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  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 word poetry by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire. Filmed partially in New...

    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...
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).  Claire tells BUST, “Wrong is...
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 Boston Center...
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...

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...
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...
 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...
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,...
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,...
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