A-Sides Interview: Megan and Liz Spread Some Holiday Cheer

You’d have to be a cotton-headed ninny muggins not to realize re the holiday season is all up in our respective grills right about now. Holiday specials are airing just about every day. Tree and menorah lightings have and are taking place. Christmas songs are being played and subsequently played out, and yep, Heath Bell ..

X Ambassadors Rank, and Ha Ha Tonka’s Valuable Lessons

R.I.P. Andrew Youssef. R.I.P. Paul Walker. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, and after I’m done saying it again, I’ll probably say it again later: rock n’ roll is far from dead. Sure, it’s easier to find a hamburger at a vegan bun convention than to hear a rock song on terrestrial ..

“Seven Nights and Seven Days” withThe Fratellis; Little Bombs Go Off

Up until 2006, the Fratelli surname was arguably best known for the bonehead brothers who got Chunk to reveal he stole his uncle Max’s toupee and tossed fake puke over a movie theater balcony in The Goonies. Since then, however, The Fratellis have become more than just an undynamic duo in a cult film classic. ..

Aoki’s Fascination with Poker

Balancing work and play: Steve Aoki find time for poker in his busy schedule American electro-house musician Steve Aoki seems to be keeping busy these days. Currently on tour Aokifying America, the Grammy-nominated artist still finds the time to collaborate with various other artists and even attend poker tournaments. That’s right, Aoki is just another ..

Elvis Comes To Port Chester

He’s been backed by the Attractions, the Imposters, the Bacharach, and the list goes on as wide as Toledo but on Tuesday night, Elvis Costello stood on The Capitol Theatre stage alone with nothing more than his collection of guitars, a mandolin, a keyboard planted to his right, and a black curtain behind him. Boy ..

A-Sides on the Red Carpet: Only Make Believe’s 14th Annual Gala

It’s not every day you see Magneto brushing elbows with Tony Micelli, but that’s exactly what happened at a benefit event in New York City last week. Mona? Jokes aside, Sir Ian McKellen hosted Only Make Believe’s 14th Annual Gala on Nov. 4, and stars ranging from Tony Danza to honoree Susan Sarandon roamed the ..

Hang with “Cool Kids” Echosmith and Donate to the New Beat Fund

Alt-rock acts Echosmith and New Beat Club have a bunch of things in common with each other: They’re both from the West Coast, each toured the country on the Vans Warped Tour, and both bands have a legitimate beef with each other. Perhaps “legitimate” is a stretch. Let’s use this word instead: “non-existing.” Yep, A-Sides ..

The Rubens Taking Off Like a Bullet ; Terraplane Sun Shines On

In 2000, I shared a Reuben sandwich with wrestling legend Randy “Macho Man” Savage. That story is very true and spectacular, but it has absolutely nothing to do with this post. (Feel free to message me if you want the full story…Cue the sound of crickets.) Anyway, let’s discuss Australian rock quartet The Rubens, who ..