Great music is magical. It can trigger a real emotional, or mental response and reaction. This has definitely been exemplified by the haunting, rather cryptic music of Anika’s self-titled debut LP (produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead/Beak> on Stones Throw).
Here is BUST's review:
There are a lot of chicks out there today emulating female musical icons of the ’60s and ’70s while putting a new twist on things. So far, no one’s done it quite like Anika. A German-born, U.K. Read More
It’s time to get excited for Noise Pop 2011! And with plenty of reason to!
Rolling Stone calls the festival, “…One of the best ways to see punk legends, indie darlings and the best local upstarts in one extended weekend. It’s meant to be a nonstop party… You can taste each and every intelligently booked showcase. Read More
BY Mary S
on Jan 24, 2011
As an obsessive SNL watching kid, I first noticed them- somewhere between the lead singer and the band were the backup singers. Almost always, there were three, in identical black dresses. One had an afro, and they stood to the side- they obviously weren't the lead singers, they didn't play instruments, and they certainly weren't in the band. Read More
on Jan 19, 2011
Our friend, Jasmine Solano is in the running for best freshmen video of the week on MTVU. Jasmine is a multi-talented Brooklyn-based rapper and DJ. Her debut single, “That’s Not It” is on its way to becoming an underground hit. She’s garnering much buzz, landing gigs with sold-out tours. Read More
on Jan 14, 2011
Filmmakers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski made a documentary about heavy metal legend and lead singer of Motorhead, Lemmy Kilmister, and if you are like me and like the heavy stuff, you have to check it out. It’s called Lemmy: 49% Mother F**cker. 51% Son of a B*tch and it’s a candid portrait of a true original. This guy lives an unapologetically hard rock lifestyle, and the film includes some great footage of his earlier bands including the wonderfully psychedelic space rock band, Hawkwind. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jan 14, 2011
Beth Ditto, Bust cover-girl, front-woman for The Gossip, and overall feminist badass, has released a four-track solo EP with Simian Mobile Disco. After breaking virtually all the rules of the music industry, she has out-done herself again by proving she can successfully make it on her own. The full self-titled EP, released by label Deconstruction Records can be bought as a digital download or a physical 12" vinyl at Beatport, an online music store. A full-length record is set to release in spring. Read More
on Jan 14, 2011
We were shocked and saddened to hear the news this morning of the death of Trish Keenan, of the UK band Broadcast. Their label, Warp Records, released this statement today:
“It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care.
Our thoughts go out to James, Martin, her friends and her family and we request that the public respect their wishes for privacy at this time. Read More
What better way to give a celebratory memorial to Ari Up than a PUNKY REGGAE BIRTHDAY PARTY? This Sunday, January 16th, Dunia Best and Aram Sinnreich (Brave New Girl, Agent 99), the Punk Professor Vivien Goldman, Joly McFie of Punkcast.com and friends are honoring the pioneering lead singer of bands True Warriors, the Slits, and New Age Steps.
Honoring Ari Up is an incredible assortment of talent. Led by Musical Director Ira Heaps, the original and current members of the Slits, including Tessa Pollitt, Hollie Cook, Neneh Cherry and AnnA Ozawa are set to perform. Read More
Fool’s Gold presents a new mix tape from rap artist KID SISTER, mixed by none other than Nick Catchdubs!
The track list:
01. Kissin-tro 02. Kiss Kiss Kiss 03. Work Them 04. Green Velvet - Everybody Wants 05. Carte Blanche - Do! Do! Do! (Original / Laidback Luke Remix) 06. Daydreaming (Douster Remix) 07. Lookout Weekend f. Nina Sky 08. Gucci Rag Top f. Gucci Mane 09. Click Clack (Show It Off) 10. Don't Stop Movin 11. Right Hand Hi (Caspa Remix) 12. Paul Wall - Imma Get It 13. Jo-DE-Ci f. Read More
BY Mary S
on Jan 10, 2011
This past December, I saw Prince for the first time at Madison Square Garden. For those of us used to seeing indie rock shows in a half-filled dive bar, there is certainly something eerily futuristic/Matrix-y about a concert in a vast, jam-packed arena complete with video screens, nausea-inducing bleachers, 20,000 seats, and nine dollar domestic beers. A smallish sized city of people had assembled and paid at least ninety dollars to see the man- just one of many sold-out shows- which must be some kind of ego trip. Read More