Solid Sound 2015 Lineup Includes Wilco, Real Estate, Shabazz Palaces, Mac DeMarco And More

Solid Sound 2015, the music and arts festival curated by Wilco, announced its impressive lineup of bands on Tuesday night via a trivia game with fans during a live Facebook event. Perhaps guessing Wilco or even Tweedy was easiest, but the mighty roster also includes Real Estate, Richard Thompson, Mac DeMarco, Shabazz Palaces, Ryley Walker, Luluc, Cibo Matto, the Felice Brothers, Parquet Courts, NRBQ, Taj Mahal, The Autumn Defense, King Sunny Ade and Bill Frisell. Tickets for Solid Sound 2015 are available now. This year's festival takes place June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.  

Frightened Rabbit Return With Autumn Tour Of North America, New EP And Album Ahead

A fourth album is in the works for Frightened Rabbit, due out in early 2013, and the band has announced a North American tour this October. The 13-city trek follows on the heels of the band's upcoming, still-untitled EP, set for release on September 25th and marking the Scottish group's first for major label Canvasback/Atlantic. Frightened Rabbit's tour includes a date at New York's Bowery Ballroom on October 8.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending July 15

It's a UK/US/Canadian juggernaut as Cambridge quartet Alt-J, Brooklyn's own Yeasayer and Boston-based Twin Shadow make TAS debuts with new releases while Vancouver's Japandroids celebrate a rocking ascension to the peak of the chart.

Twin Shadow: TAS In Session

A motorbike accident isn't a common catalyst for an album, but Twin Shadow's Confess, out today in the UK and on Tuesday in the States on 4AD, was born of singer and composer George Lewis Jr.'s altered perspective following a crash. Lewis'  admiration of sleek 80s electro-pop and rock is also evident on Twin Shadow's sophomore album, the followup to 2010's Forget, as demonstrated on the grand Bruce Springsteen-meets-Berlin "Five Seconds." The soft-spoken frontman discussed what a gap of two years taught him when he and his Twin Shadow bandmates visited The Alternate Side for an interview and live set. Listen to Twin Shadow's session when it airs this Friday, July 13, at 11 a.m. EDT on TAS on 91.5 WNYE, streaming on the TAS site.

Ticket Giveaway For The xx At Terminal 5 On August 2

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The xx will release a sophomore album, Coexist, on September 11 in the States (the day earlier in the UK), and will introduce its new batch of hushed, haunted songs this summer on a short tour through the States and via the UK/EU festival circuit. Yes, the trio's Terminal 5 show on August  2 sold out fast, but The Alternate Side has snagged a handful of tickets to give away to some lucky fans.

Win Tix For M83 At Central Park Summerstage On August 8

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Shut out of M83's sold-out Central Park Summerstage concert on August 8? Well, The Alternate Side aims to cheer up sad Anthony Gonzalez fans, so we're offering the chance to win a precious pair of tickets. While we highly doubt that former President Bill Clinton will show up to replicate the "Midnight City" meme making the rounds, we can guarantee that Big Black Delta, the solo project of Mellowdrone vocalist Jonathan Bates, will be the opening act.

Win Tix To Bloc Party And The Drums At Terminal 5 On August 7

Rumors about the dissolution of Bloc Party were just plain wrong; the British rockers return on August 21 after a four-year hiatus with a new album, Four, via new label, Frenchkiss. The band managed to swiftly sell out its Terminal 5 show on August 7 with The Drums, but The Alternate Side is giving fans the chance to win a pair of tickets. How can you resist, especialy after Bloc Party's Kele Okereke was just voted the sexiest man in indie rock by Nerve.com?

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