LISTEN: Three Tracks ON-REPEAT – Frenship & Emily Warren, Nothing But Thieves, Love Thy Brother

bsides-logo-cassette-repeatTunes tunes tunes! Our Tunes for Tuesday on our Instagram story this week has three tracks that have been ON-REPEAT. L.A.-based duo Friendship consists of James Sunderland and Brett Hite, who met working at a spandex store while individually were involved in separate music projects. They eventually started collaborating and producing their own original music, which led to the release of a number of singles and most recently, their debut EP Truce, that includes this week’s addiction, “Capsize” featuring Emily Warren. Nothing But Thieves has been gaining fans throughout their North American tour this year, which included dates at Lollapalooza, the upcoming Austin City Limits and Voodoo Festival in October. “Wake Up Call” is a strong representation of the band’s talent with its… Continue reading

INTERVIEW: A.J. Haynes of Seratones

seratonesSeratones are a garage, punk, revival. The band hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana offer a raw, unfiltered, and unapologetic stance on what rock n roll is for the future. Their continuous touring, and recent chainsaw buzz from their May record release, Get Gone, has critics and fans showing them much warranted love. B-Sides had a chance to catch up with the bands energetic, and high-spirited, lead singer and guitarist, A.J. Haynes via phone while on tour in El Paso. TX.… Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

beach-slang-2Beach Slang is a punk band from, the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. The band brings an energetic mix of punk rock ruckus, melodic dissonance, and anti-pop. They have strung together a list of EP’s and compilations with one full length record, 2015’s The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us, to critical acclaim. The band has regrouped,  after what seemed like a continuous touring cycle, to record their follow up A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings. The record follows in the footsteps of it predecessor with smart, loud, and aggressive pop-hooks, driving guitars, with the fingerprints of nostalgia all over it.… Continue reading

SPOTLIGHT: 10 Year Anniversary of The Black Parade

My Chemical Romance caused quite the uproar when they split up in 2013. Their fandom still find spite in it to this day, but that just shows how MCR possesses overwhelming talent and dedicated followers. Gerard Way (lead vocalist), Mikey Way (bassist), Ray Toro (lead guitarist), Frank lero (rhythm guitarist), and Bob Bryar (drummer) released their third studio album, The Black Parade, after four months of recording, in October of 2006. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the album in which the band decided to celebrate and post the piano intro of “The Black Parade” to their Youtube channel. After various rumors of the band getting back together, it was confirmed that they were just releasing a reissue of The Black Parade that included demos and live tracks. Although it has been 10 years as well as the bands departure from the music scene, fans still appreciated the band not forgetting those that still support their work.… Continue reading

LISTEN: Three Tracks ON-REPEAT – Billie Eilish, Knox Hamilton, Green Day

bsides-logo-cassette-repeatA lot of great music has come out recently and we just featured three awesome tracks on our Instagram story! Born and raised in Los Angeles by two actor/musician parents, Billie Eilish grew up surrounded by art. She began singing in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus when she was 8 years old. Now at the “seasoned” age 13, Billie has begun releasing her own original material, produced and co-written by her older brother Finneas O’Connell (Of The Slightlys). Late 2015, Billie’s song “Ocean Eyes” and entire presence made a very impressive impact within the music world from Hypemachine #1, to Zane Lowe and Jaden Smith’s endorsement on their respective Beats1 shows, to local LA KCRW radio support from the likes of Jason Kramer, Chris Douridas, and Anne Litt – all the way across the Atlantic to Annie Mac playing it on her BBC1 show. Knox Hamilton is back with new material this year with their self-described “sound that’s as likely to make you want to visit the beach as it is to move your feet.” Their track “Washed Up Together” does just that. Finally, Green Day is coming back strong this year with their 12th studio album set to be released on October 7, 2016. The title track, “Revolution Radio” was released last week and showcases the trio from Oakland, CA on point.… Continue reading

ON-RADAR: dINMachine – The Opposite of Unity

dindiNMachine is a collective of musicians hailing from the musical bio dome of New York City. Driven by composer Michael Schumacher, and a bevy of musicians with world class pedigrees ranging from the Julliard School of Music to the Jazz Conservatory in Vienna, they put aside their classical chops in favor of a trip into electro-pop, and avant-garde dance music. The result is The Opposite of Unity an ambitious and challenging record full of interesting,  but good,  uses of the word dance.… Continue reading

ON-RADAR: vverevvolf, Falcon A!, BullyWest

vverevvolfThe San Francisco bay area music scene is thriving with lots of great musical talent that’s as diverse as its population. Three bands who are On-Radar include vverevvolf, BullyWest and Falcon A!. Berkeley-based synthpop duo vverevvolf is comprised of of Kelsey LaRae and Dylan Gallagher, who met in a music class while in college and decided to collaborate when each were impressed with the other’s talent. They described their music as “navigating the huge canvas of pop music and using it as a means to explore shifting identities.” The track “Cruel Games” is bubbling up and is a great introduction to what the band has in store. BullyWest is a four-piece from the East Bay consisting of Manny Velez(vocals, guitar), Jesse Gale(guitar), Shane DeLea(bass) and Bernt Strom(drums). The band recently released their EP Bet on Black and are playing select California dates in support of the release. Falcon A! is a punk band whose raucous energy and sound translates well in its recordings as well as their live sets. Their album, So Rad, was recently released and four-man band from Antioch, CA will hit the road in support of the album.… Continue reading

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Pierce The Veil Talk Fan Connection, Participate in Pushup Challenge

pierce-the-veilPierce The Veil has been on a steady ascent throughout their ten-year career having most recently scored their second chart-topping album on Billboard Magazine’s Top Rock, Alternative and Hard Rock Albums charts, with their latest release, Misadventures. Their previous album, Collide With The Sky, released in 2012 achieved the same feat and elevated the band’s profile. The San Diego-based band toured extensively after their previous release and experienced some delays and took the extra time to write the latest release, which has garnered positive reviews. The band has garnered a legion of dedicated fans worldwide through multiple tours around the globe, including stints with All Time Low and  their last sold out world tour with Sleeping With Sirens.… Continue reading

LISTEN: Yoga Vinyasa Flow Playlist

Summer may be over, but that’s not an excuse to let your summer energy go. We’ve created the perfect upbeat yoga vinyasa flow to keep you pumped and centered at the same time. Whether you are practicing at home on your own or teaching a hot yoga class, this playlist will certainly give you the best harmony of excitement and zen. The music in this mix isn’t just for yoga it could be used for any workout that requires you to warm up, workout, and warm down.

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ON-RADAR: Story Untold

story untoldIn today’s generation it’s common to find rising stars on social media. YouTube is a main contributor to finding incredible talent floating around.  In this case, YouTube brought Story Untold’s lead man, Janick Thibault, into the spotlight. Thibault created his YouTube channel back in 2007, covering hit songs with a rock vibe to them.  Five years later, Thibault created a four-man band known as Amazing and in 2016, Amasic was renamed Story Untold after making the announcement on YouTube in a comical fashion.  Now consisting of Janick Thibault (vocalist and songwriter), Jessy Bergy (lead guitarist), Mehdi Zidani (drummer), Max Cloutier (rhythm guitarist), and Aiden Von Rose (bassist).  Together, the band creates pop-rock songs that have quickly gained attention. … Continue reading

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Kristian Nairn Talks Game of Thrones, Music Career

kristian nairnKnown to many as the character, “Hodor” from the popular television series, Game of Thrones, Kristian Nairn is taking advantage of his elevated profile to expose his other talent as an electronic music producer and DJ with the second go-around of his Rave of Thrones tour. Nairn has been in the music scene for over twenty years, having been in bands such as AJ Suzuki and Dublin’s very own Daddy’s Little Princess. He’s shared the stage with a wide range of acts like Scissor Sisters, Mylo, Calvin Harris and Alphabeat. Performing as a DJ, he held down a residency for eleven years in Kremlin, one of Ireland’s most popular and enduring venues. His remixes have been played in sets by some of house music’s true legends, including the Freemasons and Grant Nelson. As a performance artist, Nairn uses his musicality to fuse together immense performances, often mixing and even playing the music himself.… Continue reading

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – POWERS Talks Upcoming Debut Album, Songwriting

powersThe duo of POWERS is comprised of Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru, who each have an impressive list of writing credits to go along with their own infectious tunes. Del Rio has produced and written for a variety of artists ever since he landed a publishing deal with Alex Da Kid (Rihanna’s “I Love the Way You Lie”, Imagine Dragons). His resume includes work with top pop artists such as Selena Gomez, Kylie Minogue, and Cee Lo Green. He most recently made waves by producing the anthemic X Ambassadors ft Jamie N Commons & Jay Z “Jungle” and executive producing The Knocks “So Classic” EP (of which Powers wrote and featured on the title track “Classic”). Crista Ru has her own set of impressive credentials as well, having written the lead tune from Selena Gomez’s most recent release to working with Swedish pop duo Icona Pop. Together, POWERS has already created some memorable tunes that’s included “Hot” and this year’s breakout, “Beat of My Drum”, which amassed millions of views/plays online. … Continue reading

Riot Fest Chicago 2016: Who to See

chicago_2016_admat_SINGLEDAY_16-9Labor Day weekend is over and with it, Riot Fest Denver. But fear not, for in two weeks, Riot Fest Chicago is going down. This year’s notable headliners include The Flaming Lips, Morrissey and The Original Misfits alongside Death Cab For Cutie, Rob Zombie, Social Distortion, The Deftones, Jimmy Eat World and let’s not forget about the carnival atmosphere. B-Sides will be there to cover the insanely packed lineup the fest is toting this year and we put together a list of the top 5 desirables on the schedule.… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Pierce The Veil Kick Off Fall ‘Made To Destroy’ Tour In San Francisco, CA

IMG_3695aPierce The Veil opened their Made To Destroy tour at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA on Sept. 3, 2016 to a sold out and raucous crowd. The San Diego-based band released their fourth studio album, Misadventures, earlier this year and the setlist mixed in many tracks off the album, kicking off the show with “Dive In” and included “Caraphernalia”, “Floral & Fading” and “Texas Is Forever” amongst others. The audience, who waited for hours before doors opened, was as energetic as the band themselves and the singalongs were strong throughout the roughly hour and a half set. Taking the stage in space suits out of the spaceship stage props, the quartet comprised of Vic and Mike Fuentes, Tony Perry and Jaime Preciado played with precision, were active on-stage switching places and interacting with the crowd. Vocals by lead singer Vic Fuentes were on-point, hitting the appropriate screams as they blended in with the band’s frenetic energy. Check out the pics from the first show of the Made To Destroy tour!… Continue reading

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