BY Jen Hazen
on Sep 20, 2011
N.Y.C.-based editor/designer Hamish Robertson is a busy man. You would think that being the online design editor of Vanity Fair would be time-consuming enough, right? Yet somehow Robertson finds time to create websites for well-known businesses (like vegan treatery, Babycakes), publish zines and prints as Brown Griffin (from his Brooklyn apartment), and curate Afterzine, a beautifully compiled arts and culture publication.
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In 1977, two young friends from art school, Ana da Silva (left) and Gina Birch (below), toyed with the idea of starting a band over pints in north London. After watching their friend Palmolive perform with the Slits, they were inspired to experiment as musicians themselves. Neither had much experience playing an instrument, but that was part of punk’s appeal: expression trumped expertise. A year later, they graced the stage at the International ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Sep 09, 2011
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 ... Read More
With Halloween right around the corner, the Misfits will soon be in heavy rotation on my turntable. Not that they aren’t usually on my playlist; I’m a die-hard Danzig fan, I’ve rocked a devilock, and my now-boyfriend’s inclusion of Pajo’s stripped-down version of “Hybrid Moments” at the end of a mixtape is what won him a third date. I am also a fan of cute girls, and a downright sucker for a lady with a ukulele ... Read More
Brooklyn band the Shondes are hitting the road this fall to promote their new album Searchlights, out September 20 ( Exotic Fever Records, pre-order here to receive a signed CD or LP and bonus poster by artist Katy Weselcouch). The genderqueer quartet is building a reputation as rock 'n' roll’s next revolutionaries, drawing on both riot grrrl and traditional Jewish music influences, delivering powerful and impassioned ... Read More
Want to hear new music for free and have a beer while you’re at it? Williamsburg bar Bruar Falls is hosting a live music event tonight. The featured acts are Blue Sky Law, the Everymen, and Lost Gloves--all rock groups with a Midwestern flair.The event starts at 8pm and the bar is located 245 Grand Street between Driggs Ave and Roebling Street. It's for the 21+ crowd, so don’t leave home without your ... Read More
“Punk godmother” Patti Smith recently received the Polar Music Prize, a prestigious Swedish award which has been given out annually since 1992 to notable talents from Bjork to Zeppelin. The late ABBA lyricist and manager Stig Anderson created the prize to recognize the musical achievements of artists from a variety of genres and cultures, ensuring that the world would thank him for more than just “Dancing Queen” (but seriously, Mr. ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Aug 30, 2011
New York is inundated with music festivals, but there's nothing quite like the 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 ... Read More
A little bit '60s psychedelic revival', a little bit 'garage rock', and all 'up in your face'. Here are two clips of the Pandoras performing for the Los Angeles cable show, "L.A. IN!", circa 1985. This is my kind of band.
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"NOLA bounce comes to New York once again! Featuring Big Freedia! The Queen diva! For this night only in Brooklyn! Come out and show your support by shaking yer asses high in the air!"
With a promising line-up of Tokyo Police Club, Against Me!, Team Robespierre, Japanther and our BUST sweetie, Big Freedia, the Vans House Party tomorrow should be bananas! This summer series of shows is at the House of Vans which is located on 25 Franklin St. Brooklyn ... Read More