First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty'

Lese Majesty is MC and producer Ishmael Butler's most relentlessly noncommercial chapter yet. No hits, no singles; just raw, graceful tunes from the inventive former leader of Digable Planets. Listen to Shabazz Palaces' Lese Majesty streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on July 29.

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Ticket Giveaway For Wild Flag At Webster Hall On April 1

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It's no joke — The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see the effortlessly cool Wild Flag, the super quartet of Carrie Brownstein (also moonlighting in "Portlandia"), Rebecca Cole, Mary Timony and Janet Weiss when they play Webster Hall on April Fool's Day. 

Win Tix For Kaiser Chiefs At Terminal 5 On March 8

Kaiser Chiefs, the ferociously catchy Leeds band, experimented with a new form of album last  year with The Future Is Medieval, enabling fans to customize their own tracklisting from a selection of 25 songs. In March, the band releases a revamped version of that record for the States, called Start The Revolution Without Me, and they kick off a North American tour in Boston on March 6. They come to Terminal 5 on March 8 with supporting band Walk The Moon ... and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets.

Win Tix For Four Tet At Le Poisson Rouge On March 10

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One of the most beautiful albums of 2010 was Four Tet's haunting There Is Love In You, a release that sealed Kieran Hebden's reputation as one of rock's most innovative electronic musicians and producers. Hebden, who has also collaborated with Thom Yorke, Burial, the xx, Caribou and scores more, is playing a very intimate, sold-out, late show at New York's Le Poisson Rouge on March 10 and The Alternate Side is giving you the chance to win tickets to what will be an outstanding set.

Adele, Bon Iver, Foo Fighters, Cee Lo And Kanye West Among Grammy Winners

The death of Whitney Houston cast the 54th annual Grammy awards as a more melancholy affair, but it was still a bright night for Adele, Bon Iver, Foo Fighters, Cee Lo Green and Kanye West. 

Watch And Listen: Nada Surf Live At Rockwood Music Hall

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Brooklyn stalwarts Nada Surf, who are marking their 20th anniversary this year with their seventh album, The Stars Are Different to Astronomy, are currently touring Europe before heading back Stateside in March. But back in January, the band, who top the TAS Top 20 album chart this week, played a very special live show at New York's Rockwood Music Hall, for The Alternate Side's sister station WFUV. After the jump, watch their live performance of songs. like "Waiting For Something," and "Teenage Dreams" from the new album, and listen to the concert on Thursday night, February 9. on 90.7 WFUV at 9 p.m. ET, hosted by TAS' own Russ Borris.

Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Best Coast Tapped For New Metallica-Founded Festival

Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Best Coast, Avenged Sevenfold and Cage The Elephant are among the diverse bands slated to kick off Orion Music + More, a new music and arts festival founded by, surprise, Metallica. Hard rock's  heavyhitters will headline both nights of the two-day festival, which takes place the weekend of June 23-24 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 11 at 10 a.m. but pre-sale for Metallica club members begins Wednesday, February 8.

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