The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 21

Kindness and Perfume Genius leap onto the last TAS Top 20 chart of the summer.

Pop Etc, Formerly The Morning Benders, Begin Again With New Name, Album, Lineup And Sound

Late last month, The Morning Benders shed their old name which, much to their consternation, had homophobic connotations in UK slang-speak, and adopted a new name, Pop Etc. Hmm, okay. While finding a good name for the San Francisco-born band (now residing in Brooklyn) might not be the trio's forte — bassist Tim Or has departed since 2010's Big Echo — the group does have a new album due out June 12 (June 11 in the UK) via Rough Trade. And they even recruited Danger Mouse for some production guidance.

Ticket Giveaway For Spiritualized At Terminal 5 On May 7


Spiritualized's Jason Pierce has not been a fortunate man when it comes to health issues. A new medical scare sidelined him after 2008's Songs in A&E and over the last three years, through a course of chemotherapy and recovery from a degenerative liver ailment, Pierce has been working on a new album, Sweet Heart Sweet Light, out on April 17. The man and his band deserve big cheers when Spiritualized plays Terminal 5 on May 7 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to a handful of lucky fans.

Win Tix For The Wombats At Webster Hall On April 26

Irreverent Liverpool trio The Wombats might not always dance to Joy Division, but they do put on a fun show. The band returns to the States, still supporting their 2011 sophomore album This Modern Glitch, a big hit back in the UK. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see the group at Webster Hall on April 26; The Static Jacks support.

Win Tickets To See The Boxer Rebellion At MHOW On April 27


Anglo-Aussie-American rockers The Boxer Rebellion have persevered through dramas that would have deflated other bands. After a breakthrough in 2009, they self-released their third album, The Cold Still, last year. The Boxer Rebellion is in the midst of a lengthy North American tour and reach Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 27 ... and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see the band's kinetic shows which have been compared to U2 and Springsteen for sheer energetic output.

Jack White Releases Dark, Disturbing "Sixteen Saltines" Video

Jack White's dark, dystopian video for "Sixteen Saltines," off of his upcoming solo debut Blunderbuss, has premiered on VEVO and on White's own website. The video for the second single from the album, which is due out April 24 on Third Man Records/Columbia, is set in an urban landscape governed by feral children and teenagers who spew blue liquids, run wild with dogs and cause general mayhem. White, who appears at the very end of the clip, directed by AG Rojas, is thrust into a gasoline-soaked predicament, seemingly destined for an unhappy ending.

Watch: White Rabbits' New Video

Brooklyn's White Rabbits debuted the video for their propulsive, dance-friendly first single, "Temporary," on the website for "Late Night For Jimmy Fallon" on April 3;  the bunny-loving band, rather Easter appropriate, plays Fallon'sshow on April 10. White Rabbits' new album Milk Famous, currently on The Alternate Side's Top 20 chart, is out now on TBD Records. Even better, the quintet plays Hoboken's Maxwell's on April 11 and New York's Webster Hall on April 12.  

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