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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 ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Joan As Police Woman & Benjamin Lazar Davis Team Up for "Let It Be You"

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.14.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It'd be cool to see Joan Wasser try and put together a resume in 12-point Times New Roman font. Anyone who'd receive this document that is totally not...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Jump They Say?

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.07.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

A good friend of mine sent me an inspiring video by Steve Harvey (above) telling his audience after an episode of Family Feud to take a leap. To expan...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Celebrating Michael Jackson's Birthday with ONE Singular Sensation in Vegas

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.29.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If you were a child of the 1980s, you truly can grasp just how big Michael Jackson was. He was our decade. He was our Elvis. A white glove. A dance mo...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Get Right Band's Large and in "Charge;" CT's Kalimur "Fires Away"

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It seemed fitting that the room The Get Right Band filmed their A-Sides session in - a studio at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Opportunity Cardiknox - Duo Squashes "Dog Days of Summer" Notion

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Don't unleash your "back to school" commercials and sales at me in July, people. Don't tell me a pumpkin spice latte is available until I at least nee...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sweden's Ledinsky Sings About and Discusses Why Trump Makes Him Want to Smoke Crack

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Years from now historians and pundits will look back at the 2016 presidential election, and likely let out a collective "what the what?" Heck, they'r...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: From "Misery" to a "Change of Fortune" with Soul Aslyum

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

With "Somebody to Shove," "Black Gold," and especially "Runaway Train," Soul Asylum are arguably best known for their 3x Platinum Grave Dancer's Union...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Dream A Little 'Ghetto Gold Dream' with Polly A

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It seems like the word "buzz" gets name-dropped more times than "fresh" did in the '80s. The difference is "fresh" will always be cool. I'll still ref...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Miesa Brings R&B Back; JJ Adrian's "The Show" and Summer's Not Over

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Goonies never say die, and there's no quit in Miesa. The talented R&B singer is continually honing her craft - even taking voice lessons today despite...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Exploring "Love" and "HAPPINESS" with NEEDTOBREATHE's Seth Bolt & Bo Rinehart

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.01.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Some say love, in general anyway, a river that drowns the tender reed. I have no idea what that means, but I love that song "The Rose" so here we are....

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: S'More Family Love for The Sagamore

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Jon Chattman

They say when you have kids the days are long but the years are short. That's so true. My sons are respectively four-and-a-half and one-and-a-half, an...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Pop Icon Howard Jones "Only Gets Better"; Hannah Gill & The Hours Clock In

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This summer, decades are colliding. The "whoa whoa whoa-oh-oh whoa-whoa whoa-oh-oh" is meeting "Chickity China the Chinese chicken" and shouting "oho ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Johnny Van Zant on 'Red White & Blue' and the Lynyrd Legacy

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.18.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

July can be a wicked little bitch. It goes by faster than Rickey Henderson stole third back in the day. Yep, it seems like just yesterday the firework...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Bryce Fox Does Some "Voodoo"; Lucy Dacus Leads Exclusive Savannah Stopover Performances

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Bryce Fox performed his song "Voodoo" on A-Sides recently, and while we can't confirm it, something tells me Salt 'N' Peppa are questioning how the si...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel Goes it Alone; Gabe Dixon Goes for the "Gold"

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

All videos by Alye Bea Carlevero Approximately 38 seconds into meeting Carl Broemel at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (more on that later), ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman:The Wind and The Wave Let 'Happiness' Run; Back to 'Business Time' for Flight of the Conchords

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Sooner or later everyone dies on Grey's Anatomy. The series, which I watched in its first few seasons - back when it was funnier, and before people di...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Gotta 'Hear' Josiah & The Bonnevilles; Rachael Sage Gets 'Choreographic'

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The retro-cool feel of Josiah & The Bonnevilles' music brings as much joy to your ears as those countless Nicolas Cage memes do for your eyes. Led by ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Convincing 'Reason' to Listen to Selah Sue; A Day at the Lost Beach

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Five years ago, Belgian singer/songwriter Selah Sue broke out throughout Europe like a fake virus outbreak in a stale popcorn movie. Her debut went mu...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sibs Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Set to Break Out; Easy to Buy into Cellars

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

You love them. You hate them. Sometimes those feelings can turn on a dime. I have no idea what that expression means by the way. I've used it a ton of...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Embrace the "Fresh" Sounds of Chris Stylez and the Bones of J.R. Jones

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"Fresh." It was a word we all used to death in the 1980s, and it's time for us to bring it back. Too many things from that decade have been branded as...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Blue Healer Cures All; The New Regime "Rises" Up

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The term "stripped down" can take on so many forms. On social media, it's - well - we know what it is. In music, it's a term brought to life arguably ...