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 ..
Apologies to Kamoze Ini, but Frank Turner is the real “lyrical gangster.” I’ll wait to continue this post so you can Google “Kamoze Ini.” Okay, let’s begin… The outspoken British singer/songwriter is five albums into his solo career – most recently the stellar Tape Deck Heart, and has a proven track record of pairing catchy ..
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If summer were a person, I’d pick it up from the ground, dust it off, and cradle it with both of my hands. Then, I’d gently stroke its cheek, and take a page from Rocky V by saying “Get up you son of a bitch ’cause Mickey loves you.” But, summer isn’t a person, I’m ..
Celine Dion just joined Twitter. That breaking news has nothing to do with today’s A-Sides session. It’s just sort of a media advisory for fans of the French melody maker who want to tweet her questions as to why she historically hits herself in the chest each time she hits a high note. Having said ..
Jesse Harris’ Borne Identity; Sarah Blacker “Plugs” In, and Conservatory Students See (Desert) Stars
Stores can’t wait to plug their “back to school” sales during the first week of August – even the last week of July. For shame! Summer isn’t over year. Sure, August has gone by faster than Ichiro Suzuki in roller skates on ice (it’d make a wonderful show by the way), but there’s still some ..
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 ..