Horse Thief: Listen To FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Horse Thief's latest release, Fear in Bliss, is a beautifully crafted album, driven by melodic guitar and layers of texture. It represents a band that is embracing its sound and coming into its own. I was really excited to see these songs performed live and they did not disappoint.

Win Tickets To See The Mark Lanegan Band At Webster Hall On May 10

Mark Lanegan's dust-and-grit baritone has powered the singer through various bands since the 80s: Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, the Gutter Twins and even his yin-and-yang pairing with Isobel Campbell. But Lanegan's solo career, which has paralleled his tenure in all of these groups, has claimed his most compelling, ravaged songs. His latest release, Blues Funeral, is a masterful record which has topped TAS' album charts for the past few weeks. Now, The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see the Mark Lanegan Band at Webster Hall on May 10.

Ticket Giveaway For Mogwai At Webster Hall On June 15

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Mogwai is part of on Music For Occupy, the upcoming album benefitting Occupy Wall Street due on May 15, contributing the brand new track "Earth Division." Even better, their gorgeous wall of sound returns to the New York area on June 15 and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the Scottish rockers' Webster Hall show. 

Win Tix To See Bear In Heaven At Bowery Ballroom On May 8

Bear in Heaven's wryly-named second album, I Love You, It's Cool,  offers up more synth-pop escapism  from the Brooklyn band. The Alternate Side is giving fans a chance to show their love and win tix to  Bear in Heaven's show at Bowery Ballroom on May 8; opening is Portland's Blouse and Portishead pals Doldrums, out of Toronto.

Celebrate Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day marks its fifth anniversary today, April 21, and across the US, UK, Europe and Canada, thousands of independent record shops — stubborn survivors of these hard economic times —  will be marking the day with special releases from hundreds of diverse bands and artists, like the White Stripes, Beach House, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, Miike Snow, Foster the People, Florence and the Machine, PiL, Arctic Monkeys, Shabazz Palaces,  Sigur Rós, M83, and hell, even Katy Perry.  in New York, local stores like Other Music, Sound Fix and J&R Music World will have special events marking the day. After the jump, some links and a brief roundup.

Watch White Rabbits Live, Contribute Now For Their New CD

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It was a New York lovefest when Brooklyn's White Rabbits visited The Alternate Side in the Bronx earlier this month. Even nicer, the band and its generous label, TBD Records, offered to help out TAS with our Spring Fundrive, going on now.  After the jump, check out a fiery White Rabbits performance of "Danny Come Inside" and more details on how you can get a copy of the band's new album, Milk Famous, and help out The Alternate Side at the same time.

These United States: TAS Tour Blog

These United States — which actually hail originally from two states, New York and North Carolina — are currently on tour with Trampled By Turtles and both bands land at Webster Hall tonight, April 17. The geographically-minded These United States release a fifth eponymous album on June 12 and after finishing their tour with Trampled By Turtles, they'll hit the road with Heartless Bastards in May. TAS asked These United States if they'd blog about their tour journey, well, across several states leading up to their New York show. New bassist Anna Morsett kindly obliged and recruited Lindsay Giles McWilliams to take photos.

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