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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Hump Day Round-Up - July's "5 for Fighting with... Five for Fighting"; Boston Gets Converse'd; Meet "That Brit Guy"

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

What if John Ondrasik AKA Five for Fighting agreed to do a monthly Q&A with yours truly? What would it look like? Would the questions delve into his...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Debbie Gibson and the Fountain of "Electric Youth;" June Swoon with 5 For Fighting with...Five For Fighting

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Let's move on. Last month, the singer/songwriter/actress performed her hits ("Out of the Blue," "Foolish Beat," to name a few) with Jessie's Girl at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, and this Debhead snagged an interview.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: April's 5 For Fighting With... Five for Fighting; Baby Got Nickelback's Bassist Mike Kroger

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

No "high sticking" from this talented musician, each Q&A is fun and as pleasant as a summer breeze.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Amazin' Mets of AJR; March Into '5' for Fighting

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Do you remember those old commercials where off-beat salesmen ramble on about their item that does it all or simply "slices and dices?" No? Well, watch this and you're welcome.

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: 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: 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...

Yellowcard's 9/11 Tribute "Believe," Plus Chats with FFF's John Ondrasik, TDWP's Mike Hranica, OCMS's Ketch Secor and Max Frost

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Written after the tragedy of 9/11, Yellowcard's song "Believe" -- from their 1993 breakthrough album Ocean Avenue -- was written as a thank you to first responders in the police, fire department, and other heroes.

Triple Threat Friday: Conversations with BoDeans, Bleu and The Chapin Sisters

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kurt Neumann and Sam Llanas of BoDeans talk their new album, the band's early days, and why their six-year break was a dark period.

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World": A Winning Playlist For World Cup 2010

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Wild

The World Cup 2010 has finally grabbed my partial attention, and made me upgrade soccer to a position just below American basketball, baseball, football and tennis, but just slightly above curling and ping pong.

Mew At The Troubadour, John Mellencamp's No Better Than This, and Stephen Schwartz Gets Five For Fighting

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Mellencamp says his next album was made in part at Sun Studios. "Everything was set up exactly as Cash and Elvis Presley recorded."

New Tunes On Monday: Green Day, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Tori Amos, Kate Voegele, and Mat Kearney

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though Tori Amos' career may have suffered from being overly prolific and recording some questionable cover songs, every new album is a bouquet of interesting, intelligent songs for her loyal fans.