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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Semi Precious Weapons' "Alive, Alive" in Los Angeles

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In many ways, I'm the ODB to Semi Precious Weapons' Mariah Carey. I say this, because me and the band go "back like babies and pacifiers." This is a ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Justin Tranter Discusses Semi Precious Weapons' New Path, While El Sportivo Takes Us "Lowe"

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo/ Blake Wood Having toured the world with pop goddess Lady Gaga for over a year (following their debut "You Love You,") it would have been so ea...

A Look Inside The Closet Of Lady Gaga's Favorite Frontman

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Chances are you know Justin Tranter. If not by name, you might know the lyrics to his smash hit "Magnetic Baby," or perhaps you've bought a piece of j...

A Solid Future for the Arts: Chicago Academy for the Arts Turns 30

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.16.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I attended the thirtieth anniversary celebration for the Chicago Academy for the Arts and I was awe-struck by the student performances that preceded last Thursday evening's gala.

All About Eve: An Interview with IAMEVE on the Release of Her Album, The Everything Nothing

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 06.11.2012 | Los Angeles
J.L. Sirisuk

A powerful lyricist, Tiff Randol has previously been nominated by the Songwriters Hall of Fame as an up-and-coming writer. Released this week is the first single off Randol's The Everything Nothing.

Semi Precious Weapons Discuss Gaga, Dirty Showbiz, and Madonna in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

You'd think after touring for the better part of this year, rockers Semi Precious Weapons would use their time off the monster Lady Gaga Monster Ball Tour to chillax. Far from it.

Adrienne Shelly Foundation Launches Star-Studded Celebrity eBay Auction

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

2010-09-20-Screenshot20100920at10.24.46AM.pngI founded ASF with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.

An Interview With LA's Nico Vega

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

When you see Nico Vega, you may at first think they are just some Yeah Yeah Yeah's rip off. After you hear them, you also think they are from New York...

WATCH: Lady Gaga Crowd Surfs During Semi Precious Weapons Set At Lollapalooza

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lady Gaga drew a massive crowd for her performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago Friday night, but even before she started her set--she surprised some fa...

Sentiment at Lady Gaga NYC Show: "You Love You"

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

Welcome to Gaga's world -- one in which all walks of life are welcome and free to express and expose themselves. It was nice to live there Tuesday night.

Simply Magnetic! Semi Precious Weapons' Frontman Justin Tranter Discusses Tour with Lady Gaga and New Album

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

As Justin Tranter of Semi Precious Weapons plucked his glossed lips, and subtly-clicked his high heels together, the Chicago native discussed going on tour next week with pop's reigning queen, Lady Gaga, and promoting their new album.

Glam Rocker Justin Tranter's Advice for the GOP: Leak a Palin/Hasselback Sex Tape

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Justin Tranter:" I'd like to see my girl 'Michey Obamy' show a little more skin. But besides that, [the Obamas] are pretty f--king flawless: bringing glamor back to this country."