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Katie Stelmanis has the voice of an angel. Aside from having a Facebook fan page that says it in print, with hundreds of followers who agree, it's just true. It is. Katie and her band, which is Carmen Elle on guitar and back ground vocals, and Maya Postepski on drums, opened for Fucked Up at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Thursday and were able to turn a crowd of ruffians into instant new fans.  The setting for the show was dreamy in itself, as the Brooklyn ... Read More
Awesome magazines are folding left and right these days -- so when a new one that's totally rad gets off the ground, it's time for a celebration. The first issue of Tom Tom, a magazine about female drummers, is hitting the streets this month, and it definitely looks cooler than your average music mag. Featuring interviews with lady drummers and tips for honing your own technique, Tom Tom sounds like the perfect alternative to all those man-drenched guitar and drum ... Read More
Cute? Yes. That's obvious. But the best word to describe Slingshot Dakota goes deeper than what's on the surface: it's passionate. Passionate about doing what they love. Passionate about supporting their friends. Passionate about making a difference. Get the idea? Sure, Slingshot can easily hook you in with their poppy tunes and adorableness. But there's so much more behind the blast of sound created by an amped up Yamaha keyboard, a deafeningly loud drum set, ... Read More
Garfunkel & Oats Are Music To Comedy Fans' Ears by Corrie Pikul The music video begins rather innocently: two pretty girls, a tall blonde with a guitar and a petite brunette with a ukulele, smile sweetly and sing an ode to blossoming romance. “And like can lead to like-like/And like-like can lead to looove,” they coo. “Sure as the stars above/I’d really like to fuck you, fuck you, fuck you.” Oh! But that’s as ... Read More

Mamma Mia!

BY Lisa in Music Stuff

    I'm a sucker for cool gals playing that good ol' indie folk rock so Mia Riddle's album, Tumble and Drag, gets a lotta play on my iTunes. Check her music out and if you're in NY, catch her and her band tomorrow night at one of my favorite Brooklyn venues, the Bell House. And if good jams weren't enough to bring you out, they'll be serving free Brooklyn lager from 7:30 - 8:30. Looks like Thursday night's in the ... Read More
I just ran across this while looking for summer songs. I know there is a bit of MJ overkill going on but this seriously gave me chills. Man, he could really belt it. It's the acapella version so there are some silent breaks but wait them out. Seriously, ... Read More

Two White Horses

BY Sarah J. in Music Stuff

Who doesn't love Fridays, right? And what better way to end the week than checking out a new band? In this case, it was Two White Horses at the Mercury Lounge, perfect for unwinding after a long work week. It's always nice to see a band that puts a little effort into their presentation onstage--coordinated outfits and all aren't entirely rare in the post-White Stripes era, but studied indifference is more the norm these days than a solemn approach to the stage ... Read More
I don't know about any of you peeps, but I love the Fleet Foxes. Their self-titled album and Sun Giant EP are both great, plus they are fantastic live. If you haven't had the chance to see them, you totally should. They're playing at All Points West in about a month (along with Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot and the Beastie Boys), plus a whole host of other tour dates including Chicago, Philly, DC and Toronto. If you get the chance you should definitely check them out ... Read More
BUST's very own rock star editor Emily Rems will be getting interviewed with her band, Royal Pink, today on RewBee*s World. RewBee*s World is a new indienet radio show on AriZZma Radio. It's hosted by Rew and Bee of RewBee, a female fronted NYC rock band. They interview rock bands from the Tri-State area. The show is every Wednesday from 4-6 pm. Be sure to check it out! ... Read More
The Georgia Theater, which hosted bands like REM and the B-52s in their early days, burned badly today. It was basically gutted by fire damage, though the building is still standing. It's located in the heart of downtown Athens, right near the University of Georgia campus. Back in their early days, the B-52s paid the venue to be allowed to play there. The first show after the theater opened in 1978 was Sea Level, which formed out of remnants of the Allman ... Read More