The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 26

The prolific Ty Segall and the adventurous My Brightest Diamond shine on this week's TAS Top 20.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending June 24

With Beach House and Best Coast vying for the Number One spot this week as we segue to a new season, The Alternate Side is firmly in a summertime frame of mind.

The Walkmen: TAS In Session

The Walkmen must be feeling pretty upbeat given the wildly enthusiastic response to the band's seventh album Heaven, a record which parallels the quintet's tenth anniversary. It has also been the best of times for The Walkmen personally; all of the guys are married with children and that tender, domestic viewpoint is quietly reflected in Heaven's gentler temperament.  The Walkmen visited The Alternate Side not long ago for a live session (check out the videos after the jump) and also tackled an historic array of subjects, from broken arms to working with producer Phil Ek. Listen to the session this Friday, June 22, on TAS on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT, also streaming on The Alternate Side.

Morrissey Set For A Lengthy North American Tour

Morrissey Monday on The Alternate Side might temporarily be a Morrissey Wednesday on October 10 when the ornery Mancunian plays Radio City Music Hall, one date on the singer's 33-city North American tour this fall. Lucky Moz fans in Los Angeles will also be treated to a special appeance by Iggy and the Stooges for the November 24 show at the Staples Center.

Win Tix To Beach House At Central Park Summerstage On July 23

It's no big shock that Beach House's benefit concert at Central Park Summerstage on July 23 is already sold out, but The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to a couple of lucky fans to attend the show. Bask in the setting sun and hear Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally generously explore their intriguing new album, Bloom, out now on Sub Pop. 

Ticket Giveaway To Hot Chip At Celebrate Brooklyn! On July 18

Hot Chip's fifth album, In Our Heads, is being called the electro-pop band's strongest release to date, a crafty collection of catchy, robust yet tender songs that luxuriates in the quirky dialogue between vocalists Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard. The band is part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! lineup, playing a benefit concert on July 18 with Gang Gang Dance. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the event at the Prospect Park bandshell and from what we've heard about Hot Chip's recent UK shows, it promises to be an excellent gig.

Win Tix To Scissor Sisters And Rye Rye At Terminal 5 On July 7

Scissor Sisters play a two-night, hometown stand at Terminal 5 this July supporting their more subdued odyssey Magic Hour, released last month. TAS is giving away tickets to see these veterans of the dance floor at Terminal 5 for the July 7 gig,  Opening is Baltimore rapper Rye Rye who finally released her debut Go! Pop! Bang! — overdue by three years — in May.

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