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A Sides With Jon Chattman

A-Sides 'Cover On Demand' -- Filter's Richard Patrick Channels Oz and Bowie; Vancouver Artist Seeks Toronto Chick

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Welcome to a new addition to thisisasides.com "Cover-on-Demand." This segment asks artists to perform a song stuck in their head on the fly -- whether it's a line, a verse, or the whole darn song.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Skylar Grey Shoots a "Cannonball"; Free Pizza for Everyone

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

For years, Skylar Grey has been the go-to artist to collaborate with. Everyone from Eminem to Diddy to Moby. The singer/songwriter is also as in-de...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Peppa Pig (and Her Muddy Puddles) Take the Show on the Road

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Jon Chattman

© ABD Ltd/Ent. One UK Ltd 2003 Most parents of a toddler or preschooler know how excruciating some of their kids' choices in television shows can ...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: R&B Star Monica Puts Us on 'Red' Alert

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Only a handful of artists -- especially in the R&B genre -- have had a lengthy, always-relevant career in the biz. Monica clearly is one of them.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: RIDLEY F'N SCOTT!?!... and Recognizing the Oscar Forgotten

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

As I do each year, I'm putting together my "Forgotscars" -- a list of additional nominees that won't get any gold but deserve at least a well-intentioned post by this guy (points to self) as a way of saying "thanks."

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Top Films and Performances of 2015; 10 Achievements the Oscars Better Not Forget

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Last year -- Oct. 21 to be exact -- hordes of fanboys celebrated Back to the Future Day, which was the date in which Marty McFly traveled to save his children in Back to the Future Part II. Well, fittingly, the cinematic year of 2015 was all about going back in time.

A-Sides: My Top 65 Pop Moments of 2015, From Daisy Ridley to Ridley Scott

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.29.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

What a weird, often sad, poignant year 2015 has been in pop culture. It was the year of Bill Cosby's demise, Taylor Swift's continual rise, the emergence of Caitlyn Jenner, and the unstoppable power of the force.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Young Rising Sons & The Mosers Represent Garden State Well; Zack Biss is "Brand New"

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

New Jersey isn't just about "The Boss," Bon Jovi, and Fort Lee lane closures. There are a ton of great bands (and great things) to come out of the Garden State, and I've got two more reasons to forget all the turnpike traffic and focus on the positives.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Lera Lynn's "Lasting" Impression; Cereus Bright Get it Folkin' Right

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo and videos by shootmepeter.com Look, the second season of True Detective got crushed by critics and fans alike. It just wasn't that good and w...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Travis Barker Finds "Bright Side" of a "Horrific" Life in New Memoir

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The book, co-written by Rolling Stone contributing editor Gavin Edwards, hits you like a punch to the gut but there's an overall sense of hope and redemption throughout. It's an intimate look into Barker's life, his craft, his highs, his lows, and his in-betweens.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Oberhofer Live in "Chronovision"; Can't "Get Away" From Paperwhite

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Listen to a few tracks from Oberhofer's Chronovision, and you may be tempted to recreate Gary Numan's "Cars" music video (I dare you), or Robert Smit...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Playing "Mind" Games With Knox Hamilton; Sharing "Holidays" With The Lonely Wild

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Take Wild recently released sophomore album Chasing White Light , which very well might be the soundtrack to your winter 2016. I say this, because the band proclaim their rich work as a "death album." Morbid yes, but honest. I picture January snow when I listen to it.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: RAC and the Art of the Remix

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

With all this being said, it should come as little surprise that everybody wants a piece of the man called RAC. He's a regular at summer festivals, has toured extensively on his own, and has his own monthly singles series on Entertainment Weekly.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: A Tuesday Trifecta with Budding Stars Coeur de pirate, Cady Groves, and Goldford

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Béatrice Martin is an International star. We're talking David Hasselhoff levels here - especially in her native Canada. Known as Cœur de pirate, the...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Everclear 'Sparkle' On; Practicing Heresy With The Toadies

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Fittingly, The Toadies spent the summer touring with Everclear as part of the latter's annual "Summerland" tour. Before I break into what the band's been up to, I have to just say this as blunt as possible: The Toadies are more than "Possum Kingdom."

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Turning a 'Corner' With Nico & Vinz's Corner; Get 'Gone' With JR JR

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Earlier this month, the dynamic duo sat down once again with A-Sides, and discussed the EP, which will hold us over until a a full-length album will drop next year, touring with Bruno Mars in a breakthrough year, and so much more. Enjoy it.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Silence Speaks? A Silent Film "Strike" as The Word Recapture Their "Soul"

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's like Debbie Gibson used to say "Silence Speaks (A Thousand Words)." It's so true, and that segues quite nicely into today's A-Sides sessions - we...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Changing Your Facebook Profile Pic Doesn't Make You Care About Paris

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Media
Jon Chattman

Filters don't change the world. For the most part, they're just a way for you to show your online friends you support something in that moment. Within a day or two, most filters give way to new profile pics and all is forgotten... until, usually, another senseless act or weather-related horror occurs.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Outside" Looking In with Jesse Malin; Hollis Brown Train Rolls On

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Jesse Malin photo and videos by Alye Bea Photography This is the age of one single at a time and EP domination. Don't tell that to Jesse Malin, who ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Dark" Side of the "MOON"? The Darkness Blast Off Again; WALK THE MOON's Nicholas Petricca Discusses Surreal 2015

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo and video by shootmepeter.com The Darkness really have little to do with WALK THE MOON, but the play on the Pink Floyd legendary album was too...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Cowboys" K's Choice Ride Again; Get "Gone" With Hemming

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"Breathe it in and breathe it out And pass it on, it's almost out We're so creative, so much more We're high above but on the floor" "Not an Addict" ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Ed Kowalczyk - Live, Candid, and Still "Throwing Copper"

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo and videos by shootmepeter.com "Selling the Drama." "I Alone." "All Over You." "Lightning Crashes" - of course. In 1994, the alt-rock band Liv...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: St. Lucia Raises "Energy" Level; Discovering the Expanding BØRNS Identity

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When you think tea, you usually think Lipton. When you think music festivals, you probably don't. Why would you? Teabags don't automatically make yo...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The Neighbourhood Use "White Lighters to See; "Marathon" Runner Jamie N Commons Takes Off

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Jesse Rutherford, Jeremy Freedman, Zach Abels, Mikey Margott and Brandon Fried will drop their highly anticipated sophomore album Wiped Out! this Friday (Oct. 30), and if the first single "R.I.P. 2 My Youth" is any indication, it's going to be the cats' pajamas.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Halloween Producer Discusses Michael Myers' Return to the Big Screen (Cue the Theme Song)

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

One thing is clear -- no one saw this film's ridiculous success coming -- especially Akkad, who has gone on to produce several Halloween sequels and more. Before we get to the interview, know this: some 35 years-plus later, the film has made its money back more than 200 times.