The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: TAS In Session

Back in 2009, an amazing song called "Around the Bend," by a Danish band called The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, appeared in an Apple commercial.  Their debut album Fruit showed off the group's quirky style and the unique voice of frontwoman Mette Lindberg. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour has a new album, Bring Us Together, and it does that very thing. The songs are outrageously catchy and fun. Watch videos of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour playing songs from Bring Us Together in Studio A, listen to the session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, January 30, at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming online.

Win Tix For The Raveonettes AT Webster Hall On October 5

The Raveonettes release a sixth album, Observator, on September 11 in the States (the day before in the UK/EU) and the cool pair embark on a North American tour supporting the dreamy new record on September 21. The Danish duo will be playing an adopted hometown gig (they're mostly based in New York now) at Webster Hall on October 5 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the show.

Ticket Giveaway For Two Gallants At Music Hall Of Williamsburg On September 25

San Francisco's Two Gallants have returned after a four-year break — putting a turbulent few years behind them — with a strong new album, The Bloom and The Blight. Two Gallants recently played Outside Lands and they'll set out on a lengthy national tour in early September, including two dates in New York, at Bowery Ballroom on 9/24 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 9/25. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the Brooklyn gig.

Pussy Riot Members Found Guilty

Maria Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of the punk band Pussy Riot were found guilty of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" in a Moscow court on Friday. The three women, all in their 20s, were sentenced to two years in prison. UPDATE: The band released another song in the wake of the verdict, called "Putin Lights Up The Fires."

Watch Animal Collective's Video For 'Today's Supernatural'

If you have a phobia about creepy, gurning clowns or get freaked out by dismembered limbs floating in the sky, you might want to skip Animal Collective's surreal new video for "Today's Supernatural," directed by Danny Perez. Check out the clip here. Plus the band will premiere the upcoming Centipede Hz — live — on their website this Sunday, August 19 at 9 p.m. EDT.

Listen: Flying Lotus' 'See Thru To U' With Erykah Badu

Flying Lotus' second album Until The Quiet Comes, which features collaborations with Thom Yorke and Laura Darlington, won't be released until October 2 in the States (October 1 in the UK/EU), but the experimental Los Angeles-based producer has released a teaser track from the record, "See Thru To U," featuring Erykah Badu. 

Free Pussy Riot Reading In NYC Tonight, As Verdict Approaches On August 17

The trial of Russia's Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, charged with "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" after lip-synching to a punk song in Moscow's main Russian Orthodox church for just 40 seconds, has sparked global concern over artistic free speech and the trio's fate. A free event in support of the three incarcerated women on the eve of their August 17 verdict  — a verbatim reading of their statements in court —  will take place tonight, August 16 at 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan. Participants include actress Chloe Sevigny, Le Tigre's Johanna Fateman, poet Eileen Myles and performance artist Karen Finley. The reading will be livestreamed as well.

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