Love 2

BY Web Intern in Music

Air’s special brand of electro-cool heats things up in the sexy, spacey Love 2. Read More

Bomb in a Birdcage

BY Web Intern in Music

Alison Sudol lets her hair down for Bomb in a Birdcage, the singer-songwriter’s rock-infused piano pop follow-up to A Fine Frenzy's acclaimed first album. Read More

You Eat This?!

BY Web Intern in General

I was wandering around the Serious Eats website, a food blog about chow in the NYC area, and spotted this odd baked good. In Barbara Kingsolver's book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, you can find a recipe for Frida Kahlo's Pan de Muerta, which is a traditional Day of the Dead treat made to honor those that have passed on. Oh Ms. Kahlo, I don't know if this is what you were going for with your recipe but know that I find it somewhat cute and smile-worthy. Read More
While being a sicky-poo this weekend I caught up on YouTube videos and boy, I found a unique diddy. Jack's (wouldn't it be nice to be on a first name basis with him? I think so) most recent project, The Dead Weather, just put out a new video for the single I Cut Like A Buffalo a couple of weeks back and I can't believe I am this late in seeing it! Jack looking as fine as ever in a video he himself directed?! I'll take it! And another thing, if you're familiar with Twin Peaks, let me know if you get a 'Special Agent Dale Cooper's dream involving the red room and the little guy dancing' vibe... Read More
Sufjan Stevens played his second show at the Bowery Ballroom on October 5th as part of a small tour he is performing to workshop some new songs. Opening band Cryptacize got the sold-out show warmed up with pretty song stylings and herky jerky dance moves provided by lead singer Nedelle Torrisi. Nedelle also took the stage for background vocal duties during the entirety of Sufjan's set. The start of the evening was a bit rough due to a confusing mush of lines waiting outside to get in, and two flooded bathrooms ('you can go, but just don't flush,' the security guard warned). Read More
Clare And The Reasons are listed as being Chinese Traditional music on their MySpace profile, but they are not Chinese nor Traditional. What they are is a Brooklyn based band fronted by Clare Manchon who is releasing its second album, Arrow, on October 20th. The first initial notes off of Arrow are sweet in such a way as to fool listeners into settling in for what they think may be a placid ride into musical dreamland. That doesn't last for long. Five minutes into the album and it's clear that the songs contain a wealth of depth underneath that candy-coated shell. Read More

Josh Rachford

BY Web Intern in General

                                       NYC Comedian extraordinaire Josh Rachford, the courageous leader of FUTURO (ya know, the improv group from the future) leaves the lovely Eastern coast for the sunny-sickness of Los Angeles. The only good thing that comes of such traitorous activity is a NYC send-off tour. Catch his last shows. Mama's Little Baby at 8PM on Saturday, October 17th at the PIT. Read More

Be There!

BY Web Intern in General

In case you've forgotten, Gallery Hanahou in NYC (611 Broadway Suite 730) is showcasing Before and After, an exhibit for Ossu! Shugeibu. And hey, it's a BUST sponsored event so that's extra cool. The name Ossu! Shugeibu translates to Yo! Crafting Club and founder Shichi Ishizawa will be around tonight from 7-9 pm for a little surprise participatory event action. If you can't swing it tonight, on the 17th from 1-4 pm there will be a make-your-own-robot-pet workshop (which costs $29.99 for supplies and such). Be sure to email info@galleryhanahou.com to reserve a seat for this crafty-goodness. Read More

EAGLE AND TALON

BY Web Intern in General

Thracian, the new album from Eagle and Talon, is here! It was worth the wait. Check it now on itunes, or at your local record store on the October 23rd. My favorite L.A. lady rockers will play at Public Assembly in Brooklyn on the 21st. I can't wait to dance like the angry teenager I am (inside). Read More

Get Schooled

BY Web Intern in General

BUST believes there's a DIY-er in all of us; we just need the right project and some encouraging instruction to get us going. If you're an aspiring DIY diva, or a craft maven looking for some new tricks, bring your right brain to Brooklyn this Saturday for the first annual Brooklyn Skillshare ! Local experts in everything from henna to kombucha brewing to bag making to magic tricks will be on hand, giving 90-minute mini courses on the art of being artsy. Read More