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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Dum Dum Girls: FUV Live

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Singer and songwriter Dee Dee Penny leads New York-via-L.A. rockers Dum Dum Girls into dark, shimmering pop territory on their latest release, Too True. They're in the midst of a North American tour and are in New York this week, sweeping into Bowery Ballroom last night, March 25, and taking on Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight, March 26, for a sold out show. Watch videos of Dum Dum Girls in FUV's Studio A playing intimate versions of "Under These Hands" and "Are You Okay" and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE this Friday, March 28, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

First Listen: Cloud Nothings, 'Here And Nowhere Else'

The Cleveland punk band's third album tightens and brightens its sound in ways that never numb its blistering, careening forcefulness. Listen to Cloud Nothings' new album Here And Nowhere Else streaming now via WFUV and NPR Music before its release on April 1 on Carpark/Mom+Pop.

The TAS Top 20 Tracks For The Week Ending March 30

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Singles from Baltimore's Future Islands and Montréal's Chromeo make spring debuts on the TAS Top 20.

Pixies Return With First Full Album In Over Twenty Years

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Patient Pixies fans had long sensed that the group's recent spate of new singles and EPs was leading toward a full album. Their hunch was correct. It was confirmed on Monday that Pixies would release their first studio album in over twenty years, Indie Cindy, on April 29 in the States (April 28 in the UK/Europe and April 23 in Japan). The album, Pixies' first since 1991's Trompe le Monde, will be released on the band's own Pixiesmusic label and distributed via [PIAS] Recordings.

Win Tickets To See Holy Ghost! At Webster Hall On April 4

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New York's own Holy Ghost! is back on the road, supporting 2013's Dynamics, and the duo (and their traveling bandmates) will play two local shows at Webster Hall (April 4) and Baby's All Right (April 5) as they gear up for Coachella next month. The Alternate Side wants you to hear "Dumb Disco Ideas" and other Holy Ghost! gems live, so we're giving away tickets to the band's Webster Hall gig on April 4. Just enter by this Sunday, March 30, at 5 p.m. EDT fo a chance to win.

Ticket Giveaway For San Fermin At BRIC House On March 28

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FUV favorites San Fermin, the Brooklyn collective led by Ellis Ludwig-Leone, will play BRIC House on March 28 with Ensemble LPR. San Fermin has been touring North America, supporting last year's self-titled debut, and will head Europe and UK nearly two months after their BRIC House stop. The Alternate Side is giving away a couple of pairs of tickets to the show, but you must enter for a chance to win by March 27 at 9a.m. EDT.

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