A Noisy Collective in New York City

In a time of bedroom production and twitter promotion, where bands can be made and broken in the flash of a viral marketing campaign, many might be forgiven for bemoaning the loss of community. Sharing a YouTube link online is, sadly, an experience somewhat removed from the friendly forking over of a self-curated mix tape. […]

FOTOS: Indian Rebound, Vundabar, Phone Home, Joes

The balcony is vacant, the door tightly shut to stave off winter’s air. On this particular night, Shea Stadium looks like just another nondescript building in the row of warehouses in Brooklyn’s Bushwick, but inside, a respectable audience huddles together, rocking to the music as 2013 comes to a close. Appropriately, Joes, brainchild of Harvard student Jason Hellerstein […]

An Elliott Smith Tribute Concert: Why ?

Hello! My name is Jen. I work at Believe Digital in NYC and on the side I run thebomberjacket.com. ^That is how I started many emails a couple months ago when I decided to commit to organizing this Elliott Smith tribute show here in New York. I am writing this now because two nights ago, […]

The Music Tapes’ Traveling Imaginary, In Real Life

The Traveling Imaginary came to New York City for a few nights in September and for a few hours the third story of a chapel became a gateway to another world. A place somewhere in the imagination of Julian Koster and The Music Tapes crew, outside of space and reality, where time stood still. A […]

FOTOS: Boytoy, Rathborne and Roman

After an overcast day over Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a crowd gathers at the Knitting Factory on July 13. First on stage is ROMAN, armed only with a laptop connected to a pedal board, an electric guitar and his voice. As his intricately layered beats are cued perfectly by a tap on a pedal, the humble crowd […]

An In-Depth Interview with Dan Goldin from Exploding In Sound Records

If you’ve explored the Boston or New York City music scenes in the last five years, you may have heard about “a guy” from something called Exploding In Sound, a name that began as an Internet blog to support up and coming bands in the local scenes and beyond. The “guy” is Dan Goldin, a […]

A Breakdown of Matt Shadetek’s Empire

You’ll never find Matt Shadetek, producer, DJ, teacher, father, husband, former Berlin ex-pat, and founder of Dutty Artz, sans windbreaker and baseball cap in ­­classic New York street style. Even when it’s 20 degrees outside, his colors show. Shadetek is a proud member of a rare, understated, vanishing tribe; he’s a native New Yorker. One might […]

The Sweetest Thing To Come Out Of Brooklyn’s Rap Scene In Forever

At the Nouveau Casino in Paris on March 20th during the final stop on Kilo Kish and The Internet’s European tour, fewer words could downright describe the unnerving charm on display–an achievement which may be unfamiliar for some at a rap concert. Kish grabbed the mic, clad in effortless chic, with her soft, innocent demeanor, […]

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 […]

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 […]