Banks Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On September 30

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.

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Listen To Alabama Shakes Live From Bowery Ballroom On WFUV

Enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend? Well top it off with a broadcast of Alabama Shakes live from Bowery Ballroom on 90.7 WFUV tonight, May 28, at 9 p.m. EDT. The band just opened for Jack White last week in New York, but back in April, Alabama Shakes marked the release of their debut album, Boys & Girls, with a powerful, celebratory show which you can also listen to now. After the jump, also watch videos of the Alabama Shakes' stand down at SXSW.

Win Tix To The Temper Trap And School Of Seven Bells At Terminal 5 On June 5

Pair The Temper Trap's knack for stirring, anxious anthems with School of Seven Bells' craft of ethereal dream pop and you've got a great night of gorgeous rock escapism. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see both bands at Terminal 5 on June 5, which happens to be the same day that The Temper Trap release their new, self-titled album in the States. School of Seven Bells is still supporting their third album, Ghostory

Win Tickets To The Cribs And Devin At Irving Plaza On June 6

Although Johnny Marr has departed, the Cribs have bounced back with a stocky, ambitious new album, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull. The boys return to the States this spring and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the trio's June 6 gig at Irving Plaza. Opening is New York's Devin who possesses a garage punk swagger descended from Johnny Thunders, Joey Ramone and Iggy Pop.

Ticket Giveaway For Scala & Kolacny Brothers At Gramercy Theatre On June 15

Fans of Scala & Kolacny Brothers — the all-female Belgian choir led by Stijn and Steven Kolacny — will be pleased to know that the cover-happy collective will be back in New York at Gramercy Theatre on June 15 and TAS is giving away tickets. The group's version of Radiohead's "Creep" became an unlikely hit, but they've also interpreted songs by Peter Gabriel and Coldplay, which Scala & Kolacny Brothers performed when they did a session last year for WFUV and The Alternate Side.

First Listen: The Walkmen's 'Heaven'

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The long holiday weekend ahead offers plenty of time to catch up on previews of new albums set for release on May 29. One of those gems is the latest album from The Walkmen, Heaven, out next Tuesday on Fat Possum. Preview the album now via TAS sister station WFUV and NPR Music.

The Flaming Lips Determined To Break Jay-Z's Guinness World Record

Those kooky rock 'n' roll kids. First Jack White pokes fun at the Guinness World Record folks with a mostly-in-jest attempt to jam as many metaphors as he can into a single concert and now the Flaming Lips have declared their intention to take down Jay-Z's 2006 Guinness world record of playing the most live gigs in 24 hours in multiple cities. They'll even stream it all live on June 27.

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