Real Estate: FUV Live

Back in 2011, FUV host Darren DeVivo discovered Real Estate while listened to The Alternate Side—not bad when music discovery begins at home! Beguiled the New Jersey group's knack for jangling guitars, richly-woven melodies and catchy hooks, he became a fervent fan and recently interviewed Real Estate for FUV. The band released its third album, Atlas, earlier this year and the band has just announced a show at Terminal 5 on October 2. Just recenty, the guys visited FUV's Studio A for a session, available now in the FUV Vault. Watch videos of live performances of Real Estate's "Crime," "Primitive" and more. 

Loney Dear: TAS In Session

Emil Svanängen, who is far better known as Loney Dear (he dropped the comma a couple of years ago), is a quirky fellow with a penchant for richly textured, shimmering songs, as explored on his latest album Hall Music, out now on Polyvinyl. The Swedish singer and songwriter will be touring Europe and North America this winter and spring with Of Montreal and the trek includes a stop at Webster Hall on March 31. Not long ago he dropped by The Alternate Side and played a generous set of songs from both Hall Music and 2009's Dear John. Listen to the session this Friday, January 20, on TAS on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. and streaming on The Alternate Side.

Win Tix For The Black Keys And Arctic Monkeys At Madison Square Garden on March 22

It's cold out there, but here's a offer that should warm your heart: The Alternate Side giving you a chance to win a coveted pair of tickets to see The Black Keys with Arctic Monkeys at Madison Square Garden on March 22.  More incentive to count down the days until spring arrives ....

Ticket Giveaway For Chairlift At Bowery Ballroom On January 23

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Chairlift underwent some personnel changes over the last couple of years with the departure of founding member Aaron Pfenning, who has since formed Rewards. Remaining Chairlift members Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly continued on their own and Chairlift's new album, Something, comes out on January 24.on Columbia (January 23 in the UK via Young Turks). The band launches  a North American tour in March, but Chairlift  will celebrate their album release with a special show at Bowery Ballroom on January 23 — and the Alternate Side is giving away tickets. This contest closes on Friday, January 20 at noon.

Win Tix To First Aid Kit At Webster Hall On March 28

As First Aid Kit, the sisterly folk duo of Johanna and Klara Söderberg have had a curious career, jumping from YouTube fame and a label signing thanks to a Fleet Foxes cover. They also have some pretty high profile fans, including Jack White and Fleet Foxes themselves. First Aid Kid have released their second album, The Lion's Roar, on iTunes (the official release date is January 24) and kick off their North American tour in New York on March 28 at Webster Hall — and yes, The Alternate Side is giving away tickets.  Check out their NPR "First Listen" after the jump too.

PJ Harvey, Bon Iver, Elbow, Arctic Monkeys, The Vaccines, Feist Among Brit Award Nominees

PJ Harvey, Bon Iver, Elbow, Arctic Monkeys, The Vaccines and Feist are among the nominees for the 2012 Brit Awards, the UK's equivalent of the Grammy. The awards will be handed out on February 21 in London with Florence and the Machine, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Blur, with their first live appearance in three years, slated to perform.

Watch: The Kills Premiere New Video For 'The Last Goodbye'

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The Kills' Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince, who kick off their North American tour on January 20 in Chicago, premiered the new video for their fourth single "The Last Goodbye" today via Nowness. The clip was directed by actress Samantha Morton, twice nominated for an Oscar, and flimed in monochrome on 35mm. The Kills play New York's Terminal 5 on February 11, which marks their 10th anniversary together.

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