Revisit FUV and NPR Music Newport Folk Festival Coverage

Team FUV spent the weekend at the Newport Folk Festival with our friends from NPR Music. We've uploaded music from the main stage, which we're archiving in the FUV Vault. Photos of all the action are going onto our Flickr stream and you can catch up on all of highlights—which included sets from Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Conor Oberst, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and more—by heading to WFUV's Newport coverage.

Thumpers Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On August 28


Thumpers, the London pair of Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson, Jr., make ebullient, bouncy pop music as evidenced on their Sub Pop debut Galore, released this past winter in the States. The longtime friends—who briefly broke up before regrouping as Thumpers back in 2011—played a rain-soaked set for WFUV down at SXSW and now they're back in North America for a summertime tour. Win a pair of tickets to see Thumpers play at Brooklyn's Rough Trade on August 28. Fill out the entry form by this Sunday, August 3, at 5p.m. EDT.

Hooray For Earth Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On August 23


It's taken a few years, but New York's Hooray For Earth has finally followed its 2011 debut, True Loves, with a new album, Racy. The ambitious, expansive album, co-produced by Hooray For Earth vocalist Noel Heroux and Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House) is released this week via Dovecote and the synth-rockers are on the road as well. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see Hooray For Earth's hometown show at Bowery Ballroom on August 23; the contest deadline is this Sunday, August 3.

The Hood Internet Ticket Giveaway: Le Poisson Rouge On August 21


The Hood Internet, the genre-bridging Chicago DJ and production duo of Aaron Brink (ABX) and Steve Reidell (STV SLV), release their Mixtape Volume 8 in August.  They're on tour this summer and will stop at Le Poisson Rouge on August 21 for an eclectic show that also includes a DJ set from Brooklyn's own Body Language and another hometown producer, Skinny Friedman. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to The Hooded Internet's cool, late-night gig (10p.m. start). Enter to win by this Sunday, August 3, at 5p.m. EDT.

The Antlers: TAS In Session

The Antlers first started making real traction in 2009 when they released their third full-length album, Hospice. As the title suggests, that record dealt with some pretty weighty subject matter, but it was presented in such a moving way that it was impossible not to get swept away by it. Since then, the Brooklyn trio has continued to hone their craft of creating stirring sonic landscapes. The Antlers' latest release, Familiars, is a thoughtful and deliberately-paced collection of songs that instills calmness and warmth. Watch videos of The Antlers during their recent visit to Studio A and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, June 25, at 11a.m., EDT, also streaming online.

FUV At The Newport Folk Festival


The Newport Folk Festival is this weekend, and FUV is once again headed to Fort Adams State Park with NPR Music to bring you some of the sights and sounds. Our coverage kicks off on Friday, with the opening night performance by Ryan Adams. Although the prolific songwriter has a deep catalog to draw from, we're likely in for a lot of new material as Ryan is set to release a self-titled album on September 9th. Listen in and find out, Friday at 6pm on 90.7FM or online. Then all weekend long, FUV will be at Newport's main Fort Stage, recording performances and posting them to the FUV Vault.

Generationals Look To A Fall North American Tour

Generationals will be on the road this fall for a North American tour in support of their forthcoming album Alix, due out on September 16 via Polyvinyl. The New Orleans duo of Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer will launch the tour in Houston, Texas, on October 7, reaching New York's Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 12.

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