MGMT surfs with the alien. (Photo: EVR’s Facebook)

Earlier today, East Village Radio gave away tickets to MGMT and Dinosaur Jr.’s Friday-night show at the Barclays Center. Fans got to ring the band’s 75-pound cowbell and were molested by the alien you see with the band above, then Andrew VanWyngarden endorsed The Pizza Underground and confessed that his friend stole a pylon from Rockaway for him.

If you’re a MGMT fan, you can listen to the show via EVR’s archives and if you’re a fan of seeing ’90s indie stalwarts like Dino Jr. for free, heads up: Other Music is giving away an opportunity to see a Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks in-store Jan. 2. Just drop by the store or e-mail contest@othermusic.com by Dec. 31 to enter. Five winners will each get to take 10 of their friends to the private show and then to an after party at an undisclosed location.

If you’d rather not take your chances, Malkmus and the Jicks play Bowery Ballroom on Feb 26 and then Music Hall the next night. The band’s new album, Wig Out at Jagbags, comes out Jan. 7 and they released this video yesterday.