The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 5

TAS favorites Stars and Ariel Pink return to the Top 20 chart with Banks threading her way to No. 1.

Win Tickets For Metric At Radio City Music Hall On September 23

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It's not even summer yet, but The Alternate Side is looking ahead to the autumn and giving away tickets to see Metric's big gig at New York's Radio City Music Hall on September 23. The band's fifth album Synthetica — which is being offered as a free digital download for fans who actually purchase tickets to any stops on Metric's fall tour —  will be released on June 12.  

Win Tix For The Hives AT Terminal 5 On June 22

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The Hives, Sweden's dapper punk pranksters, release their first album in five years, Lex Hives, on June 5. They'll be crisscrossing the globe supporting that brand new release and will make a brief North American trek in June. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the Hives' show at Terminal 5 on June 22 so, to lift from their latest single, go right ahead and enter to win by May 27 at 5 p.m.

Best Coast Ticket Giveaway For Terminal 5 Show On July 17

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno just released a sophomore album, The Only Place, which departs from the sunnier climes of their debut and casts a more overcast tone. That said, Best Coast's vibrant live shows are a perfect way to spend a summer's night and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see the band at Terminal 5 on July 17. Opening is Those Darlins who did a Studio A session for WFUV last year.

The Drums, Hospitality And Crocodiles On 4Knots Festival Lineup

The Drums, Hospitality, Crocodiles, Bleached and Nick Waterhouse have been tapped for the Village Voice's second annual 4Knots Festival which takes place on July 14 at New York's South Street Seaport on Piers 16 and 17. More acts are expected to be announced for the all-ages day festival which will include a second outdoor stage this year, permitting more bands.

Geographer: TAS In Session

Based in San Francisco, Geographer actually has local roots thanks to singer and songwriter Michael Deni, a New Jersey native. Following a series of family tragedies, Deni left the tri-state area and headed to the Bay area for a fresh start. He began the buoyant electro-rock infused Geographer with cellist/keyboardist Nathan Blaz and drummer Brian Ostreicher. They released their latest album, Myth, earlier this winter and not long ago dropped by The Alternate Side's Studio A. Listen to the session when it airs this Friday, May 18 on TAS on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT, also streaming on the TAS site. After the jump, check out interview highlights and watch the performance.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending May 20

Both Silversun Pickups and Best Coast realize that the TAS Top 20 is the only place to be whle Jack White has no intention of vacating his spot at the peak of the album chart.

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