Solid Sound 2015 Lineup Includes Wilco, Real Estate, Shabazz Palaces, Mac DeMarco And More

Solid Sound 2015, the music and arts festival curated by Wilco, announced its impressive lineup of bands on Tuesday night via a trivia game with fans during a live Facebook event. Perhaps guessing Wilco or even Tweedy was easiest, but the mighty roster also includes Real Estate, Richard Thompson, Mac DeMarco, Shabazz Palaces, Ryley Walker, Luluc, Cibo Matto, the Felice Brothers, Parquet Courts, NRBQ, Taj Mahal, The Autumn Defense, King Sunny Ade and Bill Frisell. Tickets for Solid Sound 2015 are available now. This year's festival takes place June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.  

Jack White Announces Radio City Music Hall Show

Jack White has added another New York stop to his fall tour plans supportng his solo album Blunderbuss. He'll play Radio City Music Hall on September 29. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 3 at 10 a.m. EDT, but members of Third Man Records Vault get a headstart with a pre-sale beginning today, August 1, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Listen To Sigur Rós Live On The Alternate Side And WFUV Tonight

Although tonight's Sigur Rós concert at the Prospect Park Bandshell is sold out, the Celebrate Brooklyn! gig will be broadcast live on The Alternate Side and 90.7 WFUV, streaming on both sites too. The live performance, which begins at 8:30 p.m. EDT, is being presented in partnership with NPR Music.

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.

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