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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: SomeKindaWonderful Put Their Thing Down, Flip It, and "Reverse It"; Katy Tiz Comes Up "Big"

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Some Kind of Wonderful is one of 80s movie-master John Hughes' underrated films. A new band who shares a variation on that name and phrase is quickly making me forget about the two.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Miguelito Keeps It Humble; Ace Reporter's New Lyric Music Video "Arrives"

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In a pop world in which teen stars crash and burn, it's so refreshing to watch and listen to Latin Grammy winner Miguelito. The 15 year old has kept h...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Love Kitten's Chloe Chaidez "Like a Stranger"

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There are so many teen stars these days in essentially every genre it seems like a gimmick to mention it in any story about any of them. If I'd write ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Welcome to Melanie Martinez's "Dollhouse;" "Take a Seat "with Mason Noise

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo and videos by Brian Dalthorp, wearepopstudios.com for A-Sides. It's unavoidable. Most writers, bloggers, or whatever you want to call us are...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Nico & Vinz and the Quest for Song of the Summer

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Ten years ago, Kevin Lyttle had a smash summer hit with the soca ballad "Turn Me On." I remember that song for oh so many reasons. For starters, it's not every beat that can get this guy (points to self) moving at bars or clubs.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Get to Know The Vamps (Before Everyone and Their Mother Does)

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Earlier this month, I attended my 20th year high school reunion and it was a nostalgic blast. It was great to reconnect with so many people, retrace s...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Ryan Shaw Shows Some "Real Love"; Animal Years Lift Some Spirits

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

You know it's summer in New York City when rooftop concerts start taking place. That said, I am a bit curious if such gigs take place in the freezing ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman:All Hail Cris Cab

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We might as well start calling Pharrell Williams King Midas. He probably won't answer anybody who takes that sentence literally, but I'm simply trying...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The "Weightlessness" of Matt Andersen; Wise Girl Sings Us to "Sleep"

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

How ironic is it that singer/songwriter Matt Andersen's new studio album is entitled Weightless. His vocals and lyrics are the antithesis of that. May...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Flying High with Birdy

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

She's soaring. She's flying high. She's about to take flight. Any fowl puns and cliched sentences are justified when referring to singer/songwriter Bi...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "The Other Side" of Madi Diaz; "Wishing" with Charlie Scopoletti

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Last year, Madi Diaz packed up all of her stuff, left Nashville , and drove to Los Angeles. The singer/songwriter arrived five days later but seemed t...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "No Cure" for Cerebral Ballzy; Take a "Walk" with Arc & Stones

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Ric Flair used to say he's "often imitated never duplicated." That bold statement, which perhaps only "The Nature Boy" could back up, rings so true in...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It's "Free to Love" Singer/Songwriter LP

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Listen to mainstream radio, and you'll find it difficult to tell one artist from the other. New hooks are old hooks. Recycled is the new original. Sur...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Exclusive Tony Red Carpet Coverage with Gloria Estefan, Zach Braff, Questlove, and More!

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The 68th Annual Tony Awards provided many memorable moments from Hugh Jackman hopping his way through an opening number to Lena Hall uttering a joyous...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Wrabel and Oh Honey Play the Soundtrack to Summer 2014

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. "Umbrella" from Rihanna. "Whoomp (There It Is)" by a group I refuse to Google. These are jus...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Tony Awards Spotlight on Rocky's Andy Karl

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It could've gone terribly wrong -- like really badly. It could've buried his career or made him the laughing stock of the Broadway community. Choosi...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Tony Awards Spotlight on Beautiful's Jarrod Spector

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Jarrod Spector is making quite a name for himself on Broadway by playing music icons. First, he played a record 1,500 performances as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, and this year, he's nominated for a Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Some Pure Adulterated Joy with Morning Parade & Lots of "Love" for Matrimony

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"Alienation" isn't just a term that best describes what it's like to be a New York Mets fan. It's also the title of one of this year's best tracks by ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Timeflies Will Make You "Swoon"

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Kevin Arnold and Paul Pfeiffer. Ace and Gary. Tomax. Xamot perhaps? Throughout pop culture history, there have been some dynamic duos and some, well,...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Tony Award Spotlight on Hedwig's Lena Hall

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

My parents took me and my sister to countless shows as a kid and young adult. They still do. While I don't remember my first time (Barnum with Jim Dal...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sad Brad Smith "On the Beach" Music Video Premiere; Susan Catteneo Opens Her Heart

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

You know a film is one of the "great ones" when even a cameo from Young MC can't derail it. Up in the Air may have went scoreless on its six Oscar nods, but the film still ranks as one of my favorites from the 2000s decade.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Alice Boman "Leads;" Rachel Ann Weiss is "Loved"

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"It just comes out this way." That's what emerging singer/songwriter Alice Boman said when asked in a recent A-Sides interview if her voice has always...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Spotlight on Bullets Over Broadway's Nick Cordero

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We have no idea where Casey Kasem is, Michael Ginsberg cut off his nipple, and Solange Knowles beat up her brother-in-law in an elevator (presumably a...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Meet Pop Star Newbie Jordan JAE; Go on a "Quest" for The Badcards +1

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Here are just a few things I accomplished by my 14th birthday: watched the entire Short Circuit 2 from start to finish, stopped playing with my G.I. J...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Empires Strike Back; Fireworks Go Off

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

With all the Stars Wars news last week (the casting announcement of Episode VII and the impending "May the Fourth Be With You" nonsense about to occur...