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A Sides With Jon Chattman

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Make Americana Great Again with Wise Old Moon; Mouth Sounds at 'Night

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.31.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Maybe it's because it's Oscar season, but I can't help but to picture the great Hell or High Water when I listen to some tunes from the Hartford band ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Colony House's "Beautiful Life;" A Quick Chat with The Heydaze

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Last last year, A-Sides welcomed back Colony House, the Nashville quartet of Park Cotrell, Scott Mills, and Caleb and Will Chapman, and had them sit d...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "The Forgotscars:" Celebrating the Oscar Omitted

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.24.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I do this every year. I don't know if anyone reads it. Frankly, it's hard to know who reads my stuff lately. It gets lost in the abyss of a Trump pres...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Another Guy Making Oscar Predictions

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.17.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

A week from today the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced, and I'd expect a few jaw-dropping omissions (Ryan Gosling?) and addit...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sum 41's Deryck Whibley on New Album, Tour, and His Own Mortality; "Lose Control" with KOPPS' Song Premiere

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.13.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If you've followed Sum 41 over the last few years you know just how close frontman Deryck Whibley came to leaving us. I won't go into specifics becaus...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The 66 Best Things in Pop Culture in 2016

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

2016 was a bad year. We know it. It's been written everywhere. The world is in complete disarray. Even if you voted for Trump, you have to agree with ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Forcing Star Wars Episode VIII Titles

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.22.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Disney wasn't quite sure how many Star Wars films to add to the slate until Rogue One debuted. Admittedly, Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm said the comp...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Lee DeWyze's Worth the "Weight"; Heated Jacket Required

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.20.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It must be rough having to go through your career with the title "American Idol Winner" before your name. Sure, many winners and artists from that sho...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: 'Rudolph' is a Magical Time at Madison Square Garden

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Musical adaptations of classics often fail to resonate. It could be a reinterpretation of a film, an album, or a television special, and the results a...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Boston's Letters to Cleo are 'Back' Here, Now, and Forever?

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The final A-Sides music session of the year is quite easily one of my favorites. I've been a fan of Letters to Cleo before I even heard them. I'd caug...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: 'Death' Gives Rise to My Jerusalem; Victor Cruz "Inspires" in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.07.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Buddy the Elf is a fan of revolving doors, and for a while, so was Jeff Klein. While his project My Jerusalem was making music with a rotating group o...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Finally, Jim Breuer Lives Out His "Rock n Roll Dreams"

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.05.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Keanu Reeves and Dogstar. Google it if that's a non-sequitur to you. Or don't bother. The bottomline is pop culture stars who thrive in one area often...

"A"-Sides with Jon Chattman: A 'Super' Laurie Berkner Kicks off Lowercase A-Sides!

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.30.2016 | Parents
Jon Chattman

Laurie Berkner has been called "the queen of children's music." I challenge any parent of a toddler to challenge that proverbial crown. For some 20 y...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: You, I & Colony House

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"Back and better than ever." That's such an annoying term. When you say someone is "back and better than ever" it almost implies that they A) weren't...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Enjoy the "Sadeness" - Michael Cretu and ENIGMA Return

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.22.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Film sequels aren't nearly as good as the originals. It's just a fact. Sure, in those rare cases - Terminator and The Godfather - some exceed their pr...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: A Slice of Mandolin Orange

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Frou Frou once sang, "there's beauty in the breakdown." It often rings true when it comes to music, but in life - especially given the impending or pe...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: A Very Red-Nosed in NYC - Talking 'Rudolph the Musical' with Sarah Errington

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It wouldn't be the holiday season without watching the classic specials by Bass and Rankin. It's a tradition as rich as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Pa...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Speaking Jaymay's 'Truth'

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.10.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Boy, it's been tough motivating myself to write anything since Tuesday evening. The world is completely torn apart and unless we change and accept the...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Neon Tree's Tyler Glenn on 'Excommunication' and Rising Above Abandonment; Rumer Willis Hits the Road with 'Love'

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Music can sometimes be the best form of therapy, and sometimes inspiration can grow out of your darkest hour. For Tyler Glenn, both have applied. It's...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Rated-R Superstar Adam Copeland Gets G-Rated with "Bookaboo"

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.31.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This wreaks of awesomeness. Amazon just launched a new "Original Kids" series last week called Bookaboo, and all signs point to it becoming the new Re...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Getting Out of the 'Woodwork' with John Paul White; Getting 'Wild' in the Streets of Laredo

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

John Paul White admits he's been pretty fortunate in his career. He's been able to make music (and find success) on his own terms from his early days ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: 'The Magnificent 7' - Best Rock Songs (A-to-Z)

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

To take a break from the interviews, the music sessions, and everything in-between, I feel compelled to share my favorite songs (in order at this part...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The Naked and Famous Are In Fine 'Form'; Fire and the Romance Debut "

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.04.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We dodged a bullet. Auckland band The Naked and Famous nearly broke up between their second and third albums following the split between band members...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sesame Street Live! is a 'Music' Master

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.26.2016 | Parents
Jon Chattman

My children, especially my four year old, watches more television than I'd like him to. But as parents, we know A) how hard it is to keep them away fr...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Kathryn Hahn, Alexandra Billings, & Trace Lysette Discuss the 'Ease' of TransparentSeason 3

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Transparent, the groundbreaking series from Amazon Prime, is up for eight Emmys this weekend for its spectacular second season, and if episode one of ...