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School of 7 Bells Tour

BY Laurie in Music

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. Read More

Notorious B.I.G.

BY Laurie in Music

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 the stands any day. You can also see an interview w Michael here at Feature Shoot, a very cool new photo blog. Read More

Jemina!

BY Laurie in Music

  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. Read More
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Spinnerette

BY Laurie in Music

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 attitude. Read More

Nerd Girls' Night Out

BY Emily Rems in Music

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 Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. 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 rebaked. Read More

2008 Music round-up

BY Laurie in Music

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 cannot feel 10. Read More
A while back you may remember Tara and I gushing about the Akron/Family show we stumbled upon at SXSW. Since then, we've developed a full blown love affair with this band which is why we were SO excited to hear that these boys are gearing up for a new record, (coming out on Dead Oceans) and 2009 tour! The band will be playing a short run of December dates, culminating with a New Year's Eve performance, (with Deer Tick!), for what promises to be an all out lose-your-mind celebration of music and good times. Read More

Have a Cool Yule

BY Laurie in Music

As much as the Holidays can sometimes suck for grown ups (the rushing, the shopping, and the hassles) I really do love Christmas, and here are at least three excellent things I can recommend to get you thru any stress and strain you may be feeling. 1. A John Waters Christmas CD , including number one hits like Santa Claus is a Black Man , Merry Christmas Baby Jesus, and Fat Daddy. This cd gets heavy rotation in the BUST offices and has been a favorite for 4 years. 2. I know we blog about John Roberts like, once a week, but I cannot get enough of his Tree video. Pure genius. Read More