Get “Wild” with Vacationer; Go “Crazy” with Scars on 45

It’s raining in New York. It’s cold. I’m wearing a cardigan, and downing a Pumpkin Creme Brulee latte from Dunkin’ Donuts. Autumn can be beautiful, but it’s not today. That’s why I chose these two specific bands for today’s A-Sides post. Vacationer not only has a sunny band name, but their music instantly can brighten ..

Switchfoot “Come Alive”; DMC Makes Comics

In 1989, my parents took me to see The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. My dad had hyped up the show, noting right off the bat how it started with a chandelier falling from the ceiling. The show didn’t disappoint but I had a huge obstacle standing in the way of my theatrical experience. ..

Kill Hannah’s Mat Devine Unleashes His Inner Wrongchilde

The press release (or pitch rather) for Wrongchilde’s debut album Gold Blooded started out by saying it sounds “like a John Hughes soundtrack for Donnie Darko.” Well, you had me at John Hughes. The spot-on (and awesome) opening lines for the solo debut by Killing Hannah front man Mat Devine (he opted to go as ..

Vance Joy…to the World

All summer long, and well into the fall so far, everybody seems to be drinking the Vance Joy Kool-Aide. Rightfully so. The Melbourne-based singer/songwriter, whose real name is James Keogh, creates magic with his music – subtle melodies with deeply-felt lyrics. That being said, he spawned a huge alt-rock hit with “Riptide” this summer off ..

A-Sides Gets Raw: Talking the Ring and the Road with WWE Divas Champion Paige

Bra and panties matches are all well and good, but arguably many diehard wrestling fanatics might dismiss gimmick matches like that as simply “eye candy” with a chance of a lucky wardrobe malfunction. But, there’s more to the Womens Wrestling Division than a thong, hair toss, and ass slap. While some hardcore fans may not ..