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A Sides With Jon Chattman

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: NY "State" of Matt Pond PA; Howling With Bang Gang

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Music should not only be heard, it should be felt. With all due respect, I simply can't feel a Rick Astley song but that's neither here nor there. Moving on, Matt Pond PA have been making music for years that often cuts to the bone while still providing a heavy dose of ear candy.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Warren Haynes Examines His "Spots of Time" on New Record

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

For a musician who's spent most of his life improvising on stage and in the studio, it's quite ironic - and gloriously so I might add - that Warren Haynes' latest album was planned for nearly a decade with songs that have sort of a fixed beginning and end.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: "Don't Wait Up" for Robert DeLong

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's fitting that Robert DeLong's new song is called "Don't Wait Up." Ever since he dropped his debut album Just Movement in 2013, the wunderkind music master has kept so many people out late at night, likely stumbling home the next morning with a well-worth-it, music-soaked throbbing headache.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Finding True 'Happiness' With Ben Lee; Remixing the A-Sides Brand

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I seriously doubt Ben Lee can time travel nor do I think DeLoreans have Doc Brown capability in real life. Having said that, in many ways, it feels like Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee went Back to the Future with his latest album.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The 'Nice Deep Musk' of Imaginary People; 'Line' Up for Lost Leaders

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Muse fronted by Elvis? Not quite but listen to the New York five-piece band Imaginary People and you'll hear a glorious contradiction of throwback vocalist Dylan Von Wagner matched with a contemporary blend of synth, guitars, and percussion.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Stepping Out With Louis York and Jon Bellion

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

To take a page from The Beasties Boys, the next two acts featured on A-Sides have mad hits like they were Rod Carew. Sadaharu Oh even. Louis York are the multi-platinum team of songwriters/producers Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Bastille Discuss Touring, a New Album, and... the New Ghostbusters?

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Bastille are currently touring the states briefly via the Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour before heading abroad to finish up their run. Before you check them out, here's a few things you should know about their stateside shows.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: This Is Melissa Etheridge

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

During this time, my "golden age" of music, I was going to a different show - from Green Day to Stone Temple Pilots to Pearl Jam (of course) - with my best bud Steve and hitting Tower Records to get the next breaking band weekly. It was an amazing time to listen, sing, and mosh.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sounds of Summer - "Overload" on Life of Dillon; Ride the Jutaun "River"

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Last year, Meghan Trainor became a household name with her bootylicious female anthem "All About That Bass." While that song was huge, the singer/songwriter proved she was more than simply a one-hit wonder with her ginormous debut album Title.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Get "Friendly" with Bird Dog, Get "Grounded" with The Chordaes, and "Delve" into Summer

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Yep, Bird Dog have been around for a few years, and have been praise for their unique musicality: think seamlessly mixing rock, country, roots, and blues in a blender with Tom Petty floating on top of the end product like that kid in the cereal bowl in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Only "Blue Skies" with Lenka, "Catch" Eddie Gomez's Hot Track

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"I'm just a little bit caught in the middle Life is a maze and love is a riddle I don't know where to go I can't do it alone I've tried And I don't kn...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Governors Ball Dynamic Duos -- Priory and Angus & Julia Stone; Meet the Fat White Family

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The rock-pop Portland duo Priory (Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears) have been on an upward spiral since they dropped their first single "Weekend," which is featured on their appropriately titled Weekend EP.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Say "When" With Civil Twilight, "What's Real" with WATERS

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

At its core, we want music to make us feel. Yeah, there's songs that we listen to that inspire booty shakes and sing-a-longs, but for the most part (m...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Unsinkable -- 'Life' With Flagship and 'Fantasy' With Fireships

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

For a two-member band, Flagship certainly make a lot of noise, and I don't mean that in a toddler (or STOMP) slamming pots and pans kind of way. Drake Margolnick and Michael Finster have a mysterious, sometimes subtly big sound -- churning out dreamy alt-rock tracks with traces of folk and even retro '80s flair. That's a lot of adjectives, but here we are.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Debbie Gibson and the Fountain of "Electric Youth;" June Swoon with 5 For Fighting with...Five For Fighting

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Let's move on. Last month, the singer/songwriter/actress performed her hits ("Out of the Blue," "Foolish Beat," to name a few) with Jessie's Girl at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, and this Debhead snagged an interview.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Get 'Ready' for Kodaline; Catch What 'Contagious' Night Riots Have

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Like Kodaline, Night Riots have had a lot of traction on alternative rock stations and have been buds for quite some time. Formed in high school, the band, formerly known as PK, have been making music that sort of sounds like Gaslight Anthem.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Feeling "Sorry" With Meg Myers, Breaking "Bones" With Vinyl Theatre, and "Raising Hell" With Five Knives

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It seems any time a female artist sings about the opposite sex in a way many male artists do all the time, they're labeled a "bad girl" or filled with angst. Alanis Morrisette got that when she broke out 20 years ago.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Outside the Ring With WWE Grapplers Bo Dallas, Luke Harper, Neville, and Damien Sandow

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Note to self: when interviewing WWE Superstars about how they spend their time during road trips don't refer to it as "down time." Why? Because these men in tights have little to no downtime.

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 06.01.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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.