Filling The Cracks with CX KiDTRONiK

Inspiration comes from, literally, everywhere. For some, it’s a passionate take of what reality gives them. For others, it’s the disconnection with relationships over time. And for some others, it may seem like something a little less serious. For CX KiDTRONiK, the story goes that he spotted the ass-crack of singer Jody Watley in the […]

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 […]

FOTOS: Turnip King, Grand Resort, Sun Club, The Doozies and Girl Toy

On Friday, April 26 at Brooklyn, New York’s Big Snow Buffalo Lodge, the crowd’s electric energy through the night gave way to mosh pits. As Girl Toy, Washington D.C.’s The Doozies, Annapolis’ Sun Club, Brooklyn’s Grand Resort and Turnip King graced the stage, roaring sets ranging anywhere from garage punk to summery fuzz-pop to lo-fi […]

Pretty & Nice Finally Release Their Golden Record, Golden Rules For Golden People

Editor’s Note: We try to refrain from first-person blog-style pieces on THE BOMBER JACKET. There are reasons behind this decision that we don’t need to explain now, but here is an immediate heads-up: This article is going to be a first-person, blog-style piece. Yeah! The New York University Journalism Handbook For Students (haha) defines a […]

The Mystery of Ifan Dafydd

His name, like so many others in the non-stop swirl of emerging producers and DJs coming out of Europe, sometimes floats under the rocks. Ifan Dafydd, improbable to pronounce with 100 percent accuracy, much less certainty, has been slipping through the ranks of the continent’s best up-and-comers, sporadically dropping James Blake-esque singles through the past […]

Jeremiah Jae and the noise of Brainfeeder

Steven Ellison is assembling a remarkable team. Better known as Flying Lotus and Captain Murphy, the figurehead of the label Brainfeeder, which started just five years ago in Los Angeles, has been recruiting a wave of genre-splitting producers and neo hip-hop up-and-comers to his growing base. Preferably, Ellison looks for acts that mend both of […]

We Despise Lists, But Here’s A List of Our Favorite Artists at SXSW 2013

It’s that time of year again! There are a million lists out there about the acts people should see in Austin at SXSW! We have a quick list of recommended artists IN ADDITION to SXSW habits/tendencies that you should kill before you end up having the roughest week of your life! Har har har. This […]

The Strafing Run: Dead Channel Goes Off the Air, But Not Before Releasing a Killer Debut

Hi there, readerfaces! A while back, The Strafing Run column introduced our readers at a great local band in State College, Pa., Dead Channel. Recently, they released their debut album, Last of the Big Time Splendors. Most bands follow up a quality debut album with touring, interviews, and celebration. Dead Channel has skipped past all […]

TBJ’s Guide to Electro-Swing

Call it electro-swing. Call it swinghouse, swingstep, gypsy jazz, or nu-swing. Call it whatever you want, really. One of the great things about this budding genre of music is that its fans don’t care much about its name, as long as it gets their feet tapping to the rhythm. And that is exactly what will […]

We Wanted to Talk More About Badass Guitarists, So…

I am not going to write an article diminishing three of the most accomplished female guitarists as leadership of the women’s coalition for equal rights in music. This is not an essay on the women of rock ‘n’ roll’s past present and future; this is not a hackneyed tribute to the strides made for women […]