The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 5

TAS favorites Stars and Ariel Pink return to the Top 20 chart with Banks threading her way to No. 1.

Bob Mould Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On September 10

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Bob Mould has not only persevered for nearly 30 years, he's also recently released one of the best albums of his 25-year-old solo career, Beauty & Ruin. The sonic rush of that album is as exhilarating as the man's cathartic shows. Bob Mould and his bandmates are playing three dates in New York this September, accompanied by local favorites Cymbals Eat Guitars.The Alternate Side has tickets to Bob Mould's Bowery Ballroom show on September 10. You've got until this Sunday, August 17, at 5p.m. EDT to enter for a chance to win a pair to see a legendary American rocker.

Chromeo Ticket Giveaway: Rumsey Playfield On September 12

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Summer might be drawing to a close, but Chromeo is giving fans a chance to wildly dance under the stars at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on September 12. White Women, the latest album from the Montréal duo of Dave 1 and P-Thugg, finds Chromeo at the peak of their catchy, electrofunk awesomeness. Although Chromeo's Rumsey Playfield show is sold out, The Alternate Side has managed to set aside a couple of pairs of tickets; just enter by this Sunday, August 17, at 5p.m. EDT for the chance to win.

Spoon Ticket Giveaway: Rumsey Playfield On September 10

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Spoon's new album, They Want My Soul, was FUV'S New Dig last week and the group has been on the road supporting their eighth release in just over 20 years. They'll be taking over Rumsey Playfield on September 10, accompanied by !!! and Operators, and The Alternate Side has some tickets to that gig. Want to say farewell to summer with Spoon? Just enter for a chance to win by this Sunday, August 17, at 5p.m. EDT.

Strand Of Oaks: FUV Live

Tim Showalter is the mastermind behind the Philly-based band Strand of Oaks, and his latest album, Heal, is his most personal yet. Through the songs, he takes listeners on a journey into his past, to a time when he was singing Smashing Pumpkins songs to himself in his basement and rifling through his parents' record collection. During a recent visit to Studio A, Tim talked with The Alternate Side's Russ Borris about his favorite artists, from Black Sabbath to Phosphorescent. Watch Strand of Oaks playing songs from Heal live in Studio A and listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, August 8, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

St. Vincent Live On FUV From Celebrate Brooklyn! On August 9

You can be a digital--and radio--witness to St. Vincent in concert this Saturday, August 9. WFUV will broadcast St. Vincent's free show from Celebrate Brooklyn's grassy idyll at the Prospect Park Bandshell beginning at 9p.m. EDT, hosted by The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali. Listen to the show on 90.7FM, also streaming online. The FUV broadcast of St.Vincent at Celebrate Brooklyn is supported by Squarespace.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending August 10

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The return of Weezer and Interpol on the TAS Top 20 while Alt-J takes along an unsuspecting Miley Cyrus to No. 1.

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