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 […]

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 […]

A Tame Impala Won’t Bite: Let’s Listen To Lonerism

Australia is a funny place for us Americans. When we think of Australia, we think of dingos, absurdly large knives,  kangaroos, Ugg boots, shrimp on BBQs, men in khaki hunting crocodiles, and the systematic repression of native indigenous peoples (dammit Australia, that’s America’s thing! Get your own style and stop copying). Australia is “upside down” […]

The Strafing Run Talks to Lawrence Brown, a Local Musician Finding His Voice

Hi there, bombers! This week, I have a very special interview with a local musician making his way in the musical world. I met Christopher “Lawrence” Brown (he changed his stage name to Lawrence Brown for obvious reasons) a few years ago through his sister. Every time I’d see him, he’d be carrying his guitar, or playing […]

The Strafing Run: Let’s Make Brownbird Flap his Wings

On May 30, 2012 Reltone recording artists Los Bastardos Magnificos and Brownbird Rudy Relic performed at The Darkhorse Tavern here in lovely downtown State College, Pa. THE BOMBER JACKET was on hand to see the show and talk to the artists afterward. Here for your viewing pleasure is our two-part interview, painstakingly (and amateurishly) assembled […]