May 2nd, 2021
Deftones' third album, White Pony, recently reached it's 20th anniversary, so hosts Brent and Andy decided to sit down and discuss the vinyl reissue along with its companion album, Black Stallion. Along the way, the guys talk about where it sits in the Deftones' discography, compare Deftones to their peers in the nu metal genre, chat about the dilemmas of collecting vinyl, butcher words and phrases, and Andy gets heated about incomplete album reissues. This might be our silliest episode yet, so feast your ears on this episode of 'A-Sides' and take a trip back to when JNCOs and frosted tips were all the rage.
April 25th, 2021
Andy welcomes back Corey "Rizzo" Rozzoni (Lights of Marfa, The Great Affairs) for a second appearance on 'A-Sides'. Rizzo has a wealth of experience from his 30+ years of performing, and during this episode he "pulls back the curtain" to share his personal philosophy on being part of a rock band. The guys discuss these nuggets of knowledge, from rehearsing to touring, and also the taboos of concerts shirts. You can follow Rizzo online at his personal website, find out where he will be performing with The Great Affairs here, and check out Lights of Marfa online. Thank you for listening and helping A-Sides reach 60 episodes!
April 19th, 2021
In the early 1980's, a new genre of music was in its early stages in the Bay Area of California, which would later take over the world. Brent and Andy spend this episode diving into that genre of "thrash metal", specifically tackling three huge albums released in 1986 from Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth. While discussing these three particular albums, they also dive down a rabbit hole of related concert stories, what constitutes "selling out", sample a related brand of coffee, and discuss the merits of 'greatest hits' compilations. Strap on your bullet belt, raise your fist, and press play on this episode of 'A-Sides.' Thanks for listening!
April 4th, 2021
With an absence of live music over the last year, you can live vicariously through the newest episode of A-Sides. Kenny Wright from The Great Affairs returns to the podcast to discuss concerts with Andy, which include stories from seeing Kiss and Van Halen in their heyday, (failed) attempts at meeting bands backstage, beer spills, hurling vomit, and so much more! Thank you for listening to the newest episode of A-Sides, and make sure to follow The Great Affairs online so you can see them in a town near you.
March 25th, 2021
On this episode of A-Sides, Brent talks with the author of "They Just Seem A Little Weird," the story of Kiss, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and Starz.
March 14th, 2021
Brent and Andy return for a follow-up on their episode discussing 'Debut Albums', as they dive into 'Sophomore Albums.' It's been said again and again that a second album is "make it or break it" for artists and musicians, so we give our thoughts on those we feel are strong second albums. Find out who we chose and why, what restrictions we put on our lists, which beer was drank, and how this all relates to Harry Nilsson!? Thank you for giving us another spin on A-Sides.
March 2nd, 2021
Denny Smith returns for this third guest appearance on 'A-Sides', this time discussing the recent studio album from his band, The Great Affairs. Dropping back in October, the album titled 'Everybody Moves, Nobody Get Hurt' is chock full of riffs, ballads, and even electric sitar!! Find out some stories behind the songs, his song writing process, and a discussion on the album artwork. You can find The Great Affairs on their website, your favorite streaming service, and on Reverb Nation.
February 24th, 2021
On this episode Brent and Andy pick their top 7 debut albums of all time, discuss them, drink beer, discuss other things totally off the topic, say a lot of swear words, and drink more beer.
February 11th, 2021
On this episode Brent talks with Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, ahead of his newest solo album, When Life Was Hard and Fast.
February 6th, 2021
On this episode Brent chats with Chris Holmes.