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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IT “NEVER GETS OLD” WITH PENGUIN PRISON; “SOMETHING GOOD” WITH DEAD SARA Apologies to Bartholomew Cubbins (just Google it), Pengiun Prison may have you beat by the amount of hats he wears. Born Christopher Glover, the New York-based musician has done it from singing to songwriting to producing to DJing. On May 5, he’ll drop […]

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If there were a GPS that directed you to ultra-cool rockers based in New York City, you’d likely be directed immediately to Jeremy and the Harlequins. Obviously, I say that s assuming you’ve updated your satellites. Speaking of which, is that still a thing? I use my phone. Anyway, the ever-so-retro Jeremy and The Harlequins […]

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“Standing in line to See the show tonight And there’s a light on Heavy glow” – RHCP Waiting on a line that wrapped around two or sometimes three blocks – often times – getting soaked by a cold and misty rain. Approaching the marquee, and having chills give way to adrenaline pumping. Getting patted down […]

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AWOLNATION’s “Sail” had a boomerang effect on radio. It was released in early 2011, killed it on alt-rock charts months later, hit the mainstream Billboard charts by year’s end, dropped off of the countdown some five months later, and stormed right back a year later en route to going six-times platinum. Not every song has […]

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    Talk to reggae icon Shaggy for three minutes or less, and you’ll realize three things: A) he never stopped making music despite terrestrial radio in the states cutting his airplay B) his charity work will always come first, and C) he doesn’t care about “A.” You’ll also learn right off the bat he’s […]

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I’m not about to go all Inception on you, but dreams, as we all know, can float all over the place. One minute, you might be dreaming about sand on the beach, and the next you could be at a bar doing jello shots with a zebra and Tom Hanks. Just last night, I had […]

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“She want neo-soul, this hip-hop is old She don’t want no rock’n’roll” – The Roots, “The Seed 2.0.” The Jack Moves are a soul-pop group out of New Jersey that are too cool for school. I say that since, after all, I filmed their A-Sides session within a classroom at the Music Conservatory of Westchester […]

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The “sophomore jinx” thing is very real. Arthur 2: On the Rocks immediately comes to mind for some unexplainable reason, but I’ll deal with that on my own time and perhaps with my therapist. The reason I bring this up is successful and hyped musicians often fail to deliver creatively and commercially on their follow-up […]

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