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I’ll be honest—I hadn’t heard Mountain Man until about an hour ago. But, golly gee whiz, I do believe I have fallen in love! By listening to their latest album, Made the Harbor, for the past hour I feel like I’ve been transported from this rainy afternoon in a New York office building to a sunny summer afternoon on my grandma’s porch on the prairie.  (Well, I guess she actually lives in the woods, but in this daydream it’s a prairie. Read More
Looking to get hot and sweaty this Friday night? Swimming Cities is hosting Motorboatin’ the Dance Party, featuring Dirty Finger (Black Label Bicycle Club, BK) and Rusty Lazer (New Orleans Bounce) as well as a Bike Burlesque act with Heather Loop, aka Ms. Spoke. With only a $5 cover, summer drinks, and cheap beer inside, what more could you want? Head on over to 97 Wycoff Ave at Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY this Friday, May 27th, from 10 pm until 4 am. For more information check out the Facebook event. Read More
On Wit’s End (Domino), Cass McCombs shows us all that songs about debilitating sadness and unrelenting hopelessness can make for some pretty catchy tunes. Having cornered the market on bumming people out with 2009’s heavily instrumented Catacombs, McCombs appears to have moved on to making mascara run from the cheeks with just the sound of his voice and some accompanying clicks and clatters. Read More
Just in time for summer, Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs deliver another round of dark Americana music perfect for your next moonshine tasting or impromptu back porch shindig—No Help Coming (Transdreamer). It has been four years, and four albums, since the duo consisting of Ms. Golightly and Lawyer Dave released their gritty 2007 debut, You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying, and the two don’t show any signs of slowing down. Originally from the U.K. Read More
Kate Bush returns with an unusual album that is both old and new, and brilliant as always. Released in the US, May 17th on her own label, Fish People, the new record entitled The Director's Cut contains Kates select musical revisions from 1989s The Sensual World and 1993s The Red Shoes and its billed as The Directors Cut. Since her 1978 debut, The Kick Inside, Kate Bush has carved a very individual and innovative path as a musician, composer, visual artist, technician and performer. The list of people influenced by Kates work is vast and varied. Read More

Cold Cave @ Terminal 5

BY Jen Hazen in Music

If you've been to New York City's Terminal 5 venue, you know that it's essentially the cage in the apocalyptic film Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Hordes of people are crammed into a two-tiered concrete arena with weird cable "fencing" on the 2nd floor to keep them from falling a few hundred feet to a live soundtrack. But it was actually not a bad place to see NYC-based band Cold Cave, now on tour to promote their sophomore album Cherish the Light Years (Matador). Then again, I wasn't being shoved around in the pit on the 1st floor, either. Read More
Come join Big Freedia in shaking your BUST bootays to some loud Bounce music! It should be a wild night, with lots of bass and boozy, sweaty dancing goodness.Big Freedia is going to performing tomorrow on Driggs Ave, Brooklyn. The party is being thrown in a century old Polish dance hall. She will be joined by DJ Rusty Lazer, DJ Barney, and the sultry/fierce vocals of LaurenSara. Read More

New Playlist on BUST Radio!

BY Laurie in Music

Learn to Bounce

BY Kate Senecal in Music

  Hailing from New Orleans, Big Freedia; Bounce's queen Diva who was featured in out Men We Love issue; is spreading the buzz about Bounce (a sexed-up, booty-shaking based, call and response style of hip-hop) by playing shows all over the country and demanding that folks shake it until they can’t stand up anymore. If you're in the New York City area and you've been to any of these performances, gotten totally pumped about Bouncing, but felt a little self conscious about technique; the New York School of Burlesque might be able to help you out. Read More

Leslie Hall's New Jam

BY Kate Senecal in Music

    There is not much that Leslie Hall can’t do. My favorite performance artist/singer/dancer/awesome-gem-sweater-maker’s band, Leslie and the Ly’s, has just released a new jam from their new album Destination Friendship: The Feelings Album.  “Hydrate Jirate” promises a quality dancing experience; layering Leslie’s sweet, droney voice over a pulsing beat that’s reminiscent of old school Madonna’s “Burning up” (which I have always been a total sucker for). Read More