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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Back to the Classroom with Rocker Frank Turner

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Apologies to Kamoze Ini, but Frank Turner is the real "lyrical gangster." I'll wait to continue this post so you can Google "Kamoze Ini." Okay, let's...

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...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Listen to Courtney Jaye and Bonzie Now; Thank Me Later

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Several things in life are obvious. Dick Butkis will never grace the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover. The Ropers will never use Facebook, an...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: No 'Mistaking' The Secret State or Milo Greene

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

With over 54 million views on YouTube for their debut song "The Biggest Mistake," The Secret State are anything but a secret these days. See what I di...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Beats with Bernhoft and Serving up Las Supper

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

As Officer Larvelle Jones in the Police Academy films, Michael Winslow made a name for himself with thousands of impeccable sound effects. There is no...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Nights" of Hayden, "Beats" with Tim Chaisson, and Jon Patrick Walker Video Premiere

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

To paraphrase Dave Grohl's killer Grammy acceptance speech last year, it's the "human element of making music" that's most important. The artists feat...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Origins" of Ionia And Releasing Your Inner Spirit Animal

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In my late teens, I frequented the North Avenue bars by Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. Those watering holes usually served us Coors Light, Black ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Big Willy Style? Here's...Willy Moon!

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Three men approach a White Plains, NY studio within the Music Conservatory of Westchester where I regularly shoot my A-Sides sessions in. They standou...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Robert DeLong Talks "Global Concepts" and Skinny Lister 'Forge' the Mumford Path

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Does anyone remember the Genesis song "I Can't Dance?" It's okay...they probably don't either. The song resonated with me when it came out and it stil...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Drew Holcomb's Family Affair and Get to "Know" Ariana and the Rose

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In high school, Valentine's Day served as a constant reminder that I wasn't getting any. I'm sure there were many people in that boat and by "boat" I ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Matt Hires Lives "Forever"

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Steve Winwood's 1986 song "Higher Love" was a smash hit, played over and over again the year the New York Mets won the World Series for their second (...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: A Master Class With Anchor & Braille and Studying "Bugs" With Slam Donahue

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Anberlin front man Stephen Christian realizes the term "side project" can have some negative connotations to it. Is he just messing around with some other musicians? Is he going to leave Anberlin?

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: "Hold" On to Electric Guest, Ride the Moon Taxi, and Welcome Back Shiny Toy Guys' Carah Faye

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I don't care what anyone says. The song of the summer isn't Carley Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." For my money, and mind you I make very little of it, it's Electric Guest's "This Head I Hold."

A-Sides With Electric Touch: Never Looking Back

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Austin's Electric Touch just unleashed their debut album "Never Look Back" on Island Records last week, and they're gaining momentum thanks to breakout first single "Don't Stop."

'A-Sides With Anti-Flag': Rock Against Santorum?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Earlier this month, members of the band Anti-Flag -- Justin Sane, Chris #2, Chris Head and Pat Thetic -- stopped by the Music Conservatory of Westchester to record an "A-Sides" session.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Twin Atlantic Get "Free" and JB Baretsky Serves "Life"

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Jon Chattman

Twin Atlantic have more in common with Lethal Weapon actor Danny Glover than you might think.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: They Might Be Front Bottoms and Black Taxi Rides

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Jon Chattman

They might be the next They Might Be Giants or perhaps they'll follow punk icons like Blink 182, and yes I hate calling that latter band "icons." Their best bet, however, may be becoming the first ever Front Bottoms.