Who doesn’t know the international smash “Come On Eileen” inside and out? The answer is no one. If you surveyed literally everyone in the world – even infants, they’d probably at the very least be able to burst into a “toora loora toora loo rye ay.” That may or not be true, but you get ..
In 2000, I shared a Reuben sandwich with wrestling legend Randy “Macho Man” Savage. That story is very true and spectacular, but it has absolutely nothing to do with this post. (Feel free to message me if you want the full story…Cue the sound of crickets.) Anyway, let’s discuss Australian rock quartet The Rubens, who ..
It was all quite fitting really. Matt Bigland of Dinosaur Pile-Up and I were discussing our respective school experiences within a Music Conservatory of Westchester classroom studio, when one minute into our interview, a teacher booted us out of her room. While we moved to a different room within the White Plains, NY music school, ..
R.I.P. Lou Reed. R.I.P. NYC Roseland Ballroom. – – – Music bloggers often fall into the trap of labeling artists or jamming them into a genre they have no business being in. In the end, the game of band word association prove pointless and ring false. Readers (and music lovers) are more sophisticated then given ..
Sad songs, to quote Elton John, “say so much.” Let’s face it – some of the best songs (that aren’t love songs) often come from a very deep and dark place. Methinks it’s easier to pen tunes about depressing stuff than tunes about bursting with fruit flavor. Let’s focus on the latter. Two songs I’m ..
@AsidesMusic the for letting us crash the classroom! Brought back some good memories #asides — Terraplane Sun (@TerraplaneSun) October 22, 2013
The day Ray LaMontagne shaves off his beard will be a dark day in the world of facial hair, and the world in general. I can actually picture vigils set up in some countries with mourners wearing fake beards like they currently do in Boston. Anyway, I only bring it up LaMontagne because an emerging ..
When they look back at 2013, The 1975 are going to have a lot of pinching to do. They’ve sold out headline tours in the states and the UK, hit the road with The Neighbourhood, dropped an EP and full-length album, and found pop crossover appeal with their hit single “Chocolate.” On a much smaller ..
‘Cloudy’ with a Chance of Alma Micic, and Experience ‘Change’ with Donna De Lory; Sleigh Bells Tops ‘Delve Into Twelve’ Again
There’s nothing quite like starting off your work week with some great music and a crisp cup of coffee – you know – the good stuff Jimmie Dimmick would drink before Bonnie got home. Last Monday, after chugging some quality beans (no one cares, Jon), Alma Micic serenaded A-Sides with her trademark smooth jazz stylings. ..
Move A-Sides and Let the Man (Mike Doughty) Go Through; Meet Ultimate ‘Warrior’ SWF (Stevie Weinstein-Foner)
I always come back to 1990s alt-rock. Listening to songs from the likes of Letters to Cleo, vintage Pearl Jam, and/or old-school Green Day gives me instant nostalgia to my college years, but it also provides me with many self-high five moments today. In no way am I pining for music to be “as good ..