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A Sides With Jon Chattman

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: On an Austin Plaine... I Can't Complain; "Avalanche" Propels Kalle's Career Further

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The two artists profiled today -- Austin Plaine and Kalle Mattson -- are the kinds of musicians months or a year from now your friends will tell you to "hey, you gotta check them out."

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Coming Up for Some Fresh Aer

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photos/Video by shootmepeter.com So many musicians - no matter how talented they are and how oiled their PR machine is - release a debut album and it...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: A "Cure" for the Blacklist Royals; A Taste of "Whiskey" With Haley Slagle

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I never got the eyeliner, the whacked-out Aqua Net-friendly hair, or the lipstick. That said, I never really cared, because when you're Robert Smith a...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Outasight, Not Outamind; Darwin Deez 'Flips the Coin'

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Richard Andrew is better known by his stage name Outasight, and has pulled together a string of hit singles - notably 2012's platinum selling "Tonight is The Night" - and continues to excel as a singer/songwriter, rapper, and record producer.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: No "Pity" Please, Melanie Martinez is a Star

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Melanie Martinez's career got a nice boost a few years back by appearing on The Voice, but ever since, she's carved a niche in the industry and the recent release of her debut album Cry Baby is clearly going to keep her around long after Blake and Adam retire their chair turns for good.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: 5 For Fighting With... Five for Fighting (September Octo-Mom Edition)

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Note: this is not Five for Fighting We at A-Sides are fortunate to have a monthly column with John Ondrasik AKA Five for Fighting. The man sings and ...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Can't Keep Your "Distance" From Emily King

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.18.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter has been around for a bit, but it'll probably be her current release The Switch that's going to get her a seat at this fictional table I'm talking about.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Kevin Bacon Talks "Tremors" and His Sizzlin' Last Name at Alamo Drafthouse

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Bacon sat down for an exclusive A-Sides chat in an adjacent theater, and discussed the film's legs, co-star Michael Gross and his lack of a Family Tiesbeard, his own career, and embracing his sizzling last name

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Causing Quite a "Brouhaha" Over The Kickback and Newcomer Soren Bryce

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The classically-trained violinist and self-taught guitar, piano, banjo and ukulele player just dropped her self-titled EP, and it's an accomplished, often infectious, and sometimes lyrically biting experience. It's no wonder Ani DiFranco is a recent influence.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Tits of Clay Say Goodbye to "Hedwig" but Keep "Rolling" with New EP

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo/Tracy Ketcher The cult and beloved classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch was originally expected to have a limited run from April to Aug. 2014. Wel...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Alice Cooper & Joe Perry Breathe New Life Into Hollywood Vampires

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.31.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Along with founding member Cooper, the crew included Lennon, Morrison, and Keith Moon. It consisted of rockers who lived near the Strip and those passing through town while on tour.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Movin' On UP With Pop Evil

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Mainstream music may be more interested in pop and "that red lip classic thing that you like" these days, but if you look for it - really look for it ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Let the "Roxettenaissance" Begin! Per Gessle Discusses a New "Look," Album, and Tour

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I remember it like it was yesterday or actually a really long time ago. It was June of 1991 and it was the night before my Biology Regents Exam. My ne...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Matthew Koma Is 'So FN' Everywhere; Get 'Cornhusker Strong' With Heidi Merrill

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Pitbull always claims he's "Mr. Worldwide." That may be true in some circles, but if you've followed the career of Matthew Koma thus far, the distinction clearly belongs to him as well.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: No Smoke -- The Inevitable Stardom of 'The Moth and the Flame' and 'Firekid'

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Infusing southern rock with bluegrass and a hybrid of genres and gadgets (he uses chiptune -- producing music via old-school video consoles), firekid recorded his debut album with producer and songwriter Sam Hollander (The Fray, Train).

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Movin' on "Up" With Lights

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.06.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Rick Moranis. Hockey. Heathcare. Youpi. Oh, Canada. You are so underrated and awesome. In many ways -- in the states anyway -- our latest A-Sides guest is just that: underrated, awesome and -- yes -- Canadian.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The "Name" Game with Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio; Meet "Poster" Girl Masha

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.04.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In an A-Sides interview filmed at Primary Wave in New York City earlier this month, Baio explained the process behind his album -- moving to London shaped it, whether he cares if you refer to his work as a "side project," and painted a picture of his upbringing in Bronxville, NY.

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

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.30.2016 | 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 07.29.2016 | 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 07.27.2016 | 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 07.21.2016 | 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 07.13.2016 | 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 07.07.2016 | 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 07.06.2016 | 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 07.02.2016 | 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.