Dark Helmet took it to ludicrous speed, and so have The Wrecks. Google that reference if you don’t get it by the way. What I’m saying is the Los Angeles band have been on the fast track from the second they formed some 15-months ago. Let’s prove that point below, and then have the band […]

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Video by shootmepeter.com Wyclef Jean is a kid in a candy shop right now. As he arrives at the Gibson Showroom in New York City for his A-Sides session he’s told he can choose any guitar he wants to play. Shortly thereafter, he leaves the studio and disappears for a good 30 minutes. His publicist […]

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Maybe it’s because it’s Oscar season, but I can’t help but to picture the great Hell or High Water when I listen to some tunes from the Hartford band Wise Old Moon. So many of their indie roots/folk rock tracks fit right in with that story’s narrative. Or maybe not. Maybe it’s because the band’s […]

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Last last year, A-Sides welcomed back Colony House, the Nashville quartet of Park Cotrell, Scott Mills, and Caleb and Will Chapman, and had them sit down for an interview and perform their hit alt-rock single “You & I” off their then-forthcoming Only the Lonely record. Since then, the band has blown up like Violet Beauregarde. […]

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If you’ve followed Sum 41 over the last few years you know just how close frontman Deryck Whibley came to leaving us. I won’t go into specifics because it’s been so well documented (Google it if you will). Instead, I’d rather focus on the singer and the band’s recent resurgence. Last fall, the band released […]

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It must be rough having to go through your career with the title “American Idol Winner” before your name. Sure, many winners and artists from that show have embraced their AI roots but I’d think, if I had even an ounce of musical talent and played my whole life even before a contest I’d won, […]

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The final A-Sides music session of the year is quite easily one of my favorites. I’ve been a fan of Letters to Cleo before I even heard them. I’d caught their name on a local alt-rock radio station and during one trip to Tower Records one day, I decided to pick up their debut Aurora […]

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Buddy the Elf is a fan of revolving doors, and for a while, so was Jeff Klein. While his project My Jerusalem was making music with a rotating group of musicians, the frontman longed to make it a full-fledged band. This year he made it happen, enlisting band of brothers Grant Van Amburgh on drums, […]

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Keanu Reeves and Dogstar. Google it if that’s a non-sequitur to you. Or don’t bother. The bottomline is pop culture stars who thrive in one area often want to live out another dream. It’s why Johnny Depp went on tour with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry (among others). It’s why Don Johnson performed “Heartbeat.” OK, […]

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Laurie Berkner has been called “the queen of children’s music.” I challenge any parent of a toddler to challenge that proverbial crown. For some 20 years, the best-selling children’s recording artist and preschool TV personality has been a fixture in countless homes across the world, and her live performances have sold out faster than a […]

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