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Monica Lynch, Tommy Boy Records with Queen Latifah Here at BUST HQ, we're super psyched for the return of The Get Down on Netfllix. But since that show is 80% about dudes, it made us think back to an amazing article we ran in 2007 about hip-hop's founding mothers, all of whom deserve to be celebrated and recognized, too. In 'Behind The Music,' writer Sabrina Ford interviewed five women who all helped bring the beat to the street. Enjoy this longread from the Aug/Sept '07 issue of...
If you follow Boss Hog, then you know Brood X is their first album in many years. In perfect rebellion style, the punk-blues fivesome continues to throw everything into their musical blender and turn it on high. The album opens with the raucous “Billy,” which could be your new resistance soundtrack. Songs like “Signal” and “Rodeo Chica” demonstrate the groups’ range, with elements of funk and rockabilly. “Elevator” is a standout with its scary, hell’s sermon chorus. Boss Hog’s sound has matured, but they’re just as defiant...

BUST darling and all around feminist badass Beth Ditto just released “Fire,” the first single from her upcoming album Fake Sugar. Due in June, this is her first full-length solo album and we couldn’t be more excited! Combining an ebullient melodic drive with a melancholy croon, 'Fire' is pure magic. Last year Ditto told Pitchfork, “It’s gonna be my Southern record but not necessarily a country record.” The Southern inflection couldn’t be more on point, blending a soulful gospel quality with a catchy alt-country vibe that...
It's spring, and along with throwing out your pilliest sweaters and KonMari'ing your random knickknacks, it's also the perfect time of year to spring clean your music habits as well. Here's a list of 22 new albums BUST is listening to this spring, featuring Goldfrapp, Boss Hog, Michelle Branch, Imelda May and more. We've also put together a Spotify playlist to make this easy:    BOSS HOGBrood X(In The Red) If you follow Boss Hog, then you know Brood X is their first album in many years. In...
We all agree it isn't a good party without good music. And we at BUST love to throw a GREAT party. So, we invited two of New York City's best DJs to bring down the house this Saturday. Join our dance party, braid and lash bar, Fashion Week Brooklyn, food & beverage, shopping extravaganza at BUST Craftacular PRIMPED on Saturday, April 1st, located at the Brooklyn EXPO Center. Why we love DJ ShakeyShakey (Julie Covello) is a full-time New York area club Dj as well as a...

If you’re like us here at BUST, then you know that everything in life is better with a soundtrack. That is why we have handcrafted this unique playlist for all of our BUSTies to bop to ahead of our greatly anticipated BUST Craftacular this weekend. Each anthem has been carefully selected to create an eclectic mix of flavors for different tastes, from us to you.     If you like golden oldies: Or something fresher: If you're flying solo: With your squad: Or with bae: We got you. Check out the Spotify playlist below.  ...
All of this political insanity starting to get you down? Then check out the Allah-Las and lift your spirits. Hailing from Sunny California, the Allah-Las' sound combines British Invasion-style harmonies and pop hooks, trippy West Coast psychedelia, and American garage rock like the bands represented on Lenny Kaye's classic compilation of '60s garage bands, Nuggets. At their recent NYC show at Webster Hall, the Allah-Las had the crowd on its feet grooving to songs like 'Tell Me What's On Your Mind,' 'Had It All,' and 'Could Be...

Chrissie Hynde is back on the chain gang, so to speak. Well, back on the road, to be exact. She and her band the Pretenders are touring in support of their cracklin' new album Alone (reviewed in BUST's December/January 2017 issue, here). If you haven't caught the Pretenders live yet, there are still upcoming dates for shows, including some featuring everyone's favorite gothic white witch, the legendary Stevie Nicks, before the Pretenders head off to Europe. If you've never seen the great Pretender herself (and...
  In BUST's April/May 2017 cover story, Solange talks with Jamia Wilson about her upbringing in her mom's salon, her womanist awakening, her experiences as a black woman in the music industry, and of course, her incredible album A Seat At The Table. Take a sneak peek here, and make sure to subscribe to BUST or buy BUST on newsstands beginning next Tuesday, March 28th to see the whole eight-page feature. On growing up in a house full of women: 'I grew up in a house with five...
When Amy Winehouse first came to the U.S. in 2007 to promote her brand new album, Back to Black, we sensed she was someone special. Of course, we had no idea how massive her career would become, or how tragically her life would end. But even back then, she had that spark that made us so excited to introduce her to the readers BUST Magazine asap. Enjoy this Flashback Friday reprint of the chat Amy had with our editor Molly Simms almost exactly ten years ago....