Hot off the presses, and by presses, I mean the WordPress… Jon Chattman and his A-Sides Music brand (asidesmusic.com) are holding its second anniversary concert at Garcia’s within The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on Saturday, Oct. 26. The event, which presents indie, pop and alt-rock as featured on Chattman’s popular A-Sides music sessions, […]

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With the launch of our new website ThisIsASides.com, the A-Sides team is continuing to up the ante and work hard Missy Elliott style. The infamous Jon Chattman enrolled the help of his trusty interns and longtime friend Max Steiner to create a new object for artists to hold up after a session. Previously, an “A-Sides […]

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Sometimes you just know when a band is about to break out like Wentworth Miller in Prison Break… but that show was terrible. More to the point, one can get that sense with Grizfolk, an alt-rock quintet who gained boatloads of fans (I’m talking a lot of boats) when they opened up for UK juggernaut […]

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  It’s bound to happen. Anytime I have an article that deals with Canada, I’m going to mention the importance of the great Rick Moranis. The star of so many 1980s classics gave up acting years ago, but it’s always a good opportunity to praise his work any time I speak of our lovely neighbors […]

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  To quote an Oscar-nominated original song “Everything is Awesome” today. The Oscar nominations were announced and so many well-deserved performances and films were honored by that gold guy who bares a striking resemblance to a thinner and taller Ed Asner. That said, as is the case each year, many, many people and movies were […]

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‘Tis the season for everyone, their mother, brother, cousin, dog, and everyone else to place their bets on this year’s Oscar nods. Here’s this guy’s take (points to self.) Overall, 2014 was a great yet uneven year for cinema which will likely be remembered more for its stellar, star-making, career-comebacking, performances. Here’s my stab at […]

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No matter the decade, every girl or boy who had a respective Bat or Bar Mitzvah knows every single line of Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration” verbatim. OK, let’s face it everyone does and they have ever since that song came out. Singer/songwriter/producer J-Idris probably knows it most of anyone on the planet. He’s the […]

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Let’s be honest pop junkies – anytime you hear the word “chemistry,” you instantly think of cooking with White and Pinkman. PLAID BRIXX is about to change that in 2005 with the release of their EP and single of the same name. Mix pop and rock, and throw in a dash of punk, and you’ve […]

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Look out E.T., Reese’s may have finally replaced you as their unofficial celebrity ambassador. With the launch of the candy brand’s Reese’s® Playoff Pandemonium, stand-up comedy icon and “Redneck” preacher Jeff Foxworthy is center stage for their College and Pro Football playoff promotion. In all fairness, I hear our small extraterrestrial friend never took to […]

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Sorry Adam Sandler. You very well might have to do yet another Hanukkah song. I have a Jewish duo – a “Jew-O” if you will – who should be added to your arsenal of triumphant Jews. Off topic, you might want to add Ben and Jerry and Coreys Haim and Feldman but I digress. Getting […]

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