Seeing Zola Jesus at the beginning of a festival like SXSW is a perilous activity, because the singer's so good at her job that you might end up holding the rest of the performers to an impossibly high standard. The first time I saw Zola Jesus was last year, on the first night of CMJ, and I spent the subsequent four days complaining that every other band was terrible. Last week at the Fader Fort, she was the final performer of the day, so I had time to get ... Read More
Every year, the Fader Fort at SXSW is a watershed event for festival goers, particularly those with small wallets and no badges. Last week’s edition was as insane as ever, with enough free beer to keep you tipsy for four days’ worth of indie hip-hop acts and experimental punk bands. I came, admittedly, for the free beer, and also to see Zola Jesus, about whom I will never stop rhapsodizing. But the Fader Fort is like Hotel California as sponsored by ... Read More
If you were on the fence about SXSW, start packing your bags and hitch a ride to Austin now ‘cause friends of BUST The Shondes are going to be there! The violin-infused indie-feminist pop-rock band will be making its way to Austin during their spring tour.
If you haven’t heard of The Shondes yet, watch the video for their high powered single “Are You Ready?”
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There was a time in which I was totally oblivious to how popular a band was. Usually my naivety went along the lines of: “This band is awesome, everyone must love them!” Now I know that's not quite the case and, whenever I can, I try and spread the word of awesome, small time or local bands I’ve fallen in love with.
At last year’s SXSW, favorite bands I’d never heard of included Best Coast and Hunx and His Punx, who have both ... Read More
This past week I was able to catch some of the most stylish South by Southwesters walking to and from the massive amount of shows and parties going on. From 6th Street to Waterloo Records, spring style was popping up everywhere. While I hear it's still chilly where I live in NYC, my hometown, Austin, Tx, decided to skip spring altogether and head right for summer sunshine. While it's both a blessing and a curse, one thing's for sure: it sure is refreshing to see ... Read More
Thursday was one of BUST's awesome SXSW events featuring Harvard, This Time Next Year, Wild Orchard Children, Orbs, Gatsbys American Dream, and Eisley. The bands were amazing, especially Eisley, who I'd always wanted to see! Their melodic songs definitely set the mood for the rest of the evening. Everyone seemed to have a great time, including myself. I made some new BUST-loving friends, had a few drinks and rocked out to some great music! Here are just ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Mar 16, 2011
For those of you at SXSW this week, don't forget to stop by two free, open to all-ages, overflowing with fun events sponsored by BUST Magazine!
The Equal Vision Records Showcase on Thursday, March 17th from 12-5pm features performances by Eisley, Gatsbys American Dream (their first show since reuniting!), ORBS, Wild Orchid Children, This Time Next Year, and Harvard -- all this, plus an open bar and goodie bags with a free copy of BUST Magazine. $5 if you're under ... Read More
on Mar 09, 2011
Live music, crafts galore, and a party robot -- what else do you need? On Friday, March 18th from 12pm-8pm, Standard Recording Company is hosting a music and craft bonanza -- Commodore Von Keepsie's Craftacular Music Carnivale -- at Gypsy Lounge. This free, all-ages event is open to the public (no wristband required)!Enjoy complimentary drinks from Treaty Oak Rum and Graham's Texas Tea -- while supplies last -- as you craft your heart out at the Hello Craft Make ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Mar 09, 2011
It's SXSW time again, and as always BUST Magazine is sponsoring the most rad events! The Equal Vision Records Showcase on Thursday, March 17th features performances by Eisley, Gatsbys American Dream (their first show since reuniting!), ORBS, Wild Orchid Children, This Time Next Year, and Harvard. All this and an open bar too!So, head to Dirty Dog Bar between 12-5pm for rockin' bands, free drinks, and a goodie bag (with a copy of BUST Magazine, of course)! ... Read More
Renowned artist of many mediums, Yoko Ono is set to appear as a very special featured speaker for the SXSW 25th Music Conference and Festival. In a highly anticipated interview with Jody Denberg, Yoko Ono will be discussing her pioneering, one-of-a-kind life’s work, from the Dada-inspired Fluxus movement in the 1960s, to the Iceland Imagine Peace Tower, and even her creative collaborations with her husband, John Lennon, a love story that continues to inspire ... Read More