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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
Artistic Director Philip Glass has assembled an eclectic line-up of modern day music icons Patti Smith, Vampire Weekend, the National and more to rock it out at the 19th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, at New York City's Carnegie Hall in February. Tibet House, a non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting and maintaining Tibetan culture on behalf on his Holiness, the Dalai Lama by serving as both a cultural center in New York City and worldwide online resource for individuals interested in Tibetan culture. Click here for ticket prices and availability. Read More

Boss Hog!

BY Sarah J. in Music

Some bands are worth the wait. Some shows leave you glowing, sweaty, tired, footsore, but with a stupid grin on your face that lasts for hours. Some shows remind you why you love rock'n'roll. Boss Hog's reunion was everything teenage me would've wanted, and everything that makes grownup, cynical me let down my defenses and bliss out on the music. And on the pure heat between Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer, easily the sexiest couple in rock. Read More

Love Montreal

BY Sara Graham in Music

Judging by last night's show at Brooklyn's Williamsburg Music Hall, of Montreal have totally made it. Seeing them a few times over the years, their fan base always seemed loyal but obscure to me. Last night it seemed their popularity was almost cult-like. Read More

Boss Hog this Wednesday

BY Laurie in Music

Our good friend and Bust's former Princess of Darkness, Cristina Martinez is reuniting with her band Boss Hog this Wednesday, Dec 17th at Bowery Ballroom. Boss Hog is Cristina, her husband Jon Spencer, Hollis Queens, Jens Jurgensen and Mark Boyce. It promises to be a great night of punk infused garage blues, with Tenessee's Those Darlin's warming up, as well as some of New Yorks finest burlesque performers. Come soak up the sleaze! Artwork by Paul Pope. Also, you can catch them live on the radio on Terre T's show the Cherry Blossom Clinic , this Saturday on WFMU.org 3-6pm EST. Read More
I'm so excited that my all-grrrl pop-punk band Royal Pink is going to be playing tomorrow night at the Girls Rock and Girls Rule 7th Anniversary Show! Seriously, when was the last time you went to a rock show that had EIGHT girl bands on the bill? So awes! What's even more awes is that we're all kicking out the jams for a great cause, the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls . Read More