The Thing in the Spring Is Still the Thing For Spring

Festival season is already underway, and with it means painful choices. Those choices aren’t limited to which artists to see, however. They also include how much money to spend, and unfortunately, that can end up being a fair amount. Between unforgiving schedules and high price points, attendees who simply want to see some good music […]

The Thing In The Spring Is The Thing For Spring 2013

Bjork or Beach House? Grizzly Bear or Foals? These are just two questions Bonnaroo, one of the country’s largest and best-known music festivals, is asking its attendees this year. When music festival attendees are forced to make tough decisions, it raises their Fear of Missing Out to peak levels. Anything less than a perfect show from […]

TBJ’s Favorite Records of 2012: Felix

Prior to the advent of the Internet and its influence on music consumption, there were few more effective ways for listeners and musicians to connect than through detailed liner notes. Listeners could pore over the notes included with their newly purchased album, following along with the lyrics as they’re sung. But from a business perspective, […]

How So Many Dynamos Redefined Musical Productivity

How do you define musical productivity? So Many Dynamos has had a busy three years since The Loud Wars was released, though that might not be obvious to casual observers of the band, people who only pay attention to things like record releases and tours. Since releasing The Loud Wars in June of 2009 and […]

Yale, Massachusetts Keeps Pop-Punk Positive

It’s a scary thought, but most people who grew up on the early Vagrant and Drive-Thru Records discographies are now in their mid- to late-20s. Some of those people have turned their backs on pop-punk for hipper pastures, returning only due to occasional bouts of nostalgia, but others remain faithful to the genre that first […]