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The 7th annual Afro-punk Festival returns to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY and the line-up is probably the most spectacular yet. Incredible artists such as Santigold, Janelle Monae, Cee-Lo Green, Joi, Rocky Business, Toro Y Moi, and many others will take the stage August 27th and 28th. There’s music for almost any taste because, like the 2010 promo video states, “Afro-punk is not a genre—it’s a state of mind.” But this isn’t just a music festival. Read More
      Check out this amazing performance by Beyonce at the 2011 Billboard awards! There's an intro video of every famous person imaginable gushing about Beyonce Knowle's talent and drive. Michelle Obama even talks about how Beyonce is a powerful role model for women all around the world. Beyonce has Bono, Lady Gaga, and even her adorable little nephew raving about her. Read More

Freedom Rock with Japanther

BY mikki in Music

 Hey Rockers-- I have not been around much lately. (Although you can read my cover story with SECRET PERSON in next month's Bust!) But I wanted to post about this show and say some things about Japanther, and women, and the music scene. As you know, if you are in a band or go to shows, rock and roll sexism is alive and well! Brooklyn Vegan and other music sites regularly feature disparaging comments about the appearance of female musicians. Bands with women in them aren't taken seriously. Club owners and bookers assume a woman carrying an amp is someone's girlfriend. Read More
GIRLS RUN THE WORLD! Beyonce, you are a beautiful Queen and I love watching you break it down in post apocalyptic dance offs, chanting girl power lyrics over Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor". Beyonce, what more can I say? You're on a rearing black stallion in an all white suit. You're dancing in heels on sand. (A feat that I am sure is impossible, further convincing me that you are not in fact human, but some kind of amazonian deity of my dreams.)I love the way the light reflects off your Gareth Pugh shoes, and the crazy things you wear on your fingers. Please writhe around in sand more often. Read More
BUST Magazine is giving away copies of singer-songwriter Suzie Brown's new album along with two pairs of tickets to her show on Wednesday, May 25th at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC!Watch the video for "Heartstrings," the first single off her debut album of the same name, out May 24th. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this videoTo enter this giveaway, send an e-mail to with the subject line "Suzie Brown giveaway" and include your name and the name of your guest. Winner will be selected randomly and contacted by the end of the day next Monday, May 23rd. Read More
A few weeks ago we posted the last video created for Peaches "I Feel Cream" release for the song "Mud" but apparently there were two separate videos made for this song, and below is the 2nd, and it's pretty Fierce! We asked Peaches about it, and here's what she had to say: BUST: Who made the video, and why were two versions done? Peaches: Jasmin Tarasin made this video. She built a pit with a tractor to have the girls fight in.  I met her when she asked me to be involved in her live installation project called LIVE. Read More
What do you get when you combine mid-2000 R&B duo Nina Sky, with the Witch House ladies of CREEP? Some dope dark track. Slow CREEP moody-electro goodness, with the sweet twin magic melodies of Nina Sky. Perfect music for the rainy NYC weather we've been getting. Time to turn on the Christmas lights in your room, sprawl out on the floor- and get real angsty and melancholy with it. CREEP consists of two NY based DJ's, Lauren Flax, and Lauren Dillard. Read More
In the ’80 and ‘90s Alternative Rock Gods Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins were two of the UK’s hottest exports. Both bands split in the mid ‘90s leaving seminal musical legacies. The male leaders of these indie supergroups, Brendan Perry (DCD) and Robin Guthrie (CT) each have a new release available on May 24th, 2011. Brendan Perry’s second solo project, Ark (The End Records), continues Mr. Perry’s Medieval meets modern musical vision first heard with Dead Can Dance. Read More
The genre-bending, ground-breaking 1990's duo of Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda are announcing the reunion of their band Cibo Matto. We've always loved them and their food themed lyrics (Do you know your chicken??), as well as their wacky banana music videos, and beautiful harmonies. They are starting their "YEAH BASICALLY CIBO MATTO" tour this summer, and will be playing on the West and East Coasts. Read More
I’ll be honest—I hadn’t heard Mountain Man until about an hour ago. But, golly gee whiz, I do believe I have fallen in love! By listening to their latest album, Made the Harbor, for the past hour I feel like I’ve been transported from this rainy afternoon in a New York office building to a sunny summer afternoon on my grandma’s porch on the prairie.  (Well, I guess she actually lives in the woods, but in this daydream it’s a prairie. Read More