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Win Tix To Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti At Webster Hall On September 14

Although there's a mere two teases thus far off of the upcoming Mature Themes  from Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti — the cover of Donny and Joe Emerson's "Baby" and the pretty, subdued original "Only in My Dreams" — the forecast is very promising. The album drops on August 21 via 4AD and the band is touring behind the record, arriving at New York's Webster Hall on September 14. Natch, The Alternate Side is giving away tickets for some lucky fans.

Win Tickets To Patrick Watson AT Bowery Ballroom On September 7

Montréal's Patrick Watson — the band and the man — released Adventures in Your Own Backyard earlier this spring, the fourth record from the 2007 Polaris Prize winning group. Known for its road warrior ways after touring for nearly five years straight for a spell, Patrick Watson is, not surprisingly, coming back to New York this summer (they were here earlier in July) to play Bowery Ballroom on September 7 ... and TAS wants you to win a pair of tickets.

Ticket Giveaway For Fitz & The Tantrums At Mayo PAC On September 20

Soulful, Stax-influenced LA pop band Fitz & The Tantrums will release a sophomore album on October 9, the followup to 2010's Pickin' Up The Pieces. The group is currently on a summer tour, doing support slots for the Dave Matthews Band and Ben Harper as well as its own gigs. One of those headlining shows is Fitz & The Tantrums' stop at Morristown's Mayo Performing Arts Centers on September 20 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets — and expect plenty of new songs, like the pretty "She's Out of My League."

London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Score With Underworld, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers And More Available Now

The dynamic score for opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics — featuring new material and remixes from Underworld, Chemical Brothers, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Turner, F**k Buttons, High Contrast, U2 and more — is available digitally tonight via iTunes. The ceremonies, helmed by Danny Boyle, were under the musical direction of Underworld's Rick Smith and Karl Hyde; Smith produced the collection which will also be available in physical form on August 6 on Decca Records.

Tame Impala Streams First Single From Upcoming 'Lonerism'

Australia's trippy psychedelic rockers Tame Impala return with a sophomore album, Lonerism, this fall and they're streaming the first single from the record, the blissed-out blues-infused "Elephant," now.  

Listen And Download Crystal Castles' New Song 'Plague'

Crystal Castles have uploaded a new song called "Plague" via Soundcloud that's available for a free download. The track, a discordent swell of piercing synths and Alice Glass' shattering vocals, is presumably from the duo's upcoming album, recorded earlier this year in Germany. Check out the track after the jump.

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