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  Courtney Love is unsmotable. As Hole’s frontwoman and Kurt Cobain’s wife, Love was the leading lady of ‘90s grunge. Since then, she has gone through her fair share of highs and lows, from punching Kathleen Hanna in the face to being the muse of Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisci. Now, she has a bunch of other projects on her plate ... including  tons of "crafty shit. Read More
  At some point during last weekend’s AfroPunk fest in Brooklyn, I realized that I was in the midst of greatness. It wasn’t the killer food trucks, on-point bands, or fantastic craft vendors that were making my jaw drop, though: it was the crowd. I’ve been to more than my fair share of outdoor summer festivals, and AfroPunk (which bills itself as “a platform for the other Black experience”) had some of the best-dressed, happiest attendees ever. Read More
Heads up, sun-drenched, mason-jar-drinking, fishtail-braid-wearin’ lovelies: Brooklyn singer/songwriter Gina Cimmelli has a new tune out for your aural pleasure. “Like I Did” comes off her forthcoming EP “Summer Singles,” and packs a serious sonic punch. Cimmelli’s music echoes the stylings of Leslie Feist and June Carter, with the vocal power and angst of a female Conor Oberst. “Like I Did” laments a lost love who refuses to be forgotten, despite how much it should be. Read More
When was the last time you heard some jack-off say that women don’t make music, or that chick-fronted bands pale in comparison to bands of Big, Strong Men? Well, tell those jerks to whine no more, because I have a playlist for you that will prove them all wrong. Extremely funny Twitter lady Amber Earnest (@rare_basement, and if you don’t follow her yet I suggest you do) made a 1,000+ song Spotify playlist composed entirely of female-fronted bands, culled from suggestions given to her in the form of @replies. Read More
Miley Cyrus was veritably born into the industry – as the daughter of famous country singer Billy Ray, she was a household name by the time she was 15, starring as Hannah Montana in her very own Disney channel show. There, she cultivated a persona as a modern southern belle: fresh-faced, down-to-earth, and unpretentious. If you’ve paid attention the last couple of years, she’s been busy doing what plenty of teenaged starlets do as they transition into adulthood – trying to shed the juvenile image and trade up to something sexier. Read More
   From Prince to Bob Dylan to Ray Charles, Mavis Staples has made music with a diverse array of great songwriters over the course of her 53-year career. She continues this tradition on One True Vine, her second collaboration with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. The record is mix of covers and new songs, all performed with minimal instrumentation. Read More
  Tell me, how stoked are you for the BUST 20th Anniversary Extravaganza? You can’t stop thinking about it? You’re kept awake at night because all you can do is listen to old Cibo Matto records in anticipation? I’m right there with ya. Cibo Matto, for those of you who don’t know, is…basically the coolest.   Hatori and Honda   Formed by two Japanese women – Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori – in the early '90s, the band’s moniker translates loosely to “crazy food” in Italian and is pronounced CHEE-bo MAH-toe. Read More
SPONSORED POST I’m puffing away at my desk, e-cig hanging from my mouth like some reporter from the 40’s in an old Manhattan newsroom, the loud AC unit keeping the early-Summer humidity at bay. We just closed the August issue of BUST and my bosses are on vacation for the week. I’m feeling good about the progress I’m making on the quitting angle. I’ve gone through the wracking cough that accompanies your esophagus getting accustomed to not having smoke shat down it every couple hours or so. Read More
When I first peeked at JT’s new video on Youtube the first two comments for “Tunnel Vision” were “This porn has good music” followed by “It’s not porn, it’s art.”  Let me save you a little bit of time: it’s neither. What it is, in fact, is Justin Timberlake being totally gross and weird for waaaay too long, in ways I never thought was possible. It makes Dick-in-a-Box look dignified. Read More
Courtney Love threw rose petals at me. I managed to get one, put it in my bra, and sure enough it had wilted by the time I got home. I felt like that pretty much summarized my quest to see her in Asbury Park. But let me backtrack. There are a few things you need to know about me before we proceed:  I’m from Jersey.  I’m tiny.  I’m kind of an asshole.  I love Courtney Love more than anything. My high school years were lived in vintage slips and red lipstick. Read More