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 by yours truly, RCE.

Performers like these are why I’m happy to be writing about music. Authentic, original musicians making music because they can’t imagine doing anything else with their lives, giving powerful performances night after night. These are musicians who rarely get the recognition or acclaim they deserve, and I’m proud to be able to help remedy that. You’ll see pieces of both band’s live performances, as well as our extended interview recorded at the afterparty. (Thanks to Kirk for letting us tag along!)

In the interview, we discuss Reltone Records, how media outlets covers music, ’90s R&B, and the bath salt zombie epidemic. Like bath salts, the music of Brownbird Rudy Relic and Los Bastardos Magnificos may be habit forming. Unlike bath salts, you won’t feel like eating anyone’s face after hearing them play, but you may experience bouts of uncontrollable foot tapping and a strong urge to see them perform live. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…





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