BY Sam Garcia
on Mar 25, 2013
Flor de Toloache is a new band hitting the streets of New York City. They're a group that you might not be expecting, especially when you hear the genre of music they play. Flor de Toloache is an all-female mariachi band gaining momentum in the big city, and claims itself to be the first of its kind in NYC. Co-founded by Mireya Ramos, 31 and Shae Fiol, 34 the band is a group of women hailing from a group of diverse backrounds. Not only is the band entirely female, something rarely, if at all heard of in the mariachi world, only two of the members claim Mexican descent. Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on Mar 14, 2013
Awkwafina is back with a new video released today for “NYC B*tche$,” trashing everything from hipsters, bros, and douchebags, to Jay-Z’s stadium and bitches from Bushwick.
Still hot from her earlier video “My Vag,” which BUST covered back in October, Awkwafina is taking the city by storm – literally. Her new video has her hopping all over NYC taking her lyrics and her badass attitude with her. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 08, 2013
I was never a big fan of summer camp--in fact, the thought of swimming lessons still gives me agita--but I'd give my two (now permanent) front teeth to spend an entire day in the arts-and-crafts room. Wouldn't you?Lucky for us, Brooklyn Craft Camp has arrived!Author and professional DIYer Brett Bara has teamed up with a host of movers and makers for a day of nonstop DIY activities on Saturday, March 16--and you won't even have to fly your bunkmate's underwear off the flagpole to join in. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Dec 18, 2012
Mess Queen, the young and fresh NYC clothing company, has released a kickass new video that's chock full of colorful leg-wear and general badassery. The video is titled "Queens of New York", and aptly so. Mess Queen's 24-year-old head designer Courtney N. Gamble and her crew are well on their way to becoming NYC fashion royalty.
Gamble began designing her chaotically patterned clothing and accessories in an attempt to "[give] out a fun, cheerful vibe to the dark muted undertones of the city". Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Dec 07, 2012
The film adaptation of the famous book from the Beat Generation, On the Road, will be out in theaters Friday, December 21, and New York City is going WILD in celebration of Jack Kerouac's scandalous work. A staple of writing from the Beat Generation, On the Road celebrates youthful freedom and a break from the constraint of society. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Nov 30, 2012
Four NYC indie rock darlings are coming together for Hurricane Sandy relief! A benefit concert on December 14th at Terminal 5 will donate all proceeds to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
Sleigh Bells, a duo from Brooklyn, will be blowing out our eardrums with their heavy brand of noise pop. They’ve now got two albums out and are working on a third with a possible release date in 2013.
With the release of their fourth studio album, Shields, Grizzly Bear proved that their experimental pop sound is still going strong. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Nov 29, 2012
The annual Athena Film Festival is coming to New York for its third year! From February 7th to 10th, Barnard College will host festivities celebrating the leading ladies that make the world go ‘round (on and off screen). The festival is in conjunction with Women and Hollywood, a site that examines the “it’s complicated” relationships between women and pop culture.
The festival will feature workshops for filmmakers, interactive conversations with women in the industry, and screenings of films showcasing female leadership. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Nov 08, 2012
Jessica Delfino is a regular riot. Well, maybe a little irregular, given that her comedy comes in the form of a tune provided by a guitar or a ukulele. As both a musician and a comedian, Delfino has two kinds of performances to put on seamlessly this Friday at the New York Comedy Festival event “Solid Gold,” taking place at 7:30 at the Breslin’s Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 02, 2012
Have you always wanted to have a slumber party with BUST? Well, here’s your chance! On Wednesday, November 14, BUST and Videology will present PAJAMARAMA!, an ongoing series of slumber party classics selected and introduced by ladies of note.
BUST editors Emily Rems and Molly Simms will present John Waters’s cult classic Hairspray (1988), starring Ricki Lake, Divine, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, and more. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 31, 2012
For the third day in a row, BUST offices are closed, thanks to Hurricane Sandy. We’re hoping our fellow East Coasters are safe and sound, with electricity and a long Netflix queue to keep them warm and occupied.
I’m lucky enough to have power, and I’ve spent my hurricane days catching up on Mad Men and making cinnamon pancakes. However, many people on the East Coast are less fortunate. Whether you’re in a hard-hit city like New York or far away, high and dry, there are things you can do to help. Read More