New Jersey isn’t just about “The Boss,” Bon Jovi, and Fort Lee lane closures. There are a ton of great bands (and great things) to come out of the Garden State, and I’ve got two more reasons to forget all the turnpike traffic and focus on the positives. Young Rising Sons and The Mosers are […]

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Yesterday morning started off wonderfully for me. My near-four-year-old son woke me up with a “good morning” naked from the waist down after going “potty,” and handed me a small piece of chocolate for “lunch” and shove it in my mouth. “It tastes good dada!” It did. André Allen Anjos’ day started off swimmingly as […]

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As a guy with fits of dysthymia, it’s sometimes difficult to get all Buddy the Elf about a lot of things. Music, however, is a constant that gets my grin going. Throw in a New York Yankees postseason loss, a trip to Thomasland with my kids, and I’m pretty much set. But, I digress. Let’s […]

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All photos and videos by Shoot Me Peter The Kickback are new to the music game even though they’ve been playing it for years. If that last sentence makes sense, congratulations. Anyway, the band will unleash its full-length debut, Sorry All Over The Place, Sept. 18 via Jullian Records, and it’s all kinds of genre-bending […]

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Take me with you Out of my life Our words collapsing as we leave them behind My hands knew the void before I felt your force Music should not only be heard, it should be felt. With all due respect, I simply can’t feel a Rick Astley song but that’s neither here nor there. Moving […]

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To take a page from The Beasties Boys, the next two acts featured on A-Sides have mad hits like they were Rod Carew. Sadaharu Oh even. Louis York are the multi-platinum team of songwriters/producers Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony, who have scored off-the-charts hits for everyone from Miley Cyrus to Bruno Mars. Similarly Jon Bellion, […]

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My friend Allie has a running gag that he can’t believe the website “frogpants” is taken. It stems from a conversation years ago that putting two words together was a great gimmick to name a website or band. The reason I bring this up is – I guess – give a shameless plug to an […]

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Photo by shootmepeter.com There’s something so very retro about Lauriana Mae yet something so contemporary. She’s sort of like Amy Winehouse blended with some added R&B undertones…OK never mind, forget it. Comparisons are subjective so I’ll stop right there and just say this Jersey-native is a standout on her own. Her vocals are strong, unique, […]

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Rihanna. Blood Diamonds. Ryan Tedder. The list of collaborators Mikky Ekko has worked with is astounding, and I say that in a very pound-my-fist-on-a desk-to-emblazon-the-statement kind of way. We all know about his 2012 orca-whale-hit with Rihanna, which he performed and co-wrote (he was also in that steamy music video with RiRi in a tub […]

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A-Sides is fortunate to interview not just influential, established, [insert adjective here] talent but unique rising artists as well. Perhaps you’ve never heard of some of them or, if you have, maybe you haven’t heard enough of. With that said, here we are. And remember, wherever you go, there you are. Anyway, to brighten the […]

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