Courtney Barnett Returns For North American Tour This Fall

Courtney Barnett, who will be rereleasing The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas on pink vinyl on September 30 as part of RED Distribution's "Ten Bands One Cause" initiative for National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, will be returning to North America for a headlining tour this fall. She'll play New York's Webster Hall on October 22 with San Fermin.

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.

Win Tix To Doveman's Burgandy Stain Sessions At Le Poisson Rouge On April 13

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Keyboardist Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, continues his salon series at Le Poisson Rouge on April 13 with special guests to be announced. Doveman's frequently sold-out Burgundy Stain shows have included artists like David Byrne and Glen Hansard, so enter to win tickets via The Alternate Side and be wonderfully surprised.

Howler: TAS In Session

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The explosive debut album from Howler, the cheekily-named America Give Up which was released in January on Rough Trade Records, has earned the Minneapolis quintet enthusiastic feedback both Stateside and in the UK. Howler kick off a North American tour on March 9 in Appleton, Wisconsin, but last month, the guys visited The Alternate Side for a kinetic live set. Check out the session on TAS on 91.5 WNYE tomorrow, March 2, at 11 a.m. EST and streaming on The Alternate Side. After the jump, watch exclusive performance videos of tracks like "Back Of Your Neck."

Live Broadcast And WFUV/TAS Ticket Giveaway For The Shins At Le Poisson Rouge On March 7

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The Shins have booked a very special show at New York's Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, March 7. The gig  features James Mercer and his new lineup playing their fourth album, Port Of Morrow, in its entirety with some older songs also on the setlist. TAS and its sister station, 90.7 WFUV, will not only broadcast the show live that night at 10 p.m. EST, as part of the launch of NPR Music's iPad application, but we're also giving away ten pairs of tickets to the show. Enter to win by midnight, March 5.

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