Celine Dion just joined Twitter. That breaking news has nothing to do with today’s A-Sides session. It’s just sort of a media advisory for fans of the French melody maker who want to tweet her questions as to why she historically hits herself in the chest each time she hits a high note. Having said ..
Alexander Kariotis’ A Little Bit Opera, A Little Bit Rock & Roll; Bastille Tops ‘Delve Into Twelve’ Again
It’s been well documented that Donny & Marie were “a little bit country, and, a little bit rock n’ roll.” Our next A-Sides guest also blends two musical genres, but I’m guessing that’s where the similarities to any Osmond end. Chicago native Alexander Kariotis is a rock opera artist who evokes Freddie Mercury while unleashing ..
Smorgasbord is a terribly undervalued word. It encompasses so much by saying so little. The word comes into play – for me anyway – when I think of indie roots rockers The Hollows. The band, who released a self-titled EP last week, features members who play a variety of instruments – from banjo to horns ..
Civil Twilight get compared to other bands quite often – notably Coldplay. It’s probably because they have four members like that Internationally-celebrated UK group, and because its front man is known to dabble in falsetto and 88 keys. The comparisons, however, should stop there but they probably won’t. As a matter of fact, during an ..
Diamonds are forever, and Canadian musician Diamond Rings is hoping his career lasts, well, for a very long time. Apologies for the crappy introductory sentence, but it makes sense when you chat with the artist who could be pegged as a cross between David Bowie and Lady Gaga. A few hours before his final tour ..