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While some people might celebrate becoming octogenarians with lunch buffets at Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse, Yoko Ono has something a little different in mind. Ono will be celebrating her 80th birthday with a concert at the Volksbühne in Berlin on February 17th.  Ono will be backed by the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, led by her son Sean Ono Lennon. The legendary performer has been as active as ever these past few years, with #1 hits on the Billboard ... Read More
It’s a sweltering summer day in New York City, pushing 100 degrees, when Paloma Faith and I decide to take a walk. Luckily, the 27-year-old British singer is, in her own way, dressed for it: she’s wearing a gorgeous two-piece sunsuit that’s straight out of the 1960s. She’s further armed with cat-eye sunglasses, a sky-high beehive, and her unique blend of smarts, sweetness, and grit. It’s her idea to do our interview out on the street. ... Read More
  We're pretty excited about the Tinderbox Music Festival happening this weekend (and featuring CocoRosie, the super-talented gals pictured above). So excited, in fact, that we're giving away a pair of tickets to this awesome concert to one lucky BUST reader and a friend. To enter, please send your name and address to giveaway@bust.com with the subject line "Tinderbox."  The winner will be chosen on Friday, November 9th at 12 PM EST. Even if ... Read More
It’s not often that at a concert, the artist encourages you to take photos and film the performance, but that’s exactly what David Byrne did at his recent show in Brooklyn. Though the Talking Heads frontman, who teamed up with St. Vincent for his latest release, Love This Giant, announced right before going on stage that he didn’t mind people using their phones to take a picture or two, he wasn’t interested in seeing any iPads waving ... Read More
Listen to awesome music and support everyone's freedom to marry at the same time-sounds like a pretty great combination!  The Freedom to Love Now! concert, taking place on October 30th in NYC, will benefit Freedom to Marry, an organization that strives for marriage equality in more states across the country (yes, please!). The fantastic bill of performers includes Rufus Wainwright, fun., Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), They Might Be Giants, The National, ... Read More
K. Flay (aka Kristine Flaherty) has built a reputation not only as an up-and-coming independent hip-hop artist, but also as an unflappable interviewee. Before her show at Boston venue T.T. the Bear’s Place on July 11th, we had a chance to sit down with K. Flay to discuss Bay Area hip-hop, Gavin Rossdale, and to play an unusual game of “Would You Rather.” By Jen Grygiel and Andrea O’Meara Andrea: So you’ve played here before? Who are ... Read More
Neko Case, the amazingly talented and soulful singer and songwriter, will be performing for FREE at the second annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival. Neko has developed a new sound all her own - a mix of country, gospel, torch, and pop. She has earned Grammy nominations and a huge fan base with her seven albums and EP. And now we get to enjoy her live for free! By the way, she is also featured on The Hunger Games soundtrack. The festival is a two-day outdoor ... Read More
Having never lived in the suburbs, I view them as extremely foreign yet undeniably romanticized. But unique visions of life in suburbia come alive in Ssion's latest music video, "Earthquake," which was filmed in Kansas City, the hometown of the band's lead singer Cody Critcheloe. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of peeping a Ssion (pronounced shun) video or hearing one of their tunes, the best way I can think to describe them is as something between a ... Read More
Lady Gaga is known for her preposterous outfits (both on and off stage), her risqué dance moves, and her support of the LGBT community. Now the pop star will be known for being the first foreign artist to be denied a concert permit by the Indonesian authorities. According to the Jakarta Post, authorities cancelled Lady Gaga’s June 3rd concert because various groups were afraid that the singer’s sessy dance moves and nearly nonexistent ... Read More
Hole reunited and played together in Brooklyn last week, and if you weren't lucky enough to be in the audience, don't shed mascara-filled tears--you can watch it below! The April 13th show saw Patty, Melissa, Eric, and Courtney play together again, in honor of the new rockumentary Hit So Hard, about drummer Patty's life. The band hadn't played together for 15 years, but they still made magic on that stage. Although the band members have been through plenty of ups ... Read More
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