Farewell and Goodnight, Roseland Ballroom

“Standing in line to See the show tonight And there’s a light on Heavy glow” – RHCP Waiting on a line that wrapped around two or sometimes three blocks – often times – getting soaked by a cold and misty rain. Approaching the marquee, and having chills give way to adrenaline pumping. Getting patted down ..

Revelations with Los Lonely Boys; Igniting Fire & the Romance

In 2004, Los Lonely Boys broke through the mainstream faster than a vintage Rickey Henderson on roller skates in an ice storm with their inspiring song “Heaven.” It’s hard to believe the “Texican” rock trio dropped that super hit a decade ago. What’s even harder to believe is that this band of brothers (Henry Garza, ..

Savannah Stopover Sessions Part 2 – Electric Boogaloo?

Here’s part two of A-Sides’ exclusive performances taken at the Savannah Stopover Festival last month. Again, watch some great bands performing great tracks in the great, rich-in-history, sometimes-creepy city of Savannah. Just the music. A-Sides Live filmed by Jon Paul Graham. Before we get to a second round of vids, check out JPG’s photo slideshow ..

Haunting Beauty – Stopover Sessions Part One

Each year SXSW gets all the press, and rightfully so, but a fest just before it keeps gaining more and more momentum year after year. Yep, the Savannah Stopover Music Festival is coming on like Vickie from Small Wonder on extra-strength batteries, and methinks it’ll be more than just a “stopover” before long. This year’s ..

Whatever Happens in Glasvegas…; Starwalker – From Iceland and China with Love

Most people fell in love with Scottish indie rockers Glasvegas when they dropped “Geraldine” in 2008, and rightfully so. That international hit put the band (James Allan, Rab Allan, Paul Donoghue, and Jonna Lofgren) on the map (it’s a cliche to say but it’s really true), and matched an infectious melody with heartfelt – no, ..

Gedeon Luke Keeps the Soul Train Moving ; Viv and the Revival Breaks Your Heart

We live in a self-absorbed, selfie-obsessed world, but I still believe music still has the power to breakthrough no matter how self-involved or how communication-reliant we’ve become. It can inspire, change, and heal, and I bet Gedeon Luke agrees. Have a listen to his music, and you’ll instantly at peace with all the outside noise. ..

“Smooth” Stylings of Vinyl Thief; Spencer Sutherland Tugs at Your “Heartstrings”

If you’ve seen electro-rockers Vinyl Thief live you know their shows are highly energized and boisterously awesome. Last month, the Nashville band treated me to the antithesis of that by playing it acoustic and laid back at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains, where “this guy” (I’m pointing to myself) filmed an A-Sides ..