Prinze George Ticket Giveaway: Mercury Lounge On February 10

Maryland-spawned, Brooklyn-based trio Prinze George won't release their self-titled debut EP until March 3, but the buzzy young band embarks on a tour this winter, playing Mercury Lounge on February 10, along with Ayer. Kenny Grimm, Naomi Almquist and Isabelle De Leon make shimmering synth pop with a wistful undertow, like their gently percolating singles "Make Me," and "Victor." The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Prinze George and Ayer's February 10 gig; just enter by this Sunday, February 1, at 5p.m. EST for a chance to win.


My Morning Jacket And Shabazz Palaces Four-Pack Ticket Giveaway

The Alternate Side is giving one lucky winner a four-pack of tickets — for you and three of your friends — to see My Morning Jacket and opening act Shabazz Palaces at Brooklyn's Williamsburg Park on Sunday, August 19. Enter by Sunday, August 5 at 5 p.m, EDT.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending August 5

Passion Pit settles like gossamer on the TAS Top 20 while Dirty Projectors swing high atop this week's album chart.

Poliça: TAS In Session

When autotune is abused — and yes, Ke$ha, we're looking at you — it's painful. But in the right hands, as aptly demonstrated by Bon Iver or Poliça, the audio processing technique can be downright beautiful. Singer Channy Leaneagh and her longtime Gayngs cohort and producer Ryan Olson have created a mesmerizing digitized soundscape on Poliça's restless debut album, Give You The Ghost. Not long ago, Channy and her bandmates, who play Lollapalooza this weekend, visited The Alternate Side and WFUV's Studio A for an exhilarating session.  Watch the videos and listen to the interview and live performance, airing on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, August 3, at 11 a.m. EDT, streaming on The Alternate Side.

Win Tix To Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti At Webster Hall On September 14

Although there's a mere two teases thus far off of the upcoming Mature Themes  from Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti — the cover of Donny and Joe Emerson's "Baby" and the pretty, subdued original "Only in My Dreams" — the forecast is very promising. The album drops on August 21 via 4AD and the band is touring behind the record, arriving at New York's Webster Hall on September 14. Natch, The Alternate Side is giving away tickets for some lucky fans.

Win Tickets To Patrick Watson AT Bowery Ballroom On September 7

Montréal's Patrick Watson — the band and the man — released Adventures in Your Own Backyard earlier this spring, the fourth record from the 2007 Polaris Prize winning group. Known for its road warrior ways after touring for nearly five years straight for a spell, Patrick Watson is, not surprisingly, coming back to New York this summer (they were here earlier in July) to play Bowery Ballroom on September 7 ... and TAS wants you to win a pair of tickets.

Ticket Giveaway For Fitz & The Tantrums At Mayo PAC On September 20

Soulful, Stax-influenced LA pop band Fitz & The Tantrums will release a sophomore album on October 9, the followup to 2010's Pickin' Up The Pieces. The group is currently on a summer tour, doing support slots for the Dave Matthews Band and Ben Harper as well as its own gigs. One of those headlining shows is Fitz & The Tantrums' stop at Morristown's Mayo Performing Arts Centers on September 20 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets — and expect plenty of new songs, like the pretty "She's Out of My League."

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