First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty'

Lese Majesty is MC and producer Ishmael Butler's most relentlessly noncommercial chapter yet. No hits, no singles; just raw, graceful tunes from the inventive former leader of Digable Planets. Listen to Shabazz Palaces' Lese Majesty streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on July 29.

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First Listen: First Aid Kit, 'Stay Gold'

The Swedish sister act got its start playing feather-light folk-pop confections. But Stay Gold is a statement of staying power; a collection of bright, smart, substantial songs that stick around. Listen to First Aid Kit's forthcoming album Stay Gold streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before its release on June 10 on Columbia Records.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending June 8


The London collective Jungle makes a timely debut onto the TAS Top 20 while Bob Mould jumps atop the chart with one of summer's early anthems.

Sharon Van Etten Ticket Giveaway For Bowery Ballroom On June 13


Sharon Van Etten's hard-hitting, robust new album Are We There takes the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter on an entirely new journey, one that doesn't shy away from a candid exploration of a crumbled relationship. Last month, Sharon dazzled listeners of an FUV Live broadcast of her intimate performance at Rockwood Music Hall and now The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Sharon Van Etten's sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom on June 13. Fill out the entry form by this Sunday, June 8, at 5p.m.

Albert Hammond, Jr. Ticket Giveaway For Music Hall Of Williamsburg On June 13


Albert Hammond, Jr. has been juggling his guitar duties with The Strokes—they play the Governors Ball Music Festival this weekend—with his solo journey supporting his AHJ EP which came out last year. He'll play his own show on June 13 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with support from Brooklyn-based, Welsh-American rockers Drowners as part of the Northside Festival and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. Enter by this Sunday, June 8, at 5p.m. for a chance to see Albert Hammond, Jr. and Drowners.

King Khan And The Shrines Ticket Giveaway For Music Hall Of Williamsburg On June 7


King Khan will be taking the BBQ Show on the road with the Black Lips this fall, but first, the charismatic, caped rocker tumbles into Music Hall of Williamsburg with the Shrines on June 7. Supporting the raucous King Khan, who tends to get down to his skivvies onstage, will be Montreal's Red Mass. Expect a wild night; enter to win tickets by this Thursday, June 5, at 10a.m. to win tickets to Saturday's King Khan and the Shrines show.

NO: TAS In Session

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Yes, there are two Los Angeles bands that carry the Google-proof moniker of NO, but we're smitten with the resilient Echo Park sextet that released its debut, El Prado, earlier this year on Arts & Crafts. The group is in New York this week supporting Yann Tiersen at Highline Ballroom, but earlier this spring, NO said yes to a Studio A pilgramage for a session and conversation. Watch videos of NO playing two songs from El Prado and listen to the session at any time in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, May 30, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

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