Congratulations to my favorite artist of all time, Patti Smith, who won the National Book award last night for her memoir, Just Kids. If you have not read this book, go get it! It's thoroughly entertaining and very inspiring. Here's a quote from the Times: "“I dreamed of having a book of my own, of writing one that I could put on a shelf,” she said. “Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is ... Read More
Our pal and music contributor Everett True turned us on to my new favorite, Agent Ribbons, a fantastic trio from Austin Texas. Here is their latest video, Dada Girlfriend, off the excellent Chateau Crone, out now on Antenna Farm records. Look for an in depth interview with the band in our upcoming Dec/Jan issue. Also, check out the song I'm Alright in the BUST Radio player on the right hand column of the home page. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view ... Read More
Throughout the tenure of his career, Cee Lo Green has managed to sit at a number of lunch tables without having to rep a specific set. From his early days in Southern Hip-Hop outfit Goodie Mob, to becoming the vocal front man for the Grammy Award winning Gnarls Barkley, Mr. Green has managed to transcend space and time with genre-bending tunes. The Lady Killer (Atlantic) grabs the greatest moments of the 50s through the 80s, with some Hip-Hop essentials ... Read More
In celebration of the opening of their new Soho NY store, I got to check out the Spring line of Dr. Martens and I was super impressed! Everyone knows the classic DM shit-kickers, but I sometimes had a hard time working them into my wardrobe. For the last few years, they’ve been updating the line, by adding heels and color, but this latest crop is by far my favorite. From more refined, suede desert boots, to feminine wedges, to glam heeled sandals, there is ... Read More
I know it's CMJ madness, but one of the top shows to see this weekend will be Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips performing 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, at NYU's Skirball Center on Friday night. The duo will perform a live soundtrack to Warhol's Screen Tests (shot between 1964 and 1966 at the factory) and include such icons as Edie Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper,  Nico and Lou Reed, among others. I'm super stoked for this show, as we listen ... Read More
We’re super stoked to premiere Thunderball’s 2nd single off their upcoming release “12 Mile High” (out on ESL November 9th) on our brand spankin’ new Radio Player (look to your right, yes there it is!). ESL, the label that brought you Thievery Corporation, will release another groove filled album from the DC based trio and “Ambassadors of Style” next month, and this song is my favorite of the disc. Filled with hypnotic ... Read More
One of our favorite New Yorkers, artist and fashion icon, Debra Rapoport is teaching a class at the Museum of Art and Design in October! This promises to be a wonderful opportunity to soak up some of Debra's awesomeness in a small class setting while expressing yourself creatively. You may recognize Debra from our August/September issue Fashion Nation page. This promises to be a fun and special class. Wednesday, October 13 2:00pm-4:00pmCONSTRUCTING AMULETS AS ... Read More
I'm in LA right now working on our very special December issue, and man is it nice here! How do you California people stand it? It's always so NICE here!?? I could get used to this. Anyway, came across this ridiculous video for my fave new song off the latest Weezer album, featuring those lovable Jackasses; it's dudes being dudes, and it's pretty awesome. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
Fashion week is upon us, and that means a lot of parties, and a lot of outfits! On of my favorite NYC vintage shops, Amarcord, is have a Fashion Night Out party this Friday, and I'll be one of the guest judges for their street style contest! All you have to do is get dolled up in one of your most fashion-y get-ups, stop by the Soho store for a glass of champagne between the hours of 8:45-11pm and have your polaroid taken by one of the lovely shop girls. All the ... Read More
You know the old saying, “behind every good man, there’s a good woman…” well in the example of All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival founder Barry Hogan, that is certainly the case, and the woman in question is Deborah Kee Higgins, his wife and Australian transplant who has been working behind the scenes with him at ATP since 2004. ATP, founded in 1999, is a different kind of rock festival, usually on the small, more intimate side, but one ... Read More
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