Happyness: FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Happyness, a savvy trio from London, mine the fuzzed-out, brusque beauty of '90s melodic rock. Not grunge, mind you, but the heady heights of Pavement, The Lemonheads, the Flaming Lips and Yo La Tengo, finding a very fresh spin on a familiar American imprint. Happyness will be joining Horse Thief, Son Little and Elle King for WFUV and The Alternate Side's CMJ Music Marathon showcase, FUV Live at CMJ, on Tuesday, October 21, at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City from 5-9pm. The showcase, the very essence of FUV's mission of music discovery, will be broadcast live on 90.7FM WFUV, also streaming online.  In addition, a 12-inch vinyl EP, featuring one song from each band, will be recorded and pressed at Rockwood Music Hall that night and given away to FUV listeners at the event. FUV Live at CMJ is supported by Squarespace.

Horse Thief: FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Horse Thief's shimmering psychedelic folk broods with an edgy, gnarled beauty, as deftly realized on the Oklahoma quintet's impressive debut, Fear in Bliss. Horse Thief will be joining Happyness, Son Little and Elle King for WFUV and The Alternate Side's CMJ Music Marathon showcase, FUV Live at CMJ, on Tuesday, October 21, at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City from 5-9pm. The showcase, the very essence of FUV's mission of music discovery, will be broadcast live on 90.7FM WFUV, also streaming online. In addition, a 12-inch vinyl EP, featuring one song from each band, will be recorded and pressed at Rockwood Music Hall that night and given away to FUV listeners at the event. FUV Live at CMJ is supported by Squarespace.

Son Little: FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Son Little's expressive, soulful grooves, rippling through songs like "Cross My Heart" or "The River," adroitly recall the spirit of Curtis Mayfield or Marvin Gaye. Lyrically, like Little's iconic forebears, there's a strong sociopolitical undertow to the songs of this young artist, signed to the ANTI label. Son Little will be joining Happyness, Horse Thief and Elle King for WFUV and The Alternate Side's CMJ Music Marathon showcase, FUV Live at CMJ, on Tuesday, October 21, at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City from 5-9pm. The showcase, the very essence of FUV's mission of music discovery, will be broadcast live on 90.7FM WFUV, also streaming online. In addition, a 10-inch vinyl EP, featuring one song from each band, will be recorded and pressed at Rockwood Music Hall that night and given away to FUV listeners at the event. FUV Live at CMJ is supported by Squarespace.

Elle King: FUV Live At CMJ 2014

On songs like the torchy lope of "Ex's and Oh's" and the wistfully funny "Good To Be A Man," Elle King's smoky, soulful vocals and forthright, heart-on-her-sleeve attitude make her an irresistible force of nature. Elle will be joining Happyness, Son Little and Horse Thief for WFUV and The Alternate Side's CMJ Music Marathon showcase, FUV Live at CMJ, on Tuesday, October 21, at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City from 5-9pm. The showcase, the very essence of FUV's mission of music discovery, will be broadcast live on 90.7FM WFUV, also streaming online. In addition, a 12-inch vinyl EP, featuring one song from each band, will be recorded and pressed at Rockwood Music Hall that night and given away to FUV listeners at the event. FUV Live at CMJ is supported by Squarespace.

Dum Dum Girls Ticket Giveaway: Brooklyn Bowl On October 30

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Dum Dum Girls released their third album, Too True, back in January and Dee Dee Penny and her bandmates are still on the road promoting it. Penny (who is also in the band Haunted Hearts with her husband Brandon Welchez of Crocodiles) and her fellow Dum Dum Girls play Brooklyn Bowl on October 30 with Ex-Cops and Christines. Enter by October 26 at 5p.m. EDT for a chance to win a pair of TAS tickets to the show.

Cass McCombs And The Meat Puppets Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On October 31

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Singer and songwriter Cass McCombs and eclectic rockers Meat Puppets will release a split 7-inch single together via Domino Records later this month and now McCombs and the Kirkwood brothers are touring North America. Cass McCombs, whose album Big Wheel and Others also came out earlier this year, and Meat Puppets, who released Rat Farm in 2013, are taking over Rough Trade on October 31 and November 1. The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets for their Halloween show; just enter the giveaway by this Sunday, October 26, by 5p.m EDT.

Sohn Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On October 31

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British producer Sohn released his lush, introspective album Tremors earlier this year, an collection of R&B-leaning electronic songs inspired by his move to Vienna, Austria and the contrasts and parallels between that city and his native London. Perhaps Sohn will find fresh (or spooky) inspiration in Brooklyn when he plays two sold-out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg, one on Halloween night, October 31. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig; just fill out an entry form by this Sunday, October 26, for a chance to win.

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