A-Sides Gets Raw: Talking the Ring and the Road with WWE Divas Champion Paige

Bra and panties matches are all well and good, but arguably many diehard wrestling fanatics might dismiss gimmick matches like that as simply “eye candy” with a chance of a lucky wardrobe malfunction. But, there’s more to the Womens Wrestling Division than a thong, hair toss, and ass slap. While some hardcore fans may not ..

“Last Forever” with Fenech-Soler

Time can be a real bitch. Today’s buzz band can be tomorrow’s bargain bin. Today’s top blog post can be tomorrow’s forgotten blog post. It’s just the nature of things. Thankfully, the band featured in today’s A-Sides will have staying power long after this post I’ve written about them fades into the black abyss known ..

“All” In on Lucy Scholl; “Crash” into Shayna Leigh

In 1985, Annie Lennox/The Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin teamed up for the ultra-cheesy single “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves.” It was meant to be an anthem for all women, and probably was, but look back now, and you’ll laugh. OK, perhaps only if you watch the music video that accompanied it. In any event, ..

The “Heart & Soul” of Twin Atlantic

If you have a short attention span when it comes to pop culture news, you probably think Justin Bieber got arrested at Brad Pitt’s wedding while simultaneously posting naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence on the Internet. If you’re alt-rock and music knowledge and taste last longer, however, you know Twin Atlantic is gaining more and ..

Tighten Your Belt with In the Valley Below; Throw a Wild Party

It happens only a few times a year for me: I hear the first few seconds of a new song, fall instantly in love with it, and hope the chorus is as good as the first verse. Often times, a so-so chorus can destroy the makings of a perfect song. I couldn’t fight that feeling ..

Jillian Edwards “Daydreams”; “Finally…” It’s Julian Fleisher

Nashville’s Jillian Edwards has opened for for a variety of artists from The Civil Wars to Ben Rector. Well, expect her to headline sooner than later. The singer/songwriter, who’s originally from Dallas, has been melting ears and hearts (not literally – that would be frightening) since 2009 when she dropped her Galaxies & Such EP. ..

“Overdose” on Little Daylight

Hype Machine calls Little Daylight a band “to watch in 2014.” This is all I have to say about that: As evidenced by their breakout track “Overdose,” the band is delivering the goods – rock-synth-pop polished goodness (and I mean that as a compliment) that subtly hit you like a 2X4 at the hands of ..

You Me at Six — “Breathe” Them in Folks

You Me at Six are a five-piece rock band from the UK who are coming on with as much conviction as a patented Aaron Paul “bitch.” Unlike the Lambada, which had a lot of buzz a few decades back (but went from the “forbidden dance” to the “who cares dance” within a flash), there is ..

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Volcano Girls Veruca Salt Set to Erupt Again

With apologies to L.L. Cool J, we all know how “comebacks” work. They usually, um, don’t. You know the drill – a band breaks-up, disappear for awhile, and tour in support of a new album that fails to capture that old magic. Veruca Salt don’t fit that mold, and although they just released their first ..