A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Everclear’s Art Alexakis Opens Up, Wild Adriatic Take Off, and Abby Bernstein Talks ‘in Tongues’

You wore flannel, and it was widely acceptable. You grew your hair out, but shaved it on the sides to create an awkwardly overgrown mushroom look. You moshed at any club who’d have… Continue reading

Everest Climbing and Danny Chait Rising

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. No need to cue Foreigner. That’s just… Continue reading

The ‘Wait’ is Over For Missy Higgins

Missy Higgins is already orca-big in her native Australia, and it’s pretty safe to say she’s on the way of being that super-sized in the states. The singer/songwriter, whose album “The Ol’ Razzle… Continue reading

A-Sides Interview: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Talks “Newsies”

It’s fitting that Broadway star Andrew Keenan-Bolger is appearing in an Alan Menken-penned musical on Broadway. Much like the famed and multi-award winning composer (“Tangled,” “The Little Mermaid” – the list goes on),… Continue reading

Kimbra “Settles” In After Everybody Got to Know Her From “Somebody”

It’s pretty obvious that despite having millions of hits on YouTube for quite some time now and being a smash success already in Australia, everybody in the States got to know Kimbra thanks… Continue reading

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: “August” with The Hollows & “The Devil” and Audra Mae

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.… Continue reading

‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ The Royal Concept!

For the better part of three decades, the Swedish music scene was generally represented by the schmaltz of ABBA, the four-hit-wonder appeal of Ace of Base, and the incomprehensible ramblings of The Swedish… Continue reading

Letting Civil Twilight’s “River” Run

Civil Twilight get compared to other bands quite often – notably Coldplay. It’s probably because they have four members like that Internationally-celebrated UK group, and because its front man is known to dabble… Continue reading

Steve Aoki & Duran Duran Together in NY with Glee’s Mark Salling & More; “Good Times” with The Darkness

There are a few valuable lessons I’ve learned in life. Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. Don’t eat ice cream with a fork. And, last night, I added don’t use a… Continue reading

“Into the Wild” With Breakout Star LP

Some artists you just know are going to completely break out. It can be their style, their impeccable vocal range, or what everyone and their mother refer to as the “it factor.” All… Continue reading