Panama Wedding: TAS In Session

The New York City-based band Panama Wedding is the synth-pop ensemble behind the hit single “All Of The People.” The exuberant pop song reached nearly one million plays on the band’s SoundCloud, and the mastermind behind Panama Wedding, Peter Kirk, believes their popularity has yet to peak. The band, which plays Rough Trade on November 5, has released its debut EP, Parallel Play, and a full-length album is expected to follow soon. Watch videos of Panama Wedding play a set of songs in Studio A, listen to the session in the FUV Vault now or on The Alternate Side on 91.5 WNYE today, October 31, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online. 

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Bon Iver Announces Additional Dates, Including Two More New York Shows

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More shows have been added to Bon Iver's ever-growing itinerary that includes arena gigs in Europe, more East Coast stops and now four — yes, four — shows at New York's Radio City Music Hall. 

Blur Debuts New Songs Live Via Twitter On July 2

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Next Monday, July 2, at 6:15 p.m. BST — that's 1:15 p.m. EDT  — Blur will debut two new songs, "Under The Westway" and "The Puritan," playing them live in a "secret location" and enabling fans to watch via a live video streaming on the band's Twitter account. Both songs will also be available for download after the performance, prefacing the band's upcoming short run of UK dates and a sold-out gig with New Order, The Specials and Bombay Bicycle Club at London's Hyde Park on August 12, coinciding with the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremonies.

Win Tix To Grizzly Bear At Radio City Music Hall on September 24

Thanks to the densely textured tease of "Sleeping Ute," the first track released off of Grizzly Bear's still-untitled album due out on September 19, it seems likely that the quartet has interesting plans for their fourth release. Grizzly Bear will also play the biggest New York venue of ther career on September 24 at Radio City Music Hall and wouldn't you know it? The Alternate Side is giving fans the chance to win a precious pair of tickets.

Ticket Giveaway To Sigur Rós And Perfume Genius At Celebrate Brooklyn! On July 31

The pairing of Sigur Rós and Perfume Genius for a summer tour is inspired; both bands gently provoke a profound emotional response in their fans that slips beyond words into a more visceral realm. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the bands' stop at Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 31, the first gig that Sigur Rós has played in the New York area since 2008.

Win Tickets To Bombay Bicycle Club At Webster Hall On July 30

Bombay Bicycle Club has been tapped to join Blur, New Order and The Specials for the huge outdoor concert in London's Hyde Park on August 12, coinciding with the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games, but the band will be touring the States prior to that auspicious occasion. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see Bombay Bicycle Club, still supporting the excellent  A Different Kind of Fix, at Webster Hall on July 30, joined by TAS faves Plants and Animals.

Following Toronto Tragedy, Radiohead Postpones Dates

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In the aftermath of the tragic Toronto stage collapse at Downsview Park last weekend which killed Radiohead's drum technician Scott Johnson, the band has released a statement saying that they've decided to postpone a batch of upcoming dates for not only personal, but "practical" reasons.

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