Philip Selway Ticket Giveaway: Le Poisson Rouge On April 10

When he's not drumming for Radiohead, Philip Selway has nurtured his own solo career, releasing two albums, including 2014's moody and graceful Weatherhouse. He's been working with Radiohead on their next album, but managed to line up some of his own North American solo dates, beginning at Le Poisson Rouge on April 10. Opening for Philip Selway and playing in his band is singer and songwriter Adem, formerly of Fridge (with Four Tet). Want to win tickets to seet Philip Selway at Le Poisson Rouge? Enter by this Sunday, April 5, at 5p.m. EDT.

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Alt-J: TAS Tour Diary

Prefering a lower-case identity, alt-j — or ∆ — has garnered a pretty high profile in a short span of time. The quartet of friends from Leeds University has already released a critically praised, haunting debut An Awesome Wave in the UK and the album finally comes out in the States on September 18 via Canvasback. The group is playing New York tonight, at Mercury Lounge, and tomorrow, August 7, at Brooklyn's Glasslands and in preparation for that, The Alternate Side asked the band if they'd blog about their adventures through Japan, Spain and Portugal earlier this month.

Win Tickets To Gotye And Givers At Williamsburg Waterfront On September 27

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Oh, go on, you know you're strangely drawn to that song. As the two dudes driving aimlessly around in Vincent Pergola's hilarious viral video discover, it's weirdly difficult to resist Gotye and Kimbra's angst-ridden duet "Somebody That I Used To Know," no matter if you love it or can't stand to hear it one more time.  Still, Gotye's third solo album, Making Mirrors, goes far deeper than that tough-to-avoid hit single. He'll be playing at Williamsburg Waterfront on September 27 with the terrific, vivacious Lafayette, Louisiana group Givers and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets; a broken heart isn't a requisite to win.

Win Tix To Twin Shadow And Niki And The Dove At Webster Hall On September 27

It's a double dose of 80s-enamored electro-pop as singer and novelist Twin Shadow (yes, George Lewis, Jr. is a scribe as well) and Stockholm's sleek and theatrical Niki and The Dove play Webster Hall on September 27. It's a great bill and TAS has a handful of tickets to give away if you enter to win by August 12 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Ticket Giveaway For First Aid Kit And Dylan LeBlanc At MHOW On September 30

Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg of First Aid Kit spent this past weekend at Lollapalooza, the day before the big storm that temporarily shut down the festival grounds. The very young duo has received rapturous reviews for their second album, The Lion's Roar, and on September 30 they'll be playing Music Hall of Williamsburg with Dylan LeBlanc, releasing his sophomore record later this month. And yes, you can win tickets to see this intriguing bill of folk rock newcomers.

Lollapalooza Reopens After Storm Evacuation

The Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park was shut down and evacuated on Saturday afternoon after a freakishly intense storm system passed through the city. After nearly three hours, and the postponement of sets by Twin Shadow, tUnE-yArDs, Frank Ocean, Chairlift, Washed Out — appropriately — and more, the festival reopened, but the set schedule was altered. Lollapalooza is being streamed by YouTube this weekend here.

New Order, Beastie Boys, Prince Get FUV Boat Dancing On September 7

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Ever been on a floating dance party? Say goodbye to summer on September 7 with a very special 80s themed dance party on the FUV boat to benefit WFUV and The Alternate Side on Friday, September 7 from 7-10 p.m. EDT. TAS DJs Russ Borris and Alisa Ali and WFUV's Darren DeVivo will spin 80s faves like New Order, Prince, Beastie Boys, The Smiths, Erasure, Run DMC and much more via a Circle Line boat headed down the Hudson. 

The Alternate Side is a proud part of WFUV Public Radio from Fordham University,
90.7 FM on your New York dial and online at wfuv.org.