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Class Actress? Class Act

BY Lisa in Music

Any band that cites Madonna’s first album as a major influence is gonna get a listen from me. And in the case of the forthcoming EP from Class Actress (it hits ears Feb. 9), another and another and another. After totally falling for the Brooklyn trio’s throwback synthiness and lead singer Elizabeth Harper, who has a voice like buttah, I had to check them out at the Highline Ballroom last night, where they opened for Au Revoir Simone. Read More
OMG, Jane Fonda twittered this and I missed it? "Sean Penn brought Mickey Avalon (@mickeyave) to our xmas party. He sang "Do The Jane Fonda" and I danced. Fun!!!" How awesome would it have been to witness this glorious meeting? Wow. Read More
It's the end of the decade, (or thank god this year is over). Here is BUST's wrap up of 2009’s best music releases. Music Editor Laurie’s list: 1. Fever Ray  Fever Ray (Mute) 2. Gemma Ray Lights Out, Zoltar! (Bronzerat) 3. Neko Case  Middle Cyclone (Anti) 4. Deradoorian  High Road (love pump united) 5. Grizzly Bear Veckatimest (Warp) 6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs  it's blitz (interscope) 7. Devendra Banhart  What will be (warner bros) 8. St. Vincent  Actor (4AD) 9. Jarvis Cocker Further Complications (Rough Trade) 10. Read More

Cro-Mags in NY

BY Ali C in Music

One of my favorite bands ever has a show coming up, and I can't wait! The hardcore legends and New York natives, Cro-Mags, will be playing at Santos Party House on Tuesday, December 29th. Anyone who has seen this band live knows what a great show they put on, and considering this is a hometown jam for them, I'm betting it's going to be bananas. Read More
Finally!  A teaser trailer for The Runaways starring Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie. Emphasis on the word 'teaser' -- it's less than a minute long. But you get to see 1) Dakota wearing some amazing '70s red streak blush and 2) K-Stew smash a chair. I've already watched it 3 times in the past 10 minutes. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Photo courtesy steadydietoffilm.typepad. Read More