TBJ & KONZERTTAGEBUCH PRESENT: Emperor X and This Is The Kit, Europe 2014

Hallo, we are happy to announce that Emperor X (Bar/None, Plan-It-X) is releasing a new album [UPDATE: CHECK OUT ALBUM HERE] , and to celebrate, we decided to book a German tour (that is now a EUROPEAN tour because there are shows in more countries than just Germany!) at the end of July. The amazing This Is The Kit (Brassland, […]

Frankfurt’s Young Hare Releases Debut Album

 There’s a small label in Germany called Altin Village & Mine that’s been releasing record after record of high-quality dance tunes (among other genres of music) since 2001. Their latest act is a duo from Frankfurt, Young Hare, that’s celebrating its full-length debut this month. Unbreak My Heart includes nine songs that explore movement and depth […]

TBJ is Moving Back to Deutschland

Nearly two years ago THE BOMBER JACKET was in its initial planning stages. There were conversations about its purpose, likely audience, goals, and more. The name TBJ began as a long-form journalism platform working to cover international acts under one roof, and it grew to a brand that represented more than journalism. TBJ launched in […]

Benjamin Riedl’s Other Dance Project Everyone Should Embrace: PTTRNS

Last month we introduced readers to Urban Homes, a German dance outfit composed of four musicians from Cologne. One of the musicians, Benjamin Riedl, has another act that is garnering copious amounts of attention from Germany and abroad, called PTTRNS. Riedel must have been busy in the last year because as of April 12, both […]

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 […]

Stories From A Canadian Musician In Germany

Traveling outside of Canada can be a bit overwhelming, especially for a Canadian musician who has never left his Continent before. But all it took was one click on the Lufthansa website and I was on my way. Oktoberfest was almost over and I was told that if I missed this Bavarian festival I would […]

Words for S ND Y P RL RS’s REX

A while back we profiled a new and upcoming musician/photographer in Berlin, S ND Y P RL  RS (Malte Cornelius Jantzen). The artist just released his latest work, a seven-track, sharp but droney, shoegazey record called REX (Umor Rex Records). When we spoke with him for the last article, Jantzen told us that the poppier sounds of […]

German Dream Pop: Me And My Drummer

In order for non-English-speaking bands to be heard and reach audiences outside of their respective countries, they need to have some kind of tangible, universal sound. Unsurprisingly and overwhelmingly, such a musical objective is met when a band writes and plays songs in English. Since its formation, the German band Me And My Drummer has […]

German Record Label Showcase

Hallo. (That’s how people say “hello” in German.) This article is meant to provide a sampling of information about some of the best labels in Germany. There are small ones and bigger small ones included, but there are no beasts. A beast is a label that makes too much money by ripping people off. There […]