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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 01.06.2015 | 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 12.29.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Right at 'Home' With the Cold War Kids

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There's more than a unique voice at the forefront of Cold War Kids. There's a band that constantly tries to up their game, and succeeds almost every time.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: A "Fired" Up Flyleaf

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's documented in everything you read about Flyleaf this month, this year, last year, and probably the year before that. The hard rock act has a new ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Four from CMJ - Featherface, Somebody's Darling, The Future Laureates, and Nabiha

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

October is a lot of things. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's Halloween decorations. It's Pumpkin Spice everything. And in New York for the las...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Get "Wild" With Vacationer; Go "Crazy" With Scars on 45

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Autumn can be beautiful, but it's not today. That's why I chose these two specific bands for today's A-Sides post.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Bastille's Dan Smith on "Eh Ohs," Covers, and the "Awesomeness" and "Weirdness" of Success

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Most of the time, a song gets stuck inside your head for hours, days courtesy of a catchy chorus or well-written verse. In the case of Bastille, however, their orca-whale-sized hit "Pompeii" produced a mind gloriously filled with repeated "eh ohs."

A-Sides New York Comic Con Diary: Costumes, Wrestlers, DMC and Busting On Some Ghostbusters

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When Comic Con debuted in New York City in 2006 it was hard to fathom it ever competing with the immortal San Diego gathering. For starters, the event...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: California Love with The Canyon Rays; Boardwalk Empire star John Ellison Conlee Talks Final Season and Dabney Coleman Love

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Mark Hamill is a Jedi named Luke from Tatooine. Luke Hamel, on the other hand, is a musician from Los Angeles. Let the confusion end. I hear it's all ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Kill Hannah's Mat Devine Unleashes His Inner Wrongchilde

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The press release (or pitch rather) for Wrongchilde's debut album Gold Blooded started out by saying it sounds "like a John Hughes soundtrack for Donn...