Piled Up and Dripping in Boston

Brace yourself for the latest full-length album release from the Boston band Pile: a thrashing work of art titled Dripping. It’s been two years since the band’s last release, Magic Isn’t Real. Raw and explosive, this new album develops from start to finish. It is encouraging to hear a rock band create such a listenable collection of songs. Containing […]

Pretty & Nice and US YOU ALL WE

Pretty & Nice Releases EP | Plays Boston and NYC | Fundraises | Commiserates About the Weather Feeling down now that Summer’s over? Need a little sonic sunshine to get you through the day? Boston’s Pretty & Nice understands. Their energetic new EP, US YOU ALL WE, is just what you need! The world first […]

Russian Blood from Boston

When you hear or read somewhere that an artist recorded his album in his bedroom, you’re probably thinking his songs are “chill-wave,” “lo-fi,” “dreamy,” or something along those lines. RIBS frontman Keith Freund recorded his band’s sophomore EP Russian Blood in his bedroom, but the EP itself sounds like it was produced for a much bigger space, […]

Post-Birthdays in Japan [Article in English and Japanese]

When asked how he ended up touring in Japan without a label’s support, American musician Samuel Yager explains simply, “I have a good friend in the U.S. who’s from Japan and worked with a radio station to get me there.” Touring on the other side of the world in a very foreign country without a […]

In the Belly of The Woodrow Wilsons

Jamaica Plain, a part of Greater Boston, is home to many talented musicians that are constantly creating unique and/or bizarre events and contributing greatly to the personality of the city’s DIY music. One such band from the area that has been playing for a few years without laying down a record is The Woodrow Wilsons. […]

228 Beers for Camden

Boston quartet Camden have made a purposeful start to 2012. In January, they released the two-song EP Getting Around, which was a peppy, pocket-sized sign of things to come. In March, the band made an indie pilgrimage to Austin, Texas for SXSW. THE BOMBER JACKET caught up with Camden a week after their return from […]

Barna Howard’s Time Machine

A few years ago, there was a secret attic space in an old house on a rough street in the Boston neighborhood of Allston, Massachusetts. Well, the attic is still there, but its musical magic isn’t. The old house on 84 Allston Street used to host monthly musical gatherings referred to as “hootenannies.” The small, […]

Spitzer Space Telescope Invents His Own Video Language

Dan MacDonald masquerades around the US as Spitzer Space Telescope. He’s an artist born in the Midwest, but he went to school in Boston and currently lives in Portland. For 2012, the one-of-a-kind folk singer has come up with a creative (one might even say revolutionary) new way to present his music. The Telescope’s first full-length […]

Yale, Massachusetts Keeps Pop-Punk Positive

It’s a scary thought, but most people who grew up on the early Vagrant and Drive-Thru Records discographies are now in their mid- to late-20s. Some of those people have turned their backs on pop-punk for hipper pastures, returning only due to occasional bouts of nostalgia, but others remain faithful to the genre that first […]