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 ..
As a kid, I used to have a stuffed animal bear with suction cups on its hands. On the buttocks of the teddy, which I stuck on the window in my bedroom, was a button that stated in big bold letters: “Mondays are a bear.” For years, I had no idea what that expression meant, ..
Photo/Omar Vega Every year since he became the New York Yankees closer, I’ve been rooting against Mariano Rivera. As much as I respected the baseball legend, I always wanted him to blow a save because, well, I’m not a Yankee fan. He was just always too good, and I wanted him to slip up just ..
Jon Chattman and his A-Sides Music brand (asidesmusic.com) are holding its second anniversary concert at Garcia’s within The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on Saturday, Oct. 26. The event, which presents indie, pop and alt-rock as featured on Chattman’s popular A-Sides music sessions, will feature buzzed band American Authors – fresh off their appearance ..
Their current buzzworthy single is named “Best Day of My Life,” but it’s probably the best year American Authors’ have ever had. In 2013, the Brooklyn-based band signed to Island Records, received significant alt-rock airplay with debut single “Believer,” and played Lollapalooza. That’s not all. They’re opening for Airborne Toxic Event, appeared earlier this month ..
In 1988, dance-pop group Will to Power hit the clubs and the charts with their catchy tracks. One song in particular, “Say It’s Gonna Rain,” had me dancing in my sweet Z Cavariccis. Why do I bring this up? As a terrible segue into another precipitation-metaphor song of course. Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” ..
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 ..
We live in a pop world where a birthday-suited Miley Cyrus licking a sledgehammer is news. We’ve all accepted it whether we like it or not. and have probably watched that video more times than we care to admit. That said, there are musicians out there who don’t need spectacle to entertain, and gain attention ..
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 ..
Alexander Kariotis’ A Little Bit Opera, A Little Bit Rock & Roll; Bastille Tops ‘Delve Into Twelve’ Again
It’s been well documented that Donny & Marie were “a little bit country, and, a little bit rock n’ roll.” Our next A-Sides guest also blends two musical genres, but I’m guessing that’s where the similarities to any Osmond end. Chicago native Alexander Kariotis is a rock opera artist who evokes Freddie Mercury while unleashing ..