228 Beers for Camden

Boston quartet Camden have made a purposeful start to 2012. In January, they released the two-song EP Getting Around, which was a peppy, pocket-sized sign of things to come. In March, the band made an indie pilgrimage to Austin, Texas for SXSW. THE BOMBER JACKET caught up with Camden a week after their return from […]

How the Dead Live

Lost in the Trees’ Ari Picker turns tragedy into triumph on second LP.  The year before releasing the band’s debut on Anti- Records, Lost in the Trees‘ frontman, Ari Picker, experienced a severe loss when his mother took her own life. Though not always advisable, there are occasions when considering the inspiration for a record […]

Grimes on Grimes

“The Walking Dead” protagonist, Rick Grimes reviews the new album, Visions by Grimes. Sheriff’s Deputy, Rick Grimes here. Right now I’m hiding out in an abandoned Tower Records delivery truck somewhere on I-85. Once again, I have been separated from my wife and son and the rest of the group and find myself surrounded by […]

City Profile: Sheffield, England

A festival funded by spare change, pubs that spin the same vinyl they did in the 60s, local artists who manage to bring the same quintessential cheekiness to a variety of genres; the music scene in Sheffield, England has an identity all its own. I should begin this profile by confessing a shameless bias towards […]