Burrito Cake

BY Dawn in General

This weekend I'll be celebrating a belly that has been full of beans and cheese for 26 years, and I really need to have this cake made by Amanda Leamons . The tortilla chips are made out of fondant!!! But I realize my chances are as thin as a finely sliced avocado, which is why I'll be taking baking classes over this next year. By next August, I'll be able to bake this cake myself, and not share with ... Read More
This Saturday, my favorite noise punks, Parts and Labor are performing as part of a three band round robin with Aa and Pterodactyl! All three bands will be set up simultaenously, with the audience in the middle, as they trade off on songs. It'll be epic, and you you will be there. I'm pretty stoked about seeing the new Parts and Labor lineup. They've recently added Sarah Lipstate on guitar and electronics! Saturday August 30th @ HARKET MOTEL (1142 Myrtle @ Bdwy ... Read More

Get your art on the go

BY Web Intern in General

Come ride in train full of artwork this Saturday, August 30th, when a Chicago CTA train is converted into a mobile gallery from 6 pm - 10 pm. The event is organized and hosted by Lethal Poetry and Salvo, a think tank of artists who want to bring art into the public sphere. ''Our passion is not only to provide Chicago artists with a means to exhibit their work unconventionally,'' they say at www.chicagoartontrack.com, ''but to redefine the public's role in the art ... Read More

Go Ask Alice

BY debbie in Feminizzle

Hell to the yes! Above, Alice Paul toasts women's right to vote, a fight she faught like a warrior (spending time in jail and going on a hunger strike, etc), and which was ratified 88 years ago today (see Emily's post, below). You've probably heard of Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but today it's time to take a moment and give thanks to Ms. Alice for all she did. To learn more, visit http://www.alicepaul.org, or watch HBO's movie, Iron Jawed ... Read More
On this day in 1920, American women finally were granted the right to vote. It's a big deal, and not something to be taken for granted, so if you haven't already registered to vote, take a second and do it now . Do it for ... Read More
Big news! At Your Cervix , a documentary aiming to improve pelvic exams for women, was chosen as one of 8 finalists from over 100 ideas on Ideablob.com! We blogged about them last week, and since then, the filmmakers have made it one step closer to winning the $10,000 grand prize, and it was no doubt largely thanks to the BUST readers that made sure to get their votes in! Voting for the finals is happening NOW and continues until Aug 31 at midnight. The ... Read More
What would you do if you met a handsome, mysterious stranger on a plane? If he kept giving you different names with the same sexy smile? What if you're a flight attendant, and it's your job to keep a planeload of people safe? Yet you can barely get onto the plane each time without swallowing pills for your acrophobia... That's the story behind Air , a new Vertigo comics ongoing series about the weird, magical process of flying in a post-9/11 world, about travel, ... Read More

More free shows!

BY Dawn in General

Looks like it's an entire weekend of free shows with our best BUST band friends! This Sunday, Heloise and the Savoir Faire will be playing a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, (this place is kind of becoming my favorite spot), after the McCarren Pool Party. You may recognize Heloise from the feature we did on her in BUST, and from her performaces at our February issue release party and the BUST SXSW Hangover Lounge Party this year! She's a sassy lady ... Read More

Free dance party! Tonight!

BY Dawn in General

photo by: Amanda Kirkpatrick In case you missed Free Blood at the BUST 15-Year Party last week, you have another chance to catch this incredible duo tonight! They're playing a free dance party at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. ... Read More
One of my favorite N.Y.C. singer-songwriters, Anya Singleton , is having a record release party this eve for her new album, The Other Side, and you KNOW I'll be there, hungry for a dose of her signature rock 'n' blues. Swing by tonight, or pick up a copy of the album for your very own. Gail and I have been grooving to it ever since it came in!: Anya Singleton Album Release Party  Thursday, August 21, 2008 8-11 PM @ The Bitter End 147 Bleecker St. ... Read More