First Listen: Toro Y Moi, 'What For?'

In recent years, Chaz Bundick's sound has traveled down some unexpected side roads. But What For? takes a U-turn back to feel-tingly guitar-pop, with winsome results. Listen to Toro Y Moi's What For? streaming on WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on April 7.

Bombay Bicycle Club: TAS In Session

Bombay Bicycle Club had a big day on Sunday, opening for Blur, New Order and The Specials in London's Hyde Park, a concert that marked the end of the 2012 London Olympics, concurrent with the Closing Ceremony. The British quartet just wrapped a swing through the States in support of 2011's A Different Kind of Fix and, despite getting slightly lost on their way to the Bronx, the band made it to The Alternate Side's Studio A for a brilliant session. Watch the videos of their four-song set and listen to the session when it airs on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, August 17 at 11 a.m. EDT, also streaming on the TAS site.

Win Tickets To Two Door Cinema Club At Rumsey Playfield On September 28

Two Door Cinema Club's Alex Trimble had a stellar night last month, singing Underworld's "Caliban's Dream" at the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony. It was an upbeat preamble to the release of Two Door Cinema Club's second album, Beacon, on September 4 in the States (September 3 in the UK/EU). The trio will embark on a North American tour next month and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to Two Door Cinema Club's show at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on September 28.  Joining them will be Brooklyn's own Friends.

Ticket Giveaway For M83 At Hammerstein Ballroom On October 3

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Yes, M83 might have just played Central Park Summerstage last week, but the man makes a quick return to New York this fall, landing at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 2 and 3. Since M83's New York stops usually sell out swiftly, it's usually prudent to purchase tickets quickly, but The Alternate Side is giving fans the chance to win a pair for M83's October 3 show.

Win Tix To Husky At Joe's Pub On August 21

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Husky is not only a band; it also happens to be the first name of frontman Husky Gawenda who leads the Melbourne, Australia folk rock quartet that just released its debut, Forever So, Stateside. The band plays New York's Summerstage on August 18 — for Australia Day — and Joe's Pub on August 21; The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to catch this fast-rising band at Joe's Pub.

The Black Keys, Neil Young And Foo Fighters Set Central Park Concert On September 29

Global Festival 2012 — featuring The Black Keys, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, Band of Horses and K'Naan – will take over the Great Lawn on New York's Central Park on September 29. Find out how you can get tickets via a special platform here.

Listen To 'Chained' From The xx

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Another track from The xx's forthcoming album Coexist, the skittering sultry "Chained," has been revealed. Coexist will be released September 11 in the States and September 10 internationally via Young Turks. After the jump, check out The xx's really lovely new song.

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