Screaming Females, one of our favorite bands on Don Giovanni Records, released a compilation of their singles a few days ago called ... Singles. We ended up being pretty jazzed about it, so we had our writer Erica Varlese whip up a review. Here it is:
As the Jersey saying goes, “We pump our fists, not our gas.” And Screaming Females is fist-pumpin’ music. The female-fronted, psychedelic, pop-punk band hails from the ... Read More
Blizzard? Psh. That doesn’t mean you can’t party. New Orleans Sissy bounce is making NYC hawt this week: Sissy rapper Vockah Redu has five upcoming shows in the city (including an unlisted show TONIGHT), so no excuses for missing out. For those that aren’t familiar with bounce, it’s a regional rap genre created around the New Orleans housing projects. Its raw beats have influenced mainstream New Orleans rappers like Juvenile, and Vockah Redu ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Feb 10, 2010
Do you remember where you were when you first heard Bikini Kill? I remember seeing them way back in the early 90’s at CBGB’s and thought they brought to mind X-Ray Spex and The Runaways, and I was like, "wow, who are these girls?!" Bikini Kill and their label, Kill Rock Stars wants you to share your memories and post them here: http://bikinikillarchive.wordpress.com/
Message from the label: "We are collecting stories of how people got into the ... Read More
BY Intern Laura
in Music Stuff
on Feb 08, 2010
It goes without saying that we need more girls in rock 'n' roll. The path has been laid out by greats such as Aretha Franklin, Patti Smith, and Kathleen Hanna, but who's next? Come support rock 'n' roll's future of talented girls and ladies by checking out the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girl's 4th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Auction, hosted by the ever entertaining Mr. Murray Hill tomorrow night at the Knitting Factory. Get down to ... Read More
I always try to run to the blog bubble here as fast as possible when I discover something cool, in hopes of beating the other ladies to the punch. And it looks like I won! I was just sitting on my bed eating a piece of chicken while wrapped in a blanket, and I came across this new St. Vincent video. This particular video is for the song "Laughing With a Mouth of Blood," and was made by the best comedy duo to ever walk the face of the planet ... Carrie ... Read More
Oh Karen O, how we adore thee! It's easy to say we've got nothing but love for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, they graced the cover of BUST back in '06 and are still rocking our worlds to this day. With the release of It's Blitz in 2009, the New York City trio presented fans with something a bit different from their previous guitar-driven garage sound; an album full of synth, glitter, and sweaty dance-all-night tracks.
In the video for "Skeletons", we see a somewhat ... Read More
BY Jamie Doak
in Music Stuff
on Jan 31, 2010
I really love Top 40's pop/hip hop. Normally, I just tell people that, as a middle school teacher, I have to listen to it so I can relate to my students. But it's all lies. I mean, it does help with the whole relating thing but really it's just so I can dance around my house to Three 6 Mafia.A lot of the time the lyrics are objectifying and gross (the Ying Yang twins got deleted from iTunes one night in a fit of feminist rage). But, if you ... Read More
Surfer Blood's debut album, Astro Coast, was released by Kanine on the 19th, but all the kids have been worked up about them for months. We ran out of room to include a review in our FEB/MAR issue, so HERE IT IS, written with love by our Portland based writer, Elisabeth Wilson.
There are at least two kinds of people who should love Surfer Blood’s debut Astro Coast: people who love '60s hand clappy surf-pop and people who love that '90s indie rock you ... Read More
BY Intern Leala
in Music Stuff
on Jan 29, 2010
Bounce Music performers and promoters in New Orleans have been invited to a showcase at this year's South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin. They are all creators and originators of what we call Bounce, which has become the music of the streets of New Orleans.
Some of the performers are-
Katey Red, DJ Jubilee, Big Freedia, Partners n' Crime, Vockah Redu, Magnolia Shorty and Miss Tee.
For those that don't know, Bounce Music is merely the latest ... Read More
It's settled: if you don't love Blondie, then you aren't a human being. In spirit of their infectious music and if you're free this Saturday night - head over to Lakeside Lounge to check out the Blondie cover band, Pretty Babies.
Where: Lakeside Lounge at 162 Ave B, between 10th and 11th Sts. (212-529-8463)
When: Saturday, 1/30 at 11 pm
Don't leave us hanging! ... Read More