“Overdose” on Little Daylight

Hype Machine calls Little Daylight a band “to watch in 2014.” This is all I have to say about that: As evidenced by their breakout track “Overdose,” the band is delivering the goods – rock-synth-pop polished goodness (and I mean that as a compliment) that subtly hit you like a 2X4 at the hands of ..

You Me at Six — “Breathe” Them in Folks

You Me at Six are a five-piece rock band from the UK who are coming on with as much conviction as a patented Aaron Paul “bitch.” Unlike the Lambada, which had a lot of buzz a few decades back (but went from the “forbidden dance” to the “who cares dance” within a flash), there is ..

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Volcano Girls Veruca Salt Set to Erupt Again

With apologies to L.L. Cool J, we all know how “comebacks” work. They usually, um, don’t. You know the drill – a band breaks-up, disappear for awhile, and tour in support of a new album that fails to capture that old magic. Veruca Salt don’t fit that mold, and although they just released their first ..

Can’t Fight the Tweeter… Veruca Salt

Weeze is hard at work on an interview w/ @asidesmusic for @huffingtonpost backstage tlaphilly… http://t.co/xRU152GVX6 — Veruca Salt (@verucasalt) July 22, 2014

Review: Snoop at The Cap 7.9.14

A sold-out crowd at The Capitol Theatre waited quite a bit before pop culture icon Snoop Dogg hit the stage on July 9, but when he finally did roll on at about 9:30 p.m., they were all putty in his paws. The LBC legend commanded the stage from the very first lyric – the fitting ..

Love Kitten’s Chloe Chaidez “Like a Stranger”

There are so many teen stars these days in essentially every genre it seems like a gimmick to mention it in any story about any of them. If I’d write a piece on Lorde, I’d naturally talk about how she’s dominating music and she isn’t even a high school graduate yet. But, why bother? Good ..

Welcome to Melanie Martinez’s “Dollhouse;” “Take a Seat “with Mason Noise

Photo and videos by Brian Dalthorp, wearepopstudios.com for A-Sides. It’s unavoidable. Most writers, bloggers, or whatever you want to call us are going to start out a story about Melanie Martinez by mentioning right off the bat that she competed on the third season of NBC’s The Voice. Actually,, any talent who from that singing ..

Nico & Vinz and the Quest for Song of the Summer

Ten years ago, Kevin Lyttle had a smash summer hit with the soca ballad “Turn Me On.” I remember that song for oh so many reasons. For starters, it’s not every beat that can get this guy (points to self) moving at bars or clubs. I should never dance. Period. I also remember it well ..