Alt-J: First Listen Live Presented By FUV On September 2

The British trio Alt-J is set to release its new album, This Is All Yours, in the U.S. on September 23, and they're coming to New York City to premiere the new material in an exclusive First Listen Live on FUV and NPR Music on September 2 at 9pm EDT, also streaming online.

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First Listen: J Mascis, 'Tied To A Star'

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Though not entirely unplugged, Tied to a Star showcases the soft intricacy of a veteran craftsman who knows when to hang back and decide to pulverize another day. Listen to J Mascis' Tied to a Star streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before its release on August 26 via Sub Pop.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending August 24

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Zola Jesus and Glass Animals slink onto the TAS Top 20 while FKA Twigs ascends like a queen to No. 1.

Glass Animals Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On September 15

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The Oxford quartet Glass Animals released their debut, Zaba, in early June, a slyly cerebral and sensual debut propelled by serpentine grooves and frontman Dave Bayley's drawling falsetto that at times verges on a post-coital sigh. Glass Animals have quickly sold out their New York dates this year and their upcoming gig at Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 15 is no different. However, The Alternate Side has squirreled away a small handful of tickets. Want to win a precious pair? Just enter by this Sunday, August 24, at 5p.m. EDT.

Strand Of Oaks Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On September 15

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Yes, Strand of Oaks' Timothy Showalter played New York in June, but he's back with his bandmates at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on September 15, still supporting his strong new album, Heal. Opening for Strand of Oaks is singer and songwriter Christopher Denny who recently released his debut, If the Roses Don't Kill Us. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see the terrific Strand of Oaks and Christopher Denny; enter by this Sunday, August 24.

Phantogram Ticket Giveaway: JBL Riverstage At Pier 97 On September 13

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New York faves Phantogram have been travelling across the world since we caught up with them at Public Radio Rocks at SXSW in March, but the duo return next month for a show at JBL Riverstage at Pier 97 on September 13. Although supporting their 2013 self-titled album, Phantogram's Sarah Barthal and Josh Carter recently covered the Beatles' "She's Leaving Home" for the Flaming Lips forthcoming Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover album. Perhaps that classic track will make its way into their set on September 13—The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Phantogram's show at JBL Riverstage. Just enter to win by this Sunday, August 24, at 5p.m. EDT.

EMA: TAS In Session

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Erika M. Anderson, better known by her stage name of EMA, released her third full-length album, The Future's Void, earlier this year. The new record showcases a new side to EMA which includes more electronic layers and science fiction-inspired lyrics. EMA will be playing Bowery Ballroom on October 5, but not long ago she stopped by Studio A to play us some of the new songs and talk about the record. Watch a video of EMA in Studio A, listen to the interview in the FUV Vault now or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, August 15, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

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