A few weeks ago, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter and overexposure for Lorde. OK, that latter statement isn’t true but it certainly feels like it. All the praise – the Rolling Stone cover, the Grammy – is warranted for the talented teenage Kiwi, but it’s time we stop drinking the Kool-Aid for ..
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/Cr-ahiFDkts” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> A year-and-a-half ago, <a href=”http://www.bitterrivals.us/” target=”_hplink”>Sleigh Bells</a>’ Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss and I chatted from inside their dressing room at <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-chattman/asides-interview-sleigh-b_b_1962095.html” target=”_hplink”>The Capitol Theatre </a>in Port Chester and discussed everything from touring to their then-new record <em>Reign of Terror</em>. A common theme that arose during the interview ..
You’d have to be a cotton-headed ninny muggins not to realize re the holiday season is all up in our respective grills right about now. Holiday specials are airing just about every day. Tree and menorah lightings have and are taking place. Christmas songs are being played and subsequently played out, and yep, Heath Bell ..
Whether it’s to drive their name home even further or simply the effects of coming up empty after agonizing over a catchy or meaningful title, many recording artists name first release after themselves. In the case of Pepper, however, they’ve decided to self-title their sixth studio album. The logic is simple. The Hawaiian reggae, rock ..
There’s a lot we already know about Moby. He’s an innovator whose albums have sold over 20 million worldwide. He’s had songs featured in all pop mediums. He’s a vegan, a strong advocate for animal rights, and Eminem, a probably meat-eater, once challenged him to a fight. This summer, however, I uncorked something about Moby ..
Friday the 13th superstitions. Scantron test sheets. Jimmy Snuka’s leopard-printed headband. Some things never go out of style, and Alice Cooper is quite easily in that group. For over 40 years, “the king of shock-rock-n-roll” has been burning out hard rock classics and selling out shows with his legendary stage theatrics. The icon, who released ..
Napster’s Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker with Alex Winter The recently-released documentary Downloaded takes us back to a time in which there was no Candy Crush Saga to kill work hours (and brain activity), Google wasn’t Google yet, and YouTube was nothing more than a figment of two nerds’ respective imaginations. The acclaimed film, which ..
Free Love: “A-Sides” Interview with Queen Courtney On New Music, Her Autobiography, A Reality TV Show, and Jay-Z Covering Nirvana?
“The whole year, I’ve stayed controversy free,” Courtney Love tongue-in-cheekily boasted during a phone interview Tuesday. The alt-rock goddess measured this, she explained, by the amount of lawsuits she’s currently involved in. “I have none on my plate, and I plan on it remaining that way,” she said, before cracking, “I’d love to be the ..
On paper, the teaming of Tim Nordwind and Drea Smith would provide you with a “WTF?” moment. He’s the bassist for indie rockers OK Go, while she’s the electro-pop goddess singer/songwriter for He Say/She Say. But, like all weird pairings like peanut butter and Fluff and Bing Crosby and David Bowie (I doubt anyone tried ..
I knew my friend Stephen Spruck since we went to preschool together. While we were in different classes, we went to the same elementary school, and while we took a brief break to attend different schools for grades 5 and 6, we attended the same middle and high school together. While I knew him for ..