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Full disclosure: prior to watching British band Esben and the Witch play at Manhattan's Mercury Lounge last Saturday, I hadn't listened to their entire full-length album, Violet Cries. (It released on Matador in February.) This is shameful for 2 reasons: 1. Goth is in my blood; My black, brooding blood. When Esben first released the single "Marching Song" in late 2010 I listened to it for two days straight. This obsessive cycle was only broken by Sisters of Mercy's "Dominion." See? Darkness. Gothness.2. Read More

RYAT Releases Avant Gold

BY Janelle in Music

RYAT is a sonic blend of two parts. The first, being Christina McGeehan, the vocalist who could charm the pants off a guard at Buckingham Palace with her soothing vocals and manipulations of sound. The other, Tim Conley, plays part-time producer (and full-time boyfriend to McGeehan) as he carefully crafts plush soundscapes to compliment his lady’s soft lyrics. 2009’s aptly titled Street Noise Orkestra existed as just that, where common sounds meshed with electronic hums to craft something of a street-laced musical. Read More
  It's SXSW time again, and as always BUST Magazine is sponsoring the most rad events! The Equal Vision Records Showcase on Thursday, March 17th features performances by Eisley, Gatsbys American Dream (their first show since reuniting!), ORBS, Wild Orchid Children, This Time Next Year, and Harvard. All this and an open bar too!So, head to Dirty Dog Bar between 12-5pm for rockin' bands, free drinks, and a goodie bag (with a copy of BUST Magazine, of course)! All-ages event -- $5 if you're under 21, free if you're over.Dirty Dog Bar505 E 6th St. Read More
It’s just been announced today that the highly anticipated Le Tigre tour film, Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour, will be released on DVD June 7th by Oscilloscope Laboratories! The film follows the unabashedly feminist gals of Le Tigre on the This Island tour across four continents and ten countries.  With a no holds bar attitude lending to a punk rock vibe, Kathleen Hanna, former Bikini Kill singer and Riot Grrl pioneer, leads Le Tigre in an electronic confrontation against sexism and homophobia in the music industry. Read More
I was running late for the Dum Dum Girls show at The Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan Friday night. Yes, I've lived in NYC for almost two years. No, I still haven't figured out the subway system—7 to the R to the F* this!?! I've literally sang the lyrics of Le Tigre's “My My Metrocard” to myself in hopes that it could solve my MTA issues. “‘Next Stop! Atlantic Avenue. Next Stop!... Read More
EXENE CERVENKA ‘THE EXCITEMENT OF MAYBE’ (Bloodshot Records) Exene Cervenka is always expressing herself in various artistic forms. She’s a published poet, collage artist, painter and of course what she’s most know for, making music and wring lyrics. This being first and foremost with X, the seminal L.A. Read More
Looks like Nicki Minaj remains on top. Take that Lil’ Kim! Sorry, couldn’t mention one without the other… that’s what they want anyways, right? Nicki Minaj, the crazy self-identified Harajuku Barbie, signed to Young Money is the first female rapper to stay on the Top 200 Billboard Charts Top 10 for fourteen consecutive weeks for her rap album Pink Friday. Released in November, Pink Friday is jammed with all her personalities, wigs, and signature pink lips. Read More
Oh how we've missed the sunny guitar pop stylings of Anna Waronker. The Los Angeles singer/songwriter, who issued her eponymous solo effort nearly a decade ago, after fronting that dog. for a number of years during the '90's alt-rock heyday, has returned with the richly reflective "California Fade." A host of longtime collaborators lend their talents, including her hubby [OFF! and Redd Kross bassist] Steven McDonald, sister-in-law [Go-Go's guitarist and her fellow Five-Foot-Two business partner] Charlotte Caffey, and brother Joey Waronker, just to name a few. Read More
Shake your groove thang at The Anchor next Thursday, March 10th from 9pm-2am with The Groove Radio -- the longest running, most popular R&B/soul podcast on the internet since 2003! DJs Lil Ray and Suzy Chase will be spinning the funkiest tunes from the 1970s to today, so get ready to get down (and pick up a free copy of BUST Magazine while you're at it!). Read More