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As I sat down to write this blog, JC Penney (yeah, the store) sent me a friend request on Facebook. Weird.  Anyway! I'm not sure what the weather is like where YOU are sitting and reading this right now, but it's dark and drizzly here in NYC. I am keeping my spirits high by packing my suitcase for my flight to Austin tomorrow for SXSW, where I will be blogging from the trenches , and also by listening to the debut self-titled CD by Happy Birthday, which comes out on Sub Pop tomorrow. Read More
  After weeks of fan anticipation, Lady Gaga's new video "Telephone" (featuring Beyonce!) premiered last night. It's had over a million hits in the 12-ish hours since it's been on her official YouTube page. In typical Gaga fashion, it's colorful, fun to watch, and absolutely crazy. Check it out after the jump.  You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video I can't say I get it, but I like it. Also, "this is a disastuh" is going into my daily conversations promptly. Love Gaga? Hate her? Weigh in in the comments!   Image of "Telephone" via LadyGaga. Read More

Some Friday Fun

BY Intern Leala in Music

  Here's the new video for the single "In the Sun" from She and Him's upcoming March 23 release Volume Two.   [video: 425x344]   And keep a look out for She and Him in an upcoming issue of BUST!   Photo courtesy of Merge Records. Read More
Hadestown, an extensive, collaborative "folk opera" written by Vermont based singer/songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, features some of the biggest names in folk today. With contributions from Ani DiFranco, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, influential folk veteran Greg Brown, The Low Anthem's Ben Knox Miller, and the multi-talented Haden Sisters (who have contributed to countless projects from The Decemberists to The Rentals), Mitchell's opera re-envisions the familiar Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice onto the landscape of post-Depression America with each contributor cast in a different role. Read More
Love her or hate her, Hole front-woman Courtney Love has a knack for keeping herself in the headlines. This time, it's because she's gotten the band back together since disbanding in 2002 (with none of the original members) to support a new album with a handful of tour dates. What was originally going to be released as a Courtney Love record, the new Hole album, Nobody's Daughter, is scheduled for release on April 27th, the same date as the band's New York show at Terminal 5.  Tickets go on sale tomorrow through Ticketmaster but are available now until 10p.m. Read More
This English folk collective of drinking buddies wraps up their fourth album, …And Then We Saw Land, on Thrill Jockey Records.  With an adventurous and open spirit from the members’ travels, the group keeps experimenting, with every record different from the last. Their latest has been described as “Epic Folk Disco Brass Magnificent,” filled with awesome choruses and cheerful tunes. They’re full of surprises! Check out the links below for free MP3s and a video!   The album track “Don’t Look Down or Back”: http://thrilljockey. Read More
JD Samson's latest project, the groove-inspiring electro-pop outfit MEN, has been garnering rave reviews and inspiring impromptu dance parties worldwide. Originally started as a re-mix project with fellow Le Tigre member Johanna Fateman, the group now consists of Samson, artist and former Mirah collaborator Ginger Brooks Takahashi, and Michael O'Neill of The Ladybug Transistor with occastional contributions from Fateman and artist/writer Emily Roysdon. Read More
Lilith Fair lasted three short years in the late 90’s on the festival circuit, but it’s being revived by Sarah McLachlan and Terry McBride with an ETA of this summer. While not all the cities or artists have been revealed (nor have any dates been listed as of yet) the lists seem filled out rather nicely. Sarah McLachlan will be joined on the tour with Fair vets Indigo Girls, Sheryl Crow, and Martina McBride, as well as a whole slew of acts, including Mary J. Read More

BUST is gonna rock you!

BY Susan in Music

BUST Magazine is throwing together a last minute shin-dig and we want you! Fresh, exciting talent for our party. Primarily female driven bands, and mostly rock and rollers. This is a party after all! If you think you got the beat, email bands@bust.com and show us what you got! A short description of your band, or you, and a link to listen or see you perform (myspaces, youtubes, are all acceptable.) This party is happening on March 27th, that's just a few weeks away, so email us! We are looking for raw, real talent, don't be shy, drop us a line today. Read More

Catch BUST at SXSW

BY Susan in Music

Where is BUST going to be at SXSW? At the best and coolest parties, duh.  Make sure to check out the Sissy Bounce showcase..let me see your bust bounce ladies... Date/time: SATURDAY March 20 DAY PARTY for more info go to http://www.wheretheyatnola.com/ Artists on the bill include: Partners-N-Crime http://www.myspace.com/pncofficial DJ Jubilee http://www.myspace.com/djjubilee1 Katey Red http://www.myspace.com/kateyred Big Freedia http://www.myspace.com/bigfreedia Vockah Redu http://www.myspace.com/vockahredu Magnolia Shorty http://www.myspace.com/magnoliashorty Ms Tee http://www.myspace. Read More