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A Sides With Jon Chattman

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Kimberley Locke's 'Free' From 'American Idol's' Shadow

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When it comes to American Idol alumni, Kimberley Locke doesn't really get the credit she deserves. Sure, she hasn't sold as many records as Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry or Carrie Underwood, but her success places her way toward the top of the Fox juggernaut's finalist history.

A-Sides Exclusive: Dave Stewart "Raining in My Heart" Video Premiere

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Imagine this: you're Dave Stewart and you receive a guitar one day out of the blue honoring one of your biggest musical heroes. Quite an honor indeed. "It was completely out of the blue. I was taken aback," the music icon said in an interview yesterday.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Ume Rocks You Like a 'Hurricane,' 'TEEN' Dreams, & Ride With Caravan of Thieves

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

September doesn't know what it wants to be. On one hand, it's a pretty kick ass month with beautiful weather that feels like a wonderful extension of summer. On the other, it's a turd of a month synonymous with the end of summer with a back- to-school buzz kill.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Dispatch Gets the Band Back Together

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

After unprecedented success, the indie act called it quits following the 2000 release of Who Are We Living For? to make music on their own. Thankfully, they've gotten the band back together and just released Circles Around The Sun.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: A Master Class With Anchor & Braille and Studying "Bugs" With Slam Donahue

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Anberlin front man Stephen Christian realizes the term "side project" can have some negative connotations to it. Is he just messing around with some other musicians? Is he going to leave Anberlin?

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Justin Jones 'Turns' It Out, Sean Rowe Leaves 'Something Behind,' and Saint Motel Check In

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This week's artists filmed their sessions with me at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains. Their music is vastly different but similar in that it's not what I'd dub "throwaway" music -- the song stays with you long after it stops playing.

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 With Jon Chattman: Everest Climbing and Danny Chait Rising

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Being released from their record deal felt so freeing for the band Everest that their latest album in many ways felt like the very first time.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The "Wait" For Missy Higgins Is Over

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Last week, Missy Higgins filmed an A-Sides session and discussed her new album -- the first in five years -- and the evolution of her songwriting process.

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.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: "August" With The Hollows & "The Devil" and Audra Mae

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Smorgasbord is a terribly undervalued word. It encompasses so much by saying so little. The word comes into play -- for me anyway -- when I think of indie roots rockers The Hollows.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Letting Civil Twilight's "River" Run; Duran Duran & Steve Aoki in NY

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Civil Twilight are currently on the road in support of "Holy Weather," an album that features their signature epic sound and storytelling.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: "Into the Wild" With Breakout Star LP

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.26.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

LP isn't just a singer/songwriter -- she's a true artist and by the time you finish reading and watching this, she'll already be too big for this post.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Dirty Heads Are Too Cool for School and These United States Take a Bathroom Break

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Summer 2012 officially has its soundtrack. SoCal alt-rockers The Dirty Heads will release their sophomore album Cabin By The Sea this Tuesday.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Three Is a Magic Number (Jackson Harris, Zander Bleck, and Kelly Hogan)

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Seventeen magazine compared Jackson Harris to Zac Efron, and he's already been mentioned in Teen Vogue, Popstar and Twist -- to name a few. Not bad for a guy who hasn't released a full-length album yet, huh?

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Travel Imaginary Cities and Anna Rose Blooms

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The indie-pop stars, Imaginary Cities, are really picking up steam following the release of their much-buzzed-about debut album Temporary Resident.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Ahead of the Curve With Jake Miller, Logan Venderlic and Early Morning Rebel

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This week's A-Sides features an eclectic mix of artists who, I feel, are about to really take off like a kite operated by a specialized kite owner.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: 'Drugs' With Adam Tyler

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.14.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

As I found out soon after meeting him, there's more to Adam Tyler than shaking his moneymaker and glamming it up. He's a Berklee-trained musician who should soon become a household name -- especially on the dance scene.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Watch Eric Hutchinson "Watch Him"

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Eric Hutchinson is currently in the midst of a jam-packed U.S. headlining tour in support of his new album, which has already generated a lot of buzz, thanks to his extremely catchy single "Watching You Watch Him."

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Fear" and "Fire" With Alcoholic Faith Mission and Gemma Ray

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Who doesn't like to start their morning off with a Danish quintet? I'm referring to a band that plays exceptionally well versus a plate full of pastries by the way.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Triple Play with Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, BLUSH, and Mark Stewart

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This particular edition of "A-Sides" finds three completely different artists sharing their craft in a typical laid-back setting.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Hollis Brown, The Spring Standards, and The High Strung

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The High Strung's track "The Luck You Got" is the theme song of the William H. Macy/Rossum hit Shameless, but there's more to the Detroit-by-way-of-Brooklyn band than one catchy TV song.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: A Silent Film Continues Leaving Their Mark

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
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A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Our Lady Peace Throws a Curve, Discusses the Late Chris Benoit

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

During our "A-Sides" session, Our Lady Peace and I discuss the band's new album Curve and their current tour, and weigh in on a Eugene Levy vs. Rick Moranis debate.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Obie Trice Toasts Bottoms Up

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

To quote the classic rock "sexy time" song by Foreigner, it's been feeling a lot like "the first time" for Obie Trice lately, and I mean that strictly in terms of his music.