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 ..
Dear Apache, Jump on this. Love, Jon MisterWives are a New York-based band are probably the next band you should be getting behind. That’s what she said. Anyway, the New York City band (Mandy Lee, Etienne Bowler, Will Hehir, Marc Campbell, Dr. Blum, and Murph Dawg) released its debut EP Reflections late last year, and ..
This isn’t your grandmother’s R&B. I have no idea what that means, but let’s just say Jarell Perry is making the genre his own by incorporating old school genre vibes with elements of everything from indie-rock to electro beats. The LA-based singer/songwrier’s debut LP “Simple Things” drew praise and his upcoming EP should as well. ..
Video killed the radio star decades ago. Internet killed everything else. Personally, it utterly destroyed living in the moment. Too often, as I watch my favorite television shows or awards shows I’m either “status messaging” on Zuckerbook or “live tweeting” on Twitter as the action unfolds. It’s a wonderful interactive way of experience a show ..
A few weeks ago, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter and overexposure for Lorde. OK, that latter statement isn’t true but it certainly feels like it. All the praise – the Rolling Stone cover, the Grammy – is warranted for the talented teenage Kiwi, but it’s time we stop drinking the Kool-Aid for ..
The DC trio RDGLDGRN have been genre-bending for years with infectious music that knows no bounds and personally make me wish I were 1/4 as talented as these dudes. Anyway, now that their self-titled debut is out, the world is getting to see it, hear it, live it, and love it. It should come as ..
Committing to email interviews with talent can be a tricky thing. Often times, wit and/or humor – attempts at it anyway – can get lost in translation and you run the risk of a piece coming off lamer than the last 20 minutes of <em>Machete Kills!</em> Thankfully, that wasn’t the case with Fanfarlo’s Simon Balthazar, ..
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/Cr-ahiFDkts” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> A year-and-a-half ago, <a href=”http://www.bitterrivals.us/” target=”_hplink”>Sleigh Bells</a>’ Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss and I chatted from inside their dressing room at <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-chattman/asides-interview-sleigh-b_b_1962095.html” target=”_hplink”>The Capitol Theatre </a>in Port Chester and discussed everything from touring to their then-new record <em>Reign of Terror</em>. A common theme that arose during the interview ..
<a href=”http://www.badsuns.tumblr.com” target=”_hplink”>Bad Suns</a> isn’t the name of another Stephenie Meyer tween schlock franchise. It’s the moniker Woodland Hills’ natives Christo Bowman, Miles Morris, Gavin Bennett, and Ray Libby use when making some pretty kick-ass music. You’ve probably heard the band’s debut single “Cardiac Arrest” on your favorite alt-rock station since the tail end of ..
I love it when music bloggers say an artist is “on the rise” or “on the cusp” of stardom. Often times, it’s just a way to move their story along. Um, I’ll be damned if I’m not about to do that myself. Courtesy of forces unknown to me, I feel compelled to tell you that ..