Backstage with Adam Schatz of Landlady, Man Man, Father Figures, Zongo Junction, The Shoe Ins, Those Darlins, and Mrs. Adam Schatz

Not too long back we spontaneously reviewed a concert in New York City when local musician Adam Schatz played with his band Landlady at Pianos. Prior to the show, there were no plans for coverage lined up, but because the gig was so outstanding, we wrote up a quick piece covering the night and Mr. […]

Album Premiere: Urban Homes, Centres

It’s impressive when a band is able to significantly evolve within its genre over an extended period of time and keep an audience interested, but when the band traverses genres and still preserves its reputation, there’s real promise in the band’s musical potential. There are very few post-punk remnants left in Cologne’s Urban Homes‘ new […]

Steph Barrak’s Version of Pop Music

Words To Break Your Heart by Boston’s Steph Barrak is an 11-song release that finds a different home in every person’s music collection, depending on the listener. One of the songs could be a mainstream radio hit and another could be a highlight on an independent musician’s release. The album’s general aesthetics are very open […]

TBJ’s One-Year Geburtstag in Brooklyn, New York

We did enough promotion for our one-year anniversary that we don’t have to talk about it any more now, but we would like to thank all of the bands (Cymbals Eat Guitars, Grooms, Pretty & Nice, Maquina Supervium) and DJ Kevin Fowler, say that Shea Stadium is the shit and that they’re great to work […]

Fresh, Young Blood from the UK: Forest

Since Britpop’s highs in the 90s, British bands haven’t had quite the same overwhelming effect on the world. So when there’s a bright and shining new talent hailing from the United Kingdom, it is hard to not get excited. But what happens when the talent is comprised of a handful of 18-year-old boys? It feels […]

TBJ’S ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY

What are you doing on March 2, 2013? If your answer is not “Going to Shea Stadium in Brooklyn’s cozy neighborhood of Bushwick,” then you have got to get yourself in order! THE BOMBER JACKET is so, so, so happy to announce our FIRST official booked/sponsored/curated show of 2013! Huzzah! And whaddayaknow, we’ve got a […]

New York Entertainer, Adam Schatz

If you’re a routine show-goer in New York City, you’re lucky if you’ve ever had the chance to see Adam Schatz’s furrowed brow on an elevated platform. An elevated platform, meaning a stage, with Schatz front and center, accompanied by five other musicians. Furrowed brow, meaning the part of his forehead that wrinkles up when he […]

New Music Out of DC: Paint Branch

There’s so much new music out today, with so many new names that are digested and forgotten within the same year, that when a name makes headlines that’s been on your radar in some form before, it’s a relief. There’s a kind familiarity that entices you, while you’re also caught wondering if the music will […]

TBJ in 2012: A Year in Review

This year was a long but exciting first year for THE BOMBER JACKET. We moved our headquarters from Berlin to New York City, our initial staff of four writers expanded into a much larger group of people from all over the world, and we have started branding our first PR campaigns to help push the […]

New Sounds from New York: A.K.

On Tuesday, December 11, four bands played a tightly packed show at the Legion bar in Brooklyn. Presented by The Louisiana Purchasing Company, the show was the first in a while for Brooklyn’s own Alexandra Kalinowski, known to her friends and fans simply as “A.K.”  A.K. is semi-new to the Brooklyn scene, although she’s been playing […]