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Why are Joan Jett and Cherie Currie suing Main Man records over a Runaways tribute album slated for release later this month? According to Main Man's site, portions of the proceeds of Take It or Leave It, which includes 2 cds full of prominent rockers covering Runaways classics, are going to the American Institute for Cancer Research in memory of Sandy West, former Runaways drummer, who lost her fight with cancer in 2006. Read More
  These guys should be Cults status by now. Hailing from Toronto, this five-piece band combined R&B, disco-pop, folk, layered vocals, and electronic beats to create the exciting and varied tracks on their debut EP, It's Never Not Happening. Six tracks off the album - including the infectious "Girls' Night" - are available for download (FREE!) on their page. Their most recent single, "Funny Games", is available for download (also free) on their bandcamp. Read More
House of Vans, which is located at 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn NY, is hosting six free shows this summer! One of them will be featuring BUST sweetheart's the Cults! As Rebecca Black would say "We So Excited!" For those who don't know,  the Cults are an indie-pop band from NYC, formed in 2010 when band members Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin were students at NYU. They are featured in our June/July Music issue that is currently in news stands!June 30th is on a Thursday, and it should be a great way to kick off another hot steamy summer weekend. Read More
         These girls rang in my summer last year and this year, they’re doing it again. Dara Puspita (“Flower Girls”), an Indonesian quartet from the 60’s,  put out four albums during their six year run. Though they disbanded in 1972, Dara Puspita made Indonesian history by being one of the few girl groups that provided their own instrumental backings. At the time of their debut, rock and roll was a big no-no with the Indonesian authorities - the music of the Beatles was banned and rebels faced possible jail time. Read More
Utopia, the second song to be released from YACHT's new album, Shangri-La, is a super-fun, synth-pop dance song.  As the duo sing “There’s nothing in the future / it’s up to us to make utopia” it's hard to not find your head bobbing about and dreaming about whatever fantastical utopian world they're going to create. Listen for yourself! Shangri-La is set to release June 21st, and both Utopia and Dystopia, (clever!) the first song released from the new album, are already available on itunes. Read More