The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 26

The prolific Ty Segall and the adventurous My Brightest Diamond shine on this week's TAS Top 20.

Win Tickets To See Ty Segall And White Fence At Webster Hall On May 16

The retro-gazing, psych-rock confluence of Ty Segall and White Fence, aka Tim Presley, on their collaborative album, Hair, has been met with enthusiastic critical response. The trippy pair will be playing Webster Hall on May 16, along with Strange Boys and The Men, and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. We think they're freaky, but we like them a lot.

Win Tickets For The Barr Brothers At Le Poisson Rouge On May 16

The Slip's Andrew and Brad Barr credit a serendipitous encounter during a Montréal gig as what would eventually lead them to their folk-rock side project, The Barr Brothers. A self-titled debut came out last fall and The Barr Brothers, now a quartet, kick off a North American tour this month. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the band's show at Le Poisson Rouge on May 16. The much-touted Kishi Bashi of Jupiter One, who also tours with Of Montreal, opens.

Eminem, Jay-Z, Q-Tip And More React To Adam Yauch's Passing

The death of Beastie Boys co-founder, activist, filmmaker and director Adam Yauch has stunned many in the music community. Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Eminem, Jay-Z, Q-Tip, Cee Lo Green, The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali and many more weigh in on why Yauch's passing is so devastating.

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch ("MCA") Dead At 47

Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch, known as "MCA," has died after a nearly three-year battle with cancer. The rapper, filmmaker, producer, activist and director was just 47.

Leonard Cohen Adds North American Dates

Leonard Cohen has announced new North American tour dates supporting Old Ideas and will make his way to New York for a two-night, two-borough stand at Madison Square Garden on December 18 and Brooklyn's Barclay's Center on December 20. 

Stephin Merritt Of The Magnetic Fields Plays An Acoustic Session For WFUV And The Alternate Side

Stephin Merritt's sense of humor is so deliciously dry that cactus could happily thrive in its prickly embace. The droll Magnetic Fields frontman recently dropped by WFUV and The Alternate Side's Studio A to discuss the band's new album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, out now on Merge. Merritt played a generous, acoustic, five-song set of new tracks ("Andrew in Drag") and old favorites ("The Book of Love'). After the jump, check out exclusive videos of that memorable afternoon and listen to the session with TAS host Russ Borris on 90.7 WFUV at 9 p.m. tomorrow, May 2, also streaming on WFUV. 

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