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 […]

Wrapping Up 2013 With Favorite Album Picks from TBJ’s Friends, New and Old

There have been a multitude of lists out since the start of the month, hell, even before December began. There’s usually a ranking and a boatload of opinions involved in such lists. We thought a nice alternative would be to round up friends, new and old, and gather their picks of the year. This group […]

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 […]

TBJ Compilation: Volume #3 is Out!

We’re rounding out the last issue of VOLUME #3 of THE BOMBER JACKET, which means a third compilation! This compilation again features many of the acts we’ve covered, this time from issues 21 through 30. The compilation is free for all people far and wide. This is our way of sharing the music we care […]

A VINYL PROJECT: TBJ’s First Real Record

We’re happy to announce that we have a vinyl project in the works! Like, we are going to press REAL vinyl. We’re at the beginning of the plans, but basically we’re going to release a compilation of underrated bands that are all really good, and all happen to hail from the same city/town. We will […]

From Background to Foreground, Mikal Cronin II

How is it that so many people still don’t know who Mikal Cronin is? He’s only been making great music since 2005 (starting as a founding member of Epsilons with Ty Segall, followed by playing in Moonhearts, Party Fowl and Okie Dokie, as well as Ty Segall Band). Over half the bands Mikal Cronin’s been […]

Emperor X’s Nineteen Live Recordings and Euro Tour 2013

Emperor X is an old friend of ours. We became friends through our love for his music, and more recently we’ve been helping him spread the word about his music in Europe. He just released a special collection of live songs recorded at shows between 2008 and 2013, called Nineteen Live Recordings (Plan-It-X Records). We streamed the songs […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]