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For the first time, Kara Walker and Ari Marcopoulos have collaborated to create an upbeat video for Santigold's song "Banshee" that represents Santigold's inner strength and daily struggles. This power squad met at a Gucci fashion show in Milan and after hanging out all night, the three excitedly decided to make a video together. Santi discussed, “Kara snapped a silhouette photo of me in the dark as I stepped into my cab.” The result was an inspiring, catchy video “Banshee” that displayed each of their...

Times Square is one of the most consistently, hectically busy parts of any city in the country. Most New Yorkers avoid this part of the Manhattan like a taxi driver that doesn’t know the difference between a green and red light. This will all change on August 21 and 22, from 11 p.m. - midnight. At this time, an orchestra will be playing in the center of the square. But the naked ear won’t be able to hear the poetic music: the silent orchestra will...
Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter SEE premieres her music video for her song “She Cries” exclusively with BUST today. The song is from her introspective five-song debut EP, Ties, which pulls elements of pop and alternative rock. SEE taught herself the drums, guitar, bass, piano, and more and began writing original songs when she was 15 before becoming the primary songwriter and drummer for an alternative indie rock band in Long Island.   "I wrote 'She Cries' while watching someone I am close with go through a very difficult period in...
  She's a musician. She's a filmmaker. Perhaps most importantly, she's an activist. Ariana Delawari truly does it all, and she does it with a smile and a purpose. Born in the United States of Afghani decent, Delawari's greatest love in love is Afghanistan. Her first album Lion of Panjshir was created with classic Afghani sounds and released in 2009. Entelechy I & II is her long-awaited sophomore album, with two parts: the second part of the double album consists of songs from the first part, redone with renowned...
Photo: David James Swanson   Pop Goes the World ROCK ’N’ ROLL REBELS IGGY POP AND JOSH HOMME PROVE THEY’RE KINDRED SPIRITS ON POST POP DEPRESSION IGGY POP IS a really nice guy. You get that when you talk to him—he’s warm and personable, with none of the pretensions that one would expect from a man who once rolled around in glass and smeared his body with peanut butter on stage (while on acid). After the breakup of his legendary punk band the Stooges in 1974, Pop kept making music, most notably...
When I think of Riot Grrrl, I think of Allison Wolfe. In fact, I owe a lot to her and her band, Bratmobile. With songs like “Girl Germs” and “Gimme Brains,” Wolfe soundtracked my youth, perfectly articulating the female experience while simultaneously throwing up a big fuck you to the patriarchy. Though I was a little too young to be a part of the Riot Grrrl movement, I spent my teenage years reading zines and listening to Bratmobile, feeling for the first time like I...
September 10 will be an exciting day in several major cities across the country. In Cleveland, Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, a free night of music and comedy will be hosted all in the name of access to abortion by everyone thanks to the All Access Coalition, a group of organizations that promote awareness of rights and access to abortion. The main All Access event is in Cleveland. “It’s fitting that the All Access main event is in Ohio,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood...
Ani DiFranco is a well-known badass in the folk rock community. It's impressive enough that she's released over 20 studio albums in the past 25 years, continuing to gift the world with her soft, subtley twangy voice. On August 26, she's kicking off the first BabeFest in her hometown of Buffalo, New York, in Babeville. Cohosting with Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show  and Lady Parts Justice, and Chastity Brown, a performer and Black Lives Matter activist for a festival combining comedy, music, and...

K-Pop doesn't exactly have the most "feminist" reputation. The groups are comprised of incredibly manufactured groups of 4-12 or so members of either girls or guys, each with very gendered themes in their songs. Much of the work can be described as conservatively trendy at best, misogynistic at worst.  However — and yes, there is a however — there are many K-Pop groups out there, especially comprised of women, striking back at the generalized passive nature of their tunes. Breaking out of songs begging for a...
  Five years after the jazzy blues singer passed away from alcohol poisoning, The Amy Winehouse Foundation is opening a rehab transitional center focused on women. This center will service women leaving rehab by helping them adjust before living independently. There is currently only one other women-only recovery house in London, so the additional beds provided by Amy’s Place are much needed. The facility, opening August 22, has room for 16 women aged 18 to 30 years old and will focus on relapse prevention. Jane Winehouse, Amy’s...