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Blues Explosion, Yeah.

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

I have it on very good authority that the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will be reuniting next Wednesday, 6/17 for a FREE concert as part of the Bicycle Film Festival . Bikes Rock is at South Street Seaport, Fulton and South Streets, Pier 17. If you've never seen Jon Spencer, Russel Simins and Judah Bauer rock out, you owe it to yourself to come on down, plus, it's FREE, yay! And if you dont know about these cats, get yourself schooled son! Concert starts at ... Read More
All-gal band Katzenjammer is playing Bonnaroo on June 12 at the invite of David Byrne, as part of the first artist-curated stage at the festival. After that, the Oslo group will stop by the Mercury Lounge in NYC on June 16. The women just released their single ''Bar in Amsterdam'' this week, and you can listen to a snippet of it for free (it's a pretty fun song). You can also check out their MySpace page to hear other tunes. By the way, these ladies are ... Read More
Two of my favorite things! The girl band of hillbilly stompers, Those Darlin's have collaborated with BluBlocker Sunglasses. Fans who buy their new vinyl record at select indie retailers get a free pair of the sunglasses.  This offer begins on the first Record Store Day Presents Vinyl Saturday happening June 20th. Not since the Oak Ridge Boys has Blublockers supported a musical act.  I am impressed. If you are not familiar, go listen here and check their ... Read More
Last night a bunch of us went to an official Listening Party for Moby's album 'Wait for Me' (which comes out June 30!). Aside from the music being serene and awesome, on top of an open bar, it was also at the Hayden Planetarium in the National History Museum in New York. The album played to a packed planetarium while we gazed up at the night sky and watched planet Earth expand and disappear as we basically traveled through the solar system. All of the images were ... Read More
Headed to Bonnaroo? If so, you're probably thinking about the music more than the water you'll be drinking, but trust us, once you get there and that hot Tennessee sun is beating down on your noggin (hope you remembered sunscreen!), you'll be grateful for any drop of H2O you can slurp. Lucky for you, BUST has the inside scoop on how you quench your thirst for FREE (girl, you know how expensive bottled water can get at concerts) and help the ... Read More
While I was on my way in today, I found myself thinking about women and music. Yes, I realize that sounds a little heavy for pre-10-AM F-train thought patterns. But there it was, a mental feminist musical analysis for my commute instead of the usual people-watching or idle ad-reading. It was brought on by the fact that I was listening to the Thermals on the train and thinking about how they have a female bassist. I realized that I liked the band more after I ... Read More
Little Boots , the electro-pop sensation of the moment, had her big coming out party last night at New York's Le Poisson Rouge. The show - ostensibly a release party for her upcoming EP, Illuminations, was sold out well in advance, filling the room with an odd mix of fresh-off-the-bus hipsters and a V.I.P. section packed with crusty   executives-or as one attendee put it, the 'parents section.'  But Little Boots (real name Victoria Hesketh) didn't ... Read More
I just saw a totally charming little musical that should be required viewing for NYC BUSTies and their besties! Written and performed by super-talented real-life BFFs Melanie Adelman and Ellie Dvorkin , MEL AND EL: SHOW AND TELL grabbed me by the ovaries the minute I walked into the Ars Nova theater . The shows' scenic design consists of a Barbie-pink room decorated with tons of amazing '80s ephemera representing the era when the pair met at age 12. As I gawked ... Read More
Did you hate your prom because the music sucked? Tired of dancing to ''Love Shack'' and ''Hey Ya''? (Who isn't?) If you live in Richmond, check out the Punk Rock Prom! It'll be on May 28 at Southside's Plaza Bowl. Your $2 admission benefits the Tinderbox, Richmond's newest DIY art space, opened by members of the Friendly Fire, and victims of the Oregon Hill fire. You can get tickets at Rumors. No matter how cute your date was, bad music sure kills an evening. ... Read More
The Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls has two events coming up in Brooklyn. First is the Willie Mae-Ra-Thon. There will be four separate benefit shows in May 28, 29, 30 and 31 at different locations and on May 30 and 31 they'll have their Spring Carnival in DUMBO. (Wille Mae-Ra-Thon info after the jump) Rock on! -Liza (Photos via ... Read More