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 ..

Love Kitten’s Chloe Chaidez “Like a Stranger”

There are so many teen stars these days in essentially every genre it seems like a gimmick to mention it in any story about any of them. If I’d write a piece on Lorde, I’d naturally talk about how she’s dominating music and she isn’t even a high school graduate yet. But, why bother? Good ..

Welcome to Melanie Martinez’s “Dollhouse;” “Take a Seat “with Mason Noise

Photo and videos by Brian Dalthorp, wearepopstudios.com for A-Sides. It’s unavoidable. Most writers, bloggers, or whatever you want to call us are going to start out a story about Melanie Martinez by mentioning right off the bat that she competed on the third season of NBC’s The Voice. Actually,, any talent who from that singing ..

Nico & Vinz and the Quest for Song of the Summer

Ten years ago, Kevin Lyttle had a smash summer hit with the soca ballad “Turn Me On.” I remember that song for oh so many reasons. For starters, it’s not every beat that can get this guy (points to self) moving at bars or clubs. I should never dance. Period. I also remember it well ..

Get to Know The Vamps (Before Everyone and Their Mother Does)

Earlier this month, I attended my 20th year high school reunion and it was a nostalgic blast. It was great to reconnect with so many people, retrace steps on memory lane together, and to catch up on two decades CliffsNotes style. Personally, I was elated to find out that several former classmates had actually purchased ..

“Threadlessness”

We love seeing @asidesmusic rocking so many great Threadless tees! http://t.co/DTu1ISp5r0 — Threadless (@threadless) July 1, 2014

Ryan Shaw Shows Some “Real Love”; Animal Years Lift Some Spirits

You know it’s summer in New York City when rooftop concerts start taking place. That said, I am a bit curious if such gigs take place in the freezing cold months. If they do, it’s pretty messed up to have people get frost bite just to hear their favorite tunes. As I Google that or ..

All Hail Cris Cab

We might as well start calling Pharrell Williams King Midas. He probably won’t answer anybody who takes that sentence literally, but I’m simply trying to say everything the musician/producer/ageless-vampire touches lately turns into pure gold. The past year has been insane for the artist, who scored a huge hit and Oscar nod for Despicable Me ..