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Do you love reality television, New Orleans, and a positive message? Are you a twerk connoisseur who’s looking for a new, innovative way to shake your ass? Do you subscribe to the mantra, “If we would shake a whole lot more, a lot less bullets”? If so, Fuse is working on your new favorite show. Almost Famous will document the life and times of Big Freedia, the New Orleans bounce music sensation. In Queen Freedia’s words, bounce music is “simple, up-tempo, heavy bass, call and response type music. And it has a lot to do with ass shaking. Read More
  I have repeatedly tried to teach myself to bounce. As much as I wiggle, my ass is just not having it. Because of my own failure (and believe me, I keep trying), I can't help but be impressed by those fly few who can truly shake dat booty. Bounce enthusiasts in New York better hold onto their hot pants: a week long bounce extravaganza is taking over the city starting next Monday, April 2nd. The week of events culminates in an Easter Sunday bounce-a-thon complete with an all girl DJ lineup and an egg hunt, sponsored in part by yours truly here at BUST. Read More
I know it seems like it's too cold to function, but y'all can stop whining because this weekend is gonna be hotttt in the city thanks to BUST fave Big Freedia and the Divas. The New Orleans bounce maven will be performing Saturday night at the Brooklyn Bowl, joined by trusty pals DJ Rusty Lazer and Nicky da B who are also taking New York City by storm this weekend.    Kick things off right tonight with Rusty Lazer and Nicky da B at SantosPartyHaus. They're performing with Shane Shane, DJ Nita, and Dirtyfinger. Read More
Is that an unexpected earthquake causing all that rumbling ruckus? Nah, it's Hurricane Sissy Nobby, with high chances of torrential 'ass' and possibility of severe booty-clappin' thunder. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Or, maybe it's just Big Freedia and giant pals dancing next to your office building. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video But in all seriousness, we all know Hurricane Irene is on her way up the East Coast. Read More
    "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 NY. The show is FREE, ALL AGES and start at 7pm. Line starts at 5pm, and you can RSVP at the House of Vans website. Read More
In her latest video, Big Freedia, the Queen Diva of the New Orleans Bounce scene and long-time BUST darling, schools us all in the sexy art of Sissy Bounce. If you thought “Excuse,” the second booty-shaking track on the Scion A/V Presents Big Freedia EP, was fun, you're going to absolutely revel in its fantastic video. The Bounce class gets creative for the judges, by showing off their moves stacked on top of one another, upside-down, and even involving plants. Also check out BUST’s favorite bike burlesque artist, Heather Loop/Ms. Read More
Come join Big Freedia in shaking your BUST bootays to some loud Bounce music! It should be a wild night, with lots of bass and boozy, sweaty dancing goodness.Big Freedia is going to performing tomorrow on Driggs Ave, Brooklyn. The party is being thrown in a century old Polish dance hall. She will be joined by DJ Rusty Lazer, DJ Barney, and the sultry/fierce vocals of LaurenSara. Read More

Learn to Bounce

BY Kate Senecal in Music

  Hailing from New Orleans, Big Freedia; Bounce's queen Diva who was featured in out Men We Love issue; is spreading the buzz about Bounce (a sexed-up, booty-shaking based, call and response style of hip-hop) by playing shows all over the country and demanding that folks shake it until they can’t stand up anymore. If you're in the New York City area and you've been to any of these performances, gotten totally pumped about Bouncing, but felt a little self conscious about technique; the New York School of Burlesque might be able to help you out. Read More
If you ever get a chance to see Big Freedia live, do not hestitate. Go. The bounce artist and butch-queen gives the most amazing live show I’ve ever seen. The audience danced so hard, you had to scrape ass off the floor. The New Orleans artist performs a spin-off of the popular down-south genre bounce, coined Sissy Bounce by the media. Sissy bounce incorporates fierce and fabulous queer performance and gender-bending in to he booty-shaking and bass dropping hip-hop of New Orlean’s bounce genre. Read More
New Orleans' Sissy Bounce Queen, Big Freedia, is most definitely gonna be in Brooklyn this weekend to kickoff her U.S. tour!  Consistently BUSTing gender norms, Big Freedia will be bringin' her crew of dirty dancers including Altercation (booty bounce instructor on the side)  and her pal DJ Rusty Lazer along for the ride. During the day on Saturday, August 28th, the troupe will be at MoMA's PS1's Warm Up Party beginning at 2pm.  When the sun sets, Big Freedia will be sissy bouncin' over to CoCo 66 in Greenpoint.  Doors open at 10pm along with the Svedka Vodka open bar. Read More