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A Sides With Jon Chattman

A-Sides with Jon ChattmanThe ABCs of THE HEYDAZE; A-Sides Top 54 Songs of 2014

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Drink. Eat. Write papers. Somewhat study. Hit on girls. Get turned down.That essentially sums up my college experience, but why share my pratfalls. Oh...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: 'Tis the Season for Kelly Clarkson to Be Awesome

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Kelly Clarkson and the holidays are almost synonymous now.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Trey Songz on Turning 30, Charity Work, Acting, and Throwing His Hands Up in the Air

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo: Soul Brother I remember vividly waiting for some kind of epiphany to happen. It didn't. Life moved on... only with more gray hairs. Yep, turn...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Hedwig Co-Creator Stephen Trask Turns Up the "Midnight Radio" With Exclusive Interview and Performance

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

My father is a Broadway junkie. He can't get enough, and it's been that way for decades. Often times when I go with him to a show, I know he's "into" ...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The WALK THE MOON "Dance Off": Eli Maiman Talks Hard About Recreating '80s "Nuggets of Nerdy Goodness"

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"Shut Up and Dance," the new song from alt-rockers WALK THE MOON, is one of the best '80s songs to ever hit mainstream radio. Ironically, it just came out.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Knox Hamilton are the Next Big Thing, and There's Nothing You Can Do About It

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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: "Good Habits" with Jaymes Young; "Side" with My Silent Bravery,and "Chase" Circa Waves Circa 2014

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

To quote Schoolhouse Rock, three is, indeed, a magic number. Well, not when it comes to celebrity deaths but I digress. Today's A-Sides keeps up with...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: High Five! Five for Fighting Sings For Hawaii Five-O

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Photo/Jeremy Cowart John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting has the unique ability (and sensibility) to move people to tears with his music. His songwrit...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Right at 'Home' With the Cold War Kids

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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: A "Fired" Up Flyleaf

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's documented in everything you read about Flyleaf this month, this year, last year, and probably the year before that. The hard rock act has a new ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Four from CMJ - Featherface, Somebody's Darling, The Future Laureates, and Nabiha

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

October is a lot of things. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's Halloween decorations. It's Pumpkin Spice everything. And in New York for the las...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Get "Wild" With Vacationer; Go "Crazy" With Scars on 45

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Autumn can be beautiful, but it's not today. That's why I chose these two specific bands for today's A-Sides post.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Bastille's Dan Smith on "Eh Ohs," Covers, and the "Awesomeness" and "Weirdness" of Success

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Most of the time, a song gets stuck inside your head for hours, days courtesy of a catchy chorus or well-written verse. In the case of Bastille, however, their orca-whale-sized hit "Pompeii" produced a mind gloriously filled with repeated "eh ohs."

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Switchfoot "Come Alive"; DMC Makes Comics

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In 1989, my parents took me to see The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. My dad had hyped up the show, noting right off the bat how it started with a ...

A-Sides New York Comic Con Diary: Costumes, Wrestlers, DMC and Busting On Some Ghostbusters

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When Comic Con debuted in New York City in 2006 it was hard to fathom it ever competing with the immortal San Diego gathering. For starters, the event...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: California Love with The Canyon Rays; Boardwalk Empire star John Ellison Conlee Talks Final Season and Dabney Coleman Love

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Mark Hamill is a Jedi named Luke from Tatooine. Luke Hamel, on the other hand, is a musician from Los Angeles. Let the confusion end. I hear it's all ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Kill Hannah's Mat Devine Unleashes His Inner Wrongchilde

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The press release (or pitch rather) for Wrongchilde's debut album Gold Blooded started out by saying it sounds "like a John Hughes soundtrack for Donn...

A-Sides Presents: Songs in the Key Against Cancer - The Sing Away Cancer Challenge

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Like so many people, I was inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this summer. Since today (Oct. 1) marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

A-Sides Gets Raw: WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston and Big E Discuss Roadtrip Playlists, TV Favs, and the WWE Network

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We all have done it. We still do. Back in the day, it was a mix tape. Eventually, it became a CD mix. Now, it's a playlist. Whenever we go on a plane...

A-Sides: Oh Captain, Not Necessarily My Captain - Saying Goodbye (with Respect) to Derek Jeter

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Sports
Jon Chattman

If you're a Boston Red Sox or New York Mets fan (or another who's been on the receiving end of one of his clutch hits or into-the-stands or leaping-catch play), you've probably been waiting for this day for quite some time: Derek Jeter's last game.

A-Sides Gets Raw: Talking the Ring and the Road with WWE Divas Champion Paige

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Bra and panties matches are all well and good, but arguably many diehard wrestling fanatics might dismiss gimmick matches like that as simply "eye can...

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

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.15.2014 | 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 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: The "Heart & Soul" of Twin Atlantic

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.01.2014 | 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...