WFUV and The Alternate Side Catch SXSW Fever

WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) and The Alternate Side (90.7 FM HD 3, thealternateside.org) are teaming up with NPR Music and heading to Austin, Texas to bring New Yorkers at least a dozen concerts from this year's South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival. A delegation of six WFUV and TAS staffers will be in Austin for three days to see as many shows as possible and, for the first time ever, host a WFUV showcase on Thursday, March 17th at Austin Convention Hall. The SXSW mania kicks off when The Alternate Sides' Russ Borris and Alisa Ali join WFUV Music Director Rita Houston on The Whole Wide World on Friday, March 11th at 7:00 PM for a preview of all the upcoming festival happenings. Live coverage, including regular Facebook and Twitter updates, from Austin begins on Thursday, March 17th. See complete schedule below.

Thursday, March 17th from 1:00-4:00 PM: FUV Live from SXSW (on WFUV 90.7 FM, wfuv.org)
Emmylou Harris
The Belle Brigade
Josh Ritter
The Head and The Heart

Thursday, March 17th from 7:00-10:00 PM: WFUV and NPR Music from Stubbs (on WFUV 90.7 FM, wfuv.org AND NPR Music npr.org/music)
James Blake
The Smith Westerns
Bun B w/Jason Moran
Raphael Saadiq

Friday, March 18th from 7:00 PM-12:00 AM: FUV/NPR Music SXSW highlights (on WFUV 90.7 FM, wfuv.org, TheAlternateSide.org AND NPR Music npr.org/music)
Raphael Saadiq
The Head and The Heart
James Blake
The Joy Formidable
The Smith Westerns

Saturday, March, 19th from 6:30-10:30 PM: WFUV and NPR Music from Auditorium Shores (on WFUV 90.7 FM, wfuv.org AND NPR Music npr.org/music)
Middle Brother
The Felice Brothers
Bright Eyes

Saturday, March, 19th from 12:00 AM (on TheAlternateSide.org)
Highlights from the NPR Music Day Party at The Parish

To recap the festival and its highlights, Russ and Alisa will again stop by on The Whole Wide World on Friday, March 25th at 7:00 PM. All times EST.

The Alternate Side provides New York City's burgeoning indie music scene with a site packed with music news, exclusive videos and a full-time local radio outlet and connects artists and music lovers in the city and across the globe.

WFUV is a non-commercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for over 60 years. Serving the New York area as well as an international audience on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV is Rock & Roots Radio, offering an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plus headlines from National Public Radio and local news.

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