One Wanted: Interview with Ian Jacobs of Monograms
Apr24

One Wanted: Interview with Ian Jacobs of Monograms

One Wanted: Interview with Ian Jacobs of Monograms Written by Kyle Nutter Photography by Rick Perez   Knowing that our environment shapes us is like knowing that we need oxygen to breathe. It’s knowledge of things we cannot change. For instance, if one lived in the middle of Kansas on a farm, it’s safe to say that individual will know how to erect a cattle fence. It’s not that s/he started out to understand...

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No Label-No Problems: 3 Keys To Marketing Your Music
Feb25

No Label-No Problems: 3 Keys To Marketing Your Music

No Label-No Problems: 3 Keys To Marketing Your Music By Max Zinski You have just recorded your most epic song yet. A bumpin’ beat and ear-catching lyricism should propel your song to the top. Only one problem… no one is listening! There is a learned science to marketing your music effectively. Chance the Rapper’s incredible success has proven that independent musicians can make an impact on the music scene. These tips and tools will...

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Seed in my Ear: Holy Wave on Tour
Nov23

Seed in my Ear: Holy Wave on Tour

Seed in My Ear: Holy Wave on Tour   Backdive nailed another great documentary called Seed in My Ear: Holy Wave on Tour.  Filmmakers Willi Patton and Rachel Kichler chronicled El Paso natives Holy Wave on their North American and European tours, giving us stellar shots of the United States and abroad.  The members get super candid, revealing their struggles and joys of life on the road.   WATCH Seed in My Ear: Holy Wave on...

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Spotlight: Fashion Designer Jamie McCarty
Nov20

Spotlight: Fashion Designer Jamie McCarty

Spotlight: Fashion Designer Jamie McCarty Written by Kallie Biersach Photographs by Rick Perez   Music and fashion have always been intertwined, whether it’s disco, pop or rock ‘n roll, there has always been a bond between the two.  Fashion, to some, is another form of artistic freedom; it can bring an artist’s music to life onstage and off. Recently, BOC was able to sit down with designer Jamie McCarty to get an inside look at...

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Spotlight: Jonathan Daily of The Black Black
Oct15

Spotlight: Jonathan Daily of The Black Black

Spotlight: Jonathan Daily from The Black Black Written by Kyle Nutter Photographs by Rick Perez Brooklyn, NY Jonathan Daily from The Black Black is surprisingly calm for being in a band that creates frenetic songs. They released a new EP that focuses mostly on personal issues and growth, which is a narrower focus compared to their last string of songs that also commented on social issues. According to Jonathan, these songs were...

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Mercury Toys and Lima’s Booming Indie Music Scene
Sep28

Mercury Toys and Lima’s Booming Indie Music Scene

Mercury Toys and Lima’s Booming Indie Music Scene       Written and Photographed by Rick Perez Lima, Peru   I met Mercury Toys in February of 2015 when my buddy Levi and I were traveling around Peru.  I was there partly to explore, partly on assisgnment for a magazine.  Being interested in what music scenes are like in different countries, my assignment was to pick a band in Lima and do a photo shoot with them.   In my research...

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