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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Jesse Harris' Borne Identity; Sarah Blacker "Plugs" In, and Conservatory Students See (Desert) Stars

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Stores can't wait to plug their "back to school" sales during the first week of August - even the last week of July. For shame! Summer isn't over year...

An A-Sides Aside: Director Alex Winter DownloadsNapster

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Napster's Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker with Alex Winter The recently-released documentary Downloaded takes us back to a time in which there was no...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Can Mona Save Rock & Roll?

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Rock is dead. That statement isn't really true but it has certainly felt that way for quite some time. We live in a syrup pop and hip hop world, and r...

A-Sides Aside: Don't Look Now... Westchester County is Cool

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.08.2013 | New York
Jon Chattman

Drafthouse CEO and Founder Tim League at the Aug. 5 opening. He's possibly the coolest human ever.. Comedian Nore Davis has a funny bit in which he...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: No Fooling Nicky Egan & Believing In Alexander Fairchild

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Cue The Buggles: texting killed the grammatical and spelling star. Ditto Twitter. Ditto. In this age of way-too-much communication, which ironically ...

A-Sides Aside: 100 Songs From The Last 25 Years That STILL Fly Under The Radar

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In 1999, my then-girlfriend (now wife), friend and his girlfriend, and single bud went to see The Matrix. With all the buzz surrounding it, we were al...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Secrets" and Seeing Stars in Stars in Stereo; Mona Tops This Week's "Delve Into Twelve"

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Back in the late 1980s, my parents picked up tickets for my sister and I to see Tiffany with her opening act New Kids on the Block at the Westbury Mus...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The Wild Feathers Fly and a Real TrapperKeeper

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I always wanted a pet as a kid. After years of whining, my parents finally gave in and bought me a parakeet. I named it Dudley after the iconic charac...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Opening "Parachutes" with Hawthorne Heights

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Someone once called me "emo" because I had Dashboard Confessional on my iPod. I recall taking it as an insult back then, because the term just seemed ...

A-Sides: 21 Ways To Save Rock & Roll?; Crystal Fighters Top "Delve Into Twelve" Again

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

With apologies to Run DMC, Dave Grohl is the king of rock. And while that's great, fine, and cool, it'd be nice if real rock music beyond a Foo (or Mu...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Pop Star Asher Monroe Performs and Discusses "Hush Hush," Talks Up Chris Brown, and Being a Music Veteran at 24

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I remember it so vividly it's actually quite sad. One day in 1988, I was browsing through cassingles at my local Sam Goody and stumbled upon a Billboa...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Courtney Love Performs "Dirty Girls;" Crystal Fighters Top This Week's "Delve Into Twelve"

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

With past issues with addiction, jail stays, mental institution stints, and public displays of lunacy, the media and the world at large have been wa...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Building Alessi's Ark, Collecting A Great Big Pile of Leaves & Celebrating "A-Sides" Anniversary with Kopecky

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Excuse me while I channel my inner Bill Pullman and say tomorrow... pause... "we celebrate our Independence Day!" Yep, tomorrow is the Fourth of July...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: No "Fallout" From Marianas Trench, Stephen Kellogg Goes It Alone, and Egine Starts Her Engine

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Monday's can be a bear even during the awesome summer months. To help you with your "case of the Monday" blues today, A-Sides has three entirely diffe...

"A-Sides" Exclusive: Classified & David Myles Unleash Their "Inner Ninja" in Central Park

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When I grew up I only knew of Canada for one reason: Rick Moranis. As I grew up, I realized it was so much more. I mean Bryan Adams people! OK, seriou...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Three for Tuesday with Satellite's Steven McMorran, Tommy of The High Pilots, and Caleb Hawley

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I'm a big fan of buffets - good ones. I'm not talking Atlantic City surf-and-turf nightmares where you wait on line for a year and a day, and feast on...

Free Love: "A-Sides" Interview with Queen Courtney On New Music, Her Autobiography, A Reality TV Show, and Jay-Z Covering Nirvana?

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"The whole year, I've stayed controversy free," Courtney Love tongue-in-cheekily boasted during a phone interview Tuesday. The alt-rock goddess meas...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: You, I, and the Crystal Fighters

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I spent yesterday afternoon strolling my toddler to get him to nap. When he wouldn't (or couldn't - it depends who you ask), I ran the base paths at a...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Have a "Brightest Darkest Day" with PYYRAMIDS and OK Go's Tim Nordwind

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

On paper, the teaming of Tim Nordwind and Drea Smith would provide you with a "WTF?" moment. He's the bassist for indie rockers OK Go, while she'...

"Sun Comes Out: An A-SidesInterview with Filter's Richard Patrick & Contest

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I knew my friend Stephen Spruck since we went to preschool together. While we were in different classes, we went to the same elementary school, and w...

An "A-Sides" Interview with "Show Tested, Rocker Approved" Kinky Boots Star Celina Carvajal

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.07.2013 | New York
Jon Chattman

It's pretty obvious Celina Carvajal was put on this planet to entertain. As a kid, she performed for Pope John Paul II at Candlestick Park in San Fr...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Meet The Staves and "Golly Gee" It's The Young Things!

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If Chandler Bing were real (and relevant) today, he might read (or watch) this post, and say "could these bands be any different?" He'd have a point. ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sibling Thrivalry with The Secret Sisters and Baby Bee

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Growing up, my older sister and I used to record videos of ourselves performing with our respective Cabbage Patch Kids (street cred be damned) to paro...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: He Shoots, They Soar! A Chat and Performance with Sugar Glyder

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Get a Petri dish. Add an ounce of Incubus, a dash of Sublime and a pinch of Passion Pit, and you'd essentially get the recipe for Sugar Glyder's damn-...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Finding TeamMate(s) and Some Cheap Girls on the Internet

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's the classic story: Boy meets girl. Boy dates girl for ten years. Girl comes out to boy. Boy forms band with gay ex-girl. That pretty much tells t...