David Byrne And Talking Heads Tribute Concert At Carnegie Hall On March 23

The Roots, Steve Earle and Rufus Wainwright are among the eclectic array of artists announced for a benefit concert celebrating the music and legacy of David Byrne and Talking Heads at Carnegie Hall on March 23. That storied venue is a bit roomier than the old CBGB where the members of Talking Heads truly began their long love affair with New York City in the mid-1970s.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending June 3

The TAS album chart sounds weirdly evangelical with Soulsavers and Father John Misty entering the Top 20 while Best Coast rises above the pack to No. 1.

Listen To Alabama Shakes Live From Bowery Ballroom On WFUV

Enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend? Well top it off with a broadcast of Alabama Shakes live from Bowery Ballroom on 90.7 WFUV tonight, May 28, at 9 p.m. EDT. The band just opened for Jack White last week in New York, but back in April, Alabama Shakes marked the release of their debut album, Boys & Girls, with a powerful, celebratory show which you can also listen to now. After the jump, also watch videos of the Alabama Shakes' stand down at SXSW.

Win Tix To The Temper Trap And School Of Seven Bells At Terminal 5 On June 5

Pair The Temper Trap's knack for stirring, anxious anthems with School of Seven Bells' craft of ethereal dream pop and you've got a great night of gorgeous rock escapism. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see both bands at Terminal 5 on June 5, which happens to be the same day that The Temper Trap release their new, self-titled album in the States. School of Seven Bells is still supporting their third album, Ghostory

Win Tickets To The Cribs And Devin At Irving Plaza On June 6

Although Johnny Marr has departed, the Cribs have bounced back with a stocky, ambitious new album, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull. The boys return to the States this spring and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the trio's June 6 gig at Irving Plaza. Opening is New York's Devin who possesses a garage punk swagger descended from Johnny Thunders, Joey Ramone and Iggy Pop.

Ticket Giveaway For Scala & Kolacny Brothers At Gramercy Theatre On June 15

Fans of Scala & Kolacny Brothers — the all-female Belgian choir led by Stijn and Steven Kolacny — will be pleased to know that the cover-happy collective will be back in New York at Gramercy Theatre on June 15 and TAS is giving away tickets. The group's version of Radiohead's "Creep" became an unlikely hit, but they've also interpreted songs by Peter Gabriel and Coldplay, which Scala & Kolacny Brothers performed when they did a session last year for WFUV and The Alternate Side.

First Listen: The Walkmen's 'Heaven'


The long holiday weekend ahead offers plenty of time to catch up on previews of new albums set for release on May 29. One of those gems is the latest album from The Walkmen, Heaven, out next Tuesday on Fat Possum. Preview the album now via TAS sister station WFUV and NPR Music.

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