The Allah-Las Are Spreading Good Vibes On Tour

By Michael Levine  In Music  On Mar 29, 2017

All of this political insanity starting to get you down? Then check out the Allah-Las and lift your spirits. Hailing from Sunny California, the Allah-Las' sound combines British Invasion-style harmonies and pop hooks, trippy West Coast psychedelia, and American garage rock like the bands represented on Lenny Kaye’s classic compilation of ‘60s garage bands, Nuggets. At their recent NYC show at Webster Hall, the Allah-Las had the crowd on its feet grooving to songs like "Tell Me What’s On Your Mind," "Had It All," and… Read more

The Pretenders Are Killing It On Tour

By Michael Levine  In Music  On Mar 22, 2017

Chrissie Hynde is back on the chain gang, so to speak. Well, back on the road, to be exact. She and her band the Pretenders are touring in support of their cracklin’ new album Alone (reviewed in BUST's December/January 2017 issue, here). If you haven’t caught the Pretenders live yet, there are still upcoming dates for shows, including some featuring everyone's favorite gothic white witch, the legendary Stevie Nicks, before the Pretenders head off to Europe. If you've never seen the great Pretender herself (and Co.)… Read more
In BUST’s April/May 2017 cover story, Solange talks with Jamia Wilson about her upbringing in her mom’s salon, her womanist awakening, her experiences as a black woman in the music industry, and of course, her incredible album A Seat At The Table. Take a sneak peek here, and make sure to subscribe to BUST or buy BUST on newsstands beginning next Tuesday, March 28th to see the whole eight-page feature. On growing up in a house full of women: "I grew up in a house with five women. My mother, my sister B [Beyoncé], Kelly… Read more

Amy Winehouse, Before She Was Famous: BUST Interview

By Emily Rems  In Music  On Mar 17, 2017

When Amy Winehouse first came to the U.S. in 2007 to promote her brand new album, Back to Black, we sensed she was someone special. Of course, we had no idea how massive her career would become, or how tragically her life would end. But even back then, she had that spark that made us so excited to introduce her to the readers BUST Magazine asap. Enjoy this Flashback Friday reprint of the chat Amy had with our editor Molly Simms almost exactly ten years ago. Then give Back to Black another spin and dance around your… Read more
Laura Marling had an early arrival to the limelight, but that hasn’t hindered her in her success or development as an artist. At 27 years old, the British songstress could sit aside greats such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Leonard Cohen and effortlessly hold her own. Releasing her latest album Semper Femina during the same week as International Women’s Day feels like much more than a blissful coincidence. Since then we have had it on a loop. The album, Latin for “always a woman,” which is also a tattoo Marling… Read more
Here at BUST, we’ve been fans of Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit for many years. The duo consists of two sisters, Klara and Johanna Söderberg, and they’ve released three albums and are in the studio working on a fourth. We’re excited to show you First Aid Kit’s new, non-album song, premiering here at BUST.com in honor of International Women’s Day. The song will be available for purchase this Friday, March 10, with the band's proceeds going to the nonprofit organization Women For Women International. Titled “You Are The… Read more

12 Songs That Will Inspire You To #Resist

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Mar 07, 2017

Sounds Of The Revolution Change-making music for fueling the fightBy B-Side Brujas This is the sound of the resistance! The women of B-Side Brujas — a vinyl DJ group based out of Oakland, California, consisting entirely of women of color — put together this playlist for our Revolution Issue. Take a listen and get inspired to take to the streets, call your representatives, and resist. 1.“Viva La Raza” - Zapata 2. “Rat Race” - Ralfi Pagan3. “Pa’ Los Chicanos” - Poncho Sanchez4. “Get Involved” - George Soule5. “Stand Up… Read more

Harsh Crowd Is A Riot Grrrl Band For A New Generation

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Mar 06, 2017

Hair and Makeup: Paige CampbellPhotographed by Jena Cumbo Harsh Crowd is a pop-punk phenomenon with a riot grrrl heart The music world would be wise to take Harsh Crowd seriously—these high-school girls are not messing around. Band members Rihana Abdulrashid-Davis, Lena Faske, Dea Brogaard-Thompson, and Willow Bennison already have two EPs under their belts and have opened up for big indie acts like Mac DeMarco, Mirah, Sharon Van Etten, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Along the way, they’ve racked up praise from New York… Read more
NYC-based surf band High Waisted is back with a new video, "Human Performance," for their cover of the original Parquet Courts song off of the band's Acid Tapes Volume 3. The video was written and directed by frontwoman Jessica Louise Dye. Dye has been heartbroken since the election and turned to creating when she realized that protesting just wasn't enough. Dye's video is a dreamy feminist satire of the relationship between consumer capitalism and the female body — of this idea that our bodies can be bought. Dye uses… Read more

Ty Segall Says, 'I'm A Total Feminist': BUST Interview

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Mar 02, 2017

Unplugged:Rocker Ty Segall opens up about making real human connections in a social media-obsessed world Don’t look for Ty Segall on social media. The 29-year-old musician, known for seamlessly navigating between noise, psych, glam, and retro-pop rock, has used his Twitter account a grand total of 12 times, most recently, the day after Election Day (“I puked my guts out last night”). When I talk to him on the phone a few days later, both of us still reeling from the results, he says the thing that bothers him the most… Read more

23 New Albums To Discover This Spring

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Mar 01, 2017

It's March, and along with your spring cleaning it's time to revamp your listening habits! We're bringing you the 23 album reviews from our February/March 2017 issue, along with a Spotify playlist to accompany them. Read up on the latest from Laura Marling, the Flaming Lips, Cate Le Bon, Ty Segall and more. Staff Pick:CRYSTAL FAIRYCrystal Fairy(Ipecac Recordings) They’re called “supergroups” for a reason, and Crystal Fairy has certainly earned the title, with the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover on guitar and… Read more

Hite Dances Naked And Free In New Video 'Light': BUST Premiere

By Rachel Withers  In Music  On Feb 28, 2017

The new music video for song "Light" shows Georgia-born, Brooklyn-based artist Hite stripping off and dancing in the waves, by herself and for herself. Referred to as a "modern southern gothic lament through baroque pop and Appalachian folk," "Light" is part of Hite/Julia Easterlin's debut album Light Of A Strange Day, due for release in March. According to Easterlin: The song ‘Light’ bubbled up all at once as a stream of consciousness. I decided to keep all the lyrics and melody exactly as they came out the first… Read more

Marian Anderson's Legacy, 120 Years After Her Birth

By Jamie Bogert  In Music  On Feb 27, 2017

On an historic night in April 1939, Marian Anderson, one of the most revered singers of the twentieth century, captured an audience of more than 75,000 with her vibrant voice as it resounded across the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. But just a few weeks prior to the event that opened doors for many musicians to come, the same captivating star was denied permission to sing in Constitution Hall, then the largest auditorium, by the Daughters of the American Revolution — because she was black. Today, we… Read more
“Now is really the time for people to speak their mind,” says Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney. “It’s a shocking difference to go from the Obama administration to the Trump administration. I hope younger musicians are inspired to get involved with politics.” At the onset of every wave of political strife, musicians worldwide have responded. The waves of punk music, particularly those of bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Le Tigre, and Sleater-Kinney, have always responded to the infractions of civil liberties that… Read more

10 Songs You Loved In The 2000s That Show Internalized Misogyny

By Rafaella Gunz  In Music  On Feb 24, 2017

In a 2016 edition of American Psychologist, an article titled “Barriers to Women Engaging in Collective Action” was published by Helena R. M. Radke and Matthew J. Hornsey of The University of Queensland and Fiona Kate Barlow of Griffith University. In the piece, they discuss the concept of internalized sexism: “The fact that some women internalize sexism presents a problem, as it is substantially more difficult to identify and confront prejudice when the perpetrator is themselves a member of the group facing… Read more
Holy Jimmy Junior! The Bob's Burgers Music Album comes out May 12th and it is chock-full of our favorite indie darlings, such as St. Vincent and The National (who appear 3 times!), along with appearances by Aziz Ansari and Paul Rudd. I bet Tina is writing some erotic fan fiction about the line-up already. Of course, these stars are just a fraction of the delectable album which will feature 112 songs of varying lengths, many sung by our animated family; the Belchers. Oh, and remember when albums had secret tracks?… Read more
Princess Nokia performed three songs at a charity fashion show for Cambridge University earlier this week after experiencing an act of sexism. The New York born and raised rapper has been building a career for herself as an artist and as an ambassador for empowering young women of color in New York City. Her recent hit album, 1992, released in 2016 has made her a coveted act for festivals and the like. As Cambridge Universty's forum for women and non-binary people of color reports, the singer "is claimed to have… Read more
Emily Bell channels Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, in her new album. She evokes rising up and taking names in her new video "Can't Talk Back," directed by Bryan Poyser. The video features all-female tackle football team the Austin Raiders taking over a male football game to show these guys a thing or two about talking back (catch Boyhood actor Bill Wise as the coach) as Emily sings, "I'm the tremor of your earthquake/the sugar in you milkshake." Emily was awarded Best New Artist by the Austin Music Awards for… Read more
Time of Nick The Strokes’ Nick Valensi Steps Up to the Mic With His New Band CRX Nick Valensi has been the Strokes’ resident shredder for almost 20 years, but until recently, he’d never fronted a band himself. As all the other members of the Strokes embarked on various side projects and solo albums, Valensi remained silent. But that all changed this fall with the release of New Skin, the Josh Homme–produced debut album by his new band CRX. “Being on stage and going on tour and playing in front of people is pretty much… Read more

13 Important Moments From The Grammys

By Aoife Kelly  In Music  On Feb 13, 2017

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards took place last night in 2017's dystopian America, and while there were plenty of deserving (and less-deserving) winners, there was one clear loser: President Agent Orange — I mean, Trump. 1. James Corden’s not-totally-cringe-inducing opening monologue rap called out Trump and called for unity with the lines "With President Trump we don't know what comes next / We sit here tonight, don't matter our race, where we were born or color of face / using this art, remember forever, we can survive… Read more

18 New Albums To Revamp Your Listening Habits (With Playlist!)

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Feb 10, 2017

Far too often we find ourselves falling back on the same music habits, listening to old favorites instead of discovering new music. So we're bringing you BUST's album reviews from our December/January 2016 issue, featuring new music from Kate Bush, Miranda Lambert, Martha Wainwright and more — plus a playlist you can listen along to as you read! Staff Pick:JOAN AS POLICE WOMANLet It Be You(Reveal Records/BFD/Red Distribution) Joan As Police Woman (aka Joan Wasser) has always taken risks, expanding her creative output… Read more

Grimes And Janelle Monae Team Up For 'Venus Fly' Video

By Olivia Loperfido  In Music  On Feb 09, 2017

Today, multi-media recording artist and producer Grimes released the official video for "Venus Fly," from her acclaimed 2016 album Art Angels, with Janelle Monae. The video comes as the latest in a series of incredible, tonally diverse performances from Monae, including major roles in the Oscar-nominated films Moonlight and Hidden Figures, her latest album The Electric Lady, and an inspiring speech with the mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement at the Women's March on Washington. Along with making the music in the… Read more

From The Archives: Janelle Monáe's BUST Interview

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Feb 03, 2017

Pop star Janelle Monáe is at once retro and futuristic, disarmingly down-to-earth and freakishly abstract. Here, she reveals the strategy behind her trendsetting look, the origins of her “divinely inspired” alter ego, and what it’s like to hang out with the president By Eliza C. ThompsonJanelle Monáe may have been born to sing, dance, and write some of the most creative pop albums ever to hit an iPod, but the world wouldn’t have known about her if it weren’t for the video for “Tightrope.” The 2010 breakout single… Read more
Kesha’s legal battle to free herself from a contract that requires her to work with her alleged rapist, Dr. Luke, has been going on for more than two years — and there’s still no end in sight. To catch up: In October 2014, Kesha sued Dr. Luke, saying that he had drugged and raped her as well as abused her verbally, physically and emotionally. Dr. Luke countersued for defamation and breach of contract. In February 2016, a New York judge denied Kesha’s request for an injunction that would allow her to record music… Read more

Missy Elliott Breaks Her Silence With A New Music Video

By Rafaella Gunz  In Music  On Jan 27, 2017

Since 2015's "WTF (Where They From?)" music video, Missy Elliott hasn't done much... till now! "I'm Better," Missy Elliott's new single featuring Lamb, is a stripped-down sound, different from what we've heard from her in the past. The artsy music video seems Lady Gaga-esque, with elaborate and whimsical costumes. At the beginning of the video, dancers are wearing what seem to be SWAT helmets, which is likely a reference to the police brutality issue the United States continues to face. Here's hoping this single leads… Read more

New Rykarda Parasol Video, 'The Loneliest Girl In The World'

By Michael Levine  In Music  On Jan 27, 2017

San Francisco/Paris France based singer-songwriter, Rykarda Parasol, unveils a new video from her fourth album The Color of Destruction (Interbang Records 2016). “The Loneliest Girl in the World” captures both the longing and defeat of love’s limbo and is performed entirely by Ms. Parasol herself. Keeping with the starkness of the song, Krystal Kenney used a hand-held camera to capture the honesty and sparseness. Top Photo: Credit@popshop60sand70s More from BUST Let BUST and Planned Parenthood Be Your Valentine with… Read more

The Mynabird's Laura Burhenn Takes on Rape Culture

By Samantha Mercado  In Music  On Jan 20, 2017

Rape culture in our society has isn't anything new but with the rising hate speech during the presidential campaign and the election of the obviously sexist Donald Trump, it seems like our nation is complacent about the awful things being said and done to women. One artist in particular is taking on the fight against rape culture through the power of music. Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds has announced her visual art protest titled “I Know Why I Sing” which doubles as a fundraiser for the Rape Abuse and Incest National… Read more
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than showing some love to Planned Parenthood? On February 14th, Panache and New York Night Train will be co-hosting their fifth annual Valentine’s Day Planned Parenthood of NYC Benefit Concert & Dance with Village of Love. The benefit will be expanding this year to Los Angeles and Memphis as well as its usual Brooklyn location. Local bands and musicians will perform for the benefit and play some of their favorite love songs for you and your sweetheart to sway to. On top of… Read more
With a ’90s pop/rock attitude and a vintage style reminiscent of the ’50s and ’60s, the Regrettes is a teenage band made up of kids who are clearly wise beyond their years. Hailing from L.A., the foursome includes 16-year-old frontwoman Lydia Night, 19-year-old Genessa Gariano on guitar, 19-year-old Sage Nicole on bass, and 18-year-old Maxx Morando on drums. And together, they create a sound that is vulnerable while still giving zero fucks. “I grew up listening to tons of ’50s and ’60s music. Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline,… Read more
Saara Untracht-Oakner, Glenn Van Dyke and Chase Noelle make up BOYTOY — an all-woman band of skater, surfer-chicks who play wavy rock n’ roll. BOYTOY was the brain child of Saara and Glenn who had previously been in bands that broke up. Saara went to BU, where she played with You Can Be A Wesley, and Glenn was in Brooklyn playing with Beast Make Bomb, who enjoyed prominent indie fame in 2011.The two got together back in New York and formed BOYTOY in 2014 with two alternating drummers, Matthew Aidala and Dylan Ramsey.… Read more

Beyoncé Is Going To Be The First Black Woman To Headline Coachella

By Samantha Mercado  In Music  On Jan 04, 2017

Brochella no more--or at least one step closer to an actually co-ed Coachella. Leave it to Queen Bey to kick out the music festivals’ glass ceiling. Beyoncé will be the first female headliner at Coachella in a decade, the last one being Bjork in 2007. What's even more amazing than that? She will also be the first ever black woman to headline Coachella. Coachella’s not-so-subtle history of having an overwhelming number of male centered acts has not slipped past public attention (hence the nickname ‘Bro-chella’).… Read more

BUST's Top 29 Albums Of 2016

By Jen Pitt  In Music  On Dec 21, 2016

It's been an incredible year for music: BUST readers will have seen the magazine's bursting music review sections in each issue throughout the year. Here, we've put together a list of our favorite albums from 2016, from pop to country to heavy metal and everything in between. BEYONCELemonade Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records) Lemonade is a stunning, genre-spanning visual album that, divided into chapters, tells a story of marital infidelity, anger, grief and reconciliation. The visual album incorporates spoken… Read more

Fiona Apple Skewers Trump with Christmas Parody

By Rachel Withers  In Music  On Dec 20, 2016

On Sunday, Fiona Apple performed her hilarious and fitting parody, "Trump’s Nuts Roasting On An Open Fire" at the “We Rock With Standing Rock” benefit concert. Her version of the classic "The Christmas Song" skewers Trump with brilliantly painful twists on the famous lyrics, such as “everybody knows some money and entitlement / can help to make the season white / mothers of color with their kids out of sight / will find it hard to sleep at night”. Lyrics and a (gentler) pre-recorded version first appeared on Apple’s… Read more
Minneapolis-based duo Tiny Deaths are back, and we’re delighted to premiere the video to their new single “Wrong."The duo is made up of vocalist Claire de Lune and producer Grant Cutler. “Wrong” is the first single off their forthcoming album Elegies, which will be released on February 3rd, 2017 (preorder here!). Tiny Deaths' music has been described as “lush with texture but still dreamy enough to feel like the soundtrack to late-night brainstorming” (Bitch) and “a polished, soaring brand of brooding” (Stereogum).… Read more
If you missed this year's Craftacular in Brooklyn, don't fret, you're in luck – our special Holiday Craftacular is in Boston this coming weekend, December 17th and 18th. Not only is the Craftacular a one-stop-shopping experience for all your holiday needs, but there's also some rad live music for you to enjoy while you explore local vendors' booths. Here are this year's awesome performers who will be playing at the Boston Holiday Craftacular. DJ Silly Syl The Recording Co. The Craftacular is at the Cyclorama, at the… Read more
Sick of listening to the same holiday songs, over and over again? Are you craving a holiday tune that you can deck the halls to and get down at the club to? Do you need an excuse to pop bottles and light up a blunt with your home girls after spending 24/7 with the fam? Then you should probably take a listen to “Lit (Like a Christmas Tree)” by Hand Job Academy and Basside. Straight from the ladies who rapped about periods, Tumblr bitches, and Lena Dunham, Hand Job Academy of Brooklyn has collaborated with Miami duo… Read more

3 Amazing DJs You Need To Know About

By Patty Affriol  In Music  On Dec 06, 2016

The BUST Craftacular is returning for the 11th annual weekend of non-stop shopping and partying, featuring the hottest DJ's around. Don't miss the opportunity to see live music while shopping at Brooklyn's best indie vendors. It's going down at the Brooklyn Expo Center, where you'll be able to hear some of the best feminist anthems. Here are the must-see DJ's brought to you by the ladies of BUST. 1. Pussy Power 2. Michelle Willems 3. Ben Robey Find out more about the BUST Craftacular at Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble… Read more
Feminist band Rosie & the Riveters are about so much more than flawless, wispy hair rolls, bright red lipstick and vintage 1940s dresses. “It’s also about the music and the humor and positivity and connecting with people. For us, that’s a really big thing. Connecting with the audience,” says Allyson Reigh, the last member to join the uplifting folk band in 2011. Reigh and bandmates Alexis Normand, Melissa Nygren and Farideh Olsen strive to be an example for women. Olsen thinks women who truly love and have fun with one… Read more

The Julie Ruin at Irving Plaza, Two Days After the Election

By Marisa Crawford  In Music  On Dec 01, 2016

Photo by Shervin Lainez On Thursday, November 10th, two days after the election, I went to see former Bikini Kill frontwoman Kathleen Hanna’s newest band, The Julie Ruin, play at Irving Plaza in New York City. I had bought the tickets months in advance and planned to go with two friends who had both grown up listening to riot grrrl; I expected it to be fun and nostalgic. When I realized the show would be happening two days after the election, I thought it would be a sweetly celebratory experience to ring in the… Read more
BUST is excited to premiere LA-based songstress JoLivi’s new single, “Love Who You Wanna Love”! Featuring strong pop vocals and hip-hop inflected drums, the song is perfect for blasting in the car with your girls on a night out — but it also has a message. In an exclusive interview with BUST, JoLivi shares the inspiration behind the single: It's not easy to describe this song, because for me it has so many meanings. It journeys through a lot of different and difficult times in life, my romantic relationships, my varied… Read more
Soul singer Sharon Jones died Friday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 60. Jones, who lead the Brooklyn-based band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, released her first record at 40 and was nominated for her first Grammy at 57, proving that success can be achieved at any age. Jones and the Dap-Kings were seen as spearheading the soul/funk revival; Prince joined them onstage in Paris in 2014, and Jones has been called “the female James Brown.” Jones underwent a public battle with pancreatic cancer, which… Read more
Princess Nokia is unstoppable. As she continues her tour around the country, the New York City rapper recently surprised fans with two new music videos from her latest album 1992: witchy girl-anthem "Brujas" and gamer girl inspired "Kitana." Nokia co-directed and created the concept behind "Brujas." The video is heavily influenced by Yoruba religion — including clips modeled after Yemaya, the female water spirit who represents the mother of all things. With her gang of witches, they cast spells, Nokia co-directed and… Read more
Photo via Instagram Nicki Minaj fans, get your headphones ready. She's back and better than ever. Hopeful fans were duped last month by Minaj when she tweeted about surprise-dropping a new album (nothing was ever released). The rap superstar hasn't released any new music in a while so we're glad that this new track has broke through Minaj's radio silence. Her latest remix slays to the tune of Rae Sremmurd's viral banger "Black Beatles." Appropriately titled "Black Barbies," Nicki's verses are cool and ruthless. "Island… Read more
The Piano Lesson by Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, 1897 One does not have to be a fan of classical music to be familiar with the works of French composers Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. The two rivals were part of the Impressionism movement in classical music, a movement inspired by Impressionist painters like Monet, Manet, and Renoir and poets such as Verlaine and Baudelaire. They were also renowned cat lovers who famously allowed their feline muses to prowl at liberty amongst their papers while composing such masterpieces… Read more
While many of us were studying algebra and going out for the school play at fourteen, Willow, Lena, Dea, and Rihana of the band Harsh Crowd have already played alongside Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Mac DeMarco. Not to mention, earlier this year they got a shoutout on Twitter by the one and only Gloria Steinem. That’s right, four 14-year-olds from New York City have already done what many artists work a lifetime to accomplish. The group met in 2013 at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in Brooklyn, NY and since… Read more
Photo Credit: Ken Grand-Pierre With her haunting lyrics and raw, melodic voice, the NYC-based musician Sophie Strauss is a force to be reckoned with and we are so excited to finally debut the official music video for "In The Freezer," one of the tracks off of her debut EP Yeah No Fine. The video, equal parts witchy and wonderful, works perfectly with Strauss's emotional energy. As she sings about her own longing and neuroses, splashes of gold and pink paint and dainty illustrations dance around her. Although this pop… Read more

Beyonce Proves She Can Do Anything, Slays the CMAs

By Kelly Walters  In Music  On Nov 03, 2016

Beyonce performed at the Country Music Awards Wednesday night and, like everything else she does, it was amazing. Bey teamed up with the Dixie Chicks to perform her country-inspired song "Daddy Lessons" from her revolutionary album Lemonade; and although that seems like a dream come true to a lot of music listeners, not all country fans were thrilled. When it was announced on Wednesday that Beyonce would be performing for the 50th anniversary of the CMAs, fans took to Twitter to voice their concerns. Some of them were… Read more

13 Spooky Songs By Women For Your Halloween Playlist

By Rebecca DeRosa  In Music  On Oct 31, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The awful humidity and insects have gone away (for the most part), the leaves are changing, and pumpkins and pumpkin spice have taken over our lives! The witches have come out to play and to commemorate this, we’ve come up with our 13 favorite spooky songs sung by ghouls, I mean girls, I mean WOMEN. Listen to them all on Spotify here. Concrete Blonde — “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)” No Halloween playlist would be complete without this staple of the horror genre. If you’re a… Read more

Shirley Manson On The Feminist Impact Of L7

By Devon Preston  In Music  On Oct 31, 2016

In the upcoming documentary L7: Pretend We’re Dead (directed by Sarah Price and produced by Blue Hats Creative), feminists rockers like Joan Jett and Brody Dalle discussed the iconic grunge band. One highlight is Shirley Manson of Garbage, explaining in this clip her love for L7. “I had never seen a band before L7 that was all female fronted, all the members were female, they wrote their own material, and played their own material — I had never really come across that,” says Manson. Manson explains that L7 was an… Read more

Moby Goes Post-Punk On 'These Systems Are Failing': BUST Review

By Michael Levine  In Music  On Oct 27, 2016

Moby has returned and he’s angry as hell! Feeling this way is very understandable, considering the turbulent world we live in. Moby’s issue is that many of our systems — such as government, business, manufacturing industries, and technology — have failed the people on the planet. Known for his ambient, electro pop sounds since the ‘90s, Moby instead draws from punk, post-punk, new wave, euphoric rave, and yelling on his new album with the Void Pacific Choir, These Systems Are Failing (MUTE Records). Yeah, there’s a lot… Read more
















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