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Just when you thought hipsters could not live any more "alternative," they went and decided to have their own cruise. Read More
Between covering Cee Lo Green on Glee in November and starring as a fallen country music star in the much-anticipated Country Strong, Gwyneth Paltrow has certainly been showcasing her musical ability as of late.   It is especially delightful to watch the refined actress in one of her more humorous musical explots…in teaming up with Jimmy Fallon to bring us Shazzazz, a fictional R&B duo. The pair first unveiled their efforts on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last Spring, and had a triumphant return just last night. Read More

RIP Magnolia Shorty

BY Molly Labell in Music

Sad news for music fans: the body of lady MC Magnolia Shorty was discovered in a car outside the entrance of a New Orleans apartment complex on Monday. She and the car's other passenger, Jerome Hampton, were shot to death. Magnolia Shorty, born Renetta Lowe, was 28. She has collaborated with singer Kourtney Heart and was part of the Cash Money crew. Hear her with Juvenile on the track "3rd Ward Soulja" below! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video photo courtesy of dailypostal. Read More
Guess what I've been listening to non-stop for the past 24 hours? Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and Julie Ruin. Guess why? Because I was one of the lucky few to score entry into the Kathleen Hanna tribute show and documentary taping that took place at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn the other night. The in-progress documentary is called  The Kathleen Hanna Project a.k. Read More
This week a 30 second sneak preview of Kanye's new video was leaked. "Monster" is an epic track featuring some of the most powerful artists in hip-hop. So what, you ask, could ruin the song? How about an accompanying video filled with dead girls. Being kissed by Kanye, hanging from Rick Ross' ceiling, lying on Jay-Z's couch - and I can't even imagine what Nicki will being doing with her allotted group of dead girls. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Stay tuned for the full length sure-to-be-highly-disturbing music video coming soon. Read More
I am stressed to the bone, trying to organize a cross-country move while balancing two jobs and a million projects. It's freezing outside, AND I'm running late with turning in the music section for the next issue (hehe, sorry, Lisa) and yet I folded all of this up and shoved it to the back of my brain wagon the other night to see Austra perform an early show at Mercury Lounge.  Austra is a Canadian based band fronted and fed by Katie Stelmanis, who I've more or less been obsessed with since I first heard her music two summers ago, when she was just performing as Katie Stelmanis. Read More

BUST Parties in Chicago

BY Helen in Music

What do BUST and Chicago have in common? Sub Tropical! Ok, so it's not really like a hurricane or Atlantic weather pattern or anything, it's actually a monthly dance-fashion-art party hosted by Chicago natives, Medusa's Make-Up. Last Saturday BUST had the honor of sponsoring the event, which has been known to inspire creative makeup looks and fashion outfits, plus give out cool freebies such as lip gloss or fishnet arm bands all under one roof. Oh and don't forget about total debauchery! Our correspondents who were there say "it was kinda like indie girls gone wild... Read More
When I first saw Project 60/40 perform, I was floored. Four ladies so talented, creating a style of music so unique- I dare say it's unparalleled- made me want to know more about them right away. After some research and a coffee date with the performers themselves, I learned that they use their classical backgrounds to reinvent modern music, and vice-versa, breathing new life into old favorites and making contemporary tunes accessible to all generations. Read More
Now that it's officially December, we all could use a little push into the Holiday season. Check out Annie Lennox’s bizarrely beautiful rendition of “God Bless Ye Merry Gentleman” and the equally beautiful (and bizarre) music video. Yes, there is auto-tune involved. Read More
Oh, Margaret Cho! The first time I ever saw a BUST magazine, my friend held up a copy with Cho on the cover and told me, “You would love this.” Since Margaret went to my high school (briefly, anyway), and grew up in my hometown of San Francisco, I kinda feel like I grew up with her. Her never-ending career remains impressive, especially considering she always does her own raunchy, unique, non-typical famous lady thing. And now she's just gotten her second Grammy nomination, for the 2010 musical comedy CD “Cho-Dependent. Read More