So, it's September. I've been in denial of this fact for a few weeks because a) wasn't it just 90 degrees and humid a week ago here on the east coast? and b) I'm not going back to school so it can't be fall yet, right?
Alas, it is now more than two weeks into September and the official first day of fall is just within reach. It is finally time to unearth your favorite scarves, mittens, leather jackets and knee boots.
Over here at BUST we wanted to craft you ... Read More
Of all the free outdoor music events in NYC happening this summer, one of the best is the Americanafest NYC, celebrating American roots music, happening now at the beautiful Damrosch Park located at Lincoln Center. Wednesday night, the Godmother of Americana and alt country, Emmylou Harris and her long time musical collaborator of 40 years, Rodney Crowell, kicked off this awesome festival. They played a variety of material from country music standards, Gram ... Read More
Aaron Freeman, best known for his role as one of Ween's founding members, expands on his approach to collaging together different styles of pop with his debut solo release as FREEMAN. These twelve tracks come together as a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of psychedelia, glam rock, country, and folk. "Covert Discretion," kicks off the record with a story about blacking out during a post-show hotel party sung over Freeman's delicate folk instrumentation. His gorgeous ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 28, 2014
It's hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world! Just ask the one and only Dolly Parton, cover woman for BUST's June/July Summer Music Issue. An idol for generations, this gal shows no sign of stopping, or even slowing down. And staying fresh? Please. Just listen to her cover of Bon Jovi's "Lay Your Hands on Me."
(Make sure you listen all the way to the end so you can hear her say, "Lord, I'm ready for America.")
Her new album, Blue Smoke, comes out May 29, ... Read More
Nikki Lane met Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys at her pop-up vintage clothing stall. She was wearing a hunting jacket he wanted to buy. It turned into a case of being in the right place at the right time. Auerbach ended up producing Lane’s sophomore album All Or Nothin’, a collaboration nothing short of sensational. The 13-track record starts of with “Right Time”, an outlaw anthem that showcases Lane’s bluesy soul and country attitude. ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano
in Music Stuff
on Apr 01, 2014
If you ever needed a country music video to give you a reason to take birth control, look no further. Country/Comedy duo Reformed Whores (Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame) released a hilarious music video to remind us girls that our reproductive rights are important, especially to stave off all those creepy baby dolls. Belting out reasons like “I know the pill makes me fat, with a baby I’d be twice the size of that,” Reformed Whores ... Read More
Have you ever played with a Ouija board? You know, the ones that connect you to the afterlife and always seem to come out at slumber parties? If so, you have something in common with the Nouvellas, since in their latest video for the song "Never Go Home," the group partakes in what appears to be a seance--for themselves. The quirky, screwball comedic video shows the indie rockers at a very dangerous band practice in which each member meets their end. You'll have to ... Read More
BY Intern Ariana
on Jun 26, 2012
If you’re looking to have a grand ole time this Thursday, June 28, look no further than the EP release party for Ocean Born Mary- the debut album from alt-country band Karen & the Sorrows. It’ll be in Park Slope, Brooklyn at The Rock Shop (249 4th Ave), where the band will play alongside The Library and Clare Burson.
Ocean Born Mary was inspired by an old New Hampshire ghost story of the same name. During the early 18th century, a ... Read More
Rockabilly sweetheart Nikki Lane pays homage to old school country in a new video for her song, "Gone, Gone, Gone." The track is off her recently-released EP of the same name, which was co-written and produced by Lewis Pesacov of Fool’s Gold. A little Loretta Lynn and a little Holly Golightly, Nikki brings a cool, modern edge to classic country without the sugary popness of today's country (step aside, Taylor Swift). Nikki's debut LP, Walk of Shame, is set ... Read More