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.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending August 3


Freeman, the band formed by ex-Ween frontman Aaron Freeman, makes its TAS Top 20 debut while The Shins finally climb to the peak of the chart, thanks to Zach Braff.

The Horrors Cancel Most North American Fall Tour Dates, Reschedule New York Show

The Horrors, forced to cancel the bulk of their fall North American tour late last week due to "circumstances beyond our control," as they wrote on Facebook, have rescheduled one date, shifting their two November New York dates to a single show, October 21 at Stage 48. Tickets purchased for both The Horrors' Stage 48 and Music Hall of Williamsburg shows in November will be honored for the rescheduled show. 

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.

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