Horse Thief: Listen To FUV Live At CMJ 2014

Horse Thief's latest release, Fear in Bliss, is a beautifully crafted album, driven by melodic guitar and layers of texture. It represents a band that is embracing its sound and coming into its own. I was really excited to see these songs performed live and they did not disappoint.

First Listen: Foxygen, '…And Star Power'

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There's a because-we-can quality to the band's overstuffed, 82-minute second album, as Foxygen delights in letting its loosest threads unravel. Listen to Foxygen's  ... And Star Power streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before the album's release on October 7.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending October 5

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TAS favorites Stars and Ariel Pink return to the Top 20 chart with Banks threading her way to No. 1.

J Mascis Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On October 17

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J Mascis is back with a new acoustic solo album, Tied To A Star, which finds the Dinosaur Jr. frontman in a more contemplative frame of mind. He'll be exploring his quieter side with a gig at Bowery Ballroom on October 17 and The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets for the show. Enter for a chance to win tickets to see J Mascis (and opening act Luluc) by this Sunday, October 5, at 5p.m. EDT.  

Foxygen Ticket Giveaway: Webster Hall On October 9

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Jonathan Rado and Sam France of Foxygen have swiftly followed up their acclaimed 2013 album, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, with a second album that stretches generously to 24 tracks. That record, ...And Star Power, drops on October 14 and Foxygen will be in New York to play Webster Hall on October 9. Want to see Foxygen? Enter for a chance to win TAS tix by this Sunday, October 5 at 5p.m. EDT.

The Twilight Sad Ticket Giveaway: Rough Trade On October 16

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Glasgow's The Twilight Sad are on the brink of releasing their fourth album, Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave, but on October 16 at Rough Trade, they'll revisit their acclaimed 2007 debut, Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters, in its entirety. It will be a special night with the mighty Scots and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to the event. Fill out an entry form by Sunday, October 5, for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

Fat White Family Ticket Giveaway: Bowery Ballroom On October 18

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Irreverent, shambolic and cheerfully seedy, British rockers Fat White Family will brutalize New York next month, raising the roof off of Bowery Ballroom on October 18. Although not quite Gwar-like in intensity, Fat White Family, who re-released their album Champagne Holocaust a few weeks ago, offer up an unforgettable show. The Alternate Side is giving away tickets to what will be the loudest, sweatiest gig in New York City that night. Enter by this Sunday, October 5, for a chance to win.

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