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In the world of iTunes and BitTorrents, it's nice to give local records stores some recognition. Enter Record Store Day . On April 18, over 1000 indie record shops across the U.S. will participate with appearances by all sorts of awesome bands. Read More
I have Frances Blaisdell to thank. It seems a little bizarre to me to think that the flute was ever off-limits to women, because today it's such a female-dominated instrument, but that's how it was. Women weren't really allowed anywhere in orchestral music when she was young, but she managed to play her way in and open a lot of doors. I started playing the flute when I was 9 and continued all the way through college. I haven't really played since I graduated, but it was a really significant part of my life for a long time. Being in band gave me an automatic social group in school. Read More

Go West, Young BUSTies

BY Web Intern in Music

Last night my friend (and perennial concert companion) asked me if I've seen the newly released All Points West festival line-up . I hadn't, so I checked it out. It's pretty fantastic. Day 1 includes the Beastie Boys, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, the National and Ra Ra Riot. The last time the Beasties played in the NYC area the tickets were $75 a pop for just them. A one-day pass to All Points West is just under $100 for about 20 bands. Day 2 has My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello, Neko Case, the Ting Tings, Arctic Monkeys, Kool Keith and Tool. Yes, that Tool. Read More
Rapper Lady Sovereign will be appearing at Hot Topic stores in support of her new album Jigsaw before she goes on a U.S. tour. She will also have a record release part at Tribeca Grand in April. Visit her website or her MySpace page for more information. Details after the jump. Read More
Former BUST cover girl Jenny Lewis is going on tour. She's starting with a few dates in Australia before she gets to the U.S. on April 10. For venue and ticket information go to her website. A full list of dates (and a list of opening acts) is behind the jump. Lewis is supporting her album Acid Tongue as well as her upcoming film Welcome to Van Nuys, which is a documentary chronicling the making of her album. Sat 3.28 Sydney, AUS V Festival - Centennial Park Sun 3.29 Gold Coast, AUS V Festival - Avica Resort Mon 3.30 Sydney, AUS - Hordern Pavillion Wed 4. Read More


BY Susan in Music

Well, not really. Calling all you Lily Allen lovers, not only is she our April/May cover girl (on newsstands NOW), but you now have the chance to win a copy of her newest album, a special remix cd and even a Lily Allen Myspace secret show t-shirt!! PLUS, two lucky winners will get an original vinyl record of her new album 'It's Not Me, It's You'. This contest begins now, so do not delay and get your entry in ASAP! Winners will be randomly chosen after April 16th. Read More
So, this is the last SXSW post I'll do, promise. I'm still reeling from the residual excitement! I'll leave you with this amazing performance I recorded of King Khan and the Shrines  gospel of being reborn. Khan puts a whole new meaning to wanting to be inside his lady. Read More

SXSW Style

BY Sara Graham in Style

    There was so much hot fashion at SXSW this year. I had to take some shots of musicians, show-goers and generally inspiring ladies and dudes around town. It was a perfect storm for great outfits: sunny days, cool nights, and a music festival where anything goes. Read More

SXSW Diaries: Day 4

BY Sara Graham in Music

  I'm back on the cold, hard east coast now, and write about my last day in Austin with a bit of sadness over leaving SXSW! Yesterday was a great day at the Mess With Texas party, a show with over 10 bands in Waterloo Park on two outdoor stages. I wanted to catch up on sleep and stay out of the sun, after three days of it, I was starting to feel a bit nuts. So, I headed to the park in the early evening and first caught poppy garage rockers,  The Thermals (left), from Portland, who are currently touring for their newest album Now We See. Read More