Kindness Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On March 14

Berlin-based British producer Adam Bainbridge, who records as Kindness, released his sophomore album, Otherness, last fall. It's a lush, R&B-flavored, '80s-gazing record that includes a bevy of guests, like Blood Orange, Robyn and Kelela. Kindness returns to New York for a show at Bowery Ballroom on March 14 and The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets; just enter by this Sunday, March 8, for a chance to win a pair.


First Listen: Ibeyi, 'Ibeyi'

The 20-year-old twins of Ibeyi make their debut with cool French textures and raw, emotional lyrics — underpinned with a deep, soulful Afro-Cuban sound. Listen to Ibeyi's self-titled debut streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on February 17.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending February 15


London's ferociously tender Wolf Alice, who made their live debut in New York last month, debut on the TAS Top 20 this week.

Father John Misty: FUV Live


Josh Tillman has undergone yet another metamorphosis, brought on by—what else?—love. The artist that first reinvented himself as singer/songwriter J. Tillman, then again as rock drummer Josh Tillman in Fleet Foxes, took the moniker Father John Misty back in 2011. He created the surprise hit album Fear Fun, full of tales of the debauched and sometimes psychedelic-fueled adventures of this new persona. But a chance meeting with a woman, now his wife, changed the course of his life. Listen to an interview with Father John Misty in the FUV Vault and watch him now in Studio A, playing three news songs from his new album, I Love You, Honeybear.

Emmy The Great Ticket Giveaway: Mercury Lounge On February 19


London's Emmy the Great has been calling Brooklyn home for a spell and her beautiful new EP, simply titled S, was inspired by some of her travels and personal upheavals. The singer and songwriter will celebrate the EP's release at Mercury Lounge on February 19 (there's another show at Baby's All Right on February 16). Want to see Emmy the Great at Mercury Lounge? Just enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets from The Alternate Side by this Sunday, February 15, at 5p.m. EST.

Kishi Bashi String Quartet Ticket Giveaway: Brooklyn Masonic Temple On February 20


Kishi Bashi, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer Kaoru Ishibashi, frequently tours with Of Montreal. He released his most recent solo album, Lighght, last year, a magnificent journey of chamber pop and psychedelic dreamscapes. Kishi Bashi is now touring as part of a string quartet and brings his compadres to the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on February 20. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets; enter for a chance to win by this Sunday, February 15.

Ariel Pink Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On February 25


While he doesn't always say or tweet the most coherent things, there's no denying that Ariel Pink's 10th album Pom Pom was one of the more unusual releases of 2014. The willfully prickly Ariel Pink heads to Terminal 5 on February 25 with Jack Name and The Alternate Side is giving away a couple of pairs of tickets. Just enter by this Friday, February 15, at 5p.m. EST if you'd like to see this prince of weird pop.

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