Crazy talented singer-songwriter Casey Dinkin is releasing her debut album, Right Now For Now on July 28th, and boy, has she earned her stripes. Her "catchy…clever songs" (Times Union) meld soul, pop and folk influences into a soulful, melodic sound that has captured a devoted fan base. Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, they raised $10,000 in order to make this album happen, and that's a lot of love.
Since then Dinkin has been featured ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani
on Jul 03, 2013
In the relatively peaceful world of crafting, Design Wars is a rapidly expanding crochet design competition that is redefining the way artists engage with what they make.
If you haven't seen it yet, let us fill you in: Creator Salena Baca brings together a carefully selected group of crochet designers, each of whom are recognized for exceptional mastery in their craft, to compete in a series of challenges. She also features interviews with venerable ... Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
in Music Stuff
on Jun 17, 2013
David Grubin’s Downtown Express may not open until June 25th, but its musical score is already making waves. The film follows a promising Julliard violin student who falls for a street performer and joins her band. When the musicians happen to be played by Philippe Quint and Nellie McKay, it’s easy to see how critics are falling for this film.
If you don’t already know and love Nellie McKay as the magical puff of feminist fairy dust that ... Read More
BY Sam Garcia
in Music Stuff
on Apr 24, 2013
We love folk band The Looking over here at BUST, so were stoked when we heard they're releasing a new album. In fact, we're so excited that we're giving away two free tickets to their release party in New York!
The Looking will celebrate their new album Songs for a Traveler at Bowery Electric on Friday, April 26 at 8pm. Loudboy will open at 7pm, led by John Andrews (Botanica, Angela McCluskey, Morley) and featuring Brian Viglione (The ... 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 email@example.com with the subject line "Tinderbox." The winner will be chosen on Friday, November 9th at 12 PM EST.
Even if ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Sep 25, 2012
On shelves today: The Blessed, the first book in a new young adult thriller trilogy by Tonya Hurley, author of the ghostgirl series!
Here’s the official book description: “A re-imagined redemption remix following three wayward teenage girls in Brooklyn that draws on the earliest martyrdom legends of St. Lucy, St. Cecelia and St. Agnes, The Blessed is a dark and gritty supernatural romance that puts an ancient twist on modern love and ... Read More
Summer is undoubtedly the season for music festivals, but if for whatever reason you aren’t able to make it to see your favorite artists perform while you bask in the sun sipping overpriced beer--don’t fret! With some imagination (and a little luck), you and your friends could be listening to your favorite music while working on your tan in no time. Enter our giveaway contest and you’ll have a chance to win a new TPS Portable stereo speaker by ... Read More
in Style File
on Jan 23, 2012
BUST Magazine is teaming up with saucy Parisian sister brands Locher's and Maude & Tilda to give one lucky winner a prize package full of naughty jewelry and edgy eco-friendly tote bags!Nicole Locher opened her design atelier in 2005, taking inspiration from flea market found objects in Paris and London. The basic concept behind her vintage yet modern designs is "perversions with a touch of class."
This giveaway is now ... Read More
on Oct 06, 2011
Have you ever wanted to make needlepoint nipple doilies? If so, Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery -- written by Leanne Prain, the co-author of 2009's bestselling Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti -- is the anarchistic DIY craft book for you. Hoopla's twenty-eight innovative embroidery patterns will teach readers how to stitch a mythical jackalope, a ransom note pillow, and mean yet dainty knuckle-tattoo church gloves.Click here ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Aug 12, 2011
BUST Magazine is giving away a limited edition Washed Out t-shirt! Insound and Delicious Design League teamed up to create a series of high-quality t-shirts for six of their favorite bands. These t-shirts feature original designs by Delicious Design and are only available for sale on Insound.com.Washed Out is the third artist to be featured in this collection. Check out the previous designs: Best Coast and Walkmen. The final three designs will be revealed in ... Read More