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  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. 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 hard. 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. 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. 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. 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, and Johanna's harmonies make their music magical and timeless. 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 schedule and listen here. Read More
Joan Jett is back in the public eye with the release of The Runaways movie in March of this year, but the movie only captures a small portion of this rock-and-roll heavyweight’s epic and impressive career.  Thankfully, Todd Oldham has released a beautiful and well-rounded monograph of the legendary artist, aptly titled, Joan Jett.  Oldham compiles over thirty years of photos, interviews, and other unreleased ephemera in over 200 pages into a linear narrative that tells the story Jett, The Runaways, and The Blackhearts, all from Jett’s perspective. Read More
Our writer Ned Hepburn took time out from being a man about town in his home base of Los Angeles to conduct a phone interview with Ellen Allien about her music and fashion ventures. Here is the result of that very interview.  I'm not going to lie. Ellen sounded like she was unwinding; the kind of unwinding one might do after staring at a computer for eight hours a day. Some might look at this like "hey, Ellen's unwinding." Others might look at it like "hey, I'll have whatever she's having. Read More