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On March 8th, 2011, thousands of men and women will meet on bridges as part of the "Join Me on the Bridge" campaign in 29 countries to show that there can be no sustainable peace unless the voices of women are heard. It will be more than a powerful statement: March 8th is also International Women's Day, so hopefully the two together will create a dialogue about what we can do to help women both in places of conflict and at home.

Bust favorites, Major Lazer, Santigold, and Art Brut, are playing the Downtown Music Festival next week. Between them, and the other artists on the line-up, these two shows are not to be missed! In partnership with The Fund for Public Schools, the Downtown Music Festival is fundraising for the first ever New York City Public School alumni organization. They want to encourage greater community involvement for all New Yorkers.

On their second full-length album, Reptilians (out on March 8th on Polyvinyl), Starfucker makes a solid attempt to gain notoriety for something other than their radio-unfriendly handle, but they mostly stay within familiar synth-heavy, dance-pop territory. First single “Julius” stands out for its glittery sound effects and infinitely hummable melody, while tracks like “Bury Us Alive” and “Astoria” are readymade for Friday nights at the hipster disco. Underneath all those fun little bleeps and boops, the lyrics are actually kind of depressing.

Emma Roberts, niece of Julia Roberts, and Dave Franco, brother of James Franco, both starred in MTV’s Supervideo. In an attempt to resurrect the music video, collaborators, MTV and Mean Magazine have created a Supervideo series using great directors, awesome music, big stars, and an artistic approach. Directed by Patrick Hoelck, this supervideo is a mini movie, rather than a music video, that plays over Cults’ “Go Outside.”  Roberts and Franco make a rather cute couple as they embark on a nightlong adventure of shopping, dancing, and kissing.

When my cats are starved for attention, they can get obnoxious and just start rubbing up against anything possible. This adorable feline takes matters into its own hands (paws?) and rubs against all the stairs on its trip down. Youtube user maho12m has a whole slew of videos of this cute kitty slinking down the stairs, and you can check you my favorites after the jump!   [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teFakhmF474 425x344] [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ICoEkeq-44 425x344] [video:http://www.youtube.

We here at BUST HQ will be at the NYC Planned Parenthood rally, but we've got some deetz for those of you not in the Big Apple.  Here are the links to Facebook events for a slew of rallies from Atlanta to Youngstown to Melbourne and Toronto on Saturday (February 26th).

South Padre Island and Las Vegas will both be amazing destinations for Spring Break craziness! Red Bull Soundclash presents two live music shows on March 12th and 17th.   Red Bull Soundclash is an opportunity for two artists with different music styles to collaborate in one venue at the same time.  In the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada- both Cee Lo Green and The Ting Tings will perform on March 12th at the MGM Resort International Property across from the Luxor on Las Vegas on Boulevard.

Atlanta grime-rock masters, The Black Lips, announced a month of additional dates to their already packed North American tour in support of their forthcoming album. The album is produced by Amy Winehouse hit maker Mark Ronson, a far cry from the directly to tape analog recordings of their 2007 album, Good Bad Not Evil. As the Vice blog noted, it's "the most anticipated collaboration since Sid and Nancy." Infamous for puking on stage, the Black Lips are giving you two months worth of shows. Plenty of time to wow you with their heavy jams and gross you out with their bodily fluids.

"Who is opening for Interpol?" I think I heard that 10 times while waiting for the School of Seven Bells / Interpol show @ Radio City Music Hall to begin on Thursday night. These days my statuesque gods in 3-piece suits tend to draw the Burning Man mob. (Remember Kelly'sreview?) So, of course I smelled skunk weed. And the dude who sat next to me played air drums during their entire set. But the real heartbreaker? Some of these people were unfamiliar with School of Seven Bells. “Who are they? Never heard of ‘em.” Really? I feel sorry for these cave dwellers.

City Harvest is a really cool organization that "rescue's food" from various food  businesses; including restaurants, wholesalers, greenmarkets, bakeries, caterers, hospitals and corporate cafeterias, as well as running canned food drives. They deliver this rescued food to hungry people and organizations. You can party on their behalf this Friday at Moves (214 Franklin Street).
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