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A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Taking in the "Antithesisness" - Ting Tings Get "Wrong" while The Suffers "Make Some Room"

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There have been so many amazing covers in music but perhaps the best of all-time is Charlie Day's coked out cover of The Ting Tings' "That's Not My Name" in the 2011 comedy Horrible Bosses.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Elle King and I

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Elle King is one of the most buzzed artist in music today, and listen to her for a word or two, and you'll let out a big "no duh."

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It 'Never Gets Old' with Penguin Prison; 'Something Good' with Dead Sara

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The genre-bending Lost In New York -- a follow-up to his much-loved self-titled debut -- pays homage to all of NYC today and yesterday, and features the new single "Never Gets Old," and a bunch of tracks that will make you wish you had even a smidgeon of his talent.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Ride the Retro and 'Trip Into' Jeremy and the Harlequins

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If there were a GPS that directed you to ultra-cool rockers based in New York City, you'd likely be directed immediately to Jeremy and the Harlequins. Obviously, I say that s assuming you've updated your satellites.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Bleachers' Jack Antonoff's "All in on Everything"

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"I never would mess around with peoples' emotions and put music out that didn't mean everything to me. It's just not what I do. I can't make records quickly. I can't do stripped down live shows. I'm all in on everything."

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Brian Wilson and the Summer of 2015

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The album and the tour combined with an upcoming bio-flick entitled Love & Mercy based on Wilson's life is truly making 2015 the Summer of Wilson. The film spans the icon's life and he's portrayed by two gifted stars portray him: Paul Dano and John Cusack.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: "Come" and Go with KONGOS; Soak in the Sun With Freedom Fry

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Like KONGOS, the Californian duo Freedom Fry will make you feel good about yourself -- even if it's just temporary.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sweet DREAMERS Are Made of These

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I'm not about to go all Inception on you, but dreams, as we all know, can float all over the place. One minute, you might be dreaming about sand on th...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: 'Then Came...' The Lone Bellow

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The "sophomore jinx" thing is very real. Arthur 2: On the Rocks immediately comes to mind for some unexplainable reason, but I'll deal with that on my own time and perhaps with my therapist.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Valentine's Day Themed "5 For Fighting"; Meet the "Evergreen" Hannah Gill

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

By the time I hit 17, I had no clue what I wanted to be when I "grew up." My focus was simply on graduating high school, going onto college, and then perhaps becoming a film critic. Good luck with that, past self.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Getting "Very Close" to J-Idris; the Return of 5 For Fighting With...Five For Fighting

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.14.2015 | 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 02.14.2015 | 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 with Jon Chattman: Jeff Foxworthy Takes to the Gridiron, Discusses "Ref" Gig, Rednecks, and Mixtapes on the Road

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.28.2015 | 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 02.14.2015 | 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: Deploying The Belle Brigade and Unleashing the Inaugural Five for Fighting with Five for Fighting

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

2014 is winding down, but The Belle Brigade will likely feel it, love it, and live it long after the ball drops in Time Square. The folky-rock duo of ...

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: 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: 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: 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 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...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Vance Joy...to the World

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

All summer long, and well into the fall so far, everybody seems to be drinking the Vance Joy Kool-Aide. Rightfully so. The Melbourne-based singer/song...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman:'Last Forever' with Fenech-Soler

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Time can be a real bitch. Today's buzz band can be tomorrow's bargain bin. It's just the nature of things. Thankfully, the band featured in today's A-Sides will have staying power long after this post I've written about them fades into the black abyss known as the Internet.