Panama Wedding: TAS In Session

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. 

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Marco Benevento: TAS In Session

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marco Benevento has been gracefully blending his jazz roots with indie rockers, jam bands and an eclectic array of other musicians for more than a decade. The Brooklyn artist's latest studio album, Swift, is his most musically consistent and thematic record yet and finds him singing for the first time. Watch videos of Marco Benevento and his bandmates live in Studio A and listen to the entire session now in the FUV Vault or on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, September 19, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.

First Listen: Perfume Genius, 'Too Bright'

After two solid albums, Too Bright is something shockingly new for Perfume Genius: a set of muscular, magnificently controlled songs that explore darkness inside and out. Listen to Perfume Genius' Too Bright streaming via FUV and NPR Music before its release on September 23 on Matador Records.

The TAS Top 20 For The Week Ending September 21

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Kindness and Perfume Genius leap onto the last TAS Top 20 chart of the summer.

Banks Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On September 30

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Goddess, the sultry debut album of Jillian Banks, who goes merely by Banks, is chock full of cooler-than-cool producers like Sohn, Tim Anderson and Shlohmo, adding texture, beats and basslines to her songs of romantic woe. Banks has sold out her Terminal 5 show on September 30—which features support from one of the producers on Goddess, Lil Silva, and Aussie trio Movement—but The Alternate Side has set aside some tickets. Fill out the entry form for a chance to win by this Sunday, September 21, at 5p.m. EDT.

Kasabian Ticket Giveaway: Terminal 5 On September 27

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One of Britain's biggest rock bands—they closed out Glastonbury this summer as the festival's final headliner—Kasabian's arena-ready fifth album, 48:13, was released earlier this year overseas (debuting at No. 1 on the UK chart), but it won't come out in the States until October 7. Catching Kasabian at Terminal 5 on September 27 is akin to seeing an "intimate" gig for a group that played for 50,000 fans at a Leicester homecoming concert in June and The Alternate Side is giving away tickets the band's upcoming New York show. Opening is the Japanese punk band Bo Ningen. Enter by this Sunday, September 21, at 5p.m. EDT for a chance to win tickets to see Kasabian.

The Raveonettes Ticket Giveaway: Music Hall Of Williamsburg On September 29

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The Raveonettes, the Danish duo of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, didn't release their seventh album, Pe'ahi, with much fanfare this summer, but the record marks a tidal shift in the band's sound, from stripped back to sumptuous. They return to the States this fall, playing two shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg with another duo, Coves. The Alternate Side has tickets for a couple of lucky winners for The Raveonettes' September 29 gig. Enter by Sunday, September 21, for a chance to snag a pair.

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