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A Sides With Jon Chattman

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Save Your Soul With The Jack Moves; Wild Adriatic Debut 'Strange' New Music

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Jack Moves are a soul-pop group out of New Jersey that are too cool for school. The cool kids, founded by Zee Desmondes and Teddy Powell, are an emerging neo-soul act that evoke sort of a modern Jamiroquai vibe.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: 'Then Came...' The Lone Bellow

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The "sophomore jinx" thing is very real. Arthur 2: On the Rocks immediately comes to mind for some unexplainable reason, but I'll deal with that on my own time and perhaps with my therapist.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: So Far From Fletcher, Coming Full Circle With Whiplash Oscar Favorite J.K. Simmons

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Growing up a fat kid in Yonkers, NY (that'd be the title of my autobiography by the way), my number one way to escape the middle school jerks and the growing waistline was going to the movies. I would see two each weekend.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Hey Look! It's Another Guy Predicting the Oscars!

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Which brings me to my point - 2014 was just an incredible year for acting and directing - we were bound to be letdown come Oscar morning when the bottomless snubs came. I still can't believe the Academy snubbed Babs for The Prince of Tides again.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Celebrate Valentine's Day Today... Greg "The Hammer" Valentine's Day That Is

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The following is taken from the soon-to-be published (hopefully anyway) humor book Ho Ho Hoax! written by Jon Chattman and Rich Tarantino

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Dø the Right Thing

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Toddlers and runny noses. Beck and artistry. Taylor Swift and awkward award-show courtside dancing. Yep, some things just effortlessly go together. Take the Franco-Finnish duo The Dø who are about to have their "damn right" moment.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Welcome to Rixton's 'Hotel Ceiling' -- Such a Lovely Place

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Ariana Grande seems to be everywhere. She's got more singles out there than a J-Date mixer, just showed up on The Grammys, and I hear Starbucks will soon introduce the Ariana Grande-sized latte. OK, that last statement is a lame sense of humor, but let's face it the 20-something hottie is all over the place and deserves it.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Valentine's Day Themed "5 For Fighting"; Meet the "Evergreen" Hannah Gill

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

By the time I hit 17, I had no clue what I wanted to be when I "grew up." My focus was simply on graduating high school, going onto college, and then perhaps becoming a film critic. Good luck with that, past self.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Grizfolk Find Their "Spark"

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

While 2014 put them on the map, 2015 seems to be the year they'll be all over that said map.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: In-flight Safety Guaranteed -- A Dash of Eric Dash

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Sometimes you interview someone, and it just feels like you're shooting the shitzu. That was the vibe when I sat down with pop star Eric Dash last month from Primary Wave Music's A-Sides Studio/Listening Room in New York City. The conversation flowed like cheap beer in a red cup.

Celebrating the Ones the Oscars Forgot

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

he Oscar nominations were announced and so many well-deserved performances and films were honored by that gold guy who bares a striking resemblance to a thinner and taller Ed Asner. That said, as is the case each year, many, many people and movies were left off the ballot.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Predicting the Gold Guy Morning

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

'Tis the season for everyone, their mother, brother, cousin, dog, and everyone else to place their bets on this year's Oscar nods. Here's this guy's t...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Getting "Very Close" to J-Idris; the Return of 5 For Fighting With...Five For Fighting

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

No matter the decade, every girl or boy who had a respective Bat or Bar Mitzvah knows every single line of Kool and the Gang's "Celebration" verbatim.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman:: Good "Chemistry" with Plaid Brixx; Goapele "Moves Forward"

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Let's be honest pop junkies - anytime you hear the word "chemistry," you instantly think of cooking with White and Pinkman. PLAID BRIXX is about to ch...

A-Sides: My Top 64 Pop Culture Moments of 2014

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

On a positive tip, Michael Keaton made a comeback, U2 released one of their best albums in decades (don't hate), and Chris Pratt became a movie star. On a downside, we lost way too many talented people this year from Robin Williams to Joan Rivers to Philip Seymour Hoffman.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Jeff Foxworthy Takes to the Gridiron, Discusses "Ref" Gig, Rednecks, and Mixtapes on the Road

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Look out E.T., Reese's may have finally replaced you as their unofficial celebrity ambassador. With the launch of the candy brand's Reese's® Playo...

A-Sides with Jon ChattmanThe ABCs of THE HEYDAZE; A-Sides Top 54 Songs of 2014

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Drink. Eat. Write papers. Somewhat study. Hit on girls. Get turned down.That essentially sums up my college experience, but why share my pratfalls. Oh...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: 'Tis the Season for Kelly Clarkson to Be Awesome

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Kelly Clarkson and the holidays are almost synonymous now.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Trey Songz on Turning 30, Charity Work, Acting, and Throwing His Hands Up in the Air

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo: Soul Brother I remember vividly waiting for some kind of epiphany to happen. It didn't. Life moved on... only with more gray hairs. Yep, turn...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Hedwig Co-Creator Stephen Trask Turns Up the "Midnight Radio" With Exclusive Interview and Performance

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

My father is a Broadway junkie. He can't get enough, and it's been that way for decades. Often times when I go with him to a show, I know he's "into" ...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The WALK THE MOON "Dance Off": Eli Maiman Talks Hard About Recreating '80s "Nuggets of Nerdy Goodness"

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"Shut Up and Dance," the new song from alt-rockers WALK THE MOON, is one of the best '80s songs to ever hit mainstream radio. Ironically, it just came out.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Knox Hamilton are the Next Big Thing, and There's Nothing You Can Do About It

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Video killed the radio star decades ago, and as we often find out, premature buzz can kill a hyped film, television show, and/or band. In the case of ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Donn T Plays the Gramophonica; Topher Mohr Funks it Up

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

My high school biology teacher was kind of a jerk. All year long, he'd constant compare me with my sister. He had taught her three years prior, and r...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Good Habits" with Jaymes Young; "Side" with My Silent Bravery,and "Chase" Circa Waves Circa 2014

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

To quote Schoolhouse Rock, three is, indeed, a magic number. Well, not when it comes to celebrity deaths but I digress. Today's A-Sides keeps up with...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: High Five! Five for Fighting Sings For Hawaii Five-O

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo/Jeremy Cowart John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting has the unique ability (and sensibility) to move people to tears with his music. His songwrit...