Kindness Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On March 14

Berlin-based British producer Adam Bainbridge, who records as Kindness, released his sophomore album, Otherness, last fall. It's a lush, R&B-flavored, '80s-gazing record that includes a bevy of guests, like Blood Orange, Robyn and Kelela. Kindness returns to New York for a show at Bowery Ballroom on March 14 and The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets; just enter by this Sunday, March 8, for a chance to win a pair.

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First Listen: Cat Power With 'Sun'

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With her first collection of all-new songs in more than six years, Chan Marshall has crafted her most joyful, sonically adventurous album to date. Listen to Sun now, via WFUV and NPR Music.

Win Tickets For Animal Collective At Williamsburg Waterfront On October 5

Animal Collective releases the surreal,  jagged Centipede Hz on September 4 and the band has been streaming its latest oeuvre on its own site. They launch a tour with MIcachu and The Shapes on September 18 and make their way to the Williamsburg Waterfront on October 5. Naturally, The Alternate Side wants you to go — and we're giving away tickets. Enter by Sunday, September 2 at 5 p.m. EDT to win.

Win Tickets To See Morrissey At Terminal 5 On October 12

New York will be basking in the overcast light of Morrissey this October. Not only is Manchester's mournful muse playing a sold-out Radio City Music Hall on October 10, but he's also booked two shows at Terminal 5 on October 12 and 13. The Alternate Side loves our Morrissey and we're giving away tickets to his Terminal 5 show on October 12.

Ticket Giveaway For Public Image Ltd At Hammerstein Ballroom On October 13

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To nick from Public Image Ltd's recent single "One Drop,"  Johnny Lydon — born in London, somewhat ageless and coming from chaos — will be back in New York with his bandmates this fall to play Hammerstein Ballroom.. Yes, the lineup has fluctuated over the years, but the band's new album, This Is Pil, marks its first release of new music in two decades. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to seen the snarling Mr. Rotten in all his punk godfather glory on October 13.

Watch: Grimes and 'Genesis'

You wouldn't expect a Grimes video to be ordinary, would you? Like an electropop cross between TLC's "No Scrubs, " Madonna's "Cherish," and Bat For Lashes "What's A Girl To Do," the new clip for "Genesis," which Claire Boucher directed herself, features the helium-voiced singer frolicking in the ocean and cuddling a python.

Watch: The Joy Formidable's 'Wolf's Law'

Welsh-English trio The Joy Formidable have been working on a followup to The Big Roar and on Wednesday night the band posted a sneak peek of that sophomore album: a dramatic, black and white video for their majestic, whisper-to-a-roar new song "Wolf's Law."

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