The Westchester County, NY music scene is a weird one. There are many bands doing their things, and several killer venues – such as The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester – but for the most part, audiences seem to only come out for established big name acts and cover bands. Let’s debunk that shall we? […]

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Sometimes in life, you just have to let your hair down and/or go for it no matter what. That sentiment is shared in countless songs from Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” (there’s no Mekhi Phifer by the way) to Icona Pop’s “I Don’t Care (I Love It).” Part of me wants to mention more songs but I’m […]

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Stefon Alexander, aka, P.O.S., returned last month with his first full-length album in years (following a kidney transparent) entitled Chill, dummy. The album, which featured the track “Born A Snake” which Marvel used for their Black Panther web series (see above), is currently on the round supporting the new work. Speaking of that new piece […]

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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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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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A week from today the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced, and I’d expect a few jaw-dropping omissions (Ryan Gosling?) and additions (Michael Keaton?) like every year. That said, I think we’ll see less surprises this year than in years past (ie. La La will sing and dance to the tune of […]

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Disney wasn’t quite sure how many Star Wars films to add to the slate until Rogue One debuted. Admittedly, Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm said the company didn’t want to go beyond the two sequels to last year’s mega-hit The Force Awakens and the “Young” Han Solo film. Now that Rogue is a hit, we can […]

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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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