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Last weekend (August 20-21), Full Moon Fest came to Governor's Island, New York City, for a full weekend of music, art, and parties. The festival included a diverse mix of acts, with DJ sets in between musicians, keeping the crowd buzzed and moving from the afternoon until the sun was long gone. Oh, and there were booze buckets and part of the island was turned into a beach. It was glorious, and the perfect send-off to summer. If you missed the festival this year, trust me, you...
To no surprise, Beyonce's surprise VMA performance was quite literally the most amazing thing we have ever seen, hands down. No exaggeration. With a night complete with a rambling Kanye West, Jimmy Fallon dressed as Ryan Lochte, and let's face it, a whole lot of weirdness, Bey was our saving grace.  She started off by dropping jaws and tugging at our heartstrings when she hit the red carpet with her daughter Blue Ivy, both looking stunning and glam with complementing gowns. To give us even more feels, she...
       AfroPunk Fest is back in NYC with full force, and you don’t want to miss this year’s amazing lineup!  If you have never been, AfroPunk is an annual high style, weekend long music festival and market that celebrates beautiful black voices, art and culture in Brooklyn. Last year BUST was blown all the way away by the indomitable Grace Jones, whose set included a bloody lipped crowd surf while rockin' a giant porcelin plume and topless hula hooping throughout the entire performance of 'Slave to...
 via Macy Gray's facebook It’s not often you find a cover that’s better or at least on par with the original, but there are those moments of pure sonic heaven when you realize you haven't fully appreciated a song until you hear it performed by another artist. Well, Macy Gray covered Metallica’s "Nothing Else Matters," and let's just say that I’m trying to keep my cool but I’m fiendin’. Gray brings her signature raspy voice and bluesy style to the cover, managing to turn a song...
Against Me! led by Laura Jane Grace, defeats a Darth Vader-like character with lightsaber guitars (you heard that right) in this hilarious low-budget video.  The band dons comical face paint, looking like a punk rock KISS, while jumping and dancing around the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia.  The room is decorated in a plethora of Christmas lights in an otherwise dark room, creating a DIY outer space-like vibe.  "This was one of the most difficult videos we've ever made because it was filmed in outer space," drummer Atom Willard...
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...
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