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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Listen: Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti And Son Lux's "Museum Day"

The bird-chapeau-loving trio of Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti and Son Lux, working under the moniker of  s / s / s, have released the first single off of their upcoming EP, Beak and Claw, which drops March 20 on Anticon. After to the jump, listen to "Museum Day."

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending March 11

The Mark Lanegan Band's elegiac blues dominate the TAS album chart with upstarts Cloud Nothings and Grimes rounding out the TAS Top 3.

Perfume Genius: TAS In Session

The raw, devastating intimacy of the music of Mike Hadreas, who works as Perfume Genius, first garnered the Seattle-based singer and songwriter notice with his startling debut, 2010's Learning. His unflinching, vulnerable examination of addiction, despair, sexual abuse and self-discovery remains as vivid on his sophomore album, Put Your Back N 2 It, out now on Matador/Turnstile, but as Hadreas admitted when he visited The Alternate Side last month, there is a more buoyant approach to the music on this record, despite its troubling undertow. Listen to Perfume Genius' excellent session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, March 9 at 11 a.m. EST, also streaming on The Alternate Side. After the jump, read highlights of the interview and watch exclusive live performances of "Hood," "Seventeen" and "Take Me Home."

Radiohead Announces Additional East Coast Tour Stops

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Radiohead has announced additional North American tour dates with more East Coast stops, including two New York area shows in Newark, NJ on May 31 and June 1.

Ticket Giveaway For Pulp At Radio City Music Hall On April 11

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The reformation of Pulp was definitely one of the major music news stories of last year. The erudite British rock band, born in the late 70s but rising to the acme of its influence and commercial success during the Britpop era, went on a long hiatus beginning in 2002 before returning last year for a series of festivals. Frontman Jarvis Cocker and his Different Class-era bandmates are finally playing North America this spring, including a stop at Coachella, and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to their sold-out Radio City Music Hall show on April 11, its first New York visit in 13 years. Enter to win to see this brilliant band that remains coy about its future once touring is done.

Win Tix To Big Deal And 2:54 At Mercury Lounge On March 12

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Big Deal, the Anglo-American duo of Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe, are headed to SXSW in a few weeks, but this intriguing pair, drawing comparisons to dreamy predecessors like Mazzy Star, will stop in New York, en route to Austin. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to their Mercury Lounge gig on March 12. Opening for Big Deal is the very promising 2:54, a UK quartet that's been enthusiastically endorsed by the xx.

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