These New Puritans: Ticket Giveaway For Bowery Ballroom On April 30

Few bands rethink their entire sound, album to album, as defiantly as These New Puritans. The Essex group's third album, the astonishing Field of Reeds, is far removed from the biting post-punk angularity of their 2008 debut Beat Pyramid, slipping with melancholy grace into lushly orchestrated terrain that edges into contemporary classical. These New Puritans are making a rare visit to New York this month, playing Bowery Ballroom on April 30. It's a must-see show and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets. Just enter by this Sunday, April 20, at 5p.m. EDT for a chance to win.

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The Antlers Will Release A Fourth Album This June

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Peter Silberman, frontman for the Antlers, celebrates his birthday today, March 31. The band marked the day by announcing the release of their fourth album, Familiars, on June 17 in the States and June 16 in the U.K. Watch the video for "Palace," the Antlers' very pretty first single.

Win Tickets To Cloud Nothings At Music Hall Of Williamsburg On April 13

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The explosive fourth album from Cleveland's Cloud Nothings, Here And Nowhere Else, released this week, continues the anxious, terse trajectory jumpstarted by 2012's Attack on Memory. The trio brings their volcanic aura of ache, anger and aggravated musicianship to Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 13 and The Alternate Side is giving away a couple of pairs of tickets. Enter by this Sunday, April 6, at 5 p.m. EDT.

Win Tickets To Yellow Ostrich At Bowery Ballroom On April 4

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Brooklyn-based rockers Yellow Ostrich returned in February with a new album, Cosmos. And yes, the album's title points to Yellow Ostrich's fascination with astronomy. The starry-eyed quartet is touring North America and will return home for a show at Bowery Ballroom this Friday, April 4, joined by Pattern is Movement. Enter to win a pair of Yellow Ostrich tickets from The Alternate Side by this Thursday, April 3, at 10 a.m.

Ticket Giveaway For James Vincent McMorrow At Bowery Ballroom On April 9

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Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow released his second album, Post Tropical, early in January and he's touring North America this spring. McMorrow, who visited FUV for a session not long ago, will be playing a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom on April 9 and The Alternate Side wants you to go. Try to win a pair of tickets by filling out the entry form by this Sunday, April 6, at 5 p.m.

Win Tix For A BRIC House Party DJ Set With AndrewAndrew And Neon Indian On April 12

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BRIC House is greeting spring with a dance bash. The event, House Party: Future Future featuring AndrewAndrew and Neon Indian DJ sets, takes place on April 12 at 8 p.m. (with an afternoon of free, family-friendly daytime activities beginning at 2 that day). Neon Indian's Alan Palomo has been DJing most of the past year since the release of the band's Errata Anex EP and downtown DJ duo AndrewAndrew recently had a cameo on HBO's "Girls," playing their quirky selves. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to BRIC House's nighttime dance party; just enter for a chance to win by this Sunday, Aprll 6. 

Lollapalooza Announces Full 2014 Lineup

Arctic Monkeys, Eminem, Skrillex and Kings of Leon were earlier announced as headliners for Lollapalooza 2014, but now the Chicago festival has added Outkast and Calvin Harris to that headlining lineup. Others on the bill include Interpol, Spoon, Broken Bells, Courtney Barnett, Lorde, Lykke Li, Foster the People, Chvrches, Chromeo, Cut Copy, Nas, Blood Orange, San Fermin, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Avett Brothers. Lollapalooza takes place August 1-3 at Chicago's Grant Park and single day pass tickets are on sale as of 11a.m. EDT today, March 26.

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