BY Katie Zanin
on Oct 07, 2010
Every rap song needs to feature Nicki Minaj. I don’t know if that’s my opinion or the thought seriously on every music executive’s mind the past few months.
Willow Smith’s debut single, “Whip My Hair” is no exception to the Rule of Nicki. It’s hard to resist the catchy (however repetitive) song by Will Smith’s 9-year-old daughter, Willow. Nicki is only icing on the cupcake.
Check it out here.
No worries, the track retains its wholesome goodness even with Nicki. Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar
on Oct 06, 2010
Brooklyn Bowl, the huge bowling alley/concert space/restaurant/bar in Williamsburg, is giving us a treat tonight, with a FREE M.I.A. concert! Doors open at 9:30pm and lines start at 7pm.
M.I.A. features the eclectic talents of British singer/songwriter Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, Academy Award nominee and two-time Grammy Award nominee. Influenced greatly by her early life, which involved being displaced due to the Civil War in Sri Lanka, her debut album's title, "Arular", is a tribute to the nom du guerre her father took when he joined the Tamil independence movement. Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar
on Oct 05, 2010
As soon as she stepped on the stage of Joe's Pub last night, Meow Meow had the audience roaring in applause, showering her with flowers and cheers. With her single red glove, sequin dress, and lengthy lashes, she transported her audience to 1940's Germany or turn-of-the-century France within instants. Described as an act of "kamikaze cabaret and performance art exotica", she certainly brought us an unforgettable evening of old-fashioned entertainment with a post-post-modern flair. Read More
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 dramatic, well, you can just deal with it. 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 hours of hot and sweaty uncomfortableness just to be close to Best Coast while they played. 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. 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 Maker Faire this weekend. 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. 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. 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. Read More