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Last Thursday the 12th, at the strike of 6:00, I scooted out of the BUST office and excitedly headed straight to Pier 84 for the first free show of the Hudson River Rocks summer concert series, featuring Dan Deacon and John Maus. The show opened with Baltimore grunge-rock group, Roomrunner, who had a few technical issues and consequential commentary (“all of our shit is broken”), which ended up interrupting the potential loud/fast/hard energy the band could have fused into the crowd. Next up was electronic musician/composer...
Sure, we’ve had our ups and downs, but I can honestly say that (for better or worse) Google may very well know me better than anyone else. It's been there for me through thick and thin, and even though it's not perfect, I have to admit that it still has a very special place in my heart. On the other hand, even though I can honestly count the number of times that I actually dusted off one of the old hard-copy Encyclopedias in my high...
Dan Deacon’s new video for “True Thrush” off the new album America, out August 28th, is based on the game "telephone." Co-directed with Ben O'Brien, the video opens with a short scene created and filmed by the duo, which is then imitated by another team of two, and so on. Each pair was given one hour and one take to recreate the previous groups’ video from memory—costumes, set, acting and all. The game ends messier and more insane than it begins, resulting in some crazy...
In the eternal battle over whether or not women can be funny, I think any naysayers should be silenced after today's Emmy nominations. Yes, women sure can be hi-freakin’-larious. With all the outstanding comediennes filling out the lead actress in a comedy series category, how can that even be a question anymore? Veterans like Tina Fey (30 Rock), Amy Poehler (Park and Recreation), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly) were all nominated last year and deserved their re-nominations this time around. Those...
This news is going to kill you- in a good way. The ultra-awesome riot grrrrl group Bikini Kill is launching their own record label, Bikini Kill Records. Their 25th anniversary will mark the label's birth. The Bikini Kill back catalog is now available via bikinikill.com, eMusic and iTunes, as are the group's spin-off bands The Frumpies and The Casual Dots.  They plan to re-release their EP in the fall in honor of its anniversary, along with planned re-releases for each of their albums. And if that's...