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Uke It To Me

BY Catie Colliton in Music

  The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra has folk-rocked our little socks off with this performance of Randy Newman’s 1977 hit “Short People” at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand. Nothing is better than a band with a ukulele, but this group has a man we love, Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords, and BUST writer Gemma Gracewood. Read More
  Last night at the Town Hall Theater in New York City the phenomenal Patty Griffin and her smokin' band brought down the house. Featuring songs from her latest release, the Gospel inspired Downtown Church, Patty and her five peace band tore it up on songs like `Wade In The Water', `The Strange Man' and Big Mama Thorton's `I Smell A Rat'. Quieter numbers like the original composition `Little Fire' and the Gospel classic `Waiting For My Child To Come Home' and got the royal treatment with Patti's vocal expertise front and center. Read More
Starting tomorrow night, all-female rock band The Donnas will embark on a four-day mini tour sponsored by Gibson, The Rock-n-Royalty Tour, in support of advocacy organization Autism Speaks with special guests The Vanguard, The Happiness (NYC only), Turbogeist (NYC only), Elevator Fight (all other shows except NYC) and my good friends The Click Clack Boom. The first show will be at The Gramercy Theater here in NYC on Thursday night, 6/10, doors at 8 PM. Read More

Hidden Gem

BY Nissa in Music

It never surprises me when I stumble upon an amazing, independent musician in the vast depths of the internet. They are out there; multiplying; so it will always be impossible to find them all. Recently, however, I came across Noemi Calumarte (from Barcelona) on her MySpace page and fell in love. Calumarte has the kind of voice that is thick and soulful, reminiscent of Nina Simone but with the heart wrenching poetics of Leonard Cohen. One might compare her to Lhasa de Sela, with her trademark melancholy melodies, or Natalia Clavier with her honey like down-tempo pop songs. Read More
Welcome to the world of New York musician Nellie McKay; where too classic simply means too good for the times. The irony is that McKay’s music is all about the times; with lyrics crossing the strange boundaries of political ugliness into sweet piano riffs that are at times soft and reminiscent of show tunes. Nellie’s musical bag seems itself to be a sarcastic stage where hot, politically incorrect topics become marionettes dancing on the same platform as cutesy animals, feminism, love and fashion. Read More

Cate Le Bon

BY Kelly McClure in Music

Cate Le Bon's album Me Oh My was released in the states last month, and we're still thinking about it. That's a great sign! Our writer Katie Bain put together her thoughts on the album, and here they are ... Exploring the folk tendencies of the minor keys, Wales’ Cate Le Bon presents haunting, confidently arranged songs of love and existence on her debut Me Oh My. Read More
While the new season of Mad Men won't be here until July, you can get your Christina Hendricks fix in the new video for Ghost Inside by Broken Bells. I love how stylish and beautiful her android character looks- but man, her life sucks. Read More

Diva from Down Under

BY Sophie Johnson in Music

In today's indie/pop music realm, it seems everyone is trying to out-wit and out-weird. The likes of Lily Allen, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga have set the standard for sharp lyrics that bite on bubble-gum beats. While unabashedly part of the movement, Kate Miller-Heidke sets herself apart with a strong feminist vibe and a great voice that is reminiscent of Cyndi Lauper and Kate Bush. Read More
Brooklyn’s answer to electro, the Murdertronics Duo, has teamed up with Momma D of ladies’s porno mag, Candy Rain, to light up the silver screen. Murdertronics is set to produce an original music score for Momma D’s directorial debut, a DIY feminist porno short. Shooting for the film starts this week and distribution for the film is to take place later this summer. Dypso & Murdertron have hit the project running, and have mentioned their enthusiasm at being able to contribute to the woman-made porn movement. Read More
Daytime soap dramas have got nothing on Screeching Weasel. Over the years Weasel has cast bandmates like they were going out of season, with over 20 people having a claim to Weasel fame. With a history as volatile as one of their own mosh pits, Screeching Weasel fans had to forget about venting their disgruntled 90’s youth after the band went on hiatus back in 2004. That is until now, the Weasel will Screech again!! And of course featuring a whole new line-up, surprisingly sans John Jughead, one of the band’s few regulars. Read More
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