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A-Sides with Jon ChattmanScott Stapp Takes Solo Career to a "Higher" Level

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It looks like Scott Stapp has set himself free from his "own prison," and is embracing life to the fullest with his second solo album fittingly entitl...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Rob Zombie Discusses Touring, Film, and - Wait for It - Ranks Downton Abbey Way Above Walking Dead

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Do you remember those old school ads of a "hot" new item that "slices and dices?" It's not necessarily important that you do or not, but it's the f...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Revelations with Los Lonely Boys; Igniting Fire & the Romance

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In 2004, Los Lonely Boys broke through the mainstream faster than a vintage Rickey Henderson on roller skates in an ice storm with their inspiring son...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Savannah Stopover Sessions Part 2 - Electric Boogaloo?

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Here's part two of A-Sides' exclusive performances taken at the Savannah Stopover Festival last month. Again, watch some great bands performing grea...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Haunting Beauty - Stopover Sessions Part One

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Each year SXSW gets all the press, and rightfully so, but a fest just before it keeps gaining more and more momentum year after year. Yep, the Savanna...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Whatever Happens in Glasvegas...; Starwalker - From Iceland and China with Love

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Most people fell in love with Scottish indie rockers Glasvegas when they dropped "Geraldine" in 2008, and rightfully so. That international hit put th...

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

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.14.2014 | 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: Gedeon Luke Keeps the Soul Train Moving ; Viv and the Revival Breaks Your Heart

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We live in a self-absorbed, selfie-obsessed world, but I still believe music still has the power to breakthrough no matter how self-involved or how co...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Smooth" Stylings of Vinyl Thief; Spencer Sutherland Tugs at Your "Heartstrings"

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If you've seen electro-rockers Vinyl Thief live you know their shows are highly energized and boisterously awesome. Last month, the Nashville band tre...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Ride the Fame Wave with MisterWives; "Dream" with The Prettiots

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

New York's ukulele-fueled The Prettiots churn out sweet-sounding melodies with fun, quirky lyrics that almost channel Moldy Peaches. But these indie-art-popsters have their own unique voice so give them a listen.

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 02.24.2014 | 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...

Pre-Live Tweeting the 86th Annual Academy Awards: The Gravity of Living in the Moment

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's a wonderful interactive way of experience a show with million web crawlers, but it also crushes the wonderment of individually watching something intently. I bring this up because recently I live tweeted the Grammy's, and felt like I missed out somehow.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Charli XCX Gets "Real" on Lorde, Life, Biebs, and Being "in Charge"

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

A few weeks ago, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter and overexposure for Lorde. OK, that latter statement isn't true but it certa...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: A Double Dose of Genre Bending with the Colorful RDGLDGRN and Most Triumphant The Melodic

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The DC trio RDGLDGRN have been genre-bending for years with infectious music that knows no bounds and personally make me wish I were 1/4 as talented a...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Landlocked" Fanfarlo Haven't Used Coke Bottles Yet

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Committing to email interviews with talent can be a tricky thing. Often times, wit and/or humor - attempts at it anyway - can get lost in translation ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller on the "Sincere and Absurd"; "Dog" Days with The Sharp Things

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

A year-and-a-half ago, Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss and I chatted from inside their dressing room at The Capitol Theatre in Port Che...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Bad Suns Rising; 'Dirty Snow' With The Royal Oui

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Bad Suns isn't the name of another Stephenie Meyer tween schlock franchise. It's the moniker Woodland Hills' natives Christo Bowman, Miles Morris, Ga...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Falling" for Yuna in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I love it when music bloggers say an artist is "on the rise" or "on the cusp" of stardom. Often times, it's just a way to move their story along. Um, ...

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 "Aside": A Very Awesome Holiday with Gabba Gabba, Aye?

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Suburbs is probably in my top three favorite albums of all-time. But, I've been floored with all of Arcade Fire's albums. I deeply felt all of th...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Get Closer to "Further Away" Lissie

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Late last month, Lissie and her band crammed into a studio within the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains, NY to perform a song and have...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Chase Your Hump Day Blues Away With Jus Post Bellum and Debbie Neigher

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The second Mumford & Sons broke out into the mainstream, a flock of folk bands took off like a post-salami sandwich burp into a hand dryer. The Lumine...

All About Arcade Fire? A-Sides' Top 53 Songs of 2013; & Delve into the 12 Best Albums

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Fitz and the Tantrums easily made this list. The Cranberries' once said "every one else is doing it, so why can't we?" Well, the Irish 90s act didn'...

A-Sides Interview: Megan and Liz Spread Some Holiday Cheer

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

You'd have to be a cotton-headed ninny muggins not to realize re the holiday season is all up in our respective grills right about now. Holiday specia...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: X Ambassadors Rank, and Ha Ha Tonka's Valuable Lessons

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

R.I.P. Andrew Youssef. R.I.P. Paul Walker. I've said it before and I'll say it again, and after I'm done saying it again, I'll probably say it again...