The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending February 1

Five new releases from Belle and Sebastian, Matt and Kim, The Decemberists, Django Django and Sleater-Kinney shovel a path onto this week's snowy TAS Top 20.

Ticket Giveaway To Sigur Rós And Perfume Genius At Celebrate Brooklyn! On July 31

The pairing of Sigur Rós and Perfume Genius for a summer tour is inspired; both bands gently provoke a profound emotional response in their fans that slips beyond words into a more visceral realm. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the bands' stop at Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 31, the first gig that Sigur Rós has played in the New York area since 2008.

Win Tickets To Bombay Bicycle Club At Webster Hall On July 30

Bombay Bicycle Club has been tapped to join Blur, New Order and The Specials for the huge outdoor concert in London's Hyde Park on August 12, coinciding with the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games, but the band will be touring the States prior to that auspicious occasion. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see Bombay Bicycle Club, still supporting the excellent  A Different Kind of Fix, at Webster Hall on July 30, joined by TAS faves Plants and Animals.

Following Toronto Tragedy, Radiohead Postpones Dates

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In the aftermath of the tragic Toronto stage collapse at Downsview Park last weekend which killed Radiohead's drum technician Scott Johnson, the band has released a statement saying that they've decided to postpone a batch of upcoming dates for not only personal, but "practical" reasons.

Chill Out And Help WFUV/TAS Make Today's $50,000 Challenge!


Don't just keep cool today, do something cool. Help The Alternate Side's parent station WFUV meet an unprecedented $50,000 Challenge today, June 21, only! Give any amount and your contribution will be matched by a private foundation up to $50,000. Call 877-938-8907 or contribute online before 8 p.m. tonight. Your contribution to WFUV helps the listener-supported The Alternate Side as well, so we're depending on your generous support.

Stars Announce New Album In September, Stream And Free Download Of First Single

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The pretty, barbed exchanges between Stars' Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan will return later this summer as the Montreal band releases its next album, The North, on September 4 via ATO Records. Even better, the first prescient (and synth-splashed) song from the upcoming album, called "The Theory of Relativity," is being offered via free download on the band's own website, if you surrender your email address.

Divine Fits Gets Real About A Debut Single

Divine Fits, the super trio of Spoon's Britt Daniel, former Handsome Furs and Wolf Parade member Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks, has made their debut single, "My Love Is Real,"  available for fans' streaming pleasure if you "like" their Facebook page. The 7-inch single, backed by the non-album B-side "I Was Born In A Laundromat," will be released by Merge Records on July 31.

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