CMJ Music Marathon 2014 Announces First Round Of Artists

The first wave of artists and bands has been revealed for 2014 CMJ Music Marathon in New York City from October 21-25. Slowdive,The Kills, Courtney Barnett, Bombay Bicycle Club, Cold War Kids, San Fermin, Gerard Way, The Wytches, Ballet School (pictured), Money, Bear's Den and Protomartyr are among the better-known acts descending upon venues, parties and showcases scattered across Manhattan and Brooklyn this fall.

Ticket Giveaway For Mogwai At Webster Hall On June 15

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Mogwai is part of on Music For Occupy, the upcoming album benefitting Occupy Wall Street due on May 15, contributing the brand new track "Earth Division." Even better, their gorgeous wall of sound returns to the New York area on June 15 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the Scottish rockers' Webster Hall show. 

Win Tix To See Bear In Heaven At Bowery Ballroom On May 8

Bear in Heaven's wryly-named second album, I Love You, It's Cool,  offers up more synth-pop escapism  from the Brooklyn band. The Alternate Side is giving fans a chance to show their love and win tix to  Bear in Heaven's show at Bowery Ballroom on May 8; opening is Portland's Blouse and Portishead pals Doldrums, out of Toronto.

Celebrate Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day marks its fifth anniversary today, April 21, and across the US, UK, Europe and Canada, thousands of independent record shops — stubborn survivors of these hard economic times —  will be marking the day with special releases from hundreds of diverse bands and artists, like the White Stripes, Beach House, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, Miike Snow, Foster the People, Florence and the Machine, PiL, Arctic Monkeys, Shabazz Palaces,  Sigur Rós, M83, and hell, even Katy Perry.  in New York, local stores like Other Music, Sound Fix and J&R Music World will have special events marking the day. After the jump, some links and a brief roundup.

Watch White Rabbits Live, Contribute Now For Their New CD

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It was a New York lovefest when Brooklyn's White Rabbits visited The Alternate Side in the Bronx earlier this month. Even nicer, the band and its generous label, TBD Records, offered to help out TAS with our Spring Fundrive, going on now.  After the jump, check out a fiery White Rabbits performance of "Danny Come Inside" and more details on how you can get a copy of the band's new album, Milk Famous, and help out The Alternate Side at the same time.

These United States: TAS Tour Blog

These United States — which actually hail originally from two states, New York and North Carolina — are currently on tour with Trampled By Turtles and both bands land at Webster Hall tonight, April 17. The geographically-minded These United States release a fifth eponymous album on June 12 and after finishing their tour with Trampled By Turtles, they'll hit the road with Heartless Bastards in May. TAS asked These United States if they'd blog about their tour journey, well, across several states leading up to their New York show. New bassist Anna Morsett kindly obliged and recruited Lindsay Giles McWilliams to take photos.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending April 22

It's a study in contrasts as the Mark Lanegan Band's Blues Funeral darkly possesses the peak of the TAS Top 20 while Miike Snow debuts at the bottom of the album chart with Happy To You.

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