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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...

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...
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 through collaborations that bring...
    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 video, Grimes also wrote...
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...
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...
  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 up to a...
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 These Concerts Fiona Apple Skewers Trump with Christmas Parody BUST's Top...
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...
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...
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