Sweet DREAMERS Are Made of These

I’m not about to go all Inception on you, but dreams, as we all know, can float all over the place. One minute, you might be dreaming about sand on the beach, and the next you could be at a bar doing jello shots with a zebra and Tom Hanks. Just last night, I had ..

Save Your Soul with The Jack Moves; Wild Adriatic Debut “Strange” New Music

“She want neo-soul, this hip-hop is old She don’t want no rock’n’roll” – The Roots, “The Seed 2.0.” The Jack Moves are a soul-pop group out of New Jersey that are too cool for school. I say that since, after all, I filmed their A-Sides session within a classroom at the Music Conservatory of Westchester ..

“Then Came…” The Lone Bellow

The “sophomore jinx” thing is very real. Arthur 2: On the Rocks immediately comes to mind for some unexplainable reason, but I’ll deal with that on my own time and perhaps with my therapist. The reason I bring this up is successful and hyped musicians often fail to deliver creatively and commercially on their follow-up ..

WhiplashOscar Favorite J.K. Simmons is So Very Far From Fletcher

Growing up a fat kid in Yonkers, NY (that’d be the title of my autobiography by the way), my number one way to escape the middle school jerks and the growing waistline was going to the movies. I would see two each weekend (it didn’t matter which ones – usually one good, one painfully awful), ..

Hey Look! It’s Another Guy Predicting the Oscars!

It’s so transparent that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has a race/diversity issue that I’m not going to even go there. It’s been well documented and spot-on that voters for the 87th Annual Academy Awards dropped the ball. No David Oyelowo. No Ava DuVernay. No Chadwick Boseman. That list goes on. Having ..

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Today… Greg “The Hammer” Valentine’s Day That Is

The following is taken from the soon-to-be published (hopefully anyway) humor book Ho Ho Hoax! written by Jon Chattman and Rich Tarantino. It all started in mid-1800s Great Britain and it hasn’t let up since: the flowers, the bottomless chocolates, and the diamonds (or cubic zirconia depending on your budget.) It’s a “holiday” for cheesy ..

the Right Thing

Toddlers and runny noses. Beck and artistry. Taylor Swift and awkward award-show courtside dancing. Yep, some things just effortlessly go together. Take the Franco-Finnish duo The Dø who are about to have their “damn right” moment and I’m saying that in my best Isaac Hayes impression (probably someone’s worst). The tandem of Dan Levy and ..

Valentine’s Day Themed “5 For Fighting”; Meet the “Evergreen” Hannah Gill

By a show of hands who hasn’t gotten pregnant listening to a Five for Fighting song? [Pauses] That’s what I thought. Anyway, since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, it’s time for that old A-Sides column-within-a–column — 5 for Fighting… with Five for Fighting: Valentine’s Day Edition. Read on, and thanks again John Ondransik ..

Grizfolk Find Their “Spark”

Sometimes you just know when a band is about to break out like Wentworth Miller in Prison Break… but that show was terrible. More to the point, one can get that sense with Grizfolk, an alt-rock quintet who gained boatloads of fans (I’m talking a lot of boats) when they opened up for UK juggernaut ..