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The Shaggs were three sisters, Dot, Betty and Helen Wiggin, hailing from Fremont, New Hampshire, who formed a band, at their father’s insistence, in 1968. Daddy (Austin Wiggin, Jr.), after much practicing from the girls, paid for one recording session and the pressing of what would become The Shaggs' weird and wonderful — and only — album Philosophy Of The World (1969). It’s hard to say what exactly the Wiggins sisters were aiming for, as their sound is discordant as well as strangely musical in a...
The Memphis-based, all-girl punk band Nots is bound to be your new favorite group. Their sophomore release, Cosmetic, out September 9, is a catchy mix of post-punk and riot grrrl-inspired anthems with biting lyrics and slicing guitars. Motivated by the absurdity of the current presidential election and the atrocities happening across the globe, lead singer/guitar player Natalie Hoffmann focused her energy into an album that’s both effortlessly poetic and unapologetically punk. The lead single, “Entertain Me,” is a thrashing track featuring Alexandra Eastburn’s swirling synths...
Fall is (almost!) here and we are ready with our favorite fall music! Here are the upcoming albums our music reviewers loved the most — pick up an issue of BUST on newsstands to see even more. Photo by Peter Senzamici ConveniencePill (Mexican Summer) Rating:5/5 IF ANYONE KNOWS how to articulate in the midst of chaos, it’s the Brooklyn-based quartet Pill. Following an acclaimed EP and single, the noise-driven post-punkers have taken their distinctive sound to a whole new level with their debut full-length album, Convenience. Pill perfectly mixes dissonance and prose,...
1992 represents the year Destiny Frasqueri was born and New York City was a completely different time back then. Gentrification wasn't pushing people out of their neighborhoods with skyrocketing rent. There was more violence and crime, sure, but there was also the growth of a vibrant hip-hop scene, a scene which for many no longer exists as New York becomes a harder place to live and create in.  Fashion designers, magazines and photographers have been reviving 90s culture for years now but its all watered down...
Sargent is the new project from singer-songwriter Gretchen Lieberum and her collaborator Jake Blanton (who has been a studio musician with The Killers, Beck, and many others). We're premiering Sargent's song "Waltz" from their first album Sargent, which will be released September 16th. The cabaret-pop style album is a soothing remedy for a broken heart. This project was a 6-year collaboration that is rooted in vintage instruments and has grown into airy, yet beautifully raw project. Lieberum was raised in Berkeley, California, where she developed a love for...

Whew! What a weekend!  We had such a great time, we’re STILL recovering! (dancing is hard work). BUST Magazine was live and in full effect at AfroPunk Brooklyn - we were blown away by the nonstop talent and fashion a-game. Special props to Laura Mvula, who sang like she was the patron goddess of song in that fire gown. To Skin from Skunk Anansie for putting the 'Punk' in AfroPunk for sure. To the Suffers and their live sound that set the mood.  Thank you...
One year to the day after I was raped, I stood alone, smashed between groups of giggling girls and their friends. The line to meet Demi Lovato before that evening’s concert twisted endlessly through Bankers Life Fieldhouse. I concentrated on keeping my back facing away from the people around me, pleading with my mind and body not give in to the flashbacks that had been increasingly plaguing me lately. Surviving and recovering from sexual assault is a roller coaster of emotions. More often than not, you’re...
I'm sure you have heard the sad news that the amazing, admirable, legendary Gene Wilder passed away at 83 years old. His nephew said he died from complications of Alzheimer's disease.  The comedic genius was famous for roles in films such as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Stir Crazy, The Producers, and of course, one of my favorite movies of all time, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  Wilder's Willy Wonka character had a few notable songs that have been covered by some amazing artists through the past few decades. To celebrate the...
Björk opened the London part of her Björk Digital exhibition in a spectacular way. The Icelander came to the London press conference as a live avatar that used motion-capturing technology to mirror her movements. Human Björk was really 1,200 miles away in Reykjavík, Iceland. A computer graphics and media team in Iceland captured her voice and movements, which were then streamed into London. She accompanied Director of the Somerset House Trust Jonathan Reekie for a Q&A discussion. According to a statement on Facebook, the artist wore a special "mocap" (motion capture) suit,...
Do you have plans for Thursday night? We’ve got some for you! FEA, an amazing feminist Chicana punk band you should listen to right now if you’re not already, is performing at St. Vitus in Brooklyn with Agent Orange on Thursday, September 1st at 8pm, and we are giving away a prize package that includes: Two tickets to the performance A vinyl LP (including download card and digital zine) and CD of FEA’s self-titled record A Blackheart Records tote bag   To enter, simply RT this link on Twitter or...
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