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  Few albums have been more highly anticipated this year than electro-wizard Grimes’s Art Angels, and at her show last night in Los Angeles, she showed us the reason for the hype. The distinctive Canadian artist, née Claire Boucher, nearly brought down The Mayan Theater on Monday night, day two of Red Bull Sound Select’s #30DaysInLA festival. If you are a Grimes fan and you haven’t seen her live yet, make this the year you cross that off your bucket list. Read More
Ariana Grande SHOWED UP to her on-air interview with the misogynist radio hosts at Power 106 in Los Angeles. The singer, whose new single "Focus" released last week, totally tells these radio hosts how it is when they hit her with a non-stop barrage of sexist questions. They are so frustrating that I want to jump into the computer screen and hit them over the head. One day technology will allow this to happen, but until then, it's all good – Ariana can take care of herself. Read More
Babes in Toyland are back! Once dubbed "foxcore" by Thurston Moore -- a label the Babes did not appreciate, the Minneapolis-based, babydoll dress-wearing, punk power trio that ground guts onstage in the nineties have reunited their Fontenella-era lineup for a show, presumably to kick off a bitchin' tour, in L.A. at the Roxy on February 12th. The 18 years since Kat Bjelland, Maureen Herman and Lori Barbero last stepped on stage together cannot be described as silent. Babes in Toyland influenced legions of musicians to rage and riot, including Sleater-Kinney and Bikini Kill. Read More
  Last week, the ladies of Speed Rack — the nationwide competition for female bartenders that raises money for breast-cancer charities — were engaged in a brutal face-off. But instead of racing each other to see who could create the best gin fizz in under two minutes, these pro mixologists were speed-skating around a roller-derby track in Los Angeles. Speed Rack partnered with the 10-year-old L.A. Derby Dolls and Sailor Jerry rum to treat these top-notch bartenders to a two-day derby training camp at their massive Doll Factory facility near Echo Park. Read More
If you live in the L.A. area and you’re a fan of cocktails, rad ladies, and giving money to a good cause, you need to head over to Harvard & Stone tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 6th, at 9pm. That night, the ladies of Speed Rack—the national cocktail-making competition for female bartenders, which BUST profiled in our Aug/Sept issue—will be in town for a ridiculously fun charity event. 30 lady mixologists from across the country will converge to make Sailor Jerry rum-based drinks, and 50% of the night’s proceeds will go to the BustedFoundation, an L.A. breast cancer charity. Read More
    On Saturday, Sept. 20, The Theater at The Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles held an art gala with proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood. Radiating a poetic elegance from every angle, the venue reiterated the contextual nature of the beast, the SEXY BEAST, that is; an antiquity built with a solid foundation—restored in the name of modern progression. Oh, the metaphors! SEXY BEAST was organized by Davida Nemeroff and Mieke Marple of the esteemed Night Gallery. Read More
Attention New York City babes! “Black Moon,” is an exhibition coming to Manhattan and you all better prepare to have your minds blown. “Black Moon” was created in November 2013 by five friends – four brilliant fine artists and one passionate gallerist, and the two days the group spent together in a Los Angeles studio exploring and celebrating art, music, friendship and everyone’s favorite time of year. Read More
Kim Shattuck, guitarist of The Muffs, had missed her band. She had been playing with the LA-based punk rock group since their formation in 1991 and up until they decided to take a break after their fifth record in 2004. About a decade later, she paid a visit to her mother’s house, where a number of previous Muffs songs were written, to see if the environment sparked any new inspiration. Shattuck came up with an album’s worth of all new material and couldn’t wait to show Muffs bassist, Ronnie Barnett, and drummer, Roy McDonald. Read More
The bird and the bee are back!  And this time it’s with their fun and catchy new song “Undone,” which is featured in the film “Sex Tape,” (Jason Segal, Cameron Diaz, Rob Lowe) released last Friday, July 18.     The LA-based indie synth-pop duo, made up of Inara George ("the bird") and Greg Kurstin ("the bee") have been on a 4-year hiatus from releasing original music. Read More
You may know Ramona Rosales by the playful celebrity portraits she takes, including her iconic cover shoot with Tina Fey for BUST back in 2004. But this summer, Rosales’s work takes a new, but no less vibrant, direction.  Head on down to the De Soto Gallery in Los Angeles, where you can view her new photo series Outside the Lines, on display now through August 24th. This dreamy series may create the illusion of two dimensions, but it also illustrates a narrative that is meaningful on countless levels. Read More