A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Filter's Richard Patrick's Opens His "Crazy Eyes"; Matt Sucich Sees "Mirages"

For my generation, 1990s alt-rock was a golden era of music. It was an era in which rock music actually landed into the mainstream and could be heard without having to look for it on the Internets. Pearl Jam. Nirvana. STP. The list goes on and on when one thinks of influential bands from that decade. Filter also come to mind, and they're still very much around and very amazing. The band's front man Richard Patrick recently chatted with A-Sides about their upcoming new album Crazy Eyes as well as their longevity in the industry. Watch below. Its a very nice shot.

(Filmed by Yale Goodman)

Matt Sucich
doesn't sound anything like Filter. He's paired with Patrick here because it's a lovely contradiction. Good music is good music whether it's heavy, light, poignant, loud, or middle of the road. Last year, this gifted NYC singer/songwriter dropped a bunch of singles and compiled it into an album entitled Stripping For The Blind/A Short Form Collection of Songs. He recently sat down for a chat and performed a pair of songs filmed at the Music Conservatory of Westchester by Alye Carlevaro. Watch below, and enjoy the deeply-felt tunes and the deeply-weird-fun-what-have-you interview.


To see/hear the interview and his performance of "If it's Not One Thing," click here you will.

About A-Sides with Jon Chattman:
Jon Chattman's music/entertainment series typically features celebrities and artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometime humorous) way. No bells, no whistles -- just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, Jon strives for a refreshing change. Artists featured on the series include Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Melissa Etheridge, Elle King, Air Supply, Yoko Ono, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, fun, Bleachers, Charli XCX, and Cold War Kids.