Yo La Tengo Ticket Giveaway: Town Hall On December 3

Yo La Tengo is marking the 30th anniversary of their very existence as a band (and the pride of Hoboken) with a handful of shows, including a two-day residency at Town Hall on December 3 and 4. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the December 3 show, with Antietam supporting.  Want to see Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew? Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, November 30, and you might win an early holiday gift from Yo La Tengo.  

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Girls' Christopher Owens Quits The Band

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Girls' singer and songwriter Christopher Owens has never been secretive about his ongoing personal travails with drugs and relationships (and let's not forget his childhood in a cult), but fans were taken aback when the musician quit his own band via Twitter on Monday.

Silversun Pickups: TAS In Session

Although Silversun Pickups has seen its share of indie rock mainstream success, the Los Angeles quartet isn't content staying on a predictable path. For its third album, Neck of the Woods, Silversun Pickups strayed on a darker, dreamier road, influenced as much by frontman Brian Aubert's affection for scary movies as by its new producer, Jacknife Lee, who has worked with U2, Editors. and Bloc Party. Both Aubert and bassist Nikki Monninger discussed Lee's impact and more when they dropped by The Alternate Side for an acoustic session which airs this Friday, July 6 at 11 a.m. EDT on TAS on 91.5 WNYE and streams on the TAS site. After the jump, watch videos of the predominantly Neck of the Woods set, plus "Panic Switch" from Swoon.

Ticket Giveaway For Morrissey At Radio City Music Hall On October 10

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Despite frequent rumors that the irascible master of melancholic pop might retire, Morrissey embarks this fall on his most generous tour of North America in five years, a 33-date amble that even includes one show with Iggy and the Stooges in Los Angeles. The Alternate Side revels in our Morrissey Mondays and we're especially happy (in a morose Moz way) to give away a pair of tickets to our grumpy mascot's sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall on October 10.  

Win Tickets To Hot Chip At Terminal 5 On July 20

Hot Chip's fifth album, In Our Heads, has been called the electro-pop band's strongest release to date, a crafty, catchy collection that luxuriates in the quirky dialogue between vocalists Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard. Supporting that new record, he band is taking over New York for more than a one-night stand, playing both Brooklyn (July 18) and Manhattan (July 20) . The Alternate Side is giving away tickets the band's Terminal 5 gig on July 20 which features the excellent Chromatics, riding high on the TAS Top 20 chart for weeks with Kill For Love.

Win Tix To Doveman: The Burgundy Stain Sessions At Le Poisson Rouge On July 13

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Keyboardist Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, continues his salon series at Le Poisson Rouge on July 13 with special guests to be announced. Doveman's frequently sold-out Burgundy Stain shows have included artists like David Byrne, St. Vincent's Annie Clark and Glen Hansard of The Swell Season (and Once fame), so enter to win tickets via The Alternate Side and be pleasantly surprised.

Laura Marling Confirms A Fourth Album Release For Early 2013

Singer and songwriter Laura Marling, who wraps a North American tour this weekend, has confirmed that she's finished writing songs for her fourth album, a followup to 2011's critically-acclaimed A Creature I Don't Know. Marling is recording the album with her frequent collaborator, producer Ethan Johns. The still-untitled record would be the fourth album the prolific 22-year-old singer has released in just over four years.

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