OK Go Ticket Giveaway: Le Poisson Rouge On September 18

Although OK Go might be famous for their impressive, innovative, Rube Goldberg-inspired videos, the Los Angeles-based band tours as well and it's no optical illusion.  Supporting their new single "The Writing's On the Wall," and their forthcoming album, Hungry Ghosts, out on October 17, OK Go are on tour this summer and will be at New York's Le Poisson Rouge on September 18. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets; enter by this Sunday, September 7, at 5p.m. EDT.


Karen O Announces Limited Tour Dates

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Ahead of the release of her first solo album, Crush Songs, in September, Karen O has announced "intimate" shows in New York, London, Los Angeles and Berlin. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman will play four shows in New York: at the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel (September 9-11) and in the round at Le Poisson Rouge, on September 12. Tickets for all of Karen O's shows go on sale this Friday, August 15, at various times depending on the city (3p.m. EDT in New York).

FKA Twigs Returns This Autumn For A North American Tour

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Following her sold-out, packed-to-the-rafters show at Webster Hall earlier this month, it didn't take long for FKA Twigs to announce plans to return to North America this autumn for her biggest headlining journey to date, a 30-date world tour that includes UK and European shows too. The ethereal, sensual electronic chanteuse's debut album, LP1, is out now and FKA Twigs will be at Terminal 5 on November 8. 

First Listen: Cymbals Eat Guitars, 'Lose'

If the Staten Island band has a unifying philosophy, it's that rock music is a negotiable solid, one that should be assembled with great energy and not-inconsiderable exertion. Listen to Cymbals Eat Guitars' Lose streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before its release on August 19 on Barsuk Records.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending August 17


Alt-J and their sampled pal Miley Cyrus refuse to vacate the No. 1 spot on this week's TAS Top 20, battling off contenders FKA Twigs and The Shins.

Bob Mould Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On September 10


Bob Mould has not only persevered for nearly 30 years, he's also recently released one of the best albums of his 25-year-old solo career, Beauty & Ruin. The sonic rush of that album is as exhilarating as the man's cathartic shows. Bob Mould and his bandmates are playing three dates in New York this September, accompanied by local favorites Cymbals Eat Guitars.The Alternate Side has tickets to Bob Mould's Bowery Ballroom show on September 10. You've got until this Sunday, August 17, at 5p.m. EDT to enter for a chance to win a pair to see a legendary American rocker.

Chromeo Ticket Giveaway: Rumsey Playfield On September 12


Summer might be drawing to a close, but Chromeo is giving fans a chance to wildly dance under the stars at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on September 12. White Women, the latest album from the Montréal duo of Dave 1 and P-Thugg, finds Chromeo at the peak of their catchy, electrofunk awesomeness. Although Chromeo's Rumsey Playfield show is sold out, The Alternate Side has managed to set aside a couple of pairs of tickets; just enter by this Sunday, August 17, at 5p.m. EDT for the chance to win.

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