Generationals Look To A Fall North American Tour

Generationals will be on the road this fall for a North American tour in support of their forthcoming album Alix, due out on September 16 via Polyvinyl. The New Orleans duo of Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer will launch the tour in Houston, Texas, on October 7, reaching New York's Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 12.

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.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending February 12

Nada Surf kickflip to the crest of the TAS Top 20 while Howler paddle onto the album chart for the first time.

Hospitality: TAS In Session

A chance meeting with K Records' Karl Blau pushed Brooklyn-based band Hospitality towards their first EP in 2008, which Blau produced. More friendships landed the trio on the doorstep of Merge Records, which just released the band's self-titled debut last week. Hospitality, who open for Tennis at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg in early March, made a cross-borough visit from Brooklyn to the Bronx last month for a TAS session. After the jump, check out highlights of the interview. watch the videos and this Friday, February 10, listen to the session, which includes performances of tracks like "All Day Today" and the unreleased "Monkey," on TAS on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. and streaming on The Alternate Side.

Win Tix To The Naked And Famous At Terminal 5 On April 4


Due to an exhausting world tour schedule supporting their debut album, the chock-full-of-great-singles Passive Me, Aggressive You, the members of The Naked and Famous haven't seen much of their native New Zealand over the last year and a half. Another North American tour kicks off in March and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the quintet's Terminal 5 show on April 4. They'll be supported by Vacationer, a young band that includes members from Brooklyn's own Body Language.

Win Tickets or The War On Drugs At MHOW On April 6

The War on Drugs, which most recently played New York for a couple of gigs in December, are back on the road supporting their second album, Slave Ambient. The Philly band makes its way to Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 6 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the gig. Opening is another Philadelphia artist, Michael Johnson, who goes by Ape School and will release a new album, Junior Violence, later this year.

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