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.

Tennis: TAS and WFUV In Session

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Tennis' 2011 debut album, Cape Dory, unfolded as a testament to Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley's love of sailing, but the couple hit choppy waters when planning their sophomore album. Determined to break from the nautical theme of their first record, the duo — now a trio with the addition of drummer James Barone — recruited the Black Keys' Patrick Carney as producer to shake up their process. The result is 2012's breezy Young and Old, set firmly on dry land and inspired in part by Moore's exploration of poetry. Earlier this spring Tennis dropped by WFUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A for a session; watch the videos and listen to the session after the jump.

Win Tix For Gossip At Terminal 5 On May 22

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Gossip's fifth album, A Joyful Noise, is due out on May 22 and the trio, guided by the bold vocals of the indefatigable Beth Ditto, will be making a very joyful noise at Terminal 5 that evening, marking the record's release. The Alternate Side is giving Gossip fans the chance to win tickets to that very special show, which also features Sscion and CREEP.

Win Tickets For tUnE-yArDs At Terminal 5 On June 1

Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, heads back to New York next month and there seems to be even more reason for the war paint she playfully streaks on her face; the woman is a real road warrior this summer, bound for U.S. and European festivals like Bonnaroo, Sasquatch!, and Lollapalooza. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to tUnE-yArDs' Terminal 5 gig on June 1 where she'll be ably supported by experimental UK rockers Micachu and the Shapes and the African-influenced Delicate Steve.

Win Tix For Grouplove And Reptar At Webster Hall On June 12

Grouplove seems to be everywhere these days, helped in part by the band's prominent placement in iPad Touch and Taco Bell commercials. Aside from their astute way around a sync, this amiable group has also become a festival staple and Grouplove will play Sasquatch! and Bonnaroo this spring. TAS is giving away tickets to Grouplove's sold-out show at Webster Hall on June 12 and opening will be Reptar, getting a lot of enthusiastic attention for its just-released debut album Body Faucet.

Blur Announces Additional UK Dates

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While it seemed likely that the only chance to see Blur play live this summer would be at Sweden's Way Out Festival, the weekend of August 9-11, or London's Hyde Park on August 12, marking the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics, the quartet announced additional "warming up" dates via their website on Sunday night.

Liars Kick Off A Tour This June

Liars, who release WIXIW on June 5 on Mute, will kick off a summer tour next month to support the new album. The dates include a stop at New York's Webster Hall on June 20.

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