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  Sometimes us Americans like to think that we’re the ones who don’t have accents.  However, in this popular short film, "How Americans Sound to British People", it seems that we most definitely do...and our accents are pretty gnarly.  The comments on the video are pretty much half “what the f are they saying?!” and half “OMG, this is brilliant.”  I agree--aside from “shut up” and a few swear words, I couldn’t understand a thing.

This Los Angeles based quartet does an impressive representation of 60s-era psychedelic, garage rock creating a unmistakable nostalgia all the way. This self-titled album debuts on September 18, 2012, and will be released by Innovative Leisure. Allah-Las does a great job mimicking bands of the 60s-era such as the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and Cream. The guitar playing is tight and dreamy, but nothing virtuoso. Their songs will have listeners California dreamin'.

You are going to want to get to know New York-based rocker Anna Rose.  Her single “Behold a Pale Horse”, off the upcoming album of the same name, opens with a haunting bass line, which sets the stage for the 1-2 punch of Rose’s vocals.  Her dark and deep sound is reminiscent of Heart's Ann Wilson (remember “Barracuda” and “Magic Man”?). The song's thick, heavy tone is appropriate considering the subject matter: the title comes from the Book of Revelations, with the pale horse acting as a personification of death. Creepy, but cool.

  If you live in New York City and have been following the 'Free Pussy Riot!' movement as closely as we have, tonight’s the night to get involved! Amnesty International, FreePussyRiot.org, The Voice Project, and Lombard Freid Projects have joined together for a one-night-only benefit exhibition featuring five original videos of the feminist punk collective as well as various speakers from the New York cultural community. The exhibition will take place from 6 to 10 PM at Lombard Freid Projects at 518 West 9th Street in Chelsea.

It's not exactly a secret among parents that when the kids are away, Mom will play. Sure, those first days watching the yellow bus drive into the distance can be difficult; but when the kids get busy, so, too, can Mom. Babeland is celebrating the joys of back to school season with a party geared toward putting the "F," among other things, back in "MILF." This Friday, September 14, at Babeland Seattle and Babeland Brooklyn,  BUST is teaming up with our favorite sex boutique to present an evening of cocktails and giveaways designed to pamper and please.

Last night we attended a launch party for Rookie Yearbook One--edited by current BUST cover girl Tavi Gevinson!--at McNally Jackson Books in New York City. The room was packed with amazing girls, good vibes, lots of love, candy, and endless outfit inspirations. Many of the Rookie regulars were there to read excerpts from the book, which is a compilation of the first year's posts from rookiemag.com. The quality of the writing on Rookie is impressive, and we loved seeing the writers (both girls and guys) read their deeply personal stories for the crowd.

D.C. ladies, now is your chance to celebrate women who rock! The National Museum of Women in the Arts is closing its 25th Anniversary year with an awesome exhibit called “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,” opening September 7.     The exhibit covers women in popular music from the 1920s to today, including icons like Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Yoko Ono, and Madonna. Visitors will see handwritten lyrics, instruments, and clothing, including Joan Jett’s electric guitar, one of Meg White’s drums, and Lady Gaga’s meat dress.

You're familiar with the stereotype of the crazy middle-aged lady with fourteen cats or the hoarder who keeps more pets than she can count. Academy Award-winning actress Melissa Leo plays just such a woman, sans stereotypes, in the new movie Francine, opening September 12. Award-winning documentary filmmakers Brian Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky (The Patron Saints, Fish Kill Flea) make their fiction debut with Francine. After serving time in prison, Francine (Leo) settles down in a small lakeside town and takes a series of jobs working with animals.

  When I first started watching this anti-Obama video, I thought it was satire. Given the hideous acting and low production values, it was a pretty safe assumption. I expected the familiar face of a comedian (maybe someone from the Daily Show) to come on screen and say something that would make it clear that the people behind the video knew how idiotic and ignorant it was. But no, this is a real thing. I'd try to explain how absurd it is, but it’s only 31 seconds long, so just watch it for yourself, and maybe add another “dislike.

We all know that abortion is a headline maker. It’s a rallying point for churches. It’s a pawn in the political power struggle. But what if instead of just restricting the right to choose, lawmakers criminalized women who failed to carry their fetuses to term? Sadly, you don’t exactly need an imagination for this one, but you might want to take a deep breath. According to a 2011 report by The Guardian, women and girls across the United States are being thrown in prison for having miscarriages.
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