BY Kelly McClure
on Oct 03, 2010
Our Portland based writer, Elisabeth Wilson, went to a Chromatics show the other night at Rotture. Here's what she has to say about it:
Have you ever loved a band in this really private way where seeing them perform live, although the highlight of your month, is almost painful because having to share them with a room full of drunk assholes makes you feel possessive and violated? That’s how I feel about Chromatics. If that all sounds really ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure
on Oct 01, 2010
Last night I had the honor of taking a friend of mine to her very first concert in NYC. A few weeks ago we had exchanged some banter via the interwebs about how awesome Best Coast's Crazy For You album is, so I figured their show at Music Hall of Williamsburg would be a nice girl's night out (kooky!) for us. As we sat in the balcony waiting for opening band Male Bonding to take the stage, we talked about the kids camped out at the front who were willing to endure ... Read More
on Sep 30, 2010
Why waste time this weekend trying to start pre-gaming, get to the party, then find the after party? Why not start with an after party and keep it going into Sunday? Yes, that's right, it's a 24 hour party here, people!
Not only is this just for fun, but this is a fundraiser to help our friends from Superchief find a new DIY venue in Brooklyn. So help keep the DIY spirit alive and get yourself to this SUPERFEST.
A lot of F.O.Bs (Friends of BUST, fyi) will be there ... Read More
on Sep 28, 2010
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lauren and I recently quit my job in music marketing to return to my first love: writing. BUST has been so kind as to allow me a venue for this time of rediscovering that music can actually be awesome and not just a product to be shoved down people's throats. Currently my body is still sore from the combination of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's birthday show on Friday at Mercury Lounge and hanging out with BUST at the ... Read More
BY emily dirienzo
on Sep 24, 2010
Neverland’s got nothing on the whimsical world constructed by Pearl and the Beard. The N.Y.C. based trio carries listeners on their backs through a DIY dreamland that is unpredictable, yet safe and warm like the comfort of one’s own bed.
The band’s debut album God Bless Your Weary Soul, Amanda Richardson is adventurous and may require a compass. Pearl and the Beard pairs the mythical and distant, as in the track “Vessel” a ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure
on Sep 19, 2010
While listening to Melissa Czarnik's Raspberry Jesus, her second album on Milwaukee based label Hyperdrive Motivator Productions, I found myself repeatedly picking up the CD cover and looking at her picture in amazement. Perhaps this is a controversial statement, but I needed to remind myself that the soulful hip-hop jams I was hearing were indeed coming from this little fresh faced hipster looking girl. Czarnik is a native of Milwaukee and her first album ... Read More
on Sep 16, 2010
I'm in LA right now working on our very special December issue, and man is it nice here! How do you California people stand it? It's always so NICE here!?? I could get used to this. Anyway, came across this ridiculous video for my fave new song off the latest Weezer album, featuring those lovable Jackasses; it's dudes being dudes, and it's pretty awesome.
You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
BY Intern Brittany J.
on Sep 15, 2010
Last Tuesday I received the email of my life. It was from The Dresden Dolls mailing list and as it turned out, which you may already know, the Dolls were heading out on a mini tour, which would be started by a 10-Year Bandiversary show in NYC at the Fillmore. On Halloween, no less! This is frickin' fabulous, as the pair hasn't toured in a good three years. In case you are curious, here's what the rest of the dates look like:
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA ... Read More
on Sep 14, 2010
When Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Alyson Greenfield realized her "Dear Lilith Fair 2010" blog wasn't going to land her a spot on the returning Lilith Fair tour she decided to start a women's music festival of her own! The first annual Tinderbox Music Festival will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Southpaw (125 5th Ave) in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, and will feature 19 female artists including Bitch, Jenny Owen Youngs, Shilpa Ray ... Read More
BY Lauren Rubin
on Sep 14, 2010
Nothing makes me swoon more than an unconventionally bittersweet blossoming relationship between two supposed inanimate objects. Spike Jonze's new 35 minute mini film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival conveys an honest, haunting and sincere picture of what it means fall in love and be a robot at the same time.
I'm Here is set in contemporary LA, at a time where strangely enough, robots and humans coexist. The evolution of robotic ... Read More