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Soul legend Etta James just made some scathing remarks from the stage at one of her shows about Beyonce Knowles, apparantly because Knowles had the audacity to sing James' signature song 'At Last' at the Obama inaugural ball . Listen to the clip of her rant above and let us know: Do you think her ire at Knowles (who incidentally just played James in the biopic Cadillac Records ) is justified? Or do you think she's just bitter because Barry didn't ask her to ... Read More
Lux Interior, the great lead singer of perhaps the coolest punk band of all time, The Cramps,  died today of reported heart disease at age 62. Our hearts go out to his wife and bandmate, Poison ivy. The Cramps single handedly kept garage rock alive since they formed in 1972. He will be missed. Feast your eyes on this gem, The Cramps played a live show in a mental institution in California in 1978.So ... Read More

School of 7 Bells Tour

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

The lovely School of 7 Bells, (Benjamin Curtis from the Secret Machines and the twin Deheza sisters from On! Air! Library!) are on tour, check them out! 2/06 Wellesley, MA - Wellesely College 2/07 Princeton, NJ - Terrace F. Club 2/11 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry w/Fujiya and Miyagi 2/12 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge w/Fujiya and Miyagi 2/13 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick w/Fujiya and Miyagi 2/14 Alfred, NY - Alfred University Knight Club w/Fujiya and ... Read More

Notorious B.I.G.

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

Who's going to see the Biggie movie Friday night? I hope it's good. My significant other, the very talented photographer Michael Lavine , worked with Biggie several times back in the day, so I've heard some interesting stories. I know when people make a bio, they have to reference the most iconic images, so its fitting that the movie poster echo's one of Michaels shots. Check out our interview with the actor who plays Big, Jamal Woolard, in the new issue hitting ... Read More

Jemina!

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

  I was really into Be Your Own Pet, and wasn't terribly surprised when they broke up (momentarily disappointed maybe) but am psyched to hear lead singer Jemina Pearl is working on a solo album. She'll be playing with Denver's excellent contribution to Grunge, The Fluid this Saturday in Brooklyn. Check ... Read More
I love this song. New album out Feb ... Read More

Spinnerette

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

Looks like Brody Dalle has a new band, and so far, me likey very much. While I was never much a fan of the Distillers mall punk sound, I love the direction Spinnerette is taking. With a video by the amazing Liam Lynch , and a sound that seems very influenced by her baby daddy's band, Queens of the Stone Age, I have a feeling this girl could quite possibly kick some much needed life into the rock scene. With her gorgeous looks and Joan Jett snarl, girl's got an ... Read More
Taking a book club and turning it into an all-girl, reading-inspired, song-fest? What will they think of next? Once I peeped these deets below on nonsense nyc , I was hooked (though it would be cool if they added some women writers to the mix in 2009, doncha think?): Bushwick Book Club - Tuesday, Jan 6 Unparalleled songwriting nerdery. Local songwriters Phoebe Kreutz, Chloe Matheou, Liv Carrow, and Susan Hwang perform songs inspired by, and based on, Kurt ... Read More
Five Points Band Times is hard. Fun is not. If you're in NYC Monday night, pack up your sins and unburden yourself at 'Gutless and Guilty' , a night of music and comedy happening at Santos Party House! The night will include: Bread and Puppet Theater's production of 'Dirt Cheap Opera', a bawdy, 45 minute adaptation of the famous Brecht/Weill 'Three Penny Opera' - a story of the gangster Mac the Knife and his brand new wife Polly newly mixed and freshly ... Read More

2008 Music round-up

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

We're not very 'listy' over here at BUST Magazine, but this year I figured we'd do a little round up of our top album releases for the year. Here are some of my favorites, as well as our Associate Music editor's, the lovely Sara Graham. 1. Duffy Rockferry 2. Estelle Shine 4. The Kills Midnight Boom 5. Dungen 4 6. Adron Adron 7. Black Keys Attack and Release 8. Child Ballads Cheekbone Hollows EP 9. Atlas Sound Let the blind lead those who can see but ... Read More