Philip Selway Ticket Giveaway: Le Poisson Rouge On April 10

When he's not drumming for Radiohead, Philip Selway has nurtured his own solo career, releasing two albums, including 2014's moody and graceful Weatherhouse. He's been working with Radiohead on their next album, but managed to line up some of his own North American solo dates, beginning at Le Poisson Rouge on April 10. Opening for Philip Selway and playing in his band is singer and songwriter Adem, formerly of Fridge (with Four Tet). Want to win tickets to seet Philip Selway at Le Poisson Rouge? Enter by this Sunday, April 5, at 5p.m. EDT.


First Listen: Chastity Belt, 'Time To Go Home'

For a record that aims to interrupt and rewrite the machinations of college-age womanhood in 38 minutes flat, Chastity Belt's new album is remarkably easygoing. Listen to Chastity Belt's Time To Go Home streaming now on WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on March 17.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending March 15


 Best Coast and Blur burst onto this week's TAS Top 20 chart.

Cold War Kids Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On March 20


California rockers Cold War Kids might just have two original members left, frontman Nathan Willett and bassist Matt Maust, but the band returned last year with its fifth album, Hold My Home. They'll be greeting the spring equinox with a sold-out show at Terminal 5 on March 20 and The Alternate Side has a couple of pairs of tickets for that gig. Want to see Cold War Kids? Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, March 15, at 5p.m. EDT.

Perfume Genius Ticket Giveaway: Stage 48 On March 19


No, not every band will be in Austin at SXSW next week. Happily, Perfume Genius, the candid singer and songwriter Mike Hadreas, returns to New York on March 19 for a gig in support of his 2014 release, Too Bright. Want to see Perfume Genius at Stage 48? Enter for a chance to win by this Sunday, March 15.

San Cisco Ticket Giveaway: Mercury Lounge On March 23


San Cisco might be touring the States without their bassist Nick Gardner, who accidentally shot himself in the foot when helping a friend on farm, but the very popular Australian band is still having a good year, buoyed by its just-released second album, Gracetown. San Cisco plays a sold-out show at Mercury Lounge on March 23 and The Alternate Side is giving away a handful of tickets; enter by this Sunday, March 15, by 5p.m. EDT for a chance to win.

Christopher Owens: TAS In Session

We first became aware of the talents of Christopher Owens a few years ago through his band Girls. Their full-length debut was simply titled Album and the dreamy songs on it recalled warm and hazy California pop. Girls went on to release one more full-length album and an EP before breaking up in 2012. Without wasting much time at all, Owens got straight to work and released his solo debut, Lysandre, a year later. Incredibly, he has already made his second solo album, A New Testament. Watch Christopher Owens performing live in Studio A and listen to his session via the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, March 6, at 11a.m. EST, also streaming online.

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