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  OK Ladies, Now Let’s Get Information Beyoncé’s Formation Scholarships Give Women The Green To Follow Their Dreams Earlier this year, Beyoncé commemorated the one-year anniversary of her game-changing album Lemonade by creating four $25,000 scholarships for female students pursuing creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College. And now that fall is here, the first winners of her Formation Scholars Award are about to start their new semesters.The 2017-2018 awards went to Avery Youngblood,...
 Female rapper and trendsetter Cardi B. has shown us all up once again: “Bodak Yellow” has topped the Billboard Top 100 list, making her the first solo female rapper to do so since 1998, when Lauryn Hill took the top spot with "Doo Wop (That Thing)." Cardi B is only the fifth female rapper to ever make the coveted first spot, and now she’s in good company with Lil' Kim and Lauryn Hill. Taylor Swift may have rushed to the #1 spot earlier with her...
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers is an indie rock band from Canberra, Australia, taking on the world. Their sound could be described as Siouxsie and the Banshees meets the internet, and their lyrics are an honest portrait of the weirdness of growing up. Although the five girls are still not old enough to attend live shows, they have played a bunch of gigs in Australia and have just released their debut EP, “Creepshow." Here, Anna Ryan (vocalist), Scarlett McKahey (guitar), Jaida Stephenson (bass), Pip...
With the recent surge in accessible music streaming services, discovering noteworthy artists among the hordes of daily recommendations thrust upon us (we’re looking at you, Spotify) can be a dauntingly tedious task, to say the least. A fortunate few may have the spare hours required to rifle through the seemingly infinite indie abyss, but most of us don’t. So, allow me to lend you a hand, and believe me when I tell you: Montreal-based singer/songwriter Common Holly (AKA Brigitte Naggar) is an up-and-coming artist you...
When asked about VILLAINS, the new album from Queens of the Stone Age, frontman Josh Homme said, "I like to dance," and this album proves it. The crisp, funky sound may seem like a departure from the Queens you know and love, but if you go back to their self-titled debut album, you’ll find all the makings of those grooves. That signature hip-shaking sound is most evident in their single “The Way You Used To Do,” which will keep your toes tapping long after the...
  Gabrielle Kwarteng is an award-winning DJ based here in Brooklyn, NY. Soul, funk, and disco are her areas of expertise and she seriously knows how to make you forget about your troubles and transport you to a nightclub in the '70s. I was lucky enough to ask her a few questions about her musical background and experiences breaking into the DJ scene. Gabrielle, you’ve been DJing professionally all over NYC for a few years now. First off, how did you first get into records? Admittedly, I didn’t...
  Here at BUST, we bring you music reviews every issue. Peep the most recent releases from our August/September 2017 issue right here, featuring new music from L.A. Witch, Zola Jesus, Domino Kirke and more. Plus, scroll down to find our Spotify playlist, and check out the rest of our August/September issue album reviews right here. ZOLA JESUSOkovi(Sacred Bones Records)Okovi means “shackles” in Slovak, and the latest album from electronic phenom Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova), is a wild, spiritual reckoning with all those things that...
  Jessi Zazu, singer, guitarist, and co-founder of the band Those Darlins, passed away Tuesday at age 28. Zazu succumbed to cervical cancer. Zazu entered the Nashville music scene as a teenager and formed Those Darlins in 2008. Those Darlins produced three albums during their time together and gained a local fan base that spread across the U.S. as the group began touring. The band's music captured a blend of country, punk, and rock.   “She maintained a sense of humor and a commanding presence up until and...
  This time last year, fans were bumping the highly anticipated mixtape 1992 by Princess Nokia. Today, Princess Nokia re-released the project, but this time through her label Rough Trade Records and as a deluxe album. If 1992 the mixtape was a love letter to life in New York City for ’90s babies who grew up in the ’00s, then 1992 the album is sort of like a P.S. of eight additional tracks:   Bart SimpsonTomboyKitanaBrujasMineExcellentSaggy Denim ft. WikiGreen LineABCs of New York *Goth Kid *Receipts *G.O.A.T. *Brick City...
Indie-Rock Superstar Neko Case Invites Us Inside Her Cozy Vermont Farmhouse And Opens Up About Depression, Dogs, And Doing What She Loves   "When you’ve got a barn, you’ve got a place to skate in the winter,” says Neko Case, explaining why there’s a full-sized skateboard half-pipe in the barn on her property. It’s not actually hers — it belongs to her roommate and best friend, “Stuntman Nate” — but the half-pipe is only one of many weird, amazing artifacts scattered around her Vermont farm, where Case...