New Songwriter Act from Montana: D A W N S

This article is about a month overdue. I’m writing most of it in first person, due to the personal, internal conflicts I’ve had while pursuing this story. I want to be open about it. As our readers know, THE BOMBER JACKET went on a mission during CMJ to discover and meet new projects from all […]

Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Welcome Lack of Personality

When reviewing a band you feel like everyone else knows and loves–and has done for a very long time–it’s hard to find anything new to say about them. Sure, you can describe their music with a thesaurus to hand, or relay your live experience via the edgy medium of Haiku*, but you’re not really going […]

Part One: A Look into the Social Media Profiles of Today’s Indie Artists

Social media platforms dominate the marketing side of the entertainment industry today. One opinionated post can singlehandedly dethrone or enthrone a musician, giving him or her enough social power to control an audience of thousands. “In the past, musicians would need a large financial backing to promote their music, shows, merchandise, and so on. With […]

Re: Emily White, David Lowry, and Everyone Else Who is Interested – Condoning the Disposable Music Culture

Last night I went out in Brooklyn to a see band I’ve been listening to for a few years now. I hadn’t seen the band perform live in a while because I’d been living abroad, so I was looking forward to seeing them play again. I probably saw them over ten times back when I […]