Rain! Rain! Go Away!

BY Eileen Milman in Eat Me

Here in NYC, we have been getting some terrible rainy weather. It has been gray, bleak and miserable. The May flowers are wilting and rotting in the May showers, and I haven't even gotten a chance to rock my new booty shorts...Yesterday, I got a day off from the super-market I work at when I'm not interning for BUST. (Oh! The glamourous life of a cashier! What up product codes? How ya doing coupons?) When I found this out, I envisioned myself being productive, doing chores I've been putting off, cleaning my room...  Unfortunately, none of this happened. Read More
In the ’80 and ‘90s Alternative Rock Gods Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins were two of the UK’s hottest exports. Both bands split in the mid ‘90s leaving seminal musical legacies. The male leaders of these indie supergroups, Brendan Perry (DCD) and Robin Guthrie (CT) each have a new release available on May 24th, 2011. Brendan Perry’s second solo project, Ark (The End Records), continues Mr. Perry’s Medieval meets modern musical vision first heard with Dead Can Dance. Read More
The genre-bending, ground-breaking 1990's duo of Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda are announcing the reunion of their band Cibo Matto. We've always loved them and their food themed lyrics (Do you know your chicken??), as well as their wacky banana music videos, and beautiful harmonies. They are starting their "YEAH BASICALLY CIBO MATTO" tour this summer, and will be playing on the West and East Coasts. Read More
Coming up this June 16th, Best Coast and Those Darlins will be playing a Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund benefit! Now only are we big fans of both bands over here at BUST, this is a cause that has been and stays near and dear our hearts. Personally, when my insurance decided not to cover birth control unless for medical reasons (versus my “crazy and wild” sex life), Planned Parenthood was there to provide birth control I could afford. That’s just one story in a million. Read More
I recently stumbled across this recipe on Mouth From the South for chocolate chip cookies with..wait for it..bacon in them! As a longtime fan of all things salty/sweet and desserts with sea salt, I was instantly intrigued. My friend and I decided to test this recipe out and see how our (and other office BUSTies) taste buds would react. We weren’t entirely faithful in the recipe because, while, I found all the different kinds of chocolate needed, the forms were different. Read More
I’ll be honest—I hadn’t heard Mountain Man until about an hour ago. But, golly gee whiz, I do believe I have fallen in love! By listening to their latest album, Made the Harbor, for the past hour I feel like I’ve been transported from this rainy afternoon in a New York office building to a sunny summer afternoon on my grandma’s porch on the prairie.  (Well, I guess she actually lives in the woods, but in this daydream it’s a prairie. Read More
Have you ever hungered for a pun about beets? If so, look no further than Black Sheep Heap, a small, progressive design house which focuses on projects that promote sustainability, laughter, and social justice. Their hilarious "puns for planet Earth" are hand-printed onto organic apparel and recycled bags using non-toxic inks. You can even buy an "Avant-Gardener" onesie for your eco-friendly baby! Stop by the Black Sheep Heap table at this Saturday's BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair at 82 Mercer St. Read More

For Ladies Who Love the D

BY Grace Evans in Sex

Hot off the presses – and I mean hot – is the new issue of Candy Rain. That’s 69 pages packed with pork swords, blood sausages, dumb sticks, whatever you want to call them. Previously called Ligerbeat, Candy Rain is made for and by women. This kaleidoscopic porn magazine is a colorful collage of dick pics, photo spreads of bangable guys, anecdotes and activities, for women who love dicks and a sense of humor. Read More
Looking to get hot and sweaty this Friday night? Swimming Cities is hosting Motorboatin’ the Dance Party, featuring Dirty Finger (Black Label Bicycle Club, BK) and Rusty Lazer (New Orleans Bounce) as well as a Bike Burlesque act with Heather Loop, aka Ms. Spoke. With only a $5 cover, summer drinks, and cheap beer inside, what more could you want? Head on over to 97 Wycoff Ave at Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY this Friday, May 27th, from 10 pm until 4 am. For more information check out the Facebook event. Read More
On Wit’s End (Domino), Cass McCombs shows us all that songs about debilitating sadness and unrelenting hopelessness can make for some pretty catchy tunes. Having cornered the market on bumming people out with 2009’s heavily instrumented Catacombs, McCombs appears to have moved on to making mascara run from the cheeks with just the sound of his voice and some accompanying clicks and clatters. Read More