I always wanted a pet as a kid. After years of whining, my parents finally gave in and bought me a parakeet. I named it Dudley after the iconic character on Diff’rent Strokes. The reason I bring this up is the first band on today’s A-Sides is named The Wild Feathers and it put me ..
Someone once called me “emo” because I had Dashboard Confessional on my iPod. I recall taking it as an insult back then, because the term just seemed insulting. First off, I didn’t pigeonhole music I like into any genre, and secondly, I wasn’t a Hot Topic-shopping hipster with armbands and tattoos on my neck. Anyway, ..
With apologies to Run DMC, Dave Grohl is the king of rock. And while that’s great, fine, and cool, it’d be nice if real rock music beyond a Foo (or Muse) got into the mainstream and, more importantly, the respect it deserves. I’m not going to pull an Alice Cooper and dismiss Mumford & Sons ..
I remember it so vividly it’s actually quite sad. One day in 1988, I was browsing through cassingles at my local Sam Goody and stumbled upon a Billboard chart that was posted up alongside the racks and racks and racks of tapes. I was pretty hip on the latest tunes (as I am now) and ..
With past issues with addiction, jail stays, mental institution stints, and public displays of lunacy, the media and the world at large have been waiting for Courtney Love and her career to permanently derail for over a decade now. Well, if you were at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY June 27 expecting to ..
Building Alessi’s Ark, Collecting A Great Big Pile of Leaves & Celebrating “A-Sides” Anniversary with Kopecky
Excuse me while I channel my inner Bill Pullman and say tomorrow… pause… “we celebrate our Independence Day!” Yep, tomorrow is the Fourth of July – a day for barbecues, summer tunes, booze, and fireworks – probably in that exact order. Well, today’s two artists featured on A-Sideswould make solid additions (and a nice detour) ..
When I grew up I only knew of Canada for one reason: Rick Moranis. As I grew up, I realized it was so much more. I mean Bryan Adams people! OK, seriously, nowadays it’s became sort of a go-to spot for emerging music talent to break through in the states. From Justin Bieber to Drake, ..
Monday’s can be a bear even during the awesome summer months. To help you with your “case of the Monday” blues today, A-Sides has three entirely different artists to feature, who in their own right all – to quote the classic WWE tag team of Edge and Christian – ” reek of awesomeness.” Platinum selling ..
I’m a big fan of buffets – good ones. I’m not talking Atlantic City surf-and-turf nightmares where you wait on line for a year and a day, and feast on lukewarm food and crab legs. I dig the fancy schmancy hotel buffets that have a wide variety of eats that make your mouth water and ..
Free Love: “A-Sides” Interview with Queen Courtney On New Music, Her Autobiography, A Reality TV Show, and Jay-Z Covering Nirvana?
“The whole year, I’ve stayed controversy free,” Courtney Love tongue-in-cheekily boasted during a phone interview Tuesday. The alt-rock goddess measured this, she explained, by the amount of lawsuits she’s currently involved in. “I have none on my plate, and I plan on it remaining that way,” she said, before cracking, “I’d love to be the ..