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A-Sides With Jon Chattman:'Last Forever' with Fenech-Soler

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Time can be a real bitch. Today's buzz band can be tomorrow's bargain bin. It's just the nature of things. Thankfully, the band featured in today's A-Sides will have staying power long after this post I've written about them fades into the black abyss known as the Internet.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "All" In on Lucy Scholl; "Crash" into Shayna Leigh

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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: The "Heart & Soul" of Twin Atlantic

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

If you have a short attention span when it comes to pop culture news, you probably think Justin Bieber got arrested at Brad Pitt's wedding while simul...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Tighten Your Belt with In the Valley Below; Throw a Wild Party

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It happens only a few times a year for me: I hear the first few seconds of a new song, fall instantly in love with it, and hope the chorus is as good ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Seeing "Silhouettes" of Colony House; "Delve" Into Unappreciated Songs By, Em, Overappreciated Artists

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Nashville-based indie rock trio Colony House released their debut album When I Was Younger last month and in many ways, it's already a smash - and b...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Jillian Edwards "Daydreams;" "Finally" It's Julian Fleisher

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Nashville's Jillian Edwards has opened for for a variety of artists from The Civil Wars to Ben Rector. Well, expect her to headline sooner than later....

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Overdose" on Little Daylight

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Hype Machine calls Little Daylight a band "to watch in 2014." This is all I have to say about that: As evidenced by their breakout track "Overdose,...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman:"Breathe" in You Me At Six

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Josh Franceschi, Max Helyer, Chris Miller, Dan Flint, and Matt Barnes have had quite a run lately all over the globe. Their substantive single "Room to Breathe" is in the top 10 on rock radio, and they sold out Wembley Arena right out of the gate.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Volcano Girls Veruca Salt Set to Erupt Again

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

With apologies to L.L. Cool J, we all know how "comebacks" work. They usually, um, don't. You know the drill - a band breaks-up, disappear for awhil...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: SomeKindaWonderful Put Their Thing Down, Flip It, and "Reverse It"; Katy Tiz Comes Up "Big"

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Some Kind of Wonderful is one of 80s movie-master John Hughes' underrated films. A new band who shares a variation on that name and phrase is quickly making me forget about the two.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Miguelito Keeps It Humble; Ace Reporter's New Lyric Music Video "Arrives"

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In a pop world in which teen stars crash and burn, it's so refreshing to watch and listen to Latin Grammy winner Miguelito. The 15 year old has kept h...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Love Kitten's Chloe Chaidez "Like a Stranger"

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There are so many teen stars these days in essentially every genre it seems like a gimmick to mention it in any story about any of them. If I'd write ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Welcome to Melanie Martinez's "Dollhouse;" "Take a Seat "with Mason Noise

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo and videos by Brian Dalthorp, wearepopstudios.com for A-Sides. It's unavoidable. Most writers, bloggers, or whatever you want to call us are...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Nico & Vinz and the Quest for Song of the Summer

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Ten years ago, Kevin Lyttle had a smash summer hit with the soca ballad "Turn Me On." I remember that song for oh so many reasons. For starters, it's not every beat that can get this guy (points to self) moving at bars or clubs.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Get to Know The Vamps (Before Everyone and Their Mother Does)

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Earlier this month, I attended my 20th year high school reunion and it was a nostalgic blast. It was great to reconnect with so many people, retrace s...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Ryan Shaw Shows Some "Real Love"; Animal Years Lift Some Spirits

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

You know it's summer in New York City when rooftop concerts start taking place. That said, I am a bit curious if such gigs take place in the freezing ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman:All Hail Cris Cab

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We might as well start calling Pharrell Williams King Midas. He probably won't answer anybody who takes that sentence literally, but I'm simply trying...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The "Weightlessness" of Matt Andersen; Wise Girl Sings Us to "Sleep"

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

How ironic is it that singer/songwriter Matt Andersen's new studio album is entitled Weightless. His vocals and lyrics are the antithesis of that. May...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Flying High with Birdy

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

She's soaring. She's flying high. She's about to take flight. Any fowl puns and cliched sentences are justified when referring to singer/songwriter Bi...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "The Other Side" of Madi Diaz; "Wishing" with Charlie Scopoletti

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Last year, Madi Diaz packed up all of her stuff, left Nashville , and drove to Los Angeles. The singer/songwriter arrived five days later but seemed t...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "No Cure" for Cerebral Ballzy; Take a "Walk" with Arc & Stones

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Ric Flair used to say he's "often imitated never duplicated." That bold statement, which perhaps only "The Nature Boy" could back up, rings so true in...

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...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Exclusive Tony Red Carpet Coverage with Gloria Estefan, Zach Braff, Questlove, and More!

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The 68th Annual Tony Awards provided many memorable moments from Hugh Jackman hopping his way through an opening number to Lena Hall uttering a joyous...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Wrabel and Oh Honey Play the Soundtrack to Summer 2014

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. "Umbrella" from Rihanna. "Whoomp (There It Is)" by a group I refuse to Google. These are jus...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Tony Awards Spotlight on Rocky's Andy Karl

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It could've gone terribly wrong -- like really badly. It could've buried his career or made him the laughing stock of the Broadway community. Choosi...