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Canadian bred duet Seth Smith and Nancy Urich, formally known as Dog Day, are gracing NYC with their presence on August 12th and 13th.  Deemed "the future of indie-rock" by Coke Machine Glow, Dog Day is made up of guitar, drums and vocals that shake the already fossilized structures of the underground music phenomenons before them.  Their last record, Concentration received stellar praise from all around and it most definitely deserves your ... Read More
I'm behind the times with this post but I was driving in my car and almost choked on my granola bar when I heard Eminem, a man charged with domestic violence, and Rihanna, a survivor of domestic violence singing a duet about domestic violence together.   And then I almost threw up my granola bar when I listened to the lyrics.  Not because I hate the song but simply because the lyrics of the song are so raw and visceral.    "Come inside, pick up ... Read More
Two of may favorite bands The Black Angels and Black Mountain, are touring together this fall, which guarantees hours of awesome psychedelic jams. I can't wait to catch one of these shows!! Take a trip... out to a rock show near you :) The Dropout Boogie Tour with The Black Angels and Black Mountain10/28/10 Chicago, IL - Metro10/30/10 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall10/31/10 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre11/01/10 Montreal, QC - La Tulipe11/02/10 Boston, MA - ... Read More
Elisabeth Wilson went to yet another awesome show in Portland. Here's her take on Zola Jesus at Holocene on July 25th.  I went to see Zola Jesus last Sunday night (despite being in the final throws of a fever) just to see what all the cool kids were talking about. Twenty-one year old Nika Roza Danilova trained as an opera singer before morphing into her present form as noise/electronic/goth songwriter and chanteuse. On Sunday night, she performed with one ... Read More
It could be said that the music of Daniel Johnston is especially sad, because it has such a peppy little sound to it. While getting ready this morning, I chose Johnston's new early recordings compilation, The Story of An Artist (Munster Records), as my background music and found my spirits quickly lifted by his eccentric piano playing and child like way of singing. Knowing the back story of Johnston, and how he has suffered from bipolar disorder nearly his whole ... Read More
Self-taught pianist, poet, producer, and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachael Sage will be previewing her latest revue "Stop Me If I'm Kvetching..." for one night only in New York City at the new Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 Wednesday, August 4th at 7:30 PM. Super sweet! You can purchase tickets for $10 here. You can also purchase tickets for the actual Edinburgh Festival Fringe (in ... Read More
This Sunday, August 1st,  Roberta's Pizza of Bushwick will host The Cure for a Cure. Several independent artists will gather in the garden to perform covers of The Cure in order to raise money for the Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia Foundation from 2-9pm. Heritage Foods, Pies n Thighs, and, of course, Roberta's will be working the grill while you enjoy cool brews from Union Beer Distributors and listen to great live music.  If that's not enough to get ... Read More
Are you missing the crazy, monotone shenanigans of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie in “Flight of the Conchords” as much as I am? Just two seasons of the quirky TV show was not enough! The duo was featured as our coverdudes in the April/May 2008 Men We Love issue, and we’re still madly in love with them.   Assuming you BUSTy ladies out there are just as obsessed as we are and happen to be in New York for the weekend (or whenever, ... Read More
The only problem (if I HAD to pick one) with being Music Editor for a magazine like Bust, is that there's just not enough time in any given day to write about all the awesome music that gets sent to us for review. One CD that we've been loving, but couldn't quite fit into our last issue, is Olof Arnalds' Innundir Skinni, which our writer Katie Bain will review for you right here and now: Icelandic singer and musician Olöf Arnalds floats into our musical ... Read More
Poor MIA, everyone on the interwebs seems to be bashing her performance last Saturday during the Hard NYC Fest on Governors Island. Read here and here. What went wrong? I’ll tell you what went wrong…two words: Heat Exhaustion. I was one of the thousands that day who left before she sang her second song… but I didn’t think she was all that bad. I actually liked her performance from what little I heard, not the best in the world, if I ... Read More
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