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  Annie Clark looks like a character right out of Tim Burton’s dreams. With her porcelain skin, big doe eyes and lots of unruly curls it’s hard to look away. It’s also very easy to take her for granted as just another pretty face. But once Clark straps on her guitar she’s a force to be reckoned with. For BAM’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, a festival to celebrate Brooklyn musicians curated by The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Clark focused on her most recent album, Strange Mercy, which balances hints of honesty with blistering guitar breaks. Read More
Permanent Wave, we love you. The Brooklyn-based network of feminist artists and activists is on-point again, this time throwing a benefit show for the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. The show, which features bands PS XO, Mitten, Magnetic Island, and Desert Sharks, starts at 8:30 tonight.  Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit program that teaches young women to play instruments, while instilling them with the confidence necessary to succeed in other aspects of their life. Read More
  Here’s an awesome event for our New York BUSTies! For Women’s History Month, Target’s upcoming First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum has been dubbed “Fierce, Phenomenal Women.” So this March, enjoy a slew of activities, performers, and art exhibits to honor and inspire discussion about women. From “Action Station,” an interactive exhibit that invites visitors to contribute images of influential women in their lives, to a performance by the Brooklyn Ballet, I can only describe the lineup for the night as totally BOSS. Read More
Perhaps there are some of you out there who, like me, still don't quite know what "zine" means. No worries, here's a quick explanation: "zine" (pronounced zeehn) is short for magazine, but that doesn't fully capture the spirit of a zine. To use the words of NYC Feminist Zinefest, a zine is "like a small, pocket-sized emissary of ideas".  But these definitions will only get you so far. This Saturday, February 25th, at the Brooklyn Commons, come experience feminist zine culture for yourself! There will be presentations to listen to as well as zines and artwork for sale. Read More
Big Sky Works, the rad multidisciplinary arts and performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is hosting another awesome show this Saturday, January 14th. Beginning at 8:30PM and lasting till 1:00AM, the show brings together a few of the hottest young names in music right now.  On the bill are The Indecent, Big Nils, and Toy Sugar, three teen rock bands that are making big waves in the music scene. The Indecent is set to release their major label debut with Warner Bros. this spring after self-releasing their first album, Her Screwed Up Head. Read More
I've seen the dreamy Sondre Lerche quite a few times, but this Williamsburg show felt different than any show I'd seen of his before. Usually solo on guitar, this modern-day crooner is consistently mesmerizing to watch. This time though, he had a backing band, and I saw him go from softly strumming to rocking out! The band made all the difference in his energy and performance. Watching Sondre alone gives the audience warm fuzzies, but watching him with a band makes you want to shake your thang more than usual. Read More
CMJ is over and now I can stop telling everyone about how I talked to more people in these past five days than I have in the past two months. I also feel like I’m going to have a hangover for the rest of my life, but I guess that’s just a price to pay.  Aside from the fun there is to be had in seeing a crap ton of new and exciting bands back to back to back, my favorite thing about CMJ is all the free stuff. And don’t try to lie, because I know it’s your favorite too. Read More
                                       I’ve never shared my missed connections with the World Wide Web, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like reading the ones that other people post. From the woman who’s trying to find the guy who was eating beef chili to the man looking for the girl on the C train with the oyster.com bag, you can’t help but wonder if any of these people, well...connect. Apparently Sophie Blackall wondered the same thing. Read More
                                           Little Maeby’s all grown up and she’s getting into the music business. Tobias would be so proud! Tomorrow night, BUST cover girl and Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat is making her jazz singing debut at Littlefield. The Brooklyn show also includes the adorable girl group Supercute! singing about boys and candy. Tickets for the 21+ show are $10. Buy them here. Read More
Planning your weekend? Make sure you include Tinderbox Music Festival -- an all-female showcase -- which returns to NY on Saturday, September 10th for its second year!BUST Magazine is proud to sponsor Tinderbox, which not only features a diverse lineup of established and emerging female artists, but also donates 100% of their net proceeds to Girls Write Now and the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. Both organizations provide guidance and opportunities to help empower the next generation of female artists.This year, Tinderbox is headlined by Holly Miranda and Eternia & the Band. Read More