2015 Lollapalooza: Must See Hip-Hop Acts

Lollapalooza, Chicago’s biggest and most exciting  music festival is back this year with another amazing lineup.  Set to take place in Grants Park  across eight different stages, This year’s lineup tries to top the hometown favorite from last year Chance The Rapper, whose energetic show stole the show from the headliners.  The festival is huge and  has artists from almost  every genre,  so at times it can be hard to decide who to see.  Well, fear no more cause here is a list of the must see hip-hop acts at 2015 Lollapalooza.… Continue reading

VIDEO: Interview – Lenka Talks The Bright Side

lenkaAfter just a two year hiatus, Lenka is back with her latest album, The Bright Side. The Australian singer/songwriter/actress experienced great success in 2008 music debut with the song, “The Show”, which had been used in numerous television shows and advertising campaigns. The current album finds Lenka optimistic about life while showcasing her interest in experimenting with different sounds that range from folk-pop to more electronic and atmospheric numbers.… Continue reading

VIDEO: Interview – Jack Garratt Talks Music, Best Looking Dogs

Jack GarrattUK talent Jack Garratt got exposed to music before he was even born.  Garrett’s mother worked as a music teacher and his father taught guitar, so it was natural that he gain an affinity for performing.  Garratt worked on his music throughout his youth, learning new instruments, performing in a junior song contest as a teenager and would gain the attention of legendary producer Rick Rubin who had heard his music.  Now on a major label, Garratt has released a couple of EPs and is currently on tour performing to a growing fanbase eager for more.… Continue reading

On-Radar: Halsey

11412313_482949101880166_6712046580475789877_nSince the release of her debut EP, Room 93, and the unbelievable popularity of its first single ‘Ghost’, the buzz surrounding Halsey has been uncontainable. Since then she has been selling out tours and shows overseas, she has risen to #1 on both Billboard’s Emerging & Trending artists charts, she is slated to play Lollapalooza this summer among other festivals, and now she is releasing her first full-length LP: Badlands.  … Continue reading

Album Review: Public Enemy-Man Plans God Laughs

publicenemy-manplansgodlaughs-560x560Public Enemy  (PE) the legendary rap group behind 1990’s inspiring  hit ” Fight The power”  has returned with their 13th LP entitled Man Plans God Laughs(MPGL).  The group who has become  known  over the  years as politically conscious and socially aware is back at it again, sticking it to the man and bringing cultural issues to the forefront with Chuck D’s  compelling lyrics. MPGL  has  a very  short running time  clocking in at just under 30 minutes however, it’s a very subtle listen that’s  easy to digest.… Continue reading

B-Sides Top 10: 7/19/2015

top-10X Ambassadors just released their debut album VHS and the track “Renegades” has topped our chart. The Ithaca, NY-based band has some heavy competition from Beck, the video for ”2 Heads” by Coleman Hell was just released and twenty one pilots are in the midst of their most successful tour in support of their recent number one album, Blurryface. Check out this week’s chart!… Continue reading

VIDEO: Interview – The Dø Fly Drones In Airport, Talk Album

“coin”Franco-Finnish duo The Dø may be a well-kept secret whose music has enthralled Europeans and others outside the U.S. The band has been making music for years, garnering numerous accolades, including the coveted award for “Best Album of the Year” at the French GRAMMYs (Les Victoires de la Musique) and sold out shows across Europe, Australia and the UK. Their fourth album, Shake Shook Shaken was released early this year and the band has been putting on their trademark energetic live shows as they tour the U.S. in support of the album.… Continue reading

VIDEO: Interview – COIN Gets Burglarized in San Francisco, Talk “Run”

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The track “Run” by COIN is catchy and infectious that has made it a favorite here at B-Sides.  The Nashville-based band just released their self-titled debut album and are touring through most of 2015 that includes dates with Neon Trees, Walk The Moon and a date at the landmark festival, Lollapalooza.  Forming while in college, the four members of COIN are affable and create music that’s fun and relatable, making for a great live show.… Continue reading

On- Radar: Who is Vince Staples?

Over the past few years, the name Vince Staples has been sparking a lot of buzz among the Hip-Hop  industry and blogs.  The California native first emerged onto people’s radar when he appeared on “Epar” in 2010, which is featured on  Earl Sweatshirts debut album Earl. The hostile and vulgar lyrics mixed with a solid flow  gave listeners just enough to want to hear more.  Since then the two have simultaneously been rising to stardom on separate paths, but never straying too far apart as the two can be heard on a collaborative track on Earl’s new album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside.