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Three members of Pussy Riot who were arrested (Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Ekaterina Samucevic) currently remain in jail as their appeal hearing has been postponed to October 10. This court hearing may be the last chance for the musicians to be set free; alternate option would be sending the women to remote penal detention centers where they fear for their safety.  As this important date for the band approaches, J.D. Samson and Michael ... Read More
  Azealia Banks is back with another video that’s bound to catch the attention of all those (like me) who had a stint of obsession with her video “212”, which went viral after its YouTube release a year ago.  Her latest single “Luxury,” off her mixtape Fantasea, however, is a bit different than the others.   Unlike her other previously released tracks like “212” and“L8R” this newest single lacks that fast, dirty rap that Banks has already ... Read More
To celebrate the release of Lavender Diamond's new record Incorruptible Heart, check out BUST's interview with Becky Stark, the lady behind the music! By Hilary Hughes When I meet up with Becky Stark (aka Lavender Diamond) at the Trails Café in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, it's a matter of minutes before she's effusing her thoughts on everything from the Mayans to the redefinition of femininity to "space ballet." After we pick up coffee and score a spot at a ... Read More
Got the city blues?  Escape them tonight with a new comedy and variety show, Company Picnic, and you won't even have to leave the island. Although the lineup looks a little sausage fest-y, it's more of an eclectic buffet of some of the best comedy in the city, and the best dish is musical.  Comedian Jessica Delfino is a guitar-playing, hilarious-joke-telling, do-it-all performer, as well as a critically acclaimed and award-winning musician ... Read More
  She’s baaaaack… The one and only Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott is about to return to the scene with her seventh studio album, tentatively titled Block Party.  Missy gave us a little taste of what is to come via “9th Inning” and "Triple Threat," tracks from the upcoming LP featuring her longtime friend and collaborator Timbaland.       It’s been seven long, anxious years (for us, ... Read More
  N.Y.C.’s MNDR serves up a rough-cut gem with its first full-length, Feed Me Diamonds. Comprised of duo Amanda Warner and Peter Wade, the band’s ’80s-inspired, electro sound doesn’t go down as easily as straight-up pop music because the beats and synths are unrefined, raw, and gritty. Werner often wavers between hitting and not hitting her notes, which adds tension to the already deliciously strained music. The single “#1 in ... Read More
  With an emphatic nod to the ’80s, Omaha-based trio Icky Blossoms’ eponymous debut is a super danceable affair that’ll have you caking on the blue eye shadow and hiking up your acid-washed jeans. Extroverted songs dominate the album, with explosions of cosmic synthesizers and drum-machine claps (this band loves clapping) that recall a poppier New Order. “Sex to the Devil” showcases frontwoman Sarah Bohling’s hypnotic ... Read More
  Kreayshawn is back with another single from her latest album, Somethin ‘Bout Kreay, dropping Tuesday, September 18, and her track sends its message out loud and clear: Twerk it.  Premiering on Rolling Stone today, the Oakland rapper's latest track, “Twerkin!!!” is a booty poppin’ anthem that features a couple of BUST’s favorite boys, Philly-based DJ Diplo and flamboyant rapper Sissy Nobby.  Diplo adds more sex in ... Read More
You are going to want to get to know New York-based rocker Anna Rose.  Her single “Behold a Pale Horse”, off the upcoming album of the same name, opens with a haunting bass line, which sets the stage for the 1-2 punch of Rose’s vocals.  Her dark and deep sound is reminiscent of Heart's Ann Wilson (remember “Barracuda” and “Magic Man”?). The song's thick, heavy tone is appropriate considering the subject matter: the title comes from the Book of ... Read More
  If you live in New York City and have been following the 'Free Pussy Riot!' movement as closely as we have, tonight’s the night to get involved! Amnesty International, FreePussyRiot.org, The Voice Project, and Lombard Freid Projects have joined together for a one-night-only benefit exhibition featuring five original videos of the feminist punk collective as well as various speakers from the New York cultural community. The ... Read More
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