LaJune Grant is the first female to have seven straight wins on BET’s “Freestyle Friday Competition,” retiring to the Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame in 2003, and making it into the hearts of everyone who has ever experienced her talent. Grant regularly performed when she first moved to New York (at The Apollo Theater, Arlene’s Grocery, The Delancy, and so much more) to pursue a music career, and she finally stepping up to the mic again ... Read More
Good news, West Coast babes! This October marks the eighth annual Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, presented by Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment.
On the 18th and the 19th, bands of all genres, shapes and sizes will take the stage against the backdrop of the beautiful San Francisco Bay. The line-up is impressive, and includes performances by Outkast, The New Pornographers, Massive Attack, Alt-J, Janelle Monáe and 21 other ... Read More
We may not have enough affordable apartments, space, or cheap and easy ways to get around, but New York City is never lacking in one thing: Free Concerts. This summer is no exception - save a buck and celebrate some of the best female musicians with these 7 great shows.
1. Janelle Monáe
June 4, 8 p.m. - Prospect Park Bandshell
You’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Monáe these days. A six time Grammy nominee, her soulful pop sound ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 20, 2014
The Maya Rudolph Show is like being kicked in the face with a sparkly tap shoe, and I want more.
Maya Rudolph, long-time former SNL cast member and star of the hit movie Bridesmaids, said in an interview with Seth Meyers, "Young folks have probably never experienced the joys of corny but wonderful but grand, feather boas and sparkles and people singing songs and telling corny jokes but guests dropping in and stopping by…" True, I don't think I have ... Read More
“All kids need to know this message […] you can be great,” explains the photographer Eunique Jones of her project Because Of Them We Can, a series if images in which kids dress up as inspirational figures in African American history and women’s history. The children, in engaging with figures who have achieved great acts of courage and activism, work to challenge prejudices about both race and gender.
Seen here as those ... Read More
It's Friday evening, which means the weekend is your oyster! Two point five days of doing whatever you want...that's deserving of a pretty killer soundtrack, right? Whether you're in need of a low-key kick-back track or an intense "let's go out!" anthem, we've got you covered!
1.) St. Vincent - "Cheerleader"
2.) Lianna La Havas - "Forget"
3.) Charlie XCX - "SuperLove"
4.) Janelle Monae - "Dance Apocalyptic"
5.) AlunaGeorge - ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Sep 04, 2013
The Fantastic Janelle Monae (BUST's current cover girl) has released her latest album, Electric Lady via stream and we've got it right here. It is AMAZING! (I am freaking out over track 2 "Given Em What They Love" featuring Prince). Have a listen and pick up the latest issue of BUST at your local newsstand or order here and read our interview with the freaky Electric Lady herself. The album will be available in stores September 10th.
Janelle ... Read More
Our latest Aug/Sept BUST cover star, Janelle Monáe, has a word or two for those sexists in the music industry.
In a recent interview with NMETV, the songstress gives her opinion on sexism in the music industry. Monáe talks about how the industry expects women to fit into a certain category and prescribes certain ways of dressing, behaving, and even singing. But our queen is not gonna stand for that, no way no how!
Monáe starts the interview by ... Read More
BY Emily Rems
on Jul 23, 2013
Here at BUST HQ, we waded bra-deep into the best lady-friendly TV, music, movies, and fashion the season has to offer to bring you our blockbuster August/Sept Fall Preview Issue! In this edition, you'll be getting everything you need for an awesome autumn: from sneak peeks at new looks from our favorite indie designers, to rockin’ recipes to wow your pals, to the latest updates on pop culture’s most important time of year. We’re also ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jul 23, 2013
Pop star Janelle Monáe is at once retro and futuristic, disarmingly down-to-earth and freakishly abstract. Here, she reveals the strategy behind her trendsetting look, the origins of her “divinely inspired” alter ego, and what it’s like to hang out with the president
Janelle Monáe mayhave been born to sing, dance, and write some of the most creative pop albums ever to hit an iPod, but the world wouldn’t have known ... Read More