Yo La Tengo Ticket Giveaway: Town Hall On December 3

Yo La Tengo is marking the 30th anniversary of their very existence as a band (and the pride of Hoboken) with a handful of shows, including a two-day residency at Town Hall on December 3 and 4. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the December 3 show, with Antietam supporting.  Want to see Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew? Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, November 30, and you might win an early holiday gift from Yo La Tengo.  

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On November 15

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Detroit indie-popsters Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., the duo of Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott, return to New York this fall for a show at Bowery Ballroom on November 15 (and Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 13). The guys have been working on their third album too, so expect some new songs to slip into their set. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at Bowery Ballroom; just fill out an entry form by this Sunday, November 9 for a chance to win.

Johnny Marr Ticket Giveaway: The Stone Pony On November 14

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Johnny Marr released his second solo effort Playland last month and is touring in support of the new album, including a stop at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on November 14. He'll likely be including some nuggets from The Smiths, Electronic and a favorite cover or two as well. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets for Johnny Marr at the Stone Pony; just fill out an entry form by this Sunday, November 9, at 5 p.m. EST for a chance to win.

Atmosphere Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On November 16

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Atmosphere's eighth album Southsiders is their latest release and the Minneapolis duo of Slug and Ant (Sean Daley and Anthony Davis) consider it another extension of their ever-evolving storytelling. Want to see Atmosphere take over Terminal 5 on November 16? Fill out an entry form by this Sunday, November 9, and you might win a pair of tickets.

Panama Wedding: TAS In Session

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The New York City-based band Panama Wedding is the synth-pop ensemble behind the hit single “All Of The People.” The exuberant pop song reached nearly one million plays on the band’s SoundCloud, and the mastermind behind Panama Wedding, Peter Kirk, believes their popularity has yet to peak. The band, which plays Rough Trade on November 5, has released its debut EP, Parallel Play, and a full-length album is expected to follow soon. Watch videos of Panama Wedding play a set of songs in Studio A, listen to the session in the FUV Vault now or on The Alternate Side on 91.5 WNYE today, October 31, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online. 

CMJ 2014 Postscript: Slowdive, Happyness, Purling Hiss, September Girls, Bo Ningen, Cymbals And More

CMJ blazed through our lives last week, bringing 1300 bands into 80 New York City venues for innumerable showcases (including FUV Live at CMJ with Horse Thief, Son Little, Elle King and Happyness). The Alternate Side's Alisa Ali and Kara Manning set out to see as many bands as they could and report on the highlights of a dizzying five day marathon.

Young Fathers Win The 2014 Mercury Prize

Young Fathers, the Edinburgh alternative hip hop trio, has won the 2014 Mercury Prize for the best British or Irish record of the year for their powerful debut, Dead. The group wins £20,000 (about $32,000) and hopefully a big leap in album sales.

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