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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
BUST Magazine is giving away two free tickets to the Roe on the Rocks benefit concert for Planned Parenthood NYC! The event takes place next Monday, April 4th, at Bowery Ballroom and doors open at 7 PM. The show will feature live performances from Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, Ana Egge, The Bloodsugars, and comedian host Sara Benincasa. For your chance to win this pair of tickets, e-mail with the subject line "Roe on the Rocks giveaway" and include your name and the name of your guest. Read More
Next Monday, April 4th, help stand up for reproductive health and rights at the fourth annual Roe on the Rocks benefit concert -- sponsored by BUST Magazine -- at Bowery Ballroom in NYC! The show will feature live performances from Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, Ana Egge, The Bloodsugars, and comedian host Sara Benincasa. All proceeds from the event will go to Planned Parenthood NYC.There will also be rad raffle prizes including VIP tickets to the Colbert Report, a Meet and Greet with Thao, a guitar from Southside Guitars, and more!Doors open at 7 PM. Read More
The greatest living lineup of Courtney Love’s ever-evolving rock band Hole was seen in public together for the first time in 13 years last night, but they weren’t announcing any future plans to play together. Instead, Love, Melissa auf der Maur, and Eric Erlandson were rallying around their estranged drummer Patty Schemel at the premiere of P. David Ebersole’s documentary about her life, Hit So Hard, which screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Read More
It’s officially been 30 years since the release of Beauty and the Beat, a double platinum, beloved Go-Go’s debut that introduced the world songs like “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got the Beat.” Get ready for a slew of Go-Go’s awesomeness in celebration, including a Ladies Gone Wild national U.S. Read More
There was a time in which I was totally oblivious to how popular a band was. Usually my naivety went along the lines of: “This band is awesome, everyone must love them!” Now I know that's not quite the case and, whenever I can, I try and spread the word of awesome, small time or local bands I’ve fallen in love with.  At last year’s SXSW, favorite bands I’d never heard of included Best Coast and Hunx and His Punx, who have both since gotten quite a bit of buzz. This year, I stayed low key. Read More
For those of you at SXSW this week, don't forget to stop by two free, open to all-ages, overflowing with fun events sponsored by BUST Magazine! The Equal Vision Records Showcase on Thursday, March 17th from 12-5pm features performances by Eisley, Gatsbys American Dream (their first show since reuniting!), ORBS, Wild Orchid Children, This Time Next Year, and Harvard -- all this, plus an open bar and goodie bags with a free copy of BUST Magazine. $5 if you're under 21, free if you're over.Dirty Dog Bar505 E 6th St. Read More
  Nate Dogg died yesterday at 41; the cause of death has yet to be announced, although the rapper/singer suffered from strokes in 2007 and 2008. A Long Beach, California native, Nate Dogg is best known for his collabs with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Warren G, and Eminem and will forever be a voice of G-funk. In 1991, he formed the rap group 213 with both Snoop and Warren G and later Nate Dogg made his debut in Dr. Dre’s The Chronic.  His voice is easily recognizable in Warren G’s “Regulate,” Eminem’s “Shake That,” Dr. Read More
This Monday, Neil Young took a couple moments from grooming his sideburns to induct his old friend Tom Waits into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame at the Historic Waldorf Astoria. Upon his induction, Waits had only this to say: "Thanks, everybody, this is very encouraging. Songs are really just interesting things to do with the air. I was fifteen when I snuck in to a club to see Lightning Hopkins. I wore an overcoat, put white-out in my hair, drew on a mustache and said in a deep voice, “One ticket please. Read More