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This past weekend I was lucky enough to cover the BUKU Music + Art Project at New Orleans' own Mardi Gras World. Located between an overgrown railroad line and an abandoned power plant right on the Mississippi river, this young festival (only it's second year) was a huge success. The majority of BUKU had an electronic dance music theme, with nearly 12,000 fans in attendance to see headliners such as Major Lazer, Flux Pavilion, Calvin Harris, Nero, Dillion Francis, and Datsik. The lineup also featured...
Upside Down, from writer and director Juan Diego Solanas, depicts the love story of Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst): a couple separated by not only wealth and class differences, but physical gravities that pull in opposite directions. In this fantastical universe, they live on separate planets, which orbit one another. Eden, coming from a world of privilege, and Adam, from a world of poverty, meet as teenagers at the gravity barrier and fall in love. However, communication between the worlds is strictly prohibited, and...
Awkwafina is back with a new video released today for “NYC B*tche$,” trashing everything from hipsters, bros, and douchebags, to Jay-Z’s stadium and bitches from Bushwick. Still hot from her earlier video “My Vag,” which BUST covered back in October, Awkwafina is taking the city by storm – literally.  Her new video has her hopping all over NYC taking her lyrics and her badass attitude with her.  The 24-year-old rapper is a New York native from Queens, and she tells it to you straight: “NYC bitch, that’s...
Feminist icon and punk legend Kathleen Hanna is one of my many heroes. Defiant activist, outspoken pro-choicer, amazing songwriter, skilled musician, and prolific zine author, my friends and all kind of wish we were her. Her ground-breaking riot grrrl band Bikini Kill changed punk forever but Hanna wasn’t going to stop there. After Bikini Kill broke up in 1997, she went on to start electronic-dance-punk band Le Tigre, which is now sadly on hiatus.  Unstoppable Hanna is now bringing Julie Ruin back to life, after having...
That’s right, you can enjoy all the aural and visual pleasures of SXSW from the comfort of your home. All three days of our South By Southwest showcase is available for stream right here! We teamed up with Tito’s Vodka and found a bunch of uber-talented bands to play at none other than the Pussy Palace! If you’re enjoying the sun out there, head over to 4407 Avenue C, from 2pm to 9pm, today, tomorrow, and Saturday. If not, click here to watch the live...