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
BY Dylan Stableford
on Aug 17, 2011
Like a growing number of touring bands with loose Bonnaroo ties, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals now headline their own music festival. Held over two days overlooking Burlington, Vermont's picturesque Lake Champlain last weekend, Grand Point North featured a lineup—handpicked by Potter—stacked with relatively unknown acts, many of them local Vermont bands seemingly on the verge of a national breakout--something Potter, from nearby Waitsfield, knows a ... Read More
BY Annelise S
in Music Stuff
on Jul 27, 2011
When noise/punk band Mika Miko split up, telephone-microphone hybrid fans were left heartbroken across the sprawl of greater Los Angeles (and beyond). Mika Miko were known for raising hell in DIY settings and venues, especially at downtown L.A.'s The Smell, where they played their final show in January 2010.
Today, however, I am thrilled to inform everyone of Mika Miko's resurrection of sorts. No, the band is not back together. But the group's sister duo, ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Jul 05, 2011
Free admission, free music, free copies of BUST, cheap drinks, and lady rockers -- what more do you need? Stop by Public Assembly next Thursday, July 14th, at 8 PM for FeelingAnxious PR 's Women Rock! Showcase, sponsored by BUST Magazine and Modern Vintage Recordings.The night will include performances by:8 PM - Ghostwise9 PM - Emily Zuzik10 PM - Misty Boyce11 PM - Claire London11:30 PM - Lisa JaeggiSee you at the show!Public Assembly70 North 6th StreetBrooklyn, ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Jun 30, 2011
Kick off your holiday weekend at Santos Party House's all-night party tomorrow, Friday, July 1st! Cherie Lily and Spencer's Gifts present a blow-out bash sponsored by BUST Magazine, featuring an amazing line up which includes:
Jonte': Star choreographer, dance pop phenomenon, and Japanese designer in his only full US show before he returns to Japan.
Amanda Lepore: Famous transgender artist, singer, perfumist, and David LaChapelle muse.
Cazwell: Internet sensation ... Read More