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A Sides With Jon Chattman

Riding Rollercoasters with Betty White and Some Deep Thoughts with Andrew W.K.: An A-Sides Interview

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

On the surface, Andrew W.K. has made a career out of being a "professional partier," but if you peel off some layers to that persona, which is very re...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Gedeon Luke Keeps the Soul Train Moving ; Viv and the Revival Breaks Your Heart

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We live in a self-absorbed, selfie-obsessed world, but I still believe music still has the power to breakthrough no matter how self-involved or how co...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Smooth" Stylings of Vinyl Thief; Spencer Sutherland Tugs at Your "Heartstrings"

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If you've seen electro-rockers Vinyl Thief live you know their shows are highly energized and boisterously awesome. Last month, the Nashville band tre...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Ride the Fame Wave with MisterWives; "Dream" with The Prettiots

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

New York's ukulele-fueled The Prettiots churn out sweet-sounding melodies with fun, quirky lyrics that almost channel Moldy Peaches. But these indie-art-popsters have their own unique voice so give them a listen.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Getaway" with Emerging Alt-R&B star Jarell Perry & Get Ready to Ask for More Cody Karey

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This isn't your grandmother's R&B. I have no idea what that means, but let's just say Jarell Perry is making the genre his own by incorporating old sc...

Pre-Live Tweeting the 86th Annual Academy Awards: The Gravity of Living in the Moment

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's a wonderful interactive way of experience a show with million web crawlers, but it also crushes the wonderment of individually watching something intently. I bring this up because recently I live tweeted the Grammy's, and felt like I missed out somehow.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Charli XCX Gets "Real" on Lorde, Life, Biebs, and Being "in Charge"

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

A few weeks ago, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter and overexposure for Lorde. OK, that latter statement isn't true but it certa...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: A Double Dose of Genre Bending with the Colorful RDGLDGRN and Most Triumphant The Melodic

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The DC trio RDGLDGRN have been genre-bending for years with infectious music that knows no bounds and personally make me wish I were 1/4 as talented a...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Landlocked" Fanfarlo Haven't Used Coke Bottles Yet

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Committing to email interviews with talent can be a tricky thing. Often times, wit and/or humor - attempts at it anyway - can get lost in translation ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller on the "Sincere and Absurd"; "Dog" Days with The Sharp Things

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

A year-and-a-half ago, Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss and I chatted from inside their dressing room at The Capitol Theatre in Port Che...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Bad Suns Rising; 'Dirty Snow' With The Royal Oui

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Bad Suns isn't the name of another Stephenie Meyer tween schlock franchise. It's the moniker Woodland Hills' natives Christo Bowman, Miles Morris, Ga...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Falling" for Yuna in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I love it when music bloggers say an artist is "on the rise" or "on the cusp" of stardom. Often times, it's just a way to move their story along. Um, ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Semi Precious Weapons' "Alive, Alive" in Los Angeles

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In many ways, I'm the ODB to Semi Precious Weapons' Mariah Carey. I say this, because me and the band go "back like babies and pacifiers." This is a ...

A-Sides "Aside": A Very Awesome Holiday with Gabba Gabba, Aye?

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Suburbs is probably in my top three favorite albums of all-time. But, I've been floored with all of Arcade Fire's albums. I deeply felt all of th...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Get Closer to "Further Away" Lissie

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Late last month, Lissie and her band crammed into a studio within the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains, NY to perform a song and have...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Chase Your Hump Day Blues Away With Jus Post Bellum and Debbie Neigher

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The second Mumford & Sons broke out into the mainstream, a flock of folk bands took off like a post-salami sandwich burp into a hand dryer. The Lumine...

All About Arcade Fire? A-Sides' Top 53 Songs of 2013; & Delve into the 12 Best Albums

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Fitz and the Tantrums easily made this list. The Cranberries' once said "every one else is doing it, so why can't we?" Well, the Irish 90s act didn'...

A-Sides Interview: Megan and Liz Spread Some Holiday Cheer

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

You'd have to be a cotton-headed ninny muggins not to realize re the holiday season is all up in our respective grills right about now. Holiday specia...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: X Ambassadors Rank, and Ha Ha Tonka's Valuable Lessons

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

R.I.P. Andrew Youssef. R.I.P. Paul Walker. I've said it before and I'll say it again, and after I'm done saying it again, I'll probably say it again...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The Limousines' Get "Haunted" in a Coat Check Room; Score a "Win-Win" with B Smyth

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I never did like Oxford-blue shirts and khaki pants. I wore that combination just about every day for four years when I worked at Blockbuster Video to...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Seven Nights and Seven Days" withThe Fratellis; Little Bombs Go Off

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Up until 2006, the Fratelli surname was arguably best known for the bonehead brothers who got Chunk to reveal he stole his uncle Max's toupee and toss...

A-Sides on the Red Carpet: Only Make Believe's 14th Annual Gala

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jon Chattman

It's not every day you see Magneto brushing elbows with Tony Micelli, but that's exactly what happened at a benefit event in New York City last week. ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Welcome Back Dexys' Kevin Rowland; Say Bye Bye to Love Crushed Velvet's A.L.X.

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Who doesn't know the international smash "Come On Eileen" inside and out? The answer is no one. If you surveyed literally everyone in the world - even...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The Rubens Taking Off Like a Bullet ; Terraplane Sun Shines On

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In 2000, I shared a Reuben sandwich with wrestling legend Randy "Macho Man" Savage. That story is very true and spectacular, but it has absolutely not...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: School's in Session for Dinosaur Pile-Up's Matt Bigland; Say "Cowabunga" to Sol Cat

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It was all quite fitting really. Matt Bigland of Dinosaur Pile-Up and I were discussing our respective school experiences within a Music Conservatory ...