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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
Peaches has always been as nasty as she wants to be. For the last decade, we've fallen hard for her ultra-trashy and super sexy style of electro-punk. But the Canadian-born cocksure shock rocker has a little somethin' up her sleeve to close out twenty-ten: her one-woman rock opera Peaches Christ Superstar Next Friday, Peaches brings her 90-minute modern twist to Sir Tim Rice and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary 1971 opus Jesus Christ Superstar to the States. For Peaches, it's somewhat of a pipe dream that's been taking shape since her teenage days. Read More
 Lykke Li is set to release her highly-anticipated sophomore album, Wounded Rhymes, on her label LL Recordings on March 1st, 2011.  Produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn & John and recorded in Stockholm, Wounded Rhymes is the follow up to Lykke Li’s critically-acclaimed debut, Youth Novels. As one of 2008’s most talked-about albums, Youth Novels – a postmodern pop masterpiece combining elements of folk music, hip hop, singer/songwriter confessionals and more - established Lykke Li Zachrisson as a true innovator of melody and style. Read More
It’s never been confirmed, but Nicki Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday sounds like a reference to the film Mean Girls, where the Plastics wore pink every Friday (maybe it was Wednesday). One may have nothing to do with the other, but on Nicki’s first album, she has a perfect balance of both mean and girly. While female rappers have spent decades swimming the mainstream in the hopes of never drowning, Nicki Minaj may have discovered the only working life raft. Read More
If there's one thing I'm known for around BUST HQ, it's my devotion to the one and only Boss--Bruce Springsteen.  So my delight was palpable when, during his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Tuesday, he and (Jimmy's impression of) Neil Young covered Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair." My favorite thing about this clip is that Bruce Springsteen is playing Bruce Springsteen. Read More
Have you ever gone to an exhibition at MoMA and thought to yourself "You know what would make this even better? Punk queens and riot grrrls." Me too! Brace yourself, reader, for our dreams are about to come true. On Saturday, November 20th, the legendary Raincoats will play at the museum, preceded by a DJ sesh by Kathleen Hanna and an exclusive showing of the exhibitions "Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography," and "Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen. Read More