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, marking her most recent release in a career of literally hundreds. She's the classic. She's the originator. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Apr 02, 2014
With the event of increasingly female-centric TV programs like Broad City and Girls, more often than usual we find ourselves yelling passionately at the screen, "Yes! Yes! That's exactly how it is!" That's the power of representation, and the reason it matters. Individuals who never feel kinship with what they see in media can wind up with a nasty sense of isolation. Seeing people with whom I can identify represented on TV makes me feel more comfortable with myself in general, because I don't feel like I need to hide anything about myself to be accepted. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Feb 28, 2014
For those of you who don’t remember Fefe Dobson, she was yet another Canadian musical gem. Dobson was relatively big in the mid-2000’s pop rock scene, but, unfortunately, her fame didn’t quite make it past 2010. Fefe’s look was a cross between Rihanna’s Unapologetic Goth thing and Avril Lavigne, who the media often pitted her against. Her music was whiny in the best kind of way and most of her songs were about typical teenage matters like, crushes, breakups, and lost loves. Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jul 12, 2013
For those of you who don’t know Carla Bruni, she is a quick-witted Italian-French songwriter, musician, model and the former First Lady of France. I randomly came across her music about 8 years ago while working on a short film about a French girl in New York and I loved it without even knowing who the hell she was. It’s a little jazz, a little pop, a little romance and a little wild. For me, I don’t need to understand the words to get down with certain music, and Carla’s tunes are something I can certainly get down with anytime. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jun 12, 2013
Hardcore punk idol Brody Dalle has changed a lot since we first met her - the tough, in-your-face musician is now a mom and a wife - and of course, still kicking ass. She gets personal and shares it all on this Saturday's Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet.
Dalle was destined to be a feminist role model, accompanying her mother to anti-Bush protests, discovering Courtney Love at age 12, and joining a feminist collective before finishing high school. She started her first band, Sourpuss, when she was thirteen and went on to front the epic punk band the Distillers. Read More
BY Darcy Sturges
on May 24, 2013
She's pretty much everything we love.
If the name “Mary Lambert” sounds familiar, it’s because you may have heard her on a little track called “Same Love." Her vocals (she wrote the chorus) were featured on the song by Ryan Lewis and Macklemore (yes, the Macklemore of “Thrift Shop” fame).
Hailing from Seattle, the lesbian-slam-poet-songstress sings haunting ballads of loving one’s self and overcoming pain. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Feb 20, 2013
Aside from his foxiness, gangly Kiwi singer Willy Moon has a lot going for him. Apple recently used his rowdy, retro song “Yeah Yeah” for its new ad (the one with all the bouncing iPods), and it caught the earballs of countless listeners. So is there more to this neo-rockabilly pop star than one catchy song and some very well-tailored suits? We’re happy to report that we've seen him live, and he is, in fact, legit.
Moon played at Piano’s recently, in a gig that seemed to be populated equally by fans, press, and record-label A&R dudes. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jan 11, 2013
You may not know Reggie Watts by name, but there’s a good chance you know his work, or at least recognize his lustrous afro from IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, an absurdist faux late-night show in which Watts is the keyboard-playing sidekick to host Scott Aukerman. “Multifaceted” doesn’t begin to describe the 40-year-old Brooklynite; Watts is a mind-bending comedian who composes electronic tunes on a multi-track recorder while improvising funny lyrics and beatboxing, and the man has music and comedy skills to spare. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 04, 2012
Musical maverick Amanda Palmer opens up about Scientology, stripping, and going solo
Amanda Palmer is so impossibly busy that the week I meet her, she has a show every night and a photoshoot almost every day. Her iCal is Beyoncé-level packed, but that’s just the way she likes it. After a nasty split from Roadrunner Records in 2010, the 36-year-old singer/songwriter/pianist is now putting out her own music and loving her newfound creative freedom. “I’m buckets happier,” she says. “I deeply despise being told what to do. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 21, 2012
Take a moment out of your Monday to chill to the new track from LA musician/producer Nosaj Thing.
Nosaj Thing has remixed and worked with The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck, and Flying Lotus. Three years ago, he released his critically acclaimed debut album, Drift.
Now, for the first time, he’s incorporating guest vocals into his own music. His upcoming LP, Home, will include collaborations with Toro y Moi and Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead. Read More