The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 21

Kindness and Perfume Genius leap onto the last TAS Top 20 chart of the summer.

Banks Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On September 30

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Goddess, the sultry debut album of Jillian Banks, who goes merely by Banks, is chock full of cooler-than-cool producers like Sohn, Tim Anderson and Shlohmo, adding texture, beats and basslines to her songs of romantic woe. Banks has sold out her Terminal 5 show on September 30—which features support from one of the producers on Goddess, Lil Silva, and Aussie trio Movement—but The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets. Fill out the entry form for a chance to win by this Sunday, September 21, at 5p.m. EDT.

Kasabian Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On September 27

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One of Britain's biggest rock bands—they closed out Glastonbury this summer as the festival's final headliner—Kasabian's arena-ready fifth album, 48:13, was released earlier this year overseas (debuting at No. 1 on the UK chart), but it won't come out in the States until October 7. Catching Kasabian at Terminal 5 on September 27 is akin to seeing an "intimate" gig for a group that played for 50,000 fans at a Leicester homecoming concert in June and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets the band's upcoming New York show. Opening is the Japanese punk band Bo Ningen. Enter by this Sunday, September 21, at 5p.m. EDT for a chance to win tickets to see Kasabian.

The Raveonettes Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On September 29

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The Raveonettes, the Danish duo of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, didn't release their seventh album, Pe'ahi, with much fanfare this summer, but the record marks a tidal shift in the band's sound, from stripped back to sumptuous. They return to the States this fall, playing two shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg with another duo, Coves. The Alternate Side has tickets for a couple of lucky winners for The Raveonettes' September 29 gig. Enter by Sunday, September 21, for a chance to snag a pair.

My Brightest Diamond Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On September 25

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My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden has long been one of experimental rock's more intriguing provocateurs, collaborating with Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and The National. For her fifth album, This Is My Hand, she steps into the milieu of more straighforward pop, albeit with a bold, arty twist. My Brightest Diamond brings her eclectic, expansive songs to Bowery Ballroom on September 25 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, September 21, for a chance to win.

Landlady: TAS In Session

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Brooklyn's Landlady was formed in 2011 by the very busy multi-instrumentalist Adam Shatz who is part of the Afrobeat collective Zongo Junction, the jazzy Father Figures and the soulfully psychedelic The Shoe Ins. In addition, Adam has collaborated with country punks Those Darlins and Philly's explosively quirky Man Man. This diverse mix of music is integrated into Adam Shatz's main project Landlady and the band's new album, Upright Behavior. Watch videos of a recent TAS in Session with Shatz and his Landlady cohorts, listen to the conversation and performance now in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, September 12, at 11am EDT, also streaming online.

 

Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs And Kate Tempest On Mercury Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2014 Mercury Prize, one of Britain's most prestigious music awards for album of the year, was revealed on Wednesday. While Damon Albarn, Anna Calvi and Bombay Bicycle Club made the cut, seven of the 12 nominees (including Albarn) are debut artists, like scrappy street poet Kate Tempest, the sultry FKA Twigs, the funky London duo Jungle and former Portico Quartet member Nick Mulvey. The 

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