OK Go Ticket Giveaway: Le Poisson Rouge On September 18

Although OK Go might be famous for their impressive, innovative, Rube Goldberg-inspired videos, the Los Angeles-based band tours as well and it's no optical illusion.  Supporting their new single "The Writing's On the Wall," and their forthcoming album, Hungry Ghosts, out on October 17, OK Go are on tour this summer and will be at New York's Le Poisson Rouge on September 18. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets; enter by this Sunday, September 7, at 5p.m. EDT.

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Live Video from SXSW 2012

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Live video of shows and the Bruce Springsteen keynote from SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas.

TAS And WFUV SXSW 2012 Coverage Includes Live Broadcasts, Springsteen And Much More

Both WFUV and The Alternate Side will be in Austin this week for the SXSW music festival, the annual aggregation of emerging and established bands and the music industry. We want to bring our listeners down to Texas for the gigs, the barbecues and 6th Street mayhem. Beginning Thursday, March 15 and continuing through Sunday, March 18, TAS and WFUV will be broadcasting and streaming live performances from Alabama Shakes, Shearwater, Sharon Van Etten, Magnetic Fields, Andrew Bird and many more. Plus, look for special band blogs, video streams from NPR Music and on-site interviews on both the TAS and WFUV websites. After the jump, more on our SXSW set schedule, including WFUV's very own showcase.

Miike Snow Announce Surprise Show In Brooklyn On March 20

Straight from SXSW, Miike Snow will head to New York to play a surprise show at Music Hall of Williamsburg next Tuesday, March 20. The trio, who just released their second album, Happy to You, on iTunes, will give ticket holders for their April shows at Terminal 5 first crack at 400 tickets tomorrow, March 15, at 9 a.m. EDT with 100 more tickets available to the general public as of noon.

Listen: Jack White's "Sixteen Saltines"

The SXSW-bound Jack White, who debuted his new song "Sixteen Saltines" live during the Lindsay Lohan-hosted "Saturday Night Live" of March 3, is now streaming the studio version of that song on his website in advance of the release of his solo album, Blunderbuss, due out on April 24 on Third Man Records/Columbia. The single of "Sixteen Saltines," backed with the non-album track (and U2 cover) "Love Is Blindness," is available on March 20.

Regina Spektor Returns With New Album, New Track, Tour Dates

Willowy chanteuse Regina Spektor is back for a late spring release of her new album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, on May 29 via Sire/Warner. A first glimpse into the album, "All The Rowboats," is available digitally and she's also lined up dates touring with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers this April. After the jump, a peek at the album cover too.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending March 18

The Magnetic Fields' new album might be at the bottom of the sea, but they soar to the top of the TAS Top 20. Plus debuts from Santigold, White Rabbits and Fanfarlo spring foward on the album chart.

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