves. The Shuffle features New York's own Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Poliça gets reconfigured on The Mix-Up. No long underwear or mittens required.

TAS On FUV For Thursday, January 2

by Kara Manning

Nothing like a snowstorm, subzero wind chills and howling winds to remind you that's it's early January! On tonight's TAS on FUV at 10, we'll ward off the cold with a smörgåsbord of new and vintage tracks from the likes of Lucius, Dean Wareham (pictured), the Vaselines, Belly, Cut Copy, the Cure and a Shuffle from those canny, offbeat men of MGMT