If you're familiar with Jump, you'll notice that we have a new logo and some fresh branding to go along with it. Red Flag Media has taken over publishing operations and from now on Jump will be combined with another one of their publications, Grid, a magazine that is invested in reporting social, racial, economic and environmental justice issues in Philadelphia.
Grid's politics are similar to Jump's, where, in addition to profiling local musicians, we've always put an emphasis on covering a diverse array of subjects, politics, and social justice issues through the lens of music.
This is the first issue where the publications are smashed into a new, mutant magazine. I'm kind of into it. With the rad local music news, you also get a ton of articles about local sustainability and environmental issues. With wider circulation and more readers, I'm excited to see where this goes.
My article is about Erin Fox. She is one of those musicians who you meet and know that they would not be happy doing anything else. It's so deeply embedded into her person.
She has tattoos of musical notations, she plays in five bands right now, she organizes a local music fest to raise money for cancer research; she's got a lot of good going on.
Her latest album, Forbidden Youth, has a great 90s Indigo Girls vibe and I highly recommend checking it out over there on Bandcamp. A portion of the proceeds from album sales will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness as well.