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  A nice-guy husband, a nice job, a nice apartment: for many women, this sounds like the ideal way to end their 20s; for an almost-30 Jessica Dorfman Jones, it felt like the end to her life. Looking to shake things up just a bit, she signs up for guitar lessons and winds up quickly entering the world of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. (“It’s not a list,” she insists, “It’s a lifestyle.”) First there’s the guy—he’s in a band, of course, and gorgeous, and...
If you’ve ever made or received a mix tape, you know the amount of thought that goes into picking out the perfect track listing to express the right mood.  It’s a lot like making a painting, actually— which is why art and music are perfect creative companions.  BUST is pleased to sponsor a show that explores the relationship between artists and the music that guides them: MiXTAPE Los Angeles, opening August 4 in Los Angeles, CA, documents the creative processes of 24 artists who have...
Tara Hardy gives you her life’s thesis when she writes, “…my/blood does not make a pity trip.” Indeed, what grips about the poems in Bring Down The Chandeliers (Write Bloody Publishing) is not that she speaks so directly about incest, chronicling the sexual abuse from her father. (In fact, nowhere is the word “abuse” even used in these poems.) Hardy’s gift is her ability to take bravery where it’s never gone before. Like with the admission that thinking of her father “Hardened my nipples with...
Austin based, San Francisco raised babes Natalie Gordon and Lauren Hess of Agent Ribbons are at it again with their upcoming EP Let Them Talk, out September 11th on Antenna Farm Records. The newest track off of the record, “Family Haircut,” is a promising preview of things to come, with its beautifully haunting sounds and harmonies. The single opens with some ethereal ‘oohs,’ accompanied by strong, punctuated drumming that then expands into a tune that is both dark and dreamy. Brimming with thoughtful lyrics sung...
Are you ready for some auditory pleasure? Azealia Banks is fully prepared to service you. Not only did she recently drop her mixtape "Fantasea" for your free listening pleasure, but now she's also streaming it on her online radio station, Kunt.fm. So for all of those too lazy or noncommittal for the tape, head over to Kunt.fm to get a taste of Azealia Banks.The website features a cool graphic of Azealia as a mermaid, as well as fantastic tracks from her mixtape. If you didn't hear...
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