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Yes. This five-minute gem of a video gets everything right.  Released in 1997, the group is made up of Lili, Tahmineh and Sepideh - three Iranian-American ladies who reside in California but sing in Farsi. Apparently, the group is the first all-women Iranian band. The single title  "Khorshid Khanoom" means Lady Sun in Farsi, and the video reflects the ladies' Earth Mother sensibility. With different colored hair pieces representing three of the four elements (air, fire and earth) the video shares aesthetic sentiments with the 1987 Cher vehicle, the Witches of Eastwick. Read More
OK, seriously, what is happening? The nineties are back; at first I had my doubts about this becoming no bigger than some fair-weather trend. But, as of lately it appears that 2011 is the new 1997.  Several artist that were huge back in ye olde 97’ are releasing new albums that are surprisingly, killing it. One of which is, Da Brat. She is back with vengeance (braided hair aside) and collaborating with another 90’s mega-producer/rapper Jermaine Dupree and, they are ripping on Chris Brown. Hard. Read More
Sometimes I really hate feeling so much. As a recently divorced lady, I don't want to feel a goddamn thing right now. No, thanks. I'd rather work. That's it. So when I took my seat at Radio City Music Hall to see Explosions in the Sky on April 6, I had no idea that for the next hour and 15 minutes the past several years with my ex-huz would flash in my mind like a dusty old film projector spinning reels of the good, the bad, the end. Yes, Explosions' long-drawn-out epic instrumentals can do that to you whether you like it or not. Read More

The bitch is back

BY Intern Jessica W. in Music

Hey ladies, she’s back! For all of you that were fans of the first volume of Rasheeda’s “Boss Bitch Music” and its sick collaborations, you will be stoked to know that the third edition of the series is back and ready for you to download. This time, the mix features twenty-two tracks with cameos by the likes of Alja Jackson, Selasi and Toya Carter and several others. Grab these tracks from the mix’s official website, set your play list on repeat, turn the subwoofers up and wait for the first day of summer to get here. Read More
I just love what Merrill Garbus is doing with her band, TUne-Yards. With her way out tribal sounds and kooky face paints, the energy is just fantastic! She's clearly fearless, and I can't wait to see her perform live. Check out this amazing video for Bizness, off her latest album, w h o k i l l on 4AD records, then go see her if she comes to your area. Read More
This clip from the forthcoming Hot Sauce Committee is hilarious! When I heard there was a new Beastie's video, I thought "it would be cool if they had actors playing them, like that Jon Spencer video way back in the day," and guess what?  That's exactly what they did, starring Will Farrell, Jack Black, Elijah Wood (doing a spot on Ad-Rock!), John C. Reilly (Come to think of it, John C. Reilly was in that Blues Explosion video too! ),  Danny McBride and Seth Rogan to name a few.  PS. Read More
BUST Magazine is giving away two free tickets to Joan As Police Woman's sold out show on Thursday, April 14th, at The Mercury Lounge in NYC! Joan As Police Woman is currently touring in support of her fourth studio album, The Deep Field, which will be released on April 12th. Watch the video for her new single, "The Magic": You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video To enter this giveaway, send an e-mail to giveaway@bust.com with the subject line "Joan As Police Woman giveaway" and include your name and the name of your guest. Read More

Holy Ghost! @ Terminal 5

BY Jen Hazen in Music

  They're young. They're super cute. And they're coming to a dance floor near you. Actually, Holy Ghost! is probably on the verge of taking over every club's sound system around the globe. Okay, not every club, but tons of them. I checked out the five-piece Brooklyn-based band Saturday night at Terminal 5, wondering how their infectious club beats would translate to a live stage performance. All I can say is: Holy shit! Holy Ghost! is one of my fave bands right now.   I'm not a huge fan of club music, but these tracks transcend all of that. Read More
As blue strobe lights flashed and the loud speakers played thrash music from an anonymous metal band, The Mountain Goats stepped onto the stage for their second of three sold out shows at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. For the uninitiated, this incongruous introduction might prove alarming, but veteran fans will know that the band have made a tradition of introducing themselves in this ostentatious way. This hyperliterate indie rock band—which occasionally adds and subtracts members from many locales—centers around California-born vocalist/guitarist John Darnielle. Read More
If you ever get a chance to see Big Freedia live, do not hestitate. Go. The bounce artist and butch-queen gives the most amazing live show I’ve ever seen. The audience danced so hard, you had to scrape ass off the floor. The New Orleans artist performs a spin-off of the popular down-south genre bounce, coined Sissy Bounce by the media. Sissy bounce incorporates fierce and fabulous queer performance and gender-bending in to he booty-shaking and bass dropping hip-hop of New Orlean’s bounce genre. Read More