Introducing Denmark’s Betting On The Mouse (Free Track Giveaway!)

Meet Betting On The Mouse, a musical project of Danish artist Martha Maria Skou. This four-piece group consists of Skou, Xian Foo, Jonathan Aardestrup and Kristian Haarløv, who self-released their March 15 self-titled debut album that they recorded in Berlin and Copenhagen. The 10-track album is a follow-up to the band’s 2011 BOTM EP. Producing what they […]

Spitzer Space Telescope Plays One-Off Show in NYC

When Chicago-based musician Spitzer Space Telescope is not fiercely strumming his guitar and belting shanties out his lungs, he’s an enormously devoted painter who is preparing for upcoming graduate school to continue his studies in the fine arts. So New York City was lucky Sunday night when the troubadour played a one-off show at Manhattan’s Living Room […]

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 […]

German Blues Guitarist, Henrik Freischlader

Henrik Freischlader is a German blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and self-taught multi-instrumentalist from the North Rhine-Westphalia area of Germany. He was born in Cologne,  and began his musical journey as a drummer. When he was 14 he heard “Cold Day in Hell” by Gary Moore on the radio, which inspired him to play blues […]

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 […]

Take A Break from the Busy Life: Three Bands To Fill Your Empty Spaces

Music is weird. I say that as someone who gets paid to write about music. It really is strange. What do I mean? Well, there’s just so MUCH of it around these days. Any kind of music you want to hear, hours and days of it at your fingertips. And no matter how much you […]

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 […]