WFUV's The Alternate Side In Session

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WFUV's The Alternate Side In Session


WFUV's The Alternate Side features exclusive in-studio performances from select artists in New York and around the world.




DMAs - Your Low

Aug 18, 2015 04:13


DMAs perform "Your Low" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Kate Tempest - (The Truth) Wise Ones Know

Aug 11, 2015 04:20


Kate Tempest performs "(The Truth) Wise Ones Know" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Happyness - It's On You

Aug 4, 2015 03:45


Happyness perform "It's On You" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Drenge - Side By Side

Jul 28, 2015 03:27


Drenge performs "Side By Side" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Can't Keep Checking My Phone

Jul 20, 2015 04:02


Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs "Can't Keep Checking My Phone" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

PINS - Young Girls

Jul 16, 2015 03:19


PINS performs "Young Girls" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Palma Violets - English Tongue

Jul 14, 2015 02:25


Palma Violets perform "English Tongue" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Mikal Cronin - Made My Mind Up

Jun 30, 2015 03:22


Mikal Cronin performs "Made My Mind Up" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Tanlines - Invisible Ways

Jun 25, 2015 03:33


Tanlines performs "Invisible Ways" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Blur - My Terracotta Heart

Jun 16, 2015 04:08


Blur performs "Lonesome Street" live at Studios at CBS Interactive for WFUV. Recorded 4.29.15.

Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home

Jun 6, 2015 03:42


Chastity Belt performs "Time To Go Home" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Torres - A Proper Polish Welcome

Jun 6, 2015 05:16


Torres performs "A Proper Polish Welcome" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Toro y Moi - Half Dome

Jun 2, 2015 03:19


Toro y Moi performs "Half Dome" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders - To Keep & Be Kept

May 16, 2015 04:54


Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders performs "To Keep & Be Kept" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Speedy Ortiz - Raising the Skate

May 12, 2015 04:14


Speedy Ortiz performs "Raising the Skate" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Young Fathers - Shame

May 2, 2015 04:19


Young Fathers perform "Shame" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Laura Marling - I Feel Your Love

Apr 28, 2015 03:45


Laura Marling performs "I Feel Your Love" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Twin Shadow - I'm Ready

Apr 18, 2015 03:59


Twin Shadow performs "I'm Ready" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Waxahatchee - Poison

Apr 14, 2015 02:11


Waxahatchee performs "Poison" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Courtney Barnett - Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party

Apr 4, 2015 02:49


Courtney Barnett performs "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Emmy The Great - Swimming Pool

Mar 31, 2015 04:36


Emmy The Great performs "Swimming Pool" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Two Gallants - Incidental

Mar 17, 2015 02:37


Two Gallants perform "Incidental" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

The 2 Bears - Not This Time

Mar 11, 2015 04:18


The 2 Bears perform "Not This Time" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Christopher Owens - It Comes Back to You

Mar 10, 2015 04:38


Christopher Owens performs "It Comes Back to You" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile

Feb 24, 2015 02:30


Wolf Alice performs "Moaning Lisa Smile" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Wannabe Jalva - Down The Sea

Feb 10, 2015 04:59


Wannabe Jalva performs "Down The Sea" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - My Club

Jan 27, 2015 03:45


The Asteroids Galaxy Tour perform "My Club" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Until The Ribbon Breaks - A Taste of Silver

Jan 21, 2015 03:10


Until The Ribbon Breaks performs "A Taste of Silver" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

My Brightest Diamond - Lover Killer

Dec 30, 2014 03:50


My Brightest Diamond performs "Lover Killer" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Temples - Colours to Life

Dec 23, 2014 04:44


Temples performs "Colours to Life" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Philip Selway - Coming Up For Air

Dec 16, 2014 03:39


Philip Selway performs "Coming Up for Air" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Teleman - Christina

Dec 10, 2014 04:20


Teleman performs "Christina" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Warning

Dec 2, 2014 03:22


Cymbals Eat Guitars perform "Warning" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

The Wytches - Darker

Nov 18, 2014 03:58


The Wytches perform "Darker" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

The Raveonettes - If I Was Young

Nov 11, 2014 02:49


The Raveonettes perform "If I Was Young" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Metronomy - Reservoir

Nov 4, 2014 03:35


Metronomy performs "Reservoir" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Panama Wedding - All of the People

Oct 28, 2014 03:45


Panama Wedding performs "All of the People" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Highasakite - Since Last Wednesday

Oct 15, 2014 03:59


Highasakite performs "Since Last Wednesday" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)

Oct 7, 2014 03:46


Future Islands performs "Seasons (Waiting On You)" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Luluc - Small Window

Oct 1, 2014 03:33


Luluc performs "Small Window" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Marco Benevento - At The Show

Sep 16, 2014 06:19


Marco Benevento performs "At The Show" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Landlady - Dying Day

Sep 9, 2014 02:31


Landlady performs "Dying Day" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Jungle - Busy Earnin'

Sep 2, 2014 03:14


Jungle performs "Busy Earnin'" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Simple and Sure

Aug 26, 2014 03:29


The Pains of Being Pure At Heart perform "Simple and Sure" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Slow Club - Complete Surrender

Aug 20, 2014 03:30


Slow Club performs "Complete Surrender" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

EMA - When She Comes

Aug 11, 2014 03:39


EMA performs "When She Comes" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Strand of Oaks - Goshen '97

Aug 5, 2014 03:17


Strand of Oaks performs "Goshen '97" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

tUnE-yArDs - Water Fountain

Jul 30, 2014 03:27


tUnE-yArDs performs "Water Fountain" live in WFUV's Studio-A.  

The Antlers - Hotel

Jul 22, 2014 04:52


The Antlers perform "Hotel" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part of Me

Jul 15, 2014 04:25


Cloud Nothings performs "I'm Part of Me" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Lyla Foy - Impossible

Jul 8, 2014 04:00


Lyla Foy performs "Impossible" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Dean Wareham - Heartless People

Jul 1, 2014 05:07


Dean Wareham performs "Heartless People" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Wild Beasts - Sweet Spot

Jun 24, 2014 04:15


Wild Beasts perform "Sweet Spot" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

The Afghan Whigs - Matamoros

Jun 17, 2014 03:18


The Afghan Whigs perform "Matamoros" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Kins - Mockasin's

Jun 10, 2014 04:07


Kins performs Mockasin's live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Sylvan Esso - Coffee

Jun 3, 2014 04:28


Sylvan Esso performs "Coffee" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

NO - Leave The Door Wide Open

May 27, 2014 04:11


NO performs "Leave The Door Wide Open" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Speedy Ortiz - American Horror

May 23, 2014 03:45


Speedy Ortiz performs "American Horror" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Lykke Li - Gunshot

May 20, 2014 03:17


Lykke Li performs "Gunshot" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Damon Albarn - Mr Tembo

May 6, 2014 04:11


Damon Albarn performs "Mr Tembo" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

St. Lucia - Elevate

Apr 28, 2014 04:41


St. Lucia performs "Elevate" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Eagulls - Possessed

Apr 23, 2014 03:02


Eagulls perform "Possessed" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Warpaint - Love Is To Die

Apr 15, 2014 05:25


Warpaint performs "Love Is To Die" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Public Service Broadcasting - Everest

Apr 9, 2014 04:46


Public Service Broadcasting perform "Everest" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Milagres - The Letterbomb

Apr 1, 2014 03:36


Milagres performs "The Letterbomb" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Dum Dum Girls - Under These Hands

Mar 25, 2014 03:32


Dum Dum Girls perform "Under These Hands" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener

Mar 18, 2014 04:36


Courtney Barnett performs "Avant Gardner" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Los Campesinos! - Avocado, Baby

Mar 4, 2014 04:39


Los Campesinos! perform "Avocado, Baby" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Lariat

Feb 25, 2014 03:41


Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks perform "Lariat" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

The Fratellis - Seven Nights Seven Days

Feb 18, 2014 03:29


The Fratellis perform "Seven Nights Seven Days" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Emiliana Torrini - Tookah

Feb 11, 2014 00


Emiliana Torrini performs "Tookah" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Yuck - Middle Sea

Feb 4, 2014 04:03


Yuck performs "Middle Sea" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Midlake - Antiphon

Jan 21, 2014 03:21


Midlake performs "Antiphon" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Laura Veirs - That Alice

Jan 15, 2014 04:45


Laura Veirs performs "That Alice" live in WFUV's Studio-A. 

Man Man - Head On

Jan 7, 2014 04:38


Man Man performs "Head On" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Cults - High Road

Dec 17, 2013 04:43


Cults perform 'High Road' live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Two Door Cinema Club - Changing of the Seasons

Dec 10, 2013 03:35


Two Door Cinema Club performs "Changing of the Seasons" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Jagwar Ma - Uncertainty

Dec 3, 2013 04:10


Jagwar Ma performs "Uncertainty" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

CHVRCHES - The Mother We Share

Nov 19, 2013 03:18


CHVRCHES performs "The Mother We Share" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

London Grammar - Wicked Game

Nov 12, 2013 02:49


London Grammar performs "Wicked Game" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

The Dismemberment Plan - Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer

Nov 5, 2013 03:35


The Dismemberment Plan performs "Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Aluna George - You Know You Like It

Oct 15, 2013 03:41


Aluna George performs "You Know You Like It" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Okkervil River - Stay Young

Oct 8, 2013 04:23


Okkervil River performs "Stay Young" in WFUV's Studio-A.

Pure Bathing Culture - Pendulum

Oct 3, 2013 03:57


Pure Bathing Culture performs "Pendulum" live in WFUV's Studio-A

Cloud Control - Scar

Sep 24, 2013 03:52


Cloud Control performs "Scar" live in WFUV's Studio-A

Washed Out - It All Feels Right

Sep 17, 2013 04:17


Washed Out performs "It All Feels Right" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Palma Violets - Last of the Summer Wine

Sep 3, 2013 04:15


Palma Violets perform "Last of the Summer Wine" live in WFUV's Studio-A

Lord Huron - Time to Run

Aug 27, 2013 05:35


Lord Huron performs "Time to Run" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Yo La Tengo - Ohm

Aug 13, 2013 07:27


Yo La Tengo performs "Ohm" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

The Polyphonic Spree - Hold Yourself Up

Aug 3, 2013 04:50


The Polyphonic Spree performs "Hold Yourself Up" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Local Natives - Heavy Feet

Jul 30, 2013 04:10


Local Natives perform "Heavy Feet" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Smith Westerns - Varsity

Jul 22, 2013 03:53


Earlier this summer, Smith Westerns arrived at WFUV and The Alternate Side prepared to play an acoustic session of songs from Soft Will, an unplugged gesture that mirrored the subtle sonic adjustments that the rakish Chicago rockers have made since their 2009 debut. Not that the band's latest release, Soft Will, doesn't reverberate with a certain punkish bravado, but there's a grander maturity to Smith Westerns' taut songcraft these days.

MS MR - Hurricane

Jul 16, 2013 04:22


Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow are the NYC duo known as MS MR. They recently released their full length debut, Secondhand Rapture, and stopped by The Alternate Side and FUV's Studio A to play some of their new songs and chat with Alisa Ali about their music making process.

Junip - Walking Lightly

Jul 9, 2013 06:07


Although Junip, the Sweden-based trio of Jose Gonzalez, Tobias Winterkorn and Elias Araya, got slightly sidelined a decade ago as Gonzalez saw his solo career taking off, the band has more than made up for the delay. Junip's second, self-titled album continues from where 2010's Fields left off, mixing a melancholy undertow with a maze of bold, melodic layers.

The National - Sea of Love

Jul 2, 2013 03:38


The National has steadily held our attention ever since their 2001 self-titled debut. Over the years, the band has developed a uniquely somber yet lush style. The musical arrangements ebb and flow like tides and often have an eerie and tense feel to them — as though you may get pulled into an undertow. But there are also moments of serenity and joy in their sound. It is not lighthearted, easy-listening pop; it's rousing and dramatic music with poetically dark and evocative lyrics.

The music is created by two sets of brothers — The Devendorfs and The Dessners — with Scott and Bryan Devendorf on bass and drums respectively, and twins Aaron and Bryce Dessner who both play guitar. The deep baritone voice of the band belongs to Matt Berninger, who writes the lyrics. Check out the amazing videos of The National performing some of the new material from The Cutting Room Studios here in New York City, and listen to the full session on

Still Corners - All I Know

Jun 25, 2013 03:41


As adrift in moody atmosphere as a Jane Campion film, Still Corners' second album, Strange Pleasures, takes a nocturnal journey through London, reflecting the romantic evolution of a relationship.

Before their show at Music Hall of Williamsburg last Tuesday, Still Corners made a side trip to The Alternate Side to play a set of songs from their haunting new record, out now on Sub Pop. Watch videos of Still Corners' performance and read highlights of their conversation on

John Grant - GMF

Jun 18, 2013 05:18


John Grant hasn't let personal travails and heartbreak foil his creative output. A recovering drug addict and alcoholic who, newly sober, suddenly faced an HIV positive diagnosis, Grant found that honesty freed him, fueling his artistic voice. For his powerful second solo album, Pale Green Ghosts, Grant relocated to Iceland, delving into the electronic music that defined his adolescence. Watch videos of Grant's performance in Studio A now (backed by his Icelandic bandmates) and read highlights of his candid conversation with The Alternate Side's Russ Borris on

Villagers - Nothing Arrived

Jun 12, 2013 03:35


For Villagers' second album, Awayland, Conor O'Brien says that he was more "open-minded," delving into electronic ambience, fresh instrumentation and a robust collaboration with his bandmates. The result, much to O'Brien's satisfaction, is a more confident album than 2010's Mercury Prize-nominated Becoming a Jackal.

Irish singer-songwriter O'Brien recently brought the acoustic — read that as solo — version of Viilagers to FUV and The Alternate Side to play songs from Awayland. Watch videos of O'Brien's performance and read highlights of his conversation with Alisa Ali on

Portugal The Man - Evil Friends

Jun 4, 2013 03:49


Portugal The Man perform "Evil Friends" live in WFUV's Studio-A.

Foals - My Number

May 30, 2013 03:21


Foals' kinetic live shows have viscerally anchored the Oxford band artistically, as aptly described by the title of the quintet's powerful third album, Holy Fire. There's an emotional grandeur and confidence to the new album, reflecting Foals' determination to forge fresh paths, unsettling old habits.

A few weeks ago Foals did a session for The Alternate Side and frontman Yannis Philippakis discussed the unusual recording of the album, which involved the boiling of bones and broken microphones. See the entire session on