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Housing Works in NYC is an organization whose mission is to end homelessness and AIDS. Last night Pretenders front woman, rebel activist and punk rock icon, Chrissie Hynde, performed with Welsh singer/songwriter JP Jones and The Fairground boys for HW’s continuing series of benefit shows at their Bookstore Cafe, in Soho. In an intimate setting with about 50 people, Chrissie and Co. presented selections from their upcoming release, JP, Chrissie & The ... Read More
  iTunes offers a free single of the week, but Billy Thin's songshooter.com has a new free song every day you can download legally.  Or submit your own content for consideration. I aspire to remembering to log on daily, because you never know what you're going to find. Today's prize was Boyd County Bop by the not-exactly-hard-on-the-eyes rockabilly guitar guy Danny B. Harvey. I've already listened to it half a dozen times in succession. Cause, yeah, ... Read More
  Texas-native Sarah Jaffe is in NYC tomorrow night for a free show at the Apple Store in SoHo. She’s on tour for her Suburban Nature album release. Her folk-pop sound is a little Feist mixed with Regina Spektor, but with a more organic sound, and apparently she is awesome live! Sarah is also playing on May 26 at Union Hall in NYC before her tour across the country supporting Lou barlow. Check out her website for dates and ... Read More
BUST brought the Bounce to Brooklyn this weekend, and it sure felt good to ‘shake it shake it’! The community pulled together to sponsor Big Freedia and Rusty Lazer in a two-part banger this past Friday and Saturday. Night One was a late night jammer at Coco66 in Greenpoint. DJs Miggy Stardust and Roofeeo built up the party with some revisited dance floor classics, while the ladies warmed it up for Big Freedia. And when she hit the stage, she hit it ... Read More
Cyndi Lauper has always had a big voice.  In the 1980s, she sang pure, emotionally important pop with staying power.  She also spoke up, wore corsets with purpose and intention, and had girls singing:  I wanna be the one to walk in the sun.  Through the ‘90s, she wrote her opinions into her music and stood up for gay rights, becoming something of a fixture at Pride events. Today, she’s finished a blues album (due for release this ... Read More

Epic Rock Show Alert!

BY Emily Rems in Music

Attention music fans! By now I'm sure you're all planning on hitting the Warsaw this Sunday for the BUST Spring Craftacular. But did you know that on Saturday, the club is also going to be hosting rock royalty? That's right! On 5/22, none other than legendary glam rockers the New York Dolls will be playing with supercool guests Foxy Shazam and the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black! Lineups like this don't happen very often, so snap up your tix before they're gone, ... Read More
BUST recently profiled the King and Queenpins of New Orleans Bounce, and now here's your shot to get a taste for yourself! Big Freedia and Rusty Lazer are bouncin' their way to Brooklyn this friday at Coco66 and there's gonna be azz everywhere-AZZ EVERYWHERE! If you've never been on the frontlines of a bounce dancefloor, you haven't lived! As that addictive triggerman beat seeps into your bloodstream, you won't be able to help but drumroll your muscles into the ... Read More
When I discovered that The Blow was going to be having a show in Brooklyn on the very day of my birth (May 13th,) I actually did a fist pump and exclaimed something along the lines of, "ALL RIGHT!" The last time I had seen Khaela Maricich in action was a few years ago at the Empty Bottle in Chicago where she performed songs off of Paper Television sans the help of her sometimes collaborator Jona Bechtolt. Since that time, Maricich has parted ways with Bechtolt ... Read More
First Aid Kit, the Swedish folk duo comprised of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, are making their second trip to the States to promote their album "The Big Black & The Blue," which will be officially released in North America on May 25th.  By the strength of their music, it's surprising to find out that Klara and Johanna are just 17 and 19 years old.  Klara's deep and powerful voice is reminiscent of such seasoned players as Neko Case, ... Read More

Boy's Noise

BY Sophie Johnson in Music

In spite of losing two of their band mates in the past year, John Ptacek and Andy Cobb of The Itchy Hearts have managed to put out an impressive second album titled 'Do Ya Best'.  The tracks combine Dylan-esque folk with elements of bluegrass, zydeco, and even a little punk. Even those who normally steer clear of this type of music can find themselves swept up in the ruckus.     The Itchy Hearts will be on a tour of the US this Summer. Check the ... Read More
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