Alice Boman “Leads;” Rachel Ann Weiss is “Loved”

“It just comes out this way.” That’s what emerging singer/songwriter Alice Boman said when asked in a recent A-Sides interview if her voice has always sounded so unique. It was probably a nice way of saying “oh no – not this question again.” Even so, it’s hard to not compliment this or any really for ..

Spotlight on Bullets Over Broadway’sNick Cordero

We have no idea where Casey Kasem is, Michael Ginsberg cut off his nipple, and Solange Knowles beat up her brother-in-law in an elevator (presumably about the first two things I mentioned). We live in such a crazy world. That’s why it’s so nice to have television, film, and theatre to help us escape the ..

Meet Pop Star Newbie Jordan JAE; Go on a “Quest” for The Badcards +1

Here are just a few things I accomplished by my 14th birthday: watched the entire Short Circuit 2 from start to finish, stopped playing with my G.I. Joes action figures (and making them wrestle each other as if they were WWF Superstars), and collected the entire Desert Storm baseball card set. There are plenty more ..

Empires Strike Back; Fireworks Go Off

With all the Stars Wars news last week (the casting announcement of Episode VII and the impending “May the Fourth Be With You” nonsense about to occur) , it was inevitable that a Jedi fanboy like me was going to ask the alt-rock band Empires about the saga in some way shape or form when ..

Catching “Waves” with Sleeper Agent; Going “Home” Again with Deluka

In life, there are so many things I don’t know for sure. That said, I do know a few solid truths. For example, I know that the recent overuse of the phrase “conscious uncoupling” has reached its end. It’s this year’s “epic,” and it’s over. Next, I know Arcade Fire really needs to stick to ..

“Climbing Walls” with Strange Talk; Ch-Ch-Check Out the Guy Behind “MCA Day”

Grown ups what do they know Living by the stories on the radio Bad news on the TV headlines are made of reality – Strange Talk, “Young Hearts” Listening to Strange Talk’s breakout single “Young Hearts,” I’m immediately transported back to my youth, and rocking out in my car during my formative late teenage years. ..

The Sinus Sessions: Night Terrors of 1927 and Caught a Ghost

This winter was brutal for just about everyone on the East Coast. It seemed to snow every other day, and the bitter cold made you want to retire to Florida with the old folks and their Mahjong games. During the brutal season, I personally was struck with not one or two but four sinus infections. ..

nA-Sides on the Red Carpet: O’Neill Theater Center Honors Streep in New York

Meryl Streep is used to awards by now. She is, after all, the reigning queen of cinema and has held that fictitious but totally accurate title for decades now. On Monday evening, however, her deep roots in theatre were front and center. In an audience filled with longtime friends, peers and classmates from her days ..

Scott Stapp Takes Solo Career to a “Higher” Level

It looks like Scott Stapp has set himself free from his “own prison,” and is embracing life to the fullest with his second solo album fittingly entitled Proof of Life. It’s been no secret that the Creed frontman has had his shair of struggles over the years, and we can stop it at that. If ..