They Might Be Front Bottoms and Black Taxi Rides

They might be the next They Might Be Giants or perhaps they’ll follow punk icons like Blink 182, and yes I hate calling that latter band “icons.” Their best bet, however, may be becoming the first ever Front Bottoms. That’s a good thing. The quirky duo of Brian Sella and Matthew Uychich have been playing ..

Portugal. The Man & This Is The Now

We travel from Alaska to Brooklyn for this edition of A-Sides, but not literally. That said, it’d be cool if I could somehow transport people via a blog post. Get on that, Google. All John Baldwin Gourley wants is to work hard on his craft and make music on his terms. Fame is so secondary ..

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Some Funk and Soul Food for Your Ears

Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, and always will be. Ditto for Michael Jackson and his King of Pop distinction. Sharon Jones made that abundantly clear in a recent “A-Sides” interview. Having said that, there’s still room for another queen in the worldwide music castle. Jones is the self-professed “Queen of Funk.” The lead ..