Jillian Edwards “Daydreams”; “Finally…” It’s Julian Fleisher

Nashville’s Jillian Edwards has opened for for a variety of artists from The Civil Wars to Ben Rector. Well, expect her to headline sooner than later. The singer/songwriter, who’s originally from Dallas, has been melting ears and hearts (not literally – that would be frightening) since 2009 when she dropped her Galaxies & Such EP. ..

Deconstructing Robin Williams and Losing an Integral Family Member

Like so many of us, I’m still reeling from Robin Williams’ death. Like so many of us, when the news first broke, I was shell-shocked and prayed it was another Internet rumor. When his passing was confirmed, I felt so overcome with emotion that it felt as if I just lost a family member. On ..

“Overdose” on Little Daylight

Hype Machine calls Little Daylight a band “to watch in 2014.” This is all I have to say about that: As evidenced by their breakout track “Overdose,” the band is delivering the goods – rock-synth-pop polished goodness (and I mean that as a compliment) that subtly hit you like a 2X4 at the hands of ..

You Me at Six — “Breathe” Them in Folks

You Me at Six are a five-piece rock band from the UK who are coming on with as much conviction as a patented Aaron Paul “bitch.” Unlike the Lambada, which had a lot of buzz a few decades back (but went from the “forbidden dance” to the “who cares dance” within a flash), there is ..

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Volcano Girls Veruca Salt Set to Erupt Again

With apologies to L.L. Cool J, we all know how “comebacks” work. They usually, um, don’t. You know the drill – a band breaks-up, disappear for awhile, and tour in support of a new album that fails to capture that old magic. Veruca Salt don’t fit that mold, and although they just released their first ..

Can’t Fight the Tweeter… Veruca Salt

Weeze is hard at work on an interview w/ @asidesmusic for @huffingtonpost backstage tlaphilly… http://t.co/xRU152GVX6 — Veruca Salt (@verucasalt) July 22, 2014

Review: Snoop at The Cap 7.9.14

A sold-out crowd at The Capitol Theatre waited quite a bit before pop culture icon Snoop Dogg hit the stage on July 9, but when he finally did roll on at about 9:30 p.m., they were all putty in his paws. The LBC legend commanded the stage from the very first lyric – the fitting ..

Love Kitten’s Chloe Chaidez “Like a Stranger”

There are so many teen stars these days in essentially every genre it seems like a gimmick to mention it in any story about any of them. If I’d write a piece on Lorde, I’d naturally talk about how she’s dominating music and she isn’t even a high school graduate yet. But, why bother? Good ..