The Song Sommelier

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike's tour of the British Pop from simpler times (sort of like a Britpop painted with a broader brush). A native of Santa Cruz Californ-i-a, Jen gives us a unique take on a very British phenomena, and it's the most fun listen you'll have in ages!

'Henry Rollins interview – Why Vinyl Matters'

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike's Why Vinyl Matters featured in Long Live Vinyl

In this first exclusive extract from the new book, Why Vinyl Matters by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, punk legend and Black Flag main man Henry Rollins tells us how he fell in love with records…

'Tim Lefebvre'

28 May 2019

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike for Bass Guitar Magazine

Life after Bowie, explained in detail by the great Lefebvre. Jennifer Bickerdike asks the questions.

'Santa Cruz Native Jen Otter Bickerdike On ‘Why Vinyl Matters’

9 Apr 2019

Wallace Baine for

Santa Cruz Good Times

UK transplant and author cherishes hometown that shaped music taste

August 7 & 14 2017

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike for Louder than War

'Cruise control: how yacht rock sailed back into fashion'

Wed 20 Apr 2016

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike for The Guardian

Smooth, well-produced, meticulously written: soft rock had a bad reputation in the DIY 80s and 90s. But today it has renewed relevance. An aficionado explains.