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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: In-flight Safety Guaranteed -- A Dash of Eric Dash

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Sometimes you interview someone, and it just feels like you're shooting the shitzu. That was the vibe when I sat down with pop star Eric Dash last month from Primary Wave Music's A-Sides Studio/Listening Room in New York City. The conversation flowed like cheap beer in a red cup.

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: "All" In on Lucy Scholl; "Crash" into Shayna Leigh

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In 1985, Annie Lennox/The Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin teamed up for the ultra-cheesy single "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves." It was meant to...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It's "Free to Love" Singer/Songwriter LP

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Listen to mainstream radio, and you'll find it difficult to tell one artist from the other. New hooks are old hooks. Recycled is the new original. Sur...

Riding Rollercoasters with Betty White and Some Deep Thoughts with Andrew W.K.: An A-Sides Interview

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

On the surface, Andrew W.K. has made a career out of being a "professional partier," but if you peel off some layers to that persona, which is very re...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Getaway" with Emerging Alt-R&B star Jarell Perry & Get Ready to Ask for More Cody Karey

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This isn't your grandmother's R&B. I have no idea what that means, but let's just say Jarell Perry is making the genre his own by incorporating old sc...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The Rubens Taking Off Like a Bullet ; Terraplane Sun Shines On

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In 2000, I shared a Reuben sandwich with wrestling legend Randy "Macho Man" Savage. That story is very true and spectacular, but it has absolutely not...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Hearing The Deafening and Orange You Glad I Said XNY?

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If summer were a person, I'd pick it up from the ground, dust it off, and cradle it with both of my hands. Then, I'd gently stroke its cheek, and tak...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Igniting Blondfire; Joshua Radin's "Wings" Take Flight

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Blondfire's new alt-rock single "Waves" sounds like something Olivia Newton John would be singing in the 1980s, and a song I'd be pumping through my W...

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: "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 Interview: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Talks Newsies; Megan Reilly's "Little Angel"

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I recently spoke to Andrew Keenan-Bolger about the evolution of the Newsies musical and what he thought of the critically-panned/cult sensation film that the musical is based on.