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A Sides With Jon Chattman

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Clearly Not 'Out of Time' -- Stone Temple Pilots' Chester Bennington and Dean DeLeo Discuss the Evolution and Future of the Band

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Some bands lose or cut ties with lead singers and simply call it quits or find a similar-sounding singer to front the band and coast on a novelty tour each year. Not Stone Temple Pilots.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Chasing Twisters" with Delta Rae, "Chasing the Sun" with Greg Holden, and Chasing Stardom with Mizgin

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The first day back after a long weekend can come at you like a hurricane. It can chew out the vacay, spit it out, and leave nothing but disaster in its path. That's why A-Sides is highlighting three heavyweight acts to come out swinging and prevent your work week from the suckage it can be.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Standing Out With Lauriana Mae and Erica Glyn

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Mae gets her originality -- vocally and personally -- from a mixed bag of musical tastes that were tossed her way as a kid by her mother and family. A veteran of the church choir, she honed her skills there while listening to a pair of "Bills": Billy Joel and Billie Holliday.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Intentionally Funny Stuff (and Bad Graphics) with Comedian Simeon Goodson

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Simeon Goodson should be a household name in comedy. He's been performing in various New York City clubs, bars, and anywhere really since 2004, and his effortless delivery matched with his unique laid-back observational humor. It'll come.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Now's the 'Time' for Mikky Ekko; 'Never Too Busy' for Some Kenny Lattimore

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Rihanna. Blood Diamonds. Ryan Tedder. The list of collaborators Mikky Ekko has worked with is astounding, and I say that in a very pound-my-fist-on-a desk-to-emblazon-the-statement kind of way.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Full Devil Jacket's Josh Brown Talks of Bones and Rebirth

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

As they say The Song Remains the Same, and in this case, it's true even 15 years between albums for Full Devil Jacket. Valley of Bones, the long-delayed, very-much-appreciated follow-up to the band's 2000 acclaimed debut album, picks up where the first one left off.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Can't "Castaway" Blues Traveler Ever

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

While alt-rock was king during a five-to-seven year period so was alt-pop-rock. Think Jewel. Think Melissa Etheridge. And think about the band I'm about to feature with a grin the size of Nantucket: Blues Traveler.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Counting (on) Stars; May Edition of 5 for Fighting With... Five for Fighting

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

As Ondrasik has done for several months now, he sat down with me -- in the digital realm anyway -- and answered five silly questions for this column within a column

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Zoë Kravitz Kills it on Film and Stage

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Zoë Kravitz has been fortunate to be in many film franchises from X-Men to Divergent and the upcoming Mad Max reboot.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Janine and the Mixtape Press Play; Rachel Lynn's 'Flame'

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

A-Sides is fortunate to interview not just influential, established, [insert adjective here] talent but unique rising artists as well. Perhaps you've never heard of some of them or, if you have, maybe you haven't heard enough of. With that said, here we are.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Taking in the "Antithesisness" - Ting Tings Get "Wrong" while The Suffers "Make Some Room"

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There have been so many amazing covers in music but perhaps the best of all-time is Charlie Day's coked out cover of The Ting Tings' "That's Not My Name" in the 2011 comedy Horrible Bosses.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Beyond 'Dangerous': Joywave and Big Data Discuss Their Crazy Good Debuts

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We live in an EP, YouTube ready, and singles only -- and I mean that in music terms -- world. So, when artists emerge with not just a full-length album but an amazing one at that, you have to figuratively hug the living crap out of it.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Elle King and I

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Elle King is one of the most buzzed artist in music today, and listen to her for a word or two, and you'll let out a big "no duh."

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Blitz Kids' "Keep Swinging"; Emily Hearn Set to Erupt

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Blitz Kids Since the release of their recent Red Bull Records debut The Good Youth, the band have collected more buzz than your large-and-not-quite-in-charge frat brother on a bender.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It 'Never Gets Old' with Penguin Prison; 'Something Good' with Dead Sara

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The genre-bending Lost In New York -- a follow-up to his much-loved self-titled debut -- pays homage to all of NYC today and yesterday, and features the new single "Never Gets Old," and a bunch of tracks that will make you wish you had even a smidgeon of his talent.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Ride the Retro and 'Trip Into' Jeremy and the Harlequins

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If there were a GPS that directed you to ultra-cool rockers based in New York City, you'd likely be directed immediately to Jeremy and the Harlequins. Obviously, I say that s assuming you've updated your satellites.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: 'Lovin' On' Cary Brothers; Recruiting Ex-Cops

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's hard to believe Zach Braff's outstanding coming-of-age flick Garden State is approaching its 11th anniversary. This A) makes me -- probably you -- feel old but B) makes me gleam from ear-to-ear because the film as well as its classic soundtrack still hold up and carries the same weight it did in 2004.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: April's 5 For Fighting With... Five for Fighting; Baby Got Nickelback's Bassist Mike Kroger

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

No "high sticking" from this talented musician, each Q&A is fun and as pleasant as a summer breeze.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Bleachers' Jack Antonoff's "All in on Everything"

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"I never would mess around with peoples' emotions and put music out that didn't mean everything to me. It's just not what I do. I can't make records quickly. I can't do stripped down live shows. I'm all in on everything."

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: You Should Know... Karen Pittman

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Karen Pittman has stolen so many scenes, she should've been locked up years ago. I mean that figuratively, and man that opening line, which is still going on by the way, was pretty lame.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Brian Wilson and the Summer of 2015

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The album and the tour combined with an upcoming bio-flick entitled Love & Mercy based on Wilson's life is truly making 2015 the Summer of Wilson. The film spans the icon's life and he's portrayed by two gifted stars portray him: Paul Dano and John Cusack.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman I Am Froot! - Marina and the Diamonds Shining Bright

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend. Well, Marina And The Diamonds have long been your ears' BFFs - both of 'em. The band fronted by the beautifully talented Marina Diamandis, dropped her third album entitled FROOT last week.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Run! AWOLNATION Run!

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Speaking of which, catch AWOLNATION on the road all spring and summer long -- headlining and playing a bunch of festivals including Bonnarro and Firefly.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Shaggy Is the Real 'Mr. Worldwide'

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Talk to reggae icon Shaggy for three minutes or less, and you'll realize three things: A) he never stopped making music despite terrestrial radio in the states cutting his airplay B) his charity work will always come first, and C) he doesn't care about "A."

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: "Come" and Go with KONGOS; Soak in the Sun With Freedom Fry

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Like KONGOS, the Californian duo Freedom Fry will make you feel good about yourself -- even if it's just temporary.