It seems like the word “buzz” gets name-dropped more times than “fresh” did in the ’80s. The difference is “fresh” will always be cool. I’ll still refer to something as “fresh” just as The Beasties did back in the day, and buzz will always be just an empty word tossed around unless the new artist […]

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Some say love, in general anyway, a river that drowns the tender reed. I have no idea what that means, but I love that song “The Rose” so here we are. Anyway, if love is a river than what exactly is hard love? And what exactly is hard love when it’s presented in this fashion: […]

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July can be a wicked little bitch. It goes by faster than Rickey Henderson stole third back in the day. Yep, it seems like just yesterday the fireworks went off on the 4th and the summer officially began. Clearly, thanks to this warp-speed month, the sparks are in the rear view. That said, I’m going […]

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Bryce Fox performed his song “Voodoo” on A-Sides recently, and while we can’t confirm it, something tells me Salt ‘N’ Peppa are questioning how the singer/songwriter does that voodoo that he does so well. The song is just one example of the soul-infused rock that pours out of the Bloomington, IN native. Compared to everyone […]

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All videos by Alye Bea Carlevero Approximately 38 seconds into meeting Carl Broemel at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (more on that later), he offers me a cup of coffee which he brewed himself. How can you turn down a morning cup of coffee with the guitarist of My Morning Jacket? The coolness […]

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Sooner or later everyone dies on Grey’s Anatomy. The series, which I watched in its first few seasons – back when it was funnier, and before people died (other than patients) – has killed off more cast members than ER and Chicago Hope combined. I don’t know if that latter statement is true, but I […]

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The retro-cool feel of Josiah & The Bonnevilles’ music brings as much joy to your ears as those countless Nicolas Cage memes do for your eyes. Led by young Josiah Leming, the music off the band’s Cold Blood off Vagrant Records is a throwback to Americana tracks of yesteryear with some darkness hidden behind the […]

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You love them. You hate them. Sometimes those feelings can turn on a dime. I have no idea what that expression means by the way. I’ve used it a ton of times, but seriously who turns on a dime? Anyway, my point is having a sibling or siblings can be a weird thing. There’s such […]

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“Fresh.” It was a word we all used to death in the 1980s, and it’s time for us to bring it back. Too many things from that decade have been branded as “cheesy” or “over-the-top” but that word resonates and should’ve never gone out of style. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again […]

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The term “stripped down” can take on so many forms. On social media, it’s – well – we know what it is. In music, it’s a term brought to life arguably by MTV’s Unplugged series. Let’s focus on that latter rather than trying to keep up with those pesky Kardashians shall we? Austin’s Blue Healer […]

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