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The future is female, fierce, and dropped some dope words of truth at the Chicago Pitchfork festival June 14. Who better to kick off the festival this past weekend than singer and writer Madame Gandhi? No stranger to the Pitchfork music festival, Kiran Gandhi, also known by the stage name Madame Gandhi, first came to Pitchfork in 2013 as the drummer for MIA. 2017 was an even more eventful year for Gandhi being that she was the opener, kicking off the festival with her vision of...
Sharkmuffin celebrate their 5 year anniversary with a new split EP featuring Sharkmuffin and The Off White. Check out their first single, "Where's My Mimosa?" Sharkmuffin, led by grunge-glam Brooklyn babes, Tarra Thiessen and Natalie Kirch, are consistently turning out new music before you even have time to get the old songs out of your head! From their debut LP Chartreuse, featuring Patty Schemel of Hole, to their most recent album Tsuki, plus countless EPs, Sharkmuffin has been hard at work the past five years. Just...
Beth Ditto has never not been in a band. The self-described "fat, feminist lesbian from Arkansas" grew up with six siblings and 100 or so Bee-Gees-worshipping cousins. That's a big band. Then, of course, there was The Gossip, who were together for 17 years before they split in 2016. Ditto's first solo album, Fake Sugar, debuted in June after some very tantalizing video previews. On the record's first single, "Fire," Ditto reminds us that she's a rock 'n' roll Dolly Parton at her core. (She also...
While maintaining the air of mystery she’s created for herself, Leikeli47 released a music video to accompany her recently-released song "Miss Me." In the video she keeps her face covered and works in a bodega where all of the products bear her name or face. She first entered our radar when her song “F**k the Summer Up,” which Jay-Z co-signed, was included in his playlist on Tidal and he named the playlist after her song. Leikeli47 has managed to keep her full name, age, and...
Songwriter, choreographer, and former American Idol judge Paula Abdul has finally dusted off her dancing shoes and graced us all with her presence and talents after a long 25 years. The last time she went on tour was in 1991-1992 for her international Under My Spell Tour, which was named by a fan from an MTV contest submission. Now she is opening up for boy band New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) on their current Total Package Tour – and it’s nothing short of awesome. The announcement...
Céline Dion is a queen. Whether it’s recently posing naked for Vogue Magazine or racking up those dollar signs with her choice of wardrobe ensembles ($108,000+), Dion knows how to slay, even without a microphone in hand. But if you still don’t believe me, watch and listen to some of her on-stage performances – such as “The Power of the Dream” at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, “That’s The Way It Is” with *NSYNC during her “All the Way... A Decade of Song” TV special...
We couldn't be more excited to announce the latest member of the BUST fam, Emily Nokes who is stepping in to be our new music editor. She's the singer/tamborine queen of Tacocat, the Seattle-based "Easter-egg-hued pop-punk-pop" band, and she was previously the music editor for The Stranger, an alternative newspaper in Seattle. She's smart, she's feminist, has impeccable taste, and she gives no fucks about expressing herself, whether it's through her rainbow locks or her girl-powered music. We're thrilled that she's bringing that energy with her to BUST.  Follow...
  I have a funny memory of being 14 in an Express Peter Pan collar dress, standing on my Sailor Moon bedset, screeching weird poetry. Sure, I had been inspired before during my elementary school Robin Hood peasant blouses and archery phase, begging my mum for Celtic jewelry at the Renfaire. Feeling very profound in my newfound angst when my middle school wiles kicked in, the world suddenly felt less whimsical. Consequently, my teen development happened at the peak of “grunge” on ‘90s Gen X MTV,...
You know that almost-but-never relationship you had (or have, bless your heart) that kept you coming back for more as it unraveled your sanity (and, in my case, elicited a nine-month stream of subtweets)? So do Brooklyn-based “queer country trailblazers” Karen & the Sorrows, and their single “I Was Just Your Fool” from their upcoming album, The Narrow Place (out August 25th), will have you swaying back and forth in solidarity with that heart-wrenching feeling.  The sound aligns with old-school country but incorporates an alternative undercurrent...

I just started playing saxophone in this soul/folk band (I’m really bad at describing music). We were invited by an artist collective organization called Artery to play a secret apartment show. Artery was started by music lovers with the intention of bringing artists, performers, and audiences together in an intimate way, with the hope of sparking a connection that could inspire further collaboration. I enter a tiny Bushwick apartment and am warmly greeted by fellow performers. We huddle together drinking beer while trying not to bump...